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July 2005

Official DOOM Trailer now Online

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Movies
Gaming

Doom motion picture. The Universal Pictures film, based on the best-selling first person shooter of the same name and its subsequent videogame sequels, isn't due in theaters until October 21st, but you can get an early peek here.

Open Source Consultancy Takes Complaint Against Microsoft To ACCC

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OSS

Open source consultancy Cybersource is filing a formal complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week claiming Microsoft is engaging in unfair practices which is costing end users $200 million a year.

Things Don't ''Ad'' Up

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Misc

Simply removing the ads - regardless of the tool used - is only robbing the content provider by taking something that costs money and refusing to pay the price. It is immoral, and I'm not so sure it shouldn't be illegal too.

Xandros counts on demand for enterprise desktop Linux

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Linux

Over 1,000 businesses have taken up Xandros Inc's Enterprise Linux Challenge to try out its Business Desktop Linux operating system, according to the company, indicating strong potential demand for the new product.

The Truth About Windows Alternatives

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OS

Can an annoyed Windows user find happiness in a multiplatform environment? Our editor tried the Mac and Linux--and came away impressed.

Death to Windows?

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Microsoft

Recently, Microsoft has updated their stance on piracy and stopped non-security related Windows Updates from being downloadable on a pirated copy of Windows, could this be a painful one?

MPAA files suit against suspected pirates

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Legal

The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Tuesday filed lawsuits in Waco, Texas, against four people accused of illegally downloading movies.

Change in daylight-saving time could confuse some programs

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Misc

A pending energy bill expected to soon gain approval from the U.S. Congress means some programmers will once again need to check over their software code for potential problems handling a calendar adjustment.

Canadian scientists test 'Bigfoot' hairs

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Misc

Scientists expect DNA test results this week from a tuft of hair that residents of Teslin, Yukon Territory, Canada, say come from a sasquatch, or Bigfoot.

Flaw fixed in open-source antivirus program

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Security

Clam, maker of the open-source security program Clam AntiVirus, released an update Monday designed to address a security flaw.

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Bill Wear, Developer Advocate for MAAS: foo.c

I remember my first foo. It was September, 1974, on a PDP-11/40, in the second-floor lab at the local community college. It was an amazing experience for a fourteen-year-old, admitted at 12 to audit night classes because his dad was a part-time instructor and full-time polymath. I should warn you, I’m not the genius in the room. I maintained a B average in math and electrical engineering, but A+ averages in English, languages, programming, and organic chemistry (yeah, about that….). The genius was my Dad, the math wizard, the US Navy CIC Officer. More on him in a later blog — he’s relevant to what MAAS does in a big way. Okay, so I’m more of a language (and logic) guy. But isn’t code where math meets language and logic? Research Unix Fifth edition UNIX had just been licensed to educational institutions at no cost, and since this college was situated squarely in the middle of the military-industrial complex, scoring a Hulking Giant was easy. Finding good code to run it? That was another issue, until Bell Labs offered up a freebie. It was amazing! Getting the computer to do things on its own — via ASM and FORTRAN — was not new to me. What was new was the simplicity of the whole thing. Mathematically, UNIX and C were incredibly complex, incorporating all kinds of network theory and topology and numerical methods that (frankly) haven’t always been my favorite cup of tea. I’m not even sure if Computer Science was a thing yet. But the amazing part? Here was an OS which took all that complexity and translated it to simple logic: everything is a file; small is beautiful; do one thing well. Didn’t matter that it was cranky and buggy and sometimes dumped your perfectly-okay program in the bit bucket. It was a thrill to be able to do something without having to obsess over the math underneath. Read more Also: How to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 Daily Builds from Ubuntu 19.10

Intel is Openwashing With 'OpenVINO'