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Story Mozilla Adds Style to Firefox with Personas srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 10:11pm
Story Why silence is better than 10 reasons srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 10:04pm
Story Music Notation Software for Linux: a Progress Report, Part 1 srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 8:01pm
Story 25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Inkscape srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 7:59pm
Story Amazing Ubuntu Linux themes srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 7:57pm
Story On the TomTom settlement srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 5:34pm
Story Multiplatform OpenOffice.org 3.0 Benchmark srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 5:32pm
Story To PulseAudio or Not To PulseAudio . . . srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 5:29pm
Story Fedora 11 beta released srlinuxx 31/03/2009 - 5:27pm
Story Solutions for tracing UNIX applications solrac 31/03/2009 - 4:23pm

Judge Sentences Spammer to Nine Years

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Security
Legal

A Virginia judge sentenced a spammer to nine years in prison Friday in the nation's first felony prosecution for sending junk e-mail, though the sentence was postponed while the case is appealed.

ATI: Linux Driver 8.12.10 released

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Software

ATI has released new proprietary linux drivers for their 3D acceleration hardware.

Issues Resolved:

  • Unreal Tournament 2004: Intermittent hesitation is no longer noticed while playing Onslaught
  • Moving or resizing pseudocolor windows no longer results in corruption being noticed on the desktop
  • The name and version number of the X.org server is now detected correctly at runtime.

Half Life 2: Aftermath

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Gaming

The news most of us have been waiting for has finally been confirmed: Valve is readying the first expansion pack for the unanimously acclaimed Half-Life 2.

Big brother will watch you in the office

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Security

HITACHI is demonstrating a system which means that if you're in the office you'll be able to run, but you may not be able to hide.

Geeez...

make a turntable out of an old mouse

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Misc

ever wanted to get your dj on but you just couldn’t bring yourself to get away from your pc for more than 5 minutes? of course you have.

Pope buried in St Peter's crypt

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Misc

Pope John Paul II has been buried in St Peter's Basilica after a funeral in Rome watched by tens of thousands of people, including 200 world leaders.

US Air Force picks HP for five-year computer contract

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Hardware

The Air Force has awarded a five-year contract to Hewlett Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., to provide desktop PCs, notebooks and servers as part of the service's strategy to reshape asset management and reduce total cost of technology ownership.

Company develops way to restore cookies

Filed under
Software
Security

The company behind those floating ads that dance across Web pages has developed a way to restore the data profiles that many privacy-conscious users try to delete from their computers.

12-year-old nabbed for printing $1 bills

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Misc

Alerted to a counterfeiting ring, police rushed to the scene and collared the prime suspect.

A 12-year-old boy! Tongue

Phoney Microsoft mail causes concern

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Security

And another from the ain't-you-glad-you-run-linux dept:

A phoney email purporting to come from Microsoft is installing Trojan software on computers around the world.

Phishing Scam Targets Windows Update

Filed under
Microsoft
Security

A phishing scam emulating the Windows Update Service hit Australia yesterday, designed to not only emulate the update page perfectly, but circumvent current antivirus, spyware and adware programs.

Open Source Meets Capitalism

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OSS

The open source community is evolving in a positive way, and the best thing governments can do is relax and let the marketplace shape the future. When governments try to guess what path is best for technology development, they usually botch the job.

Volvo Simulates Crashes with Linux

Filed under
Linux

Car company Volvo, which has been using supercomputers for vehicle crash test simulations for years, has selected IBM to build a powerful, new Linux supercomputer for its safety tests.

Red Hat scores another Linux victory

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Linux

Red Hat has announced several large European Linux installations, including a deal to implement more than 8,000 desktops for a major German insurance company.

Take Part In The Mandriva Club Contest And Spread The New Mandriva Name!

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MDV

On the occasion of adopting its new name, the Mandriva Club is launching a contest to accelerate the spread and the recognition of the Mandriva brand name, by using it in as many places as possible.

teehee

The Linux Box Show: Aaron Seigo on KDE's Future

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KDE
-s

KDE developer Aaron J. Seigo on The Linux Box Show speaks of the new Appeal project and what that means for kde 4.0. He outlines three main principals for the Appeal project and that adds up to more eye candy and functionality for all.

Linux/Windows celebrity deathmatch anyone?

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft

Comparisons of Linux versus Windows (and open source to close source) just ain't what they used to be. In the old days, it was just one invective after another coming from both sides of the fence. But now, after a string of various reports (some of questionable nature) showing Windows and Linux in a virtual dead heat on issues relating to security and total cost of ownership, researchers are having their names dragged through the mud as well.

PSP sells 600,000 in first week

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Gaming

PSP adds $150 million to Sony coffers in seven days; performance noted as good, not great by analysts.

US nuclear waste could provide terror target

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Security

A large cloud of lethal radioactive fallout could be released by a terrorist attack on the nuclear waste stored at up to 103 reactors in the US, according to an expert report for the US National Academy of Sciences.

Oh great, let's give 'em ideas! Tongue

Open-Source Referees Change the Rules

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OSS

The Open Source Initiative board on Wednesday adopted a new way of approving open-source licenses, as well as a new classification system for existing licensees, at its meeting at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

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