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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 3:52pm
Story Closed Design or No Design? Something is better than nothing. srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:47am
Story first experience with Archlinux srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:46am
Story IMDb Turns 19 - Older Than The Web Browser srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:43am
Story coupla file recovery apps srlinuxx 18/10/2009 - 11:42am
Story Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.1 (LAMP) falko 18/10/2009 - 11:04am
Story today's leftovers and howtos: srlinuxx 1 18/10/2009 - 7:22am
Blog entry In Search of KDE 4 srlinuxx 12 18/10/2009 - 12:18am
Story Another Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Review srlinuxx 1 18/10/2009 - 12:14am
Story Practical PDF-ing in Linux srlinuxx 17/10/2009 - 10:09pm

LexisNexis profiles theft worse than reported

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Security

Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said today.

Music Group to Sue Students Over Downloads

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Legal

The Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group for the largest labels, said it will file federal lawsuits Wednesday against 405 students at 18 colleges with access to the Internet2 network. The Motion Picture Association of America said it will file an unspecified number of lawsuits against Internet2 users.

OpenOffice Confirms Buffer Overflow Flaw

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Security

The OpenOffice.org community on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a potentially serious heap-overflow vulnerability in its freely distributed office productivity suite.

Mandriva Release Delayed

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MDV

Details are sketchy at this time, however Mandriva is reportedly delayed due to some kernel issues. More on this as it develops.

LEGO Star Wars Mini-Movie

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Movies

Meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca and Yoda the Jedi Master as you've never seen them before in LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick! teehee

How Google Threatens French Culture

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Web

In response to Google's effort to add major American libraries to it's database, French National Library's president, Jean-Noel Jeanneney responded. In a Jan. 23 article in the newspaper, Le Monde, entitled "When Google Challenges Europe," he warned of "the risk of a crushing domination by America in the definition of the idea that future generations will have of the world."

Virtual reality, real ingenuity

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Sci/Tech

The Office of Naval Research recently helped solve a simple, yet serious, problem facing Marines deployed overseas: How do you train on weapons systems when live-fire training opportunities and ammunition are at a premium? With ingenuity, virtual reality, and a blowtorch.

Apple bloggers get press support

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Mac
Legal

Eight US newspapers and the Associated Press agency have thrown their support behind three bloggers sued by Apple.

Other Security Advisories

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Security
  • Gentoo update for phpmyadmin

  • SUSE update for kdelibs3

  • Mambo zOOm Media Gallery Module "catid" SQL Injection

KDE kdelibs PCX Image Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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KDE
Security

Bruno Rohee has reported a higthly critical vulnerability in KDE kdelibs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Another "Linux is more secure than windows" Story

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Linux
Microsoft

We all know that Linux is vastly more secure than Windows no matter which way you slice it. So even when a nice highly publicized study shows the opposite, we take it with a grain of salt. But it never hurts to have one in our favor. A new study shows Linux more secure according to surveyed IT managers.

$10,000 for Moore's Law Mag

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Hardware

Intel has posted a "Want it Now" Ebay ad for an original copy of Electronics Magazine that contained the first print of Moore's Law. They are offering $10000US for a mint first edition, originally published in April 1965. Go starting digging around your garage!

Intel Beats AMD to dual chip ship

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Hardware

It has been reported that Intel has shipped the first of it's dual core chips beating AMD by about a week. AMD expects to begin shipping next week. By the end of next year, both chip makers will introduce dual-core parts for all three PC markets -- notebooks, desktop and servers.

Legislation to prevent federal Internet tax

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Web

A U.S. senator said today that he will soon introduce a bill that would prevent Congress from extending a long-standing telecommunications tax to Internet access.

Rootkit Web sites fall to DDOS attack

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Security

Two prominent Web sites that specialize in remote access software known as "rootkits" have been taken offline by a large distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. The take-down was allegedly ordered by a shadowy group of hackers and rootkit authors who took offense to criticisms of their software posted on the sites.

Crucial Gizmo!

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Hardware
Reviews

Flash disks are progressing because of their high speed and ease of use, they are similar to small hard disk drives that fit into your pocket and you can simply and quickly utilize by placing them into an USB slot. Crucial took a step forward with their Gizmo! Hi-Speed 512MB USB Flash Drive. Let us put the new Flash drive to the test and see what the little Gizmo drive can really do.

Net users learn to live with spam

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Security

Net users are as annoyed as ever about spam, but seem to be getting used to it, says a report.

Electronic Passports May Make Americans Targets

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Security

Remotely readable RFID chips in the new passports could introduce privacy and security risks.

Microsoft Settles to Gateway $150 Million

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Microsoft
Legal

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, agreed to pay personal-computer company Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to resolve antitrust claims.

And in other M$ legal news: Microsoft files eight lawsuits over counterfeiting.

Mandriva 10.2 Out Tomorrow?

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MDV

"still planned for Tuesday, as per the wiki...however, warly might have done the final images by now, not sure..."

warly answers, "I will try to update [something], but the iso are mostly final now, I only need to fix that indexhtml package.

I hope to have the final ISO by tomorrow morning."

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