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WordPress Under Fire for Search-Engine Spamming

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Web

One of the most popular Weblog-publishing tools, WordPress, is stirring a controversy over search-engine gaming because it included thousands of articles related to popular search terms on its Web site while largely hiding them from site visitors.

Shame on them!

Nvidia working on 90 series of drivers

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WE LEARNED that Nvidia is working on a fresh set of drivers codenamed series 90. The company just released its 70 series of drivers that brought features such as Pure Video and better SLI compatibility.

Audiobook retailer Audible infringed on patent

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Legal

Audible, based in Wayne, N.J., is the third company Digeo has sued alleging infringement on its patent, which was filed in 1996 and granted in 1998. Digeo has filed similar lawsuits against mobile-device software company PalmSource and digital music company MusicMatch.

E3 Expo is a sellout

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No room at the inn as upcoming trade show reaches peak capacity in record time--400 exhibitors gobble up every square inch of the LA Convention Center.

When is selling out a good thing? When it is E3 Expo.

Nvidia releases Version: 1.0-7167

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New nvidia drivers folks.

Release Highlights:

Support for GeForce 6200 with TurboCache™ GPUs

Improved OpenGL workstation performance.

Added support for XRandR rotation; see

Appendix W in the text README.

Apache co-founder calls for "neutral" open source community work

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"Speaking at the Evans Data developer conference in San Jose, California, Brian Behlendorf said that "good" open source software is more likely to result from projects that are not dominated by the interests of one group or person."

Hacking Google Print

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"Many people are curious about the inner workings of Google, but they are mostly interested in keeping it a secret. So, any information we can glean comes from "black box" analysis. Recently, I wrote a short article that explains how I wrote some simple code that can instantly create PDFs of entire books from Google Print. Maybe some k5ers have more ideas on how to expand the concept, but, as you'll soon find out, I probably can't help in the efforts. Read on ..."

New License for Snort Rules Announced

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"Yesterday Snort developer Marty Roesch announced that the license governing Snort rule usage will be changing. Marty said, 'Recently, we have become increasing aware of companies who are commercially redistributing rules written by the Sourcefire VRT without contributing to the considerable resources required to develop high quality rules in such a timely fashion.'"

KDE's FOSDEM report

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OSS

Jonathan Riddell has posted news and pictures of Europe's biggest meeting of Free Software developers last weekend. He briefs us on the discussions and drops some big names. It sounds like it was great. Wish I could have been there. Big Grin

Nvidia to release 75 series driver

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Nvidia expects a lot from it

"WE KNOW that Nvidia plans to introduce a new driver very soon. The company is testing the 75.90 beta driver right now."

Mini Mozilla marches on Windows mobiles

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"Minimo, the Mozilla browser for mobile devices, will debut on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system this summer, according to the Mozilla Foundation."

ATI has released 64-Bit drivers

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According to AMDZone and ATI's own site, ATI has released 64-bit drivers for XFree86 and Xorg. Here's a link the download page.

50 gmail invites?

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Software

Has anyone else noticed they now have 50 gmail invites to get rid of? I couldn't even get rid of the original 5 or 6! Well, here's a summary of this weeks google wars.

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