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Story OpenSUSE 11.2 the Perfect KDE Distribution srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 4:44pm
Story Audio Production in Linux srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 4:43pm
Story Let’s all be overjoyed about Windows 7 srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 3:08pm
Story Even The Open Source Community Gets Overly Restrictive At Times srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 3:07pm
Story Beware Open Source Encryption srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 3:05pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News #94 is out srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 3:03pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 12:03am
Story few howtos: srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 11:51pm
Story Why Adobe likes open source srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 10:35pm
Story Game of the Day - Neverball srlinuxx 23/10/2009 - 10:31pm

Latest On the Browser Wars

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Charles Cooper at news.com shares some of his experiences at the RSA Conference and thoughts on the IE - Firefox war. He says, "So there I was trying my best to get a midlevel Microsoft manager to take the bait. 'Does Microsoft now feel confident it's found a way to slow the rise of Firefox--maybe even win back some lost customers?' Instead I was left high and dry."

IBM Pledges $100 Million for Linux

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Linux

IBM announced today that it will spend $100 million over the next several years developing linux applications for it's enterprize desktop offerings. vnunet is quoted as saying, "According to Big Blue, its expanded Linux support will help customers build Linux-based enterprise infrastructures. It aims to enable products and applications to run on a variety of operating systems, including Linux."

This Week at the Movies: Hitch & The Aviator

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Movies
Reviews
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Martin Scorsese's The Aviator turned out to be an insightful look into passions and madness of millionaire and self-proclaimed aviator Howard Hughes. The movie starts...

Is PCLOS 8.1 Close?

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PCLOS
-s

A little birdie told me that PCLinuxOS pre-8.1 might be getting real close to being released.

Do You Have an Xbox?

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Microsoft

If you own a M$ Xbox you may want to read this article from the Chicago Tribune summarizing a power cord failure that could cause injury and even fire. This article includes a phone number to get your replacement cord. I'm more glad than ever we use a Playstation2. Big Grin

A Week with KDE 3.4beta2

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Reviews
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Amidst all the interest in kde's 3.4beta2, introductions and screenshots were popping up all over the net, including my own. The latest from osnews is giving a quick overview of some of the newer features and their preliminary experiences. However after running the beta for about a week I must say

Security Showdown: Back & Forth

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Linux
Microsoft
Security

Battles continue today in the M$ security war. Yesterday news began circulating that M$ Windows2003 server was found to be more secure than Redhat Enterprise. I'm skeptical until details of the study are released, as apparently they used the criteria of

Interview with Bill Gates

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abcnews has a transcript of the Peter Jennings interview with Sat^H^HBill Gates. I'd like to throw in some clever jabs and sarcastic remarks, but truth is I couldn't make it past the "Security is,

Study Find Open Source More Secure

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OSS

Well, duh? ACM Queue has published a summary of a study on open source vs. proprietary software. The study finds that the open source projects are advantageous due to "the existence of a large pool of testers and developers facilitates debugging and the true peer review of the code results in better code." On the down side

Whoops: KDE fliccd Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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KDE
Security

"Erik Sjölund has reported some vulnerabilities in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and potentially by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system."

M$ Plans more Secure Browser :roll:

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Microsoft

This story has been all over the internet, and one can't seem to click a newsite anywhere without seeing it. Seems microsoft has changed it's mind in it's previous announcement of not offering an upgrade/update to it's browser until the release of it's new Windows version in last 2006 or 2007.

The Myth of Linux Security

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Linux

Tony Lock has written an article quoting Nick McGrath's allegations that Linux security is a myth. McGrath states that the lack of viruses for Linux is also a myth. Lock agrees that there has been malicious code released against Linux lately, but doesn't cite his source or give examples. In the end Lock writes, "Security and Linux may be a myth, but no more so than for any other operating system" but then concludes

Review of PCLOS

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PCLOS
Reviews

guiLINUX is running a review of the much admired and trusted PCLinuxOS complete with beautiful screenshots detailing how easy the harddrive installation and complete the default install is. Gabbman concludes, "My hope is that I have inspired someone to have the freedom of choice to find a Desktop that works for them in a easy to use manor as it does for me. That is the power of Linux, the freedom to choose."

IBM Sets Its Sights on Linux Software

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Linux

"Company hopes to encourage more software vendors to build apps for the alternative OS."

Danes accused Microsoft of blackmail

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Microsoft

"U.S. software producer Microsoft is trying to blackmail Copenhagen by threatening to shut a Danish unit."

Coolest Homepage Yet!

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Web

Am I the only one who thinks this is the coolest homepage yet? Click on the software link to find that he is indeed one of us. Big Grin

ut2004 Update Out

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Gaming

In case you missed it, as I did, it was announced on linuX-gamers.net that icculus has released a linux version of patch 3354. You can read the story here or get the patch here.

HA! rm -rf Contest at Mad Penguin

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Linux
Humor

Hilarious! Mad Penguin is holding a contest to determine the fastest system meltdown using rm -rf. Too funny. There was an interesting thread on the gentoo forums not too long ago along those lines.

Cheech and Chong Didn't Inhale?

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Movies

Oh no, say it isn't so! The heros, the icons of my youth are now giving in to this "don't smoke, don't drink, don't have sex" mentality our culture has become to say they didn't really smoke marijuana while filming their famed hit movies of the 70's and 80's. tsck tsck. What's next? Homer didn't really drink beer ... oh wait...

Atari Plans New Matrix Title

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Gaming

Atari is planning to release another video game based on The Matrix Trilogy just in time for Christmas. Their 2003 title Enter the Matrix sold approximately 6 million copies. I found Enter the Matrix to disjointed and far removed from it's namesake. The storyline, if you can call it that, was hard to follow, the goal was unclear, and the "action scenes" were boring and repetitive. I hope for more with The Matrix: Path of Neo".

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