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|Story||An office suite for people :)||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 10:43pm|
|Story||Konqueror tips and tricks||srlinuxx||1||27/10/2009 - 9:37pm|
|Story||Five Interesting GIMP Filters||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 8:07pm|
|Story||It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 8:05pm|
|Story||KDE 4, please integrate 10 Administrative tools!||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 5:43pm|
|Story||Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2: KDE 4.3 Experience||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 5:42pm|
|Story||Mozilla releases SeaMonkey 2.0||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 5:40pm|
|Story||Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 5:38pm|
|Story||X.Org 7.5 released||srlinuxx||27/10/2009 - 5:32pm|
|Story||Ubuntu readies the Karmic Koala||srlinuxx||5||27/10/2009 - 5:26pm|
Thanks to a surge in demand for steel, the Internet and Scandinavian sofas, there are some new names among the very richest of the world's billionaires.
The billionaires are richer and more numerous for the second straight year, but the No. 1 spot is unchanged — Microsoft founder Bill Gates led the list for the 11th year in a row with a net worth of $46.5 billion, slightly less than his $46.6 billion last year.
Since [the Holy Father] posted his address more than 20,000 emails have shown up in his in tray between March 1 to March 3. The INQ inbox had about the same number of emails during the same people, but they were trying to sell us stuff.
Companies who choose open source software over Windows for their enterprise resource planning tend to be surprised by the absence of crashes, according to users and vendors. A company that migrated from Microsoft Windows to Linux on the desktop has praised the open source operating system's stability.
The pressure from Capitol Hill on corporate America to clean up its act with regard to safeguarding sensitive customer information continues to increase, as Sen. Jon Corzine said Thursday that he plans to introduce a new bill next week that will require corporate officers to attest that their companies have adequate measures in place to secure customers' personal data.
Epic Games, one of the world's leading developers of cutting-edge computer and video games and the pioneer of the award-winning Unreal® Engine, today announced that its Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools will be used in games developed by and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
GAINWARD MADE some noises about its two 6800 Ultra PCIe cards connected with a single water cooler and [theinquirer] managed to grab a picture of it.
Microsoft to buy Groove Networks
Microsoft Corp. said it plans to acquire Groove Networks Inc., a Massachusetts company founded by Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie, who will join the Redmond company as chief technical officer.
The deal, announced this morning, adds to Microsoft's portfolio of software used by workers to collaborate remotely -- an area that Bill Gates this week called "one of the big frontiers" for potential growth of the company's Office product line. Groove, in which Microsoft had already been an investor, makes a program called Virtual Office that runs on Windows.
"Those of us who like a few pints already know that beer fights cancer and is an absolute life-saver in an avalanche emergency situation, but what about the apparently proven effect of ale on the old waistline, eh?
After all, anyone who has ever been on a package holiday to the Spanish costas can attest to the terrifying expansion of the British male's belly in response to a few hundred gallons of San Miguel...
Interesting Spam: Old school Ascii art making a comeback?
"Two days ago I got my first Ascii spam which is undoubtedly just another technique to get past email filters. The spam consists of the staples, forged To: and From: with the intended recipient on the BCC. Then it starts its HTML tags, and uses the PRE tags to format the Ascii text so that it views correctly in a variety of email clients."
Link with pictures.
Australia's music industry piracy investigations unit has raided an Internet service provider in Perth in what it says is the first Australian assault on the use of BitTorrent technology for copyright infringement.
A report by Ross Koppel of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, told the Journal of the American Medical Association that using computers to prescribe drugs has helped doctors curb dangerous errors caused by messy handwriting and bureaucratic mishaps.
"The computers that brought Gollum, the Balrog and Middle Earth to life are now available to work for hire.
The computers used to create special effects for the Lord of the Rings films are becoming an on-demand processing centre.
The cluster of 1,008 computers in New Zealand can now be hired on a per hour, per processor basis."
"The Waltham, Massachusetts-based software vendor's Linux desktop migration began in 2004 and overachieved on its phase-one goals, the company's chief information officer, Debra Anderson told ComputerWire.
"This year we're moving more aggressively," Anderson said. "We want to get 100% of Novell on a Linux desktop, including dual-boot, and the second part is to drive a single Linux image and have 80% by the end of the year turn off Windows.""
Mammoth PCB for Mammoth Performance
"ENTHUSIAST website Xtremesystems has yet another exclusive after the Athlon 4200+, with a photo of an Asus card featuring two Dual Geforce 6800 Ultra on a huge blue PCB. It's not known whether the card will actually be shipped or if it is a demonstration card."
"Director Quentin Tarantino is in talks to write and direct a new instalment in the Friday the 13th horror franchise, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film-maker will reportedly meet executives from New Line Cinema this week to discuss the 12th film in the long-running 'stalk and slash' series."
"A 17-year-old lad who admitted ripping off people by selling them non-existent goods via eBay could be jailed.
Judge Roderick Denyer told the teenager at a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday: "I take an extremely serious view of defrauding on the eBay and it clearly raises the possibility of a custodial sentence.""
"A few years ago when companies began introducing their pre-modded computer cases, it is safe to say that the majority of the enthusiast community was quite excited to see something unique being brought to the market. These new cases were aimed at the person that did not possess the skills or have the time required to perform tedious case mods. Up until that point, all computer users had available were basic, bland beige (or similar "colored") cases to store their precious system components. These new cases brought along some attractive and interesting concepts and designs. Aluminum, instead of steel, and high quality construction became the norm. Gradually these wonderful designs began to change. Either the market became flooded with hundreds of pre-modded cases or the manufacturers started taking advantage of the community and began producing rather shameful, mostly steel cases, wrapped in monstrous looking plastic shells."
"Three top members of a global computer piracy network admitted Thursday that they shuttled millions of dollars in computer games, movies and software around the world through a coded system of Web sites and chat rooms."
"The men pleaded guilty in U.S. District court to federal copyright charges, becoming the first Americans convicted in what the Justice Department said was the largest-ever investigation of software piracy."
"Speaking at the Evans Data developer conference in San Jose, California, Brian Behlendorf said that "good" open source software is more likely to result from projects that are not dominated by the interests of one group or person."
"The next installment of Windows will act as the cornerstone in Microsoft's ongoing battle with IBM and Linux. When the next version of Microsoft's operating system eventually launches, it will be into an environment unlike any faced by its predecessors."