Hackers bring OS X Intel to PCs - video

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Mac

Hackers have managed to crack Mac OS X for Intel to make it work on non-approved PC hardware. Macbidouille has even published a video clip showing the exploit.

Hot Coffee flushed with new patch

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Gaming

The blistering caused by the Hot Coffee drama in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may have caused irreparable damage to some virgin eyes, but a new patch from the controversial developer is hoping to ease some of the pain.

KDE 3.5 Alpha 1 Finally on FTP

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KDE

To begin the KDE 3.5 release cycle, I uploaded KDE 3.5 Alpha 1 to the FTP servers. We're facing some trouble that is typical for an Alpha release, but it also brings some nice KDE 3.5 features to your desktop.

Customizing FVWM

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HowTos

FVWM, the F Virtual Windows Manager, is a window manager for computers running the X Window System. FVWM is light and fast, and you can customize it to meet your needs, and apply these customizations throughout your organization.

Jury Deliberates in Computer Theft Trial

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Security

A federal jury began deliberations Wednesday in the trial of an accused computer data thief in one of the largest federal computer theft cases.

Solar system's first triple asteroid system found

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Sci/Tech

The solar system's first triple asteroid system has been found, boosting predictions that such systems result from collisions between asteroids.

Open source makes strides in federal arena

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OSS

A growing number of federal IT managers at U.S. civilian and defense agencies are choosing open-source Linux over proprietary Unix operating systems, according to a new survey from Larstan Business Reports.

Exclusive FPS First-Looks at QuakeCon

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Gaming

As well as showing the new QUAKE featuers, QuakeCon 2005 will also be the first to show DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the Xbox.

M$ Initially Released Corrupted IE Patch

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Microsoft

The glitch is an embarrassment for Microsoft. "I've never seen an update corrupted like this." This is exactly what it would look like if someone had compromised the patches.

Open source patent library launched

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OSS

The OSDL is to collate information on patents that have been donated to the open source community, but not everyone thinks it will be useful.

Mobile Spam: The Next Battleground?

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Security

At least one U.S. market survey suggests that unwanted mobile spam continues to afflict at least some handset owners, with as many as 10 percent of all U.S.-based mobile-phone subscribers having already received and been annoyed by SMS spam.

Steering Linux through litigious waters

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Linux

Linux is on the move -- and under attack.

Linux developers need to be wary of lawsuits, advocates warned, as well as the tactics of large software companies whose livelihood may be threatened by the growth of the upstart operating system.

The Lizard Blizzard Begins

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Reviews
SUSE
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It was less than a week ago when Novell announced it would open up a version of its Suse Linux operating system to users and developers and planned on unveiling it at LinuxWorld this week. In its efforts to make SUSE Linux available for anyone anywhere, Beta 1 of version 10.0 was released August 9 as reported by DistroWatch. 4-disk sets are available on several mirrors around the globe. Tuxmachines isn't waiting for final, or even a release candidate. No, we are going to install and test out this Beta 1.

Linux Goes Mainstream

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Linux

When Oracle's buttoned-down president Charles Phillips gives the opening keynote address and there's not a silly penguin costume in sight, you know the grownups are in charge at this year's LinuxWorld.

M$ lures Linux World attendees with pizzas

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Microsoft

Microsoft enticed me away from LinuxWorld with an offer of "free pizza" for lunch. I figured I'd be around for a couple more days of Linux, so I went for the free pizza.

Novell offers Windows to Linux migration

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Software

In a bid to entice enterprises to transfer core workgroup services from Windows or NetWare over to Linux, Novell today unveiled an enhanced version of its Open Enterprise Server which features improved migration functionality.

Gentoo releases Live CD

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Gentoo

Gentoo developers released a version of the Linux distribution that can be run directly from a CD on Tuesday, so that people can try the OS without installing it.

M$ moves goalposts in Google battle

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Legal

In a likely effort to remove local bias in favor of Google, Microsoft is attempting to shift Google's countersuit in the Kai-Fu Lee case from a California court to federal court.

Linux-head runs Doom on iPod

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Gaming

Tech-savvy Linux users are hacking colour-screened versions of the device to explore another kind of Doom - this time from ID Software. Hard-working iPod Linux developer 'Kyle' has reworked Doom so that it will play on the device.

The Hidden Costs of Dual-Core Processors

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Hardware

Enterprise managers are wondering whether there are any potential hidden costs involving the use of dual-core processors. In particular, questions have emerged about power consumption, heat dissipation and software licensing, for example.

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