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|Story||Review: PC-BSD 7.1.1||srlinuxx||26/10/2009 - 2:06pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #165||srlinuxx||26/10/2009 - 8:48am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||26/10/2009 - 1:31am|
|Story||Crafting a custom Metallica pinball table with Linux, love||srlinuxx||26/10/2009 - 1:28am|
|Story||What can we expect from 10.04 - Lucid Lynx?||srlinuxx||26/10/2009 - 1:25am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||26/10/2009 - 12:06am|
|Story||Initial thoughts on Ubuntu 9.10 beta||srlinuxx||25/10/2009 - 11:54pm|
|Story||Linux hits user nerve||srlinuxx||25/10/2009 - 10:15pm|
|Story||MythTV 0.22 & the database problem||srlinuxx||25/10/2009 - 9:09pm|
|Story||Good karma||srlinuxx||25/10/2009 - 9:07pm|
For 20 years, Microsoft Corp. has made the software on which hackers feast. Now, after three years of planning and several acquisitions, it's sending shudders through the industry as it prepares to move into the expanding market for security.
Some of the industry's most powerful vendors came to the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston last week with a simple message: Linux is ready for prime time.
"2005 will be a watershed year," Computer Associates International's new President and CEO John Swainson said in a keynote address.
Following a path laid by open source developers, eBay may open up some of its source code in order to quicken the pace of application development and open up new business opportunities.
As everyone has heard PCLinuxOS pre-8.1 was released officially yesterday. And in response we have posted our little screenshot presentation of this historical event. Please join me...
The Washington Post is reporting predictions of bad times ahead, weather- and atmosphere-wise. Quoting Loretta Mickley of Harvard University's Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, "If this model is correct, global warming would cause an increase in difficult days for those affected by ozone pollution, such as people suffering with respiratory illnesses like asthma and those doing physical labor or exercising outdoors," referring to a computer model used by climate scientists to predict weather and climate changes.
Spurred by the removal Carly Fiorina as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Amy Joyce of the Washington Post discusses the double standard women in business face. Barbara Gault states, "Women face a double standard in that if they are too accommodating and feminine, they are seen as weak. Too aggressive, it brings up negative associations for a lot of people..."
This post recounts the experiences of a newbie's first install and use of a Linux distribution. It seem aimed at the windows user, but a nice heart-warming little read. I think he hits on a good point, one which I tried to make to a co-worker just tonight, Linux isn't just commandline anymore.
"The way you type is as unique as your eye color or speech patterns and can be used instead of a password to protect your computer, researchers at Louisiana Tech and Penn State say."
"Scientists have developed three new robots that walk a lot like humans do. The androids, unveiled yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., are extremely efficient, using about the same amount of energy as a person out for a stroll does."
"A huge explosion halfway across the galaxy packed so much power it briefly altered Earth's upper atmosphere, astronomers said Friday. No known eruption beyond our solar system has ever appeared as bright upon arrival."
Gamespot is running a story reporting that proposed legislation would make it illegal for retailers in the state to sell or rent violent games to children under 17. Initially that sounds like it might be a good idea, but I can't help but to cringe each time another area of life becomes over-regulated.
Texstar's PCLinuxOS pre-8.1 is going to the mirrors soon. He is quoted as saying...
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 announced today that it will spend $100 million over the next several years developing linux applications for it's enterprize desktop offerings. vnunet is quoted as saying, "According to Big Blue, its expanded Linux support will help customers build Linux-based enterprise infrastructures. It aims to enable products and applications to run on a variety of operating systems, including Linux."
Martin Scorsese's The Aviator turned out to be an insightful look into passions and madness of millionaire and self-proclaimed aviator Howard Hughes. The movie starts...
A little birdie told me that PCLinuxOS pre-8.1 might be getting real close to being released.
Battles continue today in the M$ 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