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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 1 01/12/2009 - 6:42pm
Story KDE 4.3.4 Released srlinuxx 2 01/12/2009 - 6:33pm
Story Organize your life with Osmo srlinuxx 01/12/2009 - 3:20pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 01/12/2009 - 3:18pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena) falko 01/12/2009 - 2:23pm
Story Is Open Source dead as a business model? srlinuxx 2 01/12/2009 - 1:50pm
Story An Open Source Tool for Every Task srlinuxx 01/12/2009 - 1:47pm
Story Where to Find Linux Screencasts/Video Tutorials srlinuxx 01/12/2009 - 1:45pm
Story Why the CrunchPad mattered srlinuxx 01/12/2009 - 1:42pm
Story FreeBSD bug gives untrusted root access srlinuxx 01/12/2009 - 1:40pm

Sony battles hackers over hijacked games

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Gaming

Hackers have cracked piracy protections on Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable in the United States, the latest chapter in the company's battle to block unauthorized game use on its new hand-held device.

Apple Executive Calls Family of Teenager Killed for IPod

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Misc

As Errol Rose made preparations on Monday to bury his 15-year-old son, Christopher, who was killed last week in Brooklyn during a fight over an iPod, he received a telephone call from Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computer, the company that makes the iPod.

Screensavers get the message across

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Misc

Screensavers can offer a more effective way of delivering communications and messages within companies than traditional systems based on email or corporate intranets, researchers claimed today.

European Parliament Fails to Agree on Computer Patents

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Misc

European parliamentarians are expected to reject legislation on Wednesday on the patenting of computer-related inventions, ending a testy four-year debate without resolution.

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Underground Desktop

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Linux
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Underground Desktop is a Debian "unstable" based Linux distribution consisting of apt-get/synaptic, kde 3.4.0, gcc 3.3.5, and kernel 2.6.11.3.. Their focus seems to be on the desktop user. The earliest release I could find was March 29 at beta version 012, with an upgrade patch being released on or about April 17. Distrowatch welcomed them as a new addition to their database last week as announced in the June 27 DistroWatch Weekly. I'd been trying to find a Debian that I could get excited about and have yet to have much success in that area - until today.

Techie fired over Grokster comments on BBC

A British IT consultant accused by the Hollywood movie industry of running a BitTorrent file-sharing hub has been sacked by his employer after appearing on BBC 2's Newsnight programme last week to comment on the US Supreme Court ruling on Grokster.

Tech firms want Europe patent software law pulled

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OSS

European high-tech leaders said on Monday they would prefer the European Parliament to scrap a controversial software patent law rather than confuse it with dozens of amendments when it votes later this week.

One fifth of Japanese businesses using open source OS

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OSS

The use of open-source operating systems in enterprise servers is growing in Japan, with companies citing low introduction costs as the main factor for adoption, according to a recent report by the Japanese government.

Debian struggling with security

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Security

Linux distributor is falling behind rivals in releasing security updates, due to server configuration problems and manpower shortages

Sasser worm suspect goes on trial

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Legal

German teenager responsible for the Sasser computer worm pandemic goes on trial Tuesday. He faces charges of computer sabotage, data manipulation and disruption of public systems.

China joins global effort to can spam

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Security

The Beijing government has joined the effort to fight spam by adopting the London Action Plan on International Spam Enforcement Collaboration, it emerged yesterday.

Man convicted for chipping Xbox

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Legal

A 22-year-old man has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for modifying a video games console.

9 PC makers, retailers to help AMD in lawsuit against Intel

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Legal

Nine out of the 32 PC manufacturers and retailers to which AMD has sent letters seeking support in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel say they are willing to assist AMD.

More Computer Classes Urged for Kids

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Misc

Even in a nation where most every school has Internet access and computer use often starts by nursery school, teachers of technology see a warning message flashing.

My Kinda Gal: KateOS 2.1

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Linux
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KateOS 2.1 was released on June 21 and you knew tuxmachines was gonna take a look. Originally based on Slackware, KateOS has evolved into it's own wonderful distribution. Full featured, ready to go out of the box, and with updateos, KateOS could very well replace your current distro of choice. By way of introduction, I quote the site: "Kate OS is a Polish lightweight distribution. It is a multitasking operating system, which brings all that is necessary for: programmers, webmasters, administrators and home users. The most important Kate OS features are high efficiency, safety, reliability and low system requirements." It didn't take long to realize that Kate was my kinda gal. I was in love.

Teenager slain for his iPod portable music player

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Misc

Two teenagers were under arrest Sunday on suspicion of killing another teen for his iPod portable music player, police said.

Famed HP garage returning to glory

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Hardware

For the past year, HP has been restoring the Palo Alto home that birthed both the company and Silicon Valley's garage start-up culture.

Downloading not unethical

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Sci/Tech

Two-thirds of U.S. college students see nothing unethical about downloading digital copyrighted files without paying, a survey found.

War of the Worlds passes $200 million worldwide

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Movies

"War of the Worlds" took in more than $200 million worldwide in its first four days in release, with foreign grosses slightly larger than domestic box-office.

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