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Story 15 Power tools for Linux that you cant afford to miss srlinuxx 24/11/2009 - 12:33pm
Story Linux is Best for PHP Development srlinuxx 2 24/11/2009 - 12:13pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/11/2009 - 5:10am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/11/2009 - 3:02am
Story Does Linus Torvalds deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for Linux? srlinuxx 2 24/11/2009 - 2:25am
Story video & sound srlinuxx 24/11/2009 - 12:14am
Story FSF works with PayPal to the benefit of the free software community srlinuxx 24/11/2009 - 12:10am
Story Bona fide open source srlinuxx 24/11/2009 - 12:08am
Story Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks srlinuxx 1 23/11/2009 - 10:48pm
Story Opera 10.10 goes final srlinuxx 1 23/11/2009 - 10:22pm

Smart home dream could be for all

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Sci/Tech

Smart homes in which a single button controls lighting, heating, security, music, film - everything digital - has long been promised, but has never quite delivered... until now?

Expert Zone Going In The Fridge

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Web

The expert-zone is shutting their doors. ...or more accurately, the staff is no longer coming to work - at least there. The boys at expert-zone are moving on to bigger and better things. This might be your chance to take over, or at least keep alive, an attractive looking computer site with a cool domain name.

For the best in today's fashions: Frugalware

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Linux
Reviews
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The development release of Frugalware Linux 0.3 Pre1 was announced on distrowatch June 23, 2005, not quite two months after the stable 0.2 was released. This distribution, famed in prose and song, ...well, maybe not prose and song, but it certainly is getting the e-press. For a developmental project, it's winning hearts and minds scarcely paralleled in the competitive Linux distribution market today. I was curious as to why Frugalware was getting so much attention, so I installed their newest release and now think I have some idea.

Pop-Up Ads Shed Blocks, Tackle Consumers

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Security

This one affects Linux users directly, advertisers have begun figuring out new ways to evade pop-up restrictions, and companies with goods and services to sell have been more than happy to place ads via these new channels, resulting in unpleasant surprises for users of such pop-up-blocking browsers as IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Some Video on new UT2007

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Gaming

We've got a look at UT2007 in action on the latest GPU technology. GeForce 7800 Demo Footage!

Worry. But Don't Stress Out.

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Security

The problem of keeping data secure "exists on lots and lots of levels," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington. "You begin to see that the United States has an enormous problem that is spiraling out of control."

9/11 'JET' For Sale on Ebay

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Web

A creep posted an Internet ad claiming to be selling a piece of American Airlines Flight 11 - one of the planes that struck the Twin Towers on 9/11 - for close to $200,000.

Little Agreement on Spyware Guidelines

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Security

Many anti-spyware programs scour computer hard drives for those data-tracking files called cookies that we often get from Web visits. No surprise, then, that there's little agreement on what should be considered spyware, and what adware is exactly. Part of the challenge stems from how the term "spyware" evolved.

L4L hosts a Live Chat with the KmyMoney folks

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Software

Come one, come all! On 27 June, 2005 at 9:30 pm CST, Lobby4Linux is proud to sponsor a Live Chat with some of the DevTeam of KmyMoney. This personal finance application is quickly becoming the “Quicken Killer” for Linux. Remember, this Monday, 9:30 PM CST at Lobby4Linux.com. The chat board is powered by X7 Chat and can accommodate everyone who is interested.

Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PS3 - A Hardware Discussion

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Gaming

The game developers are the ones that have to worry about which system is faster, whose hardware is better and what that means for the games they develop, but to us, the end users, it is the games and the overall experience that will sell both of these consoles.

'Star Wars' creator Lucas opens new HQ

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SciFi

Lucasfilm Ltd. on Saturday celebrated the move of the company - and most of its work force - to the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

Nerds unite at MIT Swapfest

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Misc

Every third Sunday from April through October, hundreds of technophiles gather in a Cambridge parking lot to pick through "All Things Nerdly."

Leaked Revolution Ad Suggests March 2006 Release

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Gaming

"Think Outside the Box" states a Revolution 'advert' leaked onto the 'net that also gives a release date. But is it genuine?

I'm innocent, says Indian in UK bank data scandal

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Legal

An Indian computer worker accused of selling the bank details of more than 1,000 people to a British newspaper says a friend had asked him to give a CD to a Briton to earn extra money, but he had no idea of its contents.

An Army of Soulless 1's and 0's

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Security

For thousands of Internet users, the offer seemed all too alluring: revealing pictures of Jennifer Lopez, available at a mere click of the mouse. But the pictures never appeared. The offer was a ruse, and the click downloaded software code that turned the user's computer into a launching pad for Internet warfare.

Hackers probe Outlook Express flaw

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Microsoft

The risk of an attack related to a flaw in Microsoft Outlook Express climbed this week, after underground hacking sites began circulating sample code for exploiting it.

M$ peers decry proposed licensing fees

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. was accused by its peers on Friday of trying to wring excessive licensing fees out of its settlement of the EU's landmark antitrust ruling.

Cars that run on overnight charge catch valley VC's eye

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Sci/Tech

With oil prices hitting new highs, venture capitalists are considering a kind of car you can plug into your home power outlet at night. And one person they'll be hearing from soon is Palo Alto's Felix Kramer.

NVIDIA Says No to 7800 GTX "AGP"

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Hardware

Ever since NVIDIA has introduced its 7800 GTX graphics adapter, one of the many questions that users have been asking is if NVIDIA would ever launch an AGP version of the aforementioned card. Well, information from one of the industry insiders who said that NVIDIA and ATI would probably not offer AGP versions of their upcoming product line.

E-Commerce's Growing Pains

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Web

Most of Web commerce turns 10 this year, including eBay, Yahoo and Amazon.com. The next decade produced a boom and bust that left EBay, Yahoo and Amazon, along with younger rival Google, as the Internet's top survivors. All four have been on a tear over the past year as they rushed to copy one another, roll out new services and buy a string of start-ups.

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