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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
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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

Microsoft's IT security plans spark controversy

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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.

Linux: Ready, willing and able

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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.

EBay eyes open source

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OSS
Web

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.

PCLinuxOS Guided Tour

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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...

Predictions of Gloom and Doom

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Misc

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.

June Cleaver meets Fortune 500

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Misc

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..."

Experiences of a Linux Newbie

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Linux

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.

Hey Coool, a Virtual Tour

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Web

The Detroit News is carrying all the news of the entries in this year's Detroit Auto Show. In fact they even have virtual tour. Shooo, saves me a trip to Michigan! Tongue

Typing Style Can Be Password

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Security

"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."

New Robots More Humanlike

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Sci/Tech

"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."

Brightest Galactic Flash Ever Detected Hits Earth

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Sci/Tech

"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."

Legislation to regulate games

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Gaming

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.

Tex Says It's Ready

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Texstar's PCLinuxOS pre-8.1 is going to the mirrors soon. He is quoted as saying...

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
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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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KDE
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

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