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Story Unix and Linux: a bit of history srlinuxx 16/11/2011 - 1:10am
Story Almost openSUSE 12.1 srlinuxx 16/11/2011 - 1:08am
Poll Fav Distro (nov '11) srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 10:40pm
Story KDE vs. Trinity: Is One Really Better? srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 10:22pm
Story Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 is here srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 10:20pm
Story Ubuntu 11.11 is the new Mac OS X ? srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 10:11pm
Blog entry Sonic the Hedgehog went OpenSource? fieldyweb 15/11/2011 - 9:43pm
Story Linux Foundation Announces Four New Members srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 7:51pm
Story Puppy 5.3 "Slacko" - Slackware With Added Woof srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 7:50pm
Story Mozilla Adopts Real Life Firefoxes srlinuxx 15/11/2011 - 7:47pm

TSA Broke Privacy Laws

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Security

The Transportation Security Administration violated privacy protections by secretly collecting personal information on at least 250,000 people, congressional investigators said Friday.

"Hot Coffee" Still Burning Take Two

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Gaming

US analysts have warned that Take Two may face investigations from the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission after the company reduced its Q3 revenue guidance by $40 million in the wake of the Hot Coffee scandal.

Apache OK to use Web services spec

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation can use the WS-Security specification in its open source Axis SOAP stack, an Apache official said on Friday.

Is there method in M$'s security buys?

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Microsoft

While there is a great deal of hoopla around M$'s acquisitions of security companies, what is more important is to see what they make of them. They also signal that Microsoft's own development efforts are falling short.

Hackers hit University of Colorado

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Security

University of Colorado students and employees were warned of possible fraud and identity theft after hackers hit two of the school`s computer servers.

NASA Develops Stackable Linux SBCs For Planetary Rovers

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Sci/Tech

NASA is developing SBCs (Single Board Computers) for a "reconfigurable scalable computing" project, which NASA plans to use in future planetary rovers and mining vehicles.

UK Police ask for tough new powers

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Misc

PM told of need for three-month detention of suspects and crackdown on websites, computers, and encryption keys.

Retracing spam steps could halt mass emails

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Security

The deluge of spam that pours into email inboxes each day could by curtailed using software that learns to identify the routes taken by unwanted messages, researchers say.

Web Users Are Just Chasing Cheesecake

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Web

Quick, what do Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Lindsay Lohan have in common? No, it's not some smarmy Hollywood playboy or the same plastic surgeon. These ladies are three of the most searched-for names on the Internet.

Police swoop on 300 email scammers

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Security

Spanish police have carried out a mass raid on email scammers, arresting over 300 people at 166 locations.

Yahoo Firefox toolbar reaches Mac and Linux

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Moz/FF

Yahoo! has followed in Google's footsteps by making its toolbar available on three popular desktop operating systems. The availability of such applications on Firefox is further evidence of the growing importance of the open source browser.

Last Man Standing 1.0 released!

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Gaming

Well here it is! Our first Official release of the mod! If you have not checked out our mod before, this is definitely the version to try! There are new maps, new weapons, tons of features, tons of bug fixes, so much stuff! Check out the readme for more details of the changes in this release.

Google site 'used by drug gang'

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Web

Ten people have been arrested in Brazil after authorities discovered them allegedly using Google's online community site, Orkut, to sell drugs.

Bush creates new post to fight global piracy

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Misc

President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year.

Sony gets Unreal 3 engine for PS3

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Gaming

SONY HAS been rather excited to tell us all that they’ve licensed the technology for the Unreal 3 engine from developers Epic Games.

AMD's battle with Intel to go West?

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Legal

AMD vs Intel AMD's legal action against Intel in the US District Court of Delaware could up stumps and move to the US District of Northern California, if plaintiffs already engaged in proceedings against Intel have their way.

KDE Plugin in the Official OpenOffice.org Packages

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KDE

A year and a half after launching the KDE.OpenOffice.org Integration Project, the KDE plugin with the Native Widget Framework has become part of the official OpenOffice.org development packages.

More problems for Windows, Internet Explorer users

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Security

"We've received reports that the color management module ICC profile buffer overflow vulnerability has exploit code available and is being used out in the wild," ISC said on its Web site.

Financial Companies Lead Linux Charge

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OSS

Open-source zealots may continue to play a part in instigating the spread of Linux across the European continent, nearly 14 years after Linus Torvalds hatched the operating system in Finland. But private corporations and public-sector users in Europe typically cite pragmatic reasons for taking up the open-source operating system. They point to price and performance benefits. They want freedom to swap out hardware. They find the operating system reliable. They like its flexibility.

yum! raspBerry 0.60

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Linux
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Berry Linux is a livecd based on Fedora Core with updates and Japanese language support. Version 0.60 was released today utilizing a 2.6.12 kernel, kde 3.4.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0(beta) and gcc 4.0. ...and a cute kitty cat wallpaper.

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