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Story Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User srlinuxx 21/05/2009 - 9:59am
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Story Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:40pm
Story Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:36pm
Story 15+ programs you don't have to miss when you switch to Linux srlinuxx 20/05/2009 - 8:32pm

Tech world hits 10

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Sci/Tech

In 1995, it was still OK to use the phrase "information superhighway." Netscape's initial public offering fueled the beginnings of the Internet bubble. The U.S. Department of Justice was casting a wary eye on Windows 95. And Amazon.com sold its first book. Here are 10 ways technology made history in 1995.

Router functions dropped from PS3 spec

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Gaming

The PlayStation 3 will no longer act as a home network router, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi, who has revealed that the functionality has been dropped because it would have been too expensive. But Sony many have other plans for its bank of Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Cybercrooks lure citizens into international crime

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Misc

To Karl, a 38-year-old former cabdriver hoping for a career in real estate sales, the help-wanted ad radiated hope. What he did not expect was to become a "mule".

OSDL boss hints at M$ collaboration

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Microsoft
OSS

The head of Open Source Development Labs, Stuart Cohen, has added weight to rumours of greater collaboration between Microsoft and the open source community. Anybody else feel an eerie sense of foreboding?

Hacker mag closure spells bad news for security

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Security

Notorious hacker magazine Phrack is to close its doors after almost 20 years serving the darker side of the internet and communications community. Its intentions weren't pure but they were at least visible...

Cell phone links disabled in New York tunnels

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Security

Cellular phone service has been shut off in four busy New York commuter tunnels since last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said on Monday.

Linux From Scratch 6.1 (part 1?)

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Linux
Reviews
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Linux From Scratch 6.1 was released on July 10 and I thought I'd take a look. This will be my third attempt at installing LFS. Today I begin again. Will I have the time and inclination to complete it this time? You know what they say, "third time's a charm!" ... or it is "three strikes, your out?" We'll see.

There's an extra-terrestrial conspiracy going on

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Sci/Tech

The British man thought to have hacked into 53 US government agencies' computer systems has spoken out about his discoveries in Nasa's networks.

UK lobbies for data rentention

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Security

Charles Clarke wants email and phone records kept for up to three years to aid police investigations, but critics have claimed the scheme is expensive and unwieldy. EU members have opposed them, fearing they would erode civil liberties.

New E-Mail Authentication Spec Submitted to IETF

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Security

A group of leading technology companies that includes Microsoft Corp., IBM, Yahoo Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. has submitted a new e-mail authentication standard to the Internet Engineering Task Force for consideration.

M$ denies its antispyware favors Claria

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Microsoft

Microsoft is denying claims that its antispyware tool is now giving preferential treatment to adware maker Claria. <cough, cough, bullsh*t>

Leading brains take on big ideas

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Sci/Tech

Luminaries from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design are gathering in Oxford to share their thinking about our future.

Spyware conspirators face trial in Israel

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Legal

Israeli prosecutors have indicted nine private investigators for their alleged part in an industrial espionage case that involved the use of specially written spyware.

The genius behind Linux cherishes his anonymity

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Linux

He goes unrecognized in Portland's coffee shops. While Linus Torvalds is a cult figure among computer enthusiasts worldwide, he's essentially invisible in his new home state.

New .mobi suffix points to wireless Web sites

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Web

Consumers will soon be able to recognize Web sites specially designed for use by mobile phones by the new ".mobi" suffix, which will be introduced alongside the popular ".com" and other top-level domain names.

Mozilla Deer Park Alpha 2 Release Candidates

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Software

As you should be aware of, Firefox 1.1 is currently being developed under the code-name Deer Park. Not so long ago I tried the Alpha 1 build, and it was very solid, especially for a piece of software in such an early stage.

People Behind KDE; interview series

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KDE

The dot reports that The People Behind KDE interviews are back with a new series. First in the hot seat is aKademy organiser Antonio Larrosa. The People Behind KDE interviews take a look at the human side of KDE development by asking the important questions to our team of coders, artists, translators and everyone else who helps KDE.

Korea To Hear M$ Competition Case

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Microsoft

A Korean government antitrust committee will hear arguments Wednesday into whether Microsoft violated competition laws by bundling programs with its Windows XP operating system.

Installing Linux to an Xbox

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Linux

Why would we want to do this you ask, well the reason I have done this is because I was short of pc's to use as Linux servers. So now I'm using my Xbox.

Google Announces Search Engine Entering Beta

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Humor

During a press conference at Google Auditorium #5 (the one next to the climbing wall gym), the management of Google made an unexpected announcement that will shake the Internet to its core routers: the Google search engine has finally emerged from Alpha testing and is now considered a Beta product.

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