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Story Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars srlinuxx 2 14/04/2009 - 11:52pm
Story New Open Source Linux Viewer srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 10:54pm
Story The Digital Tipping Point: Free film made with free tools srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 10:51pm
Story SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:57pm
Story 5 BitTorrent Clients for Linux srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:56pm
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Story Mint 6 “Fluxbox” Mini-Review, Desktop Emphasis srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:50pm
Story Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK available srlinuxx 1 14/04/2009 - 4:08pm
Story Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 4:01pm

Microsoft calls in the FBI

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Microsoft

Microsoft has hired former FBI Special Agent Edward Gibson as its new chief security advisor in the UK.

Paris Hilton hacked thanks to old school scamming

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Security

One of the now notorious Paris Hilton hacker gang - who lifted pictures and celebrities' numbers from the 'heirhead''s T-Mobile Sidekick phone - has revealed he's no technical genius, just a dab hand at old-fashioned offline scamming.

Windows cheaper to patch than OSS

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Linux
Microsoft

A Microsoft-commissioned study has sparked heated debate by claiming that Windows software is cheaper to patch than open-source alternatives.

Teenager Develops User Friendly GNU Linux OS

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Linux

The main feature of this operating system is that, any person who is familiar with Microsoft Windows OS can handle this operating system very easily. The desktop of this operating system is arranged so as to make it friendly to the user. It comes with a wide range of application programs, which are pre-installed. It can be run completely from CD without installation with options of installing a hard disk.

Video game makers seek more fun

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Gaming

We've been going down a road where games have become very complicated and complex and people have been missing that fun factor.

Google's Home Page Gets Personal

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Web

Users will be able to view news, weather, and Gmail messages on the company's home page.

Investors to commercialize open source

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OSS

Increasingly, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are using open-source software and a subscription-pricing model to build new companies. In particular, the area of open-source infrastructure software, which is typically an expensive purchase for customers, has seen a great deal of activity.

Radio receivers record cosmic rays hitting Earth

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Sci/Tech

A small prototype array in Germany has detected several radio flashes from cosmic rays that smack into the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Price of next-gen gaming? $1,710

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Gaming

Want to enjoy the full experience of a next generation console game? It could cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,710.

Internet Phones Given 911 Deadline

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Sci/Tech

Internet phone providers were ordered Thursday to begin supplying reliable 911 emergency call service after regulators heard an anguished Florida woman describe how she was unable to summon help to save her dying infant daughter.

Big Linux 2.1 (3D) Screenshots

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Linux

A new version of BIG LINUX has been released. Besides being the first Linux distribution with 3D desktop capabilities (in GNOME and KDE), the most important improvement in BIG LINUX 2.1 is the ability to use a web cam with AMSN.

phoronix.com has posted some nice screenshots.

Data theft involving four banks

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Security

Electronic account records for some 500,000 banking customers at four different banks were allegedly stolen and sold to collection agencies in a data-theft case that has so far led to criminal charges against nine people, including seven former bank employees.

Cell phones top lists of what gets us steamed

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Sci/Tech

For a gaggle of reasons — confusing bills, poor customer service, spotty coverage, long-term contracts, handsets that die early — cell phones have become the thing people hate yet can't live without.

BSA slams lack of action over piracy

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Misc

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) urged the UK government on Wednesday to take tougher action against copyright violation to combat the spiralling rate of unlicensed software.

Porn Valley Goes Blogging

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Web

Porn stars, porn gossip scribes and porn production workers are turning to blogs to expose what it's really like to live and work in the San Fernando Valley-based sex industry.

Why the FCC is targeting VoIP 911 calls

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Sci/Tech

Most Americans take it for granted that when they dial 911 they will reach a dispatcher who can immediately summon an ambulance, fire truck or police patrol. Because of a range of technical and other problems, VoIP 911 calls are often unreliable, in particular may be misdirected to emergency-services administrative offices.

Netscape's Two-Headed Monster

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Web

Like something out of Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, the programmers at Netscape have resurrected a browser that most Internet users had left for dead. Netscape 8 lets you view Web pages using either the Firefox or Internet Explorer engine.

Call for radical rethink of games

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Gaming

Video games have to change if they are to become mainstream, a leading figure in the gaming industry has warned.

Doom Comes to Wireless Phones

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Gaming
Sci/Tech

Jamdat Mobile announced at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles that it has acquired the rights to a wireless version of the popular videogame Doom from game maker id Software. The company will develop and release the game to coincide with the release of a motion picture version of Doom.

Daily Earthquake Forecasts for CA Now Online

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Web

Starting today, Californians will be able to check the Internet for their daily earthquake forecast.

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