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Story Five reasons to put Ubuntu Linux on your netbook srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 3:02am
Story "We're Linux" Video Contest Winners srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 1:05am
Story Review: Text and Programming Editors for Linux srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 1:03am
Story Mandriva 2009.1 (rc1) on the Acer Aspire One srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 1:02am
Story Why all the Mono hate? srlinuxx 1 09/04/2009 - 12:58am
Story Making the Future Happen In Linux srlinuxx 08/04/2009 - 10:45pm
Story 5 features of Ubuntu you would like srlinuxx 08/04/2009 - 10:41pm
Story Review: Deluge 1.1.6 - Powerful BitTorrent Client for GNOME Chris7mas 08/04/2009 - 9:42pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News srlinuxx 08/04/2009 - 8:23pm
Story Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit srlinuxx 08/04/2009 - 8:21pm

MontaVista Rolls Out Mobilinux

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Linux

MontaVista Software, a Linux provider for the embedded and communications markets, announced Mobilinux, a new product built to address key areas of development for mobile and wireless devices. That's wonderful considering a new virus that spreads from cell phone to cell phone has made its way to 20 different countries around the world.

My Family, My Movie

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Legal

Aho successfully lobbied to create the Family Movie Act after billionaire director Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Steven Soderbergh, 13 other famed Hollywood directors and eight large studios sued ClearPlay in U.S. District Court in Denver, claiming its software violated copyright laws. The new law is a direct blow to them.

M$ Settles Nebraska Lawsuit

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Microsoft
Legal

Microsoft announced Thursday it has settled a class action lawsuit that alleged the software company violated Nebraska's unfair competition and antitrust laws. Members of the class will receive vouchers to be used for software and hardware, with the total settlement amounting to $22.6 million.

Using Your Linux Desktop

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Linux

Informant.com is listing Spring Into Linux for a mere $29.99 ($20.99 for members). Judging by the sample chapters, it may prove to be worth it's weight in gold to the Linux newcomer.

Porn-surfing Norwegians awarded $40k

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Web
Legal

Two workers sacked for hunting net smut at work have been awarded $40,000 a head for unfair dismissal. Expect Norwegian exports to fall by 60 per cent over the next six months and a sharp increase in "work-related" RSI and acute male blindness syndrome.

Beer makes you clever: official

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Misc

A Swedish team has shown that mice fed with moderate amounts of alcohol grew new nerve cells in the brain.

Quantum leap in secure web video

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Hardware

Voice and video files streamed over the net could be made untappable and ultra-secure in the next few years thanks to a breakthrough by Toshiba. I sometimes say it is like the messages in Mission Impossible. If anyone tries to read the messages, they self destruct.

Sun May Speed Up 'Niagara' Release

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Hardware

Sun's upcoming "Niagara" systems will be shipping no later than early 2006, and could even start rolling out earlier. The chip will have eight cores, each of which will be able to process four instruction threads simultaneously.

Seiko Epson Sues Ink Cartridge Makers

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Hardware
Legal

Moving to protect its lucrative printer cartridge business, Seiko Epson has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two companies that manufacture replacement cartridges for its printers. Company says it is not trying to stamp out third-party cartridge manufacturers.

Microsoft Signs Strategic Alliance With China

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Microsoft
Humor

The good news? Everybody in China will soon receive a new computer at no charge. The bad news? Everybody in China will soon receive a new computer at no charge... running Windows.

TigerDirect Sues Apple Over New OS

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Mac

Online computer and peripheral retailer TigerDirect has filed suit against Apple claiming Mac OS X 10.4, known as "Tiger," infringes on its trademarked name. According to court filings obtained by Bloomberg, TigerDirect is seeking an injunction to stop Apple's new operating system from going on sale.

Spyware Vendor Sued Over 'Invasive' Software

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Security

New York State has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.

Debian wins Munich Linux deal

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Linux

The city of Munich has opted to use the Debian version of Linux for a high-profile, 14,000-computer installation, passing over Novell's Suse Linux despite its regional popularity.

Windows is weak: where's the alternative?

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Linux
Microsoft

At this point, Longhorn seems to be a largely cosmetic upgrade--something that helps you organize your data a bit better, thanks to graphical views, shortcuts, and desktop search aided by behind-the-scenes indexing. And since most of its key features have been or will be made available for Windows XP, Microsoft finds itself in the unenviable position of trying to convince the public that Longhorn, far from being a crucial update or a hotly anticipated new version, even matters at all. (Hint: if you have to say it, it's already too late.)

Cell processor 'impressive', but not an Intel killer

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Hardware

"Some have called Cell an Intel killer, which is completely ridiculous," says Kevin Krewell, In-Stat analyst. "The only place where the Cell processor can be considered competition for Intel will be where the Sony Next Generation Game Console competes with the Media Centre PC."

Security Advisories

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Security
  • SUSE update for mozilla and MozillaFirefox

  • Fedora updates for cyrus-imapd and imagemagick

  • Conectiva updates for squid and gaim

Encryption: the key to secure data?

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Security

Is there such a thing as totally secure encryption? And which technologies are commercially viable? Danny Bradbury explores approaches to transmitting information securely.

Is IBM close to avenging OS/2’s death?

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Software

Are more IBM puzzle pieces than ever now in place for Big Blue to conduct a major offensive against Redmond? Will the company finally avenge the death of OS/2? It sure seems like things are heading in that direction.

X-Files Star to Make a Come Back

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Movies

He may forever be Mulder from "The X-Files" for some, but David Duchovny has moved on. After starring in some forgettable movies, the 45-year-old Duchovny took some time to write a screenplay and direct. He also is slated to star in Japanese thriller to be filmed in Montreal.

Net-illiterate 'failing children'

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Web

Internet-illiterate parents could leave their children on the wrong side of the digital divide, researchers have said.

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