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Story Firefox 3.0.9 security release now available srlinuxx 22/04/2009 - 12:48am
Story Red Hat and Fedora are Poles Apart srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 10:10pm
Story “We’re Linux” Videos: Placing Freedom Before Practicality? srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 10:04pm
Story Why I Use Linux srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 8:15pm
Story Open source VS proprietary support srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 8:09pm
Story The offensive Microsoft anti-Linux netbook offensive srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 8:06pm
Story Does Debian still matter? srlinuxx 2 21/04/2009 - 7:34pm
Story Lenovo Analyst: Linux on Netbooks Is Doomed srlinuxx 1 21/04/2009 - 6:14pm
Story CentOS 5.3 Has Keen Focus on Virtualization srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 6:04pm
Story 4 Minimal Linux Desktop Distributions srlinuxx 21/04/2009 - 6:01pm

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: A Technical Comparison

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Hardware

From a pure processing standpoint, the PS3 appears to beat the Xbox 360, but a final determination will have to wait on actual hardware tests. The PS3 has a few other advantages, but Xbox 360, however, drops the bomb on the PS3 in a few categories as well.

Building the world's most powerful laser

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Sci/Tech

Ed Moses talks of the "grand challenge" that has consumed him for the past five years, comparing it to trying to hit the strike zone with a baseball from 350 miles (563 kilometers) away or tossing a dime into a parking meter from 40 miles (64 kilometers) away.

NVIDIA Linux Driver Performance

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Software

Unlike the NVIDIA Windows Forceware drivers, Linux NVIDIA display drivers don't stick to as stringent release deadlines. Since January of 2004 there have been over ten releases for Windows users while Linux fans have only experienced six release candidates. However, do these Linux drivers manage to pack a larger punch? We have re-investigated the latest of these Linux releases to see the performance benefits of these upgrades.

New Promising Phase Change Memory Technology

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Hardware

IBM, Infineon and Macronix announced today a joint research initiative to explore the potential of a new form of computer memory technology called phase-change memory (PCM). PCM is a novel technology that stores data by changing the state of a special material from an amorphous to a crystalline structure, rather than storing data as an electrical charge.

Public worried by online ID theft

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Security

Concerns about identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online.

IBM and RH Join Forces to Enhance Linux Knowledge

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Linux

IBM Academic Initiative and Red Hat Academy Help Schools Prepare Students With Open Source IT Skills for a More Competitive Workforce

Open source through the M$ window

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Microsoft
OSS

MARTIN Taylor, Microsoft Corp’s general manager for its platform strategy, states, "There’s only one study that I’ve seen, which was dated in 1999 done by, I think, a company called Robert Frances Group or something like that said Linux had better TCO."

KDE is leading the way, admit its competitors

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KDE

Earlier today I came across an article that made me smile. What does it mean? Well, to me it means three things. The first sure thing is: KDE is leading the way for the Linux desktop adoption...

A planet of their own

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Sci/Tech

A HUGE new gaseous planet has been discovered in the Milky Way by a team of Tasmanian scientists.

High Court blocks web porn sales

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Web

Adult-only porn videos and DVDs cannot be sold in the UK by mail order, the web or phone, the High Court has ruled.

BitTorrent Creator to Launch Search Engine

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Web

The creator of the popular online file-sharing program BitTorrent said Monday he is preparing to launch a Web-based search engine that will comb the Internet for sites hosting files for downloading movies, music and other data.

Exploit Allows Windows XP Piracy

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Microsoft

A security researcher in India has discovered an uncomplicated and easy-to-exploit weakness in Windows Genuine Advantage, an anti-piracy initiative that checks whether consumer and small-business customers are running legitimately licensed copies of Windows XP.

Linux lab lays off programmers

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs, the organization that employs Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has laid off nearly a sixth of its staff as part of a shift to new priorities.

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An Austrumi Assessment

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Linux
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Austrumi Linux 0.9.5

Austrumi is a Latvian Linux distribution, with support for English, presented in a 48mb iso, based on Slackware Linux using Blin init scripts. Austrumi released version 0.9.5 earlier this month. It was built on a 2.6.11 kernel and included FVWM for the desktop. It comes with a variety of applications for daily tasks and looks good doing it.

Apple, Microsoft sign death warrant for oss

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OSS

A proposal to extend patent protection in Europe could threaten the existence of open-source software unless the European Parliament amends it, say advocates of freely distributed programs such as Linux.

Mozilla to ban Firefox derivative browsers

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Moz/FF

Goodger's childish Netscape-bashing goes against the very spirit of the early Mozilla.org's mission, and if the Foundation doesn't want any other redistribution than the official Firefox browser, then they should change the licence wording to reflect that.

Samsung Replaces Hdd With Flash

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Hardware

Samsung Electronics has developed a replacement for conventional hard drives that is based on flash memory for its laptops. The company plans to begin mass production of the device in August, it says.

Feds to fight the zombies

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Security

Remote-controlled "zombie" networks operated by bottom-feeding spammers have become a serious problem that requires more industry action, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Tuesday

EU hits Microsoft with a deadline

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Microsoft

Microsoft has until the end of May to come to terms with EU authorities over a long-running antitrust dispute, the European Commission has said.

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