PCLinuxOS Preview-9

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PCLinuxOS is a binary-based Linux distribution presented as a livecd that offers the user a beautiful fully functional complete desktop operating system. Unparalleled in beauty and functionality, PCLOS is perhaps the premier operating system of our time. To borrow a quote, "PCLinuxOS is one of the world’s up and coming providers of a Linux Desktop Solution. With a small but dedicated development team, PClinuxOS delivers Desktop Ready Software that harnesses the power of the Open Source Community."

PCLinuxOS Preview 9 Released

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PCLOS

According to distrowatch Preview 9 of PCLinuxOS has been released.

Infineon posts DDR 3 prototype to Intel

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Hardware

Infineon has become the latest memory maker to produce a working DDR 3 device. Its DDR 3 chips will shunt bits at 1600Mbps, double the top-end of the DDR 2 specification.

Online rush for Jackson news

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Web

Online news sites have been swamped by millions of people desperate to find out the verdict in the Michael Jackson trial. According to net measurement firm Hitwise, UK searches related to Michael Jackson soared in the last week to more than one in every 9,000 requests.

HP's U-turn

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Hardware

Hewlett-Packard on Monday separated its personal computer and printer group into stand-alone businesses, a move by new Chief Executive Mark Hurd to reverse one of Carly Fiorina's last acts as CEO.

A new answer to Internet pornography proliferation

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Web

A red-light district tentatively cleared for construction on the Internet — the ".xxx" domain — is being billed by backers as giving the $12 billion online porn industry a great opportunity to clean up its act. Anti-porn activist Donna Rice Hughes, however, remains unconvinced. "They are not going to give up their '.com' addresses," she said of porn sites. "It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out."

How a Corrupted USB Drive Was Saved by GNU/Linux

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Linux

My friend's brother had a 512MB Lexar Media Jumpdrive Pro USB drive that became corrupted after using it with Windows 2000. His IT department was able to get back some but not all of the file contents, but without any file names. On his own, he tried some recovery utilities, but all failed. Using a typical Linux distro--in this case SuSE 8.0--however, it wasn't hard to recover almost all of the data from the drive along with the filenames and to burn a CD-ROM of the contents.

No Threat to Linux with Apple and Intel Deal

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Linux
Mac

It shouldn't even threaten Linux by any means. Linux has more than a few things that go in its favor, at least for the time being. The idea of open-source software is an amazing one. The idea of running a system that costs absolutely nothing on the software side is a powerful one, and Windows and Mac OS X would have a difficult time competing against that.

linux on microsoft mn-700 router

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Sci/Tech

gather round folks and watch as reader liam beats a microsoft mn-700 router into submission. the router normally runs a windows ce based operating system and is considered problematic on its good days.

A deal made in Washington?

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Legal

Congressman Rick Boucher: If the MPAA expects Congress to ratify a rule that would limit the ability of ordinary consumers to share lawfully acquired digital broadcast television programs with one another, then it shouldn't be surprised if Congress insists that the MPAA accept in return a restoration of the fair use rights taken from consumers through the enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Data 'smuggling' opens websites to attack

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Security

Thousands of websites may be at risk from a new form of network attack that involves burying harmful packets of data within seemingly legitimate ones.

Rumoured Revolution specs hit the net

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Gaming

High definition won't be a part of the Revolution, says Nintendo, as specs "leak".

Sun begins open-source Solaris era

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OSS

Sun Microsystems is expected to release Solaris as open-source software Tuesday, a centerpiece of the company's plan to regain lost relevance and fend of rivals Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft.

Judge dismisses most of Novell's lawsuit against M$

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Microsoft

A U.S. district court judge has thrown out four counts in Novell's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, but let stand two other counts accusing the software giant of damaging Novell's business through monopolistic behavior.

Electronic Arts up on merger rumor

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Gaming

Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. rose 8.4 percent in heavy trading Monday as the stock caught up to the gains of other video-game makers, and rumors spread that it might be close to acquiring Ubisoft Entertainment SA of France.

Two more Resident Evil movies planned

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Movies
Gaming

German production company planning fourth film before third even begins production; Milla Jovovich to reprise role.

Red Hat Releases Fedora Core 4

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Linux

Red Hat has just announced the new version of Fedora Core, a week after the company said it was creating the Fedora Foundation to run the project. Fedora Core 4 (FC4) promises the latest and greatest of the free and open source world, including GNOME 2.10 and KDE 3.4.

You Want A WAR? I'll Give You A War!

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Linux

You need to look to Europe where the bloodiest battle of the war is currently being fought. Linux and Open Source have engaged the enemy there on the battlefield of patents and monopolies.

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'Smart' graphics framework for KDE nears release

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KDE

Norwegian software company Trolltech has unveiled a release candidate of Qt 4, the graphical framework on which the next major version of Linux desktop KDE will be based. The final version of Qt 4 will be released later this month.

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