Bluefish... It's A Keeper

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Software
Reviews

Bluefish is a handy, text-based HTML editor for anybody that needs to crank out a lot of Web content, without a lot of fluff. It is a mature application that does its job quickly and efficiently.

PS3 To Have More Power

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Gaming

Reports have surfaced saying that the version of Sony's new console shown at the E3 was using only 75 percent of the machines final capabilities.

File-Sharing Services May Be Sued

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Legal

Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

CLI Magic: locate, slocate, and rlocate

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Linux

Sometimes you need to find a file right now, and you don't want to search for it one directory after another. That's the time to visit the CLI and locate the missing file. Or slocate it, depending on your distribution. There is just one problem with using locate or slocate, and that's staying up to date. Here's how they work and how to use them.

Lawmakers Aim to Protect Public Broadband

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Sci/Tech

Fourteen U.S. states have passed laws limiting municipal broadband services, with large Internet providers lobbying against city-offered services. Two U.S. senators have jumped into a growing debate about whether cities should be allowed to create tax-funded broadband services, with the two introducing a bill that would prevent states from outlawing municipal broadband projects.

Reinventing the Internet

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Web

Originally developed by the Defense Department, the Internet is now a global electronic-communications network made up of hundreds of millions of computers. Because no one entity owns it, the network depends on goodwill to function smoothly. The Internet has become so huge — and so misused — that some worry that its power to improve society has been undermined. Now a movement to upgrade the network — to create an Internet 2.0 — is gathering steam.

Security holes haunt RealPlayer

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Security

Real Networks has fixed four serious security vulnerabilities in its Real, Rhapsody and Helix media players. The flaw affects most RealPlayer software for Windows as well as Rhapsody, which is used for Real's subscription music service. A similar attack method can be used to exploit another flaw in RealPlayer for OS X, Windows and Linux as well as the Helix Player for Linux.

IBM gift creates new tech courses

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OSS

IBM is donating about $5 million in software and training to start a college program teaching open source software -- a growing range of computer programs that rely on freely-published software. Programs using open source software such as Linux and Firefox have begun to dent the dominance of Microsoft.

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Web Site Makes Gov't. Reports Available

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Web

A new Web site aims to make widely available to the public certain government reports about topics from terrorism to Social Security that congressional researchers prepare and distribute now only to lawmakers.

AMD unveils Athlon FX-57 gaming processor

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Hardware
Gaming

Not everything has turned dual-core yet - single-cores still set the pace in most applications. AMD takes its FX series into a performance range where Intel cannot follow at this time.

Tension between OpenSolaris derivatives

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OS

Rivalry between different derivatives of OpenSolaris has already begun, two weeks after Sun Microsystems' initial code release.

A Man Will Admit When He’s Wrong…

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Linux
Humor

After much thought on the matter, I really have no alternative but to come to you with hat in hand and offer an apology. I have received more than my share of emails, saying that I may be a bit “over the top” in my critisism of Windows Users who refuse to try or switch to Linux. Having been tagged as a “Linux Zealot” by some for accusing some Windows Users of just being plain stupid and lazy, I’ve recently experienced a profound revelation. There is only one explanation that makes sense...

Web Watch: Soul searching

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Web

Soul searching: A creative intelligence is at work behind the scenes at soulbath.com. This is an intriguing interactive site in which you enter a world of abstract animation and rhythmic electronica.

Customers win in war of online DVD rental firms

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Web

The battle between Netflix and Blockbuster for supremacy in the fast-growing online DVD rental business is a dream-come-true for consumers. Monthly fees have fallen as services have improved.

Smart home dream could be for all

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Sci/Tech

Smart homes in which a single button controls lighting, heating, security, music, film - everything digital - has long been promised, but has never quite delivered... until now?

Expert Zone Going In The Fridge

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Web

The expert-zone is shutting their doors. ...or more accurately, the staff is no longer coming to work - at least there. The boys at expert-zone are moving on to bigger and better things. This might be your chance to take over, or at least keep alive, an attractive looking computer site with a cool domain name.

For the best in today's fashions: Frugalware

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Linux
Reviews
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The development release of Frugalware Linux 0.3 Pre1 was announced on distrowatch June 23, 2005, not quite two months after the stable 0.2 was released. This distribution, famed in prose and song, ...well, maybe not prose and song, but it certainly is getting the e-press. For a developmental project, it's winning hearts and minds scarcely paralleled in the competitive Linux distribution market today. I was curious as to why Frugalware was getting so much attention, so I installed their newest release and now think I have some idea.

Pop-Up Ads Shed Blocks, Tackle Consumers

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Security

This one affects Linux users directly, advertisers have begun figuring out new ways to evade pop-up restrictions, and companies with goods and services to sell have been more than happy to place ads via these new channels, resulting in unpleasant surprises for users of such pop-up-blocking browsers as IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Some Video on new UT2007

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Gaming

We've got a look at UT2007 in action on the latest GPU technology. GeForce 7800 Demo Footage!

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