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Story Microsoft Buys Open Source ReactOS For $12.3 Billion srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 8:46pm
Story Delaying GNOME 3.0, again srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 6:23pm
Story Lady Gaga goes gaga over Ubuntu srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 6:22pm
Story A dark new future Compiz srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 6:19pm
Story Richard M Stallman Says Its Linux Not GNU/Linux srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 6:13pm
Story The Canterbury Project srlinuxx 2 01/04/2011 - 6:11pm
Story Your Chance to Win KDE srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 3:30pm
Story Slackware Linux 1.0 Released srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 3:07pm
Story pclinuxos taken down for piracy srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 3:05pm
Story Microsoft turns to Linux srlinuxx 01/04/2011 - 3:00pm

Community Debates M$'s Open-Source Agenda

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Microsoft

Analysts and insiders-including Linus Torvalds-say they think that Microsoft's move to start a dialogue with the open-source community shows that the company is recognizing that open source has real, lasting value.

Mini-Review of A mini slack

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Linux
Reviews
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Slax Popcorn Edition v 5.0.5

Contained in 124 MB is Slackware scaled down. An attractive desktop experience was had by all. The popcorn edition is a smaller version containing XFCE and Fluxbox as opposed to KDE and is said to be able to run from an usb flash drive. It comes with Firefox for browsing, thunderbird for email and gaim for instant messaging in addition to the file tools included with XFCE and the underlying linux os foundation.

Red Hat Creates Fedora Foundation

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Linux

Red Hat Inc. has decided to hand over control of the open-source Fedora Project, creating the new Fedora Foundation to manage the project.

Open source licence pruning about to begin

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OSS

As the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is readying a group to tackle the issues of licence proliferation, earlier proposals to solve the problem have fallen into disgrace.

Linux Muscles Into M$'s Space

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Linux
Microsoft

Is Linux a better choice for business than, say, a proprietary operating system such as Microsoft Windows? The debate, full of passion and conviction, rages on both sides of this issue.

With Linux, the uptime is high, the price is low, and the flexibility is amazing.

Nothing Says Hot Like Babes Wearing Shiny Plastic

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Hardware

The use of booth babes in trade shows is nothing new. However, Computex uses booth babes for more than just decoration. Unlike other trade shows where the girls just stand around and look good, the babes are Computex can be divided into four working groups.

Sony cracks down on PSP importers

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Gaming

A legal fight is brewing in Britain between Sony and the grey-market importers who are selling its highly sought-after PlayStation Portable device ahead of the official Sept. 1 European launch date.

'Pepsi Smash' to show on Yahoo

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Web

If you can`t make it on television, you might want to try "Yahoo!"

Net porn plan labelled 'obscene'

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Web

The creation of the .xxx net domain has come under fire from net veterans.

Group revives effort to define spyware

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Security

Anti-spyware software makers are taking another shot at creating a definition of spyware, this time with help from consumer organizations.

I may not know how to define spy-ware, but I know it when I see it!

Geek My House: Building a Kitchen PC

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Hardware

From the same people that brought you Build an $800 Gaming PC, now present The Kitchen PC. "A sprinkle of this and a spinkle of that..."

Building a Mandriva 2005 Desktop

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MDV
HowTos

A first-timers guide to installing and configuring Mandriva Linux

Quake 4 Screenshots

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Gaming

Currently in development by Raven Software in cooperation with id Software, QUAKE 4 is the first game to utilize id Software's revolutionary DOOM 3 technology.

Nvidia to unveil next-gen GPU

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Hardware

Graphics manufacturer to present its new chip and give live demonstrations at San Francisco launch event in three weeks.

PlayStation 3 to launch without bundled hard disk?

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Gaming

Sony Computer Entertainment's chief technology officer Masayuki Chatani has cast doubt on the company's plans to include a hard disk unit in the PlayStation 3's launch package next spring.

Forging an anti-terrorism search tool

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Misc

Google is the No. 1 free tool to snoop on friends or strangers. But government agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration are investing in a new search engine being developed at the University of Buffalo to do some of their more sensitive detective work.

M$ vs. Linux: Execs Talk Detente

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Linux
Microsoft

Microsoft has invited Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, to start a constructive dialogue. Tiemann says he'll take the offer at face value but calls it an "attempt to quell an internal civil war" at Microsoft.

M$ Says MSN Site Hacked in S. Korea

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Microsoft

Microsoft acknowledged Thursday that hackers booby-trapped its popular MSN Web site in South Korea to try to steal passwords from visitors. The company said it was unclear how many Internet users might have been victimized.

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One Fine Trick

Those cute Southpark icons on the right of his desktop represent folks in his instant messenger list. They change coloration to indicate their online status. Ain't that the neato-ist thing?

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