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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 21/10/2009 - 1:11am
Story The 50 Best (and Worst) Moments in Windows History srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 10:14pm
Story Why KDE Sucks srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 10:11pm
Story How to make free software as popular as recycling srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 10:10pm
Story Why Open Source Companies Need to Give Up Control srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 7:35pm
Story The Road to Compiz++ Part One: Plugin-Plugins srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 7:26pm
Story Who's a candidate for Desktop Linux? Your Kids. srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 7:24pm
Story Useless Linux Terminal Commands srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 5:29pm
Story Happy Birthday Ubuntu srlinuxx 2 20/10/2009 - 5:26pm
Story NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support srlinuxx 20/10/2009 - 5:24pm

Andrew Tridgell Finally Breaks Silence on Bout with Torvalds

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Linux

Mr Tridgell used his keynote speech at the Linux.conf.au in Canberra to make his first public comment on the dispute. He described much of the commentary on it as "trivial and crazy". But he showed no signs of backing down.

Google readies banner offerings

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Web

Google is taking a big step toward becoming an online banner-advertising network as the market for brand ads heats up.

Web server attacks 'growing fast'

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Security

More than 2,500 web servers every day are being hacked, reveals a report. Numbers grew by 36% during 2004 when almost 400,000 incidents were recorded.

New computer chip could cause software price problems

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Hardware

A promising new kind of computer chip can have an unexpected side effect: forcing companies to pay more for software.

Movie Review: The Interpreter

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Movies
Reviews
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Starring the impeccably talented Nicole Kidman and seasoned veteran Sean Penn, The Interpreter was a riveting political thriller chocked full of suspense and intrigue with a layer of melancholy on top. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, it twists and then twists again until the unexpected climax.

Moore's Law: Friend or Foe to Consumers?

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Misc

A fresh perspective of the consequences of Moore's law as seen developers on the everyday consumer. As more computing power becomes available and developers take advantage, system boot time increase, office application launch increases, and web page loading increases. How will the home user and smb on dialup and lower bandwidth broadband cope? Will developers care?

US law firm hunts down man for email trespassing

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Legal

A San Francisco legal firm is using the power of the law to chase down someone for sending in a solitary email - on the pretext that it is trespassing on their systems.

The Blind Struggle As Gadgets Proliferate

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Misc

As technology has evolved, it's become lighter, smaller and more portable. For most people, that makes it more convenient. For millions of blind and vision-impaired people, it's anything but.

Jay Leventhal, who is blind, states, "Blind people need a way to communicate with the machines that surround them, from automated tellers to ticketing machines at train stations and airports."

Congress to impose 5 years for passing a joint

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Legal

Passing a joint to someone who used to be in drug treatment will land you in federal prison for a minimum of five years.

Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

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Microsoft

In January this year the Department of Environment suddenly declared that it had chosen to carry on with Microsoft’s Office Suite, in spite of recommendations to move to open source. In other words : if the citizens want to communicate flawlessly with the government they’ll have to license a copy of that suite from Microsoft. Pay or shut up. Maybe that’s no coincidence. Just prior to the decision on software patents, Mr. Bill Gates paid a “friendly” visit to the Danish Prime Minister, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen. According to the Danish financial newspaper “Borsen” Mr. Gates made it very clear to Mr. Rasmussen, that if Denmark rejected the Directive Microsoft would have to move its Navision branch to the US.

THE DARTH SIDE: MEMOIRS OF A MONSTER

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Web

Yes, even the dark lord of the Empire has a blog now, and it turns out he's a sensitive soul who, like anybody, has to put up with foolish underlings and cybernetic body malfunctions.

Does Longhorn Even Matter?

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Microsoft

From ZDNet's "Not Linux" department, Joe Brockmeier asks in his blog, "Is Longhorn all hat and no cattle?"

CA woman charged in Wendy's finger case

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Misc

Police investigating how a human finger ended up in a woman's bowl of Wendy's chili declared the claim a hoax yesterday and arrested her on charges of attempted grand larceny.

Unreal Championship 2

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Reviews
Gaming

As you might already be expecting, it's a game best played with your mates, and unlike previous UT or UC titles, the need to play it multiplayer is probably even more marked here thanks to a fairly short single-player campaign that really knows how to bust your balls, despite being something of a glorified training ground. Soon enough you're engaging in a selection of familiar ladder matches, getting to grips with the third-person perspective, and working out whether it makes much difference to shoot in first-person or not.

New CS & HL2 Maps Coming

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Gaming

Steam has announced they will be releasing new maps for Counter Strike and Half Life 2 on Monday.

No More Paper Launches from ATI and NVIDIA

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Hardware

We have seen far too many paper launches from ATI and NVIDIA in regards to their X800, X850 and 6800 series of graphics adapters. It was repulsive from the beginning and left many people frustrated. Users would see the desiring performance numbers in evaluations, but they had no idea when the cards would finally make it to the market. This was especially the case with high-end cards from both companies and certain mid-end adapters from ATI. Let's just say that the current generation of graphics market was miserable for the end-user.

Interview with Linus about Git

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Linux

Linus Torvalds didn't want to change software configuration management tools; however, business and open-source philosophy problems left the Linux founder with no choice but to abandon BitKeeper and create his own system: Git.

SCM programs are used to control the flow of updates and track program changes. In a project as large as Linux-more than 17,000 files-this can be very difficult and very slow.

A Month With Fluxbox - Part 2

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Reviews

My month with Fluxbox can almost be officially over and it's time to report on my experiences as promised. I wish I had a long list of complaints to file or problems for which I had to find answers or even less than compelling reasons to run back to KDE (i.e. something interesting or controversial to write about). But the truth is, it sat back there serving up my windows and never once gave me reason to even notice it was there. And that's a good thing.

Graphics patent suit fires back at M$

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Microsoft
Legal

Forgent Networks has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, alleging the software giant infringed on its digital-image compression patent that serves as the technology behind JPEG.

AMD: dual-core not for gamers... yet

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Hardware

Gamers, AMD's upcoming dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2, is not for you. What you want is the single-core Athlon 64 FX.

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