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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 7:54am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 7:43am
Story Linux Fest NorthWest is coming! srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 6:13am
Story Ubuntu 9.04: What’s New for Desktop Users? srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 6:12am
Story Review: Debian 5: Lenny srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 6:10am
Story Revisiting Linux: An Evening With Zombies and Ubuntu Linux 9.04 Beta srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 4:16am
Story Announcing the “We’re Linux” video contest finalists srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 4:10am
Story GNOME begins to play catch up with KDE srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 4:03am
Story Ubuntu's Shuttleworth: Planning to Overtake Apple srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 4:01am
Story Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC2 is ready for tests srlinuxx 07/04/2009 - 4:00am

Congress urged to boost identity theft safeguards

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Security

It takes only a few seconds for your financial identity to be stolen, but months to get it back and clean up the credit mess. Aware of consumers' frustration and fear, the government wants Congress to consider more protections.

Nvidia cuts gpu prices

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Hardware

Nvidia recently lowered the price of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache by US$15, according to sources at Taiwan graphics-card makers. In addition, the company cut the price on its GeForce 6600 series US$5 and the prices for all parts from its GeForce 6200, GeForce FX5200 and GeForce MX4000 series were reduced US$1-2, indicated the sources.

Activist Faces Charges Over Web Posts

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Web

A Chinese political activist goes on trial next week on subversion charges after posting essays and lyrics to a punk song on the Internet, a human rights group said Thursday.

Revoltec 512MB USB 2.0 File Carrier

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Hardware
Reviews

Revoltec has recently released a distinct USB flash drive, the File Carrier, which was given attention on aesthetics, since it comes in 3 colors and features a nice design. I was lucky enough to be sent a 512MB File Carrier drive, a red version, so let us see if it can perform as well as it looks!

UK infrastructure under Trojan attack

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Security

The UK's key computer systems are being targeted by Trojan software apparently originating from the Far East, firewalls and antivirus software useless, warns UK security agency.

M$ meets hackers, asks for help

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Microsoft

In the name of education, the software giant invites security researchers to infiltrate its systems.

Gentoo founder to 'educate' M$

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Gentoo
Microsoft

Microsoft has hired one of the key figures behind a popular distribution of Linux in order to educate its in-house developers about open source.

Building a New Computer System for Linux

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Linux
HowTos
by Gary Frankenbery, Computer Science Teacher, Grants Pass High School

Going to build a new computer soon, and outfit it with Linux? Here's the story of one such recent foray into purchasing components and assembling a new system.

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An Interview with Linus Torvalds

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Linux

We wanted to interview Linus Torvalds because all the computers at our school run Linux. Mr. Torvalds lives in our neighborhood so we sent him an email and asked for an interview.

So what happens when Linus Torvalds sits down with a high school freshman for an interview? You get to hear what every 15 year-old wants to know about our favorite open source software developer.

Joseph Cheek speaks about Mandriva's acquisition of Lycoris

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MDV

Desktop Linux distributor Lycoris has been acquired by Mandriva, the company resulting from the April merger of Mandrake and Conectiva. We asked Lycoris founder Joseph Cheek what the deal means for current and future Lycoris and Mandriva users and developers.

Here's what DesktopLinux.com learned . . .

Spyware Floods In Through BitTorrent

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Security

Public peer-to-peer networks have always been associated with adware program distributions, but BitTorrent, the program created by Bram Cohen to offer a new approach to sharing digital files, has managed to avoid the stigma.

The Linux iPod

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Linux

Imagine using your iPod and a regular old microphone to record studio-quality audio. Or sitting on a commuter train and playing Othello, Pong, Tetris, or Asteroids. All this and more is possible when you install Linux on your third-generation or earlier iPod. Best of all, one soft reset, and you’re back in Apple’s iPod operating system, listening to your tunes.

In geek world, he's a celebrity

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Misc

Mention Chris Pirillo on your blog or Web site and, soon enough, he'll show up with a comment. This happens so often that bloggers call it "The Pirillo Effect."

Nvidia graphics chip to debut at game bash

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Hardware

Hard-core game enthusiasts descending on San Francisco next week will get first crack at buying Nvidia's long-awaited GeForce 7800 graphics cards.

Diesel powering 'Hitman' game to big screen

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Movies
Gaming

Vin Diesel, who returned to box office glory recently with the family comedy "The Pacifier," is bringing Agent 47 to life. He has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Hitman."

Rambus names Samsung in antitrust lawsuit

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Hardware

Rambus has added Samsung Electronics to its antitrust lawsuit against most of the DRAM industry, another development in the souring of relations between the two former partners.

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Three SATA-II Hard Drives Reviewed

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Hardware
Reviews

Today, we're looking at three sata-ll drives, plus we're comparing them with the Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition drive we reviewed several months ago. This allows us to see if there's any real performance difference between the old and new.

M$ sues US software pirates

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Microsoft

Microsoft today announced that it is filing four lawsuits against companies in Virginia and California for alleged distribution of counterfeit and/or illicit software and software components.

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