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Story Mozilla: We're more than just Firefox, you know srlinuxx 22/12/2011 - 7:00pm
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Story Why Java Isn't Dead On Ubuntu srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 11:04pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.2 (Part 5) - Drivers srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 11:01pm
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Story Reinventing the open source wheel srlinuxx 21/12/2011 - 4:43pm
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Story Firefox 9 delivers "30% speed boost" srlinuxx 2 21/12/2011 - 10:57am

Music to My Eyes

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GameSpy is running an introduction to the Doom3 expansion pack, Resurrection of Evil, due out April 5, 2005. That's right, in just over a month, not a year and a month. Big Grin

"One of the most popular sections of DOOM 3 was the ancient civilization area introduced towards the end of the game, and that's basically where the expansion begins.

ID Thieves Robbing the Cradle

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The Seattle Times is running an interesting piece on a new trend of targetting children and young adults by identity thieves. They contend it's because so many years may pass before it's discovered.

Open Source Getting More Attention

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Open source software seems to be becoming a buzz word and increasingly more trendy with mainstream companies.

KDE 3.4rc1 Announced?

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-s seems to be down, we hope temporarily. However, has announced the release of the release candidate by linking to the same mailing list post referred to previously. Articles and screenshots are beginning to appear...

Is KDE 3.4.0-rc1 out?

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Despite not being able to locate one word mentioned about it, seems there are source tarballs up on mirrors for KDE 3.4.0-rc1. We sure could have used an announcement on this slow news day. Big Grin

Linux Starts to Take a More Central IT Role

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"IT managers who once used Linux chiefly to support Web and file- and-print servers said at last week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo here that they're now running key applications and databases on Linux-based systems - a sign that the open-source software is penetrating deeper into corporate enterprises."

Who will take home the Gold?

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Or is he bronze? Who will win big on Oscars night? The 77th Annual Academy Awards will be airing Sunday, February 27 at 7:pm central time on ABC? Hey, this is like the superbowl to me!

Seems "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Aviator" are the major contenders for best picture as well as their directors, Scorsese and Eastwood, for best director. Other nominees for best picture are...

Slackware 10.1

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On February 7 Slackware released its 10.1 version of its famous linux distribution. With the death of one of my harddrives the other night and the resulting loss of 10.0, I finally found the time to give it a try.

IBM backs open-source Web software

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"IBM is putting its corporate heft behind a popular open-source Web development technology called PHP, in a move meant to reach out to a broader set of developers."

SCO and The Titanic

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Robin Bloor asks, "What's the difference between Edward John Smith, the Captain of the Titanic and Darl McBride, CEO and President of SCO.

Well, for one thing, Captain Smith didn't steer his doomed ship towards the iceberg, he hit it by accident."

aKademy 2005 Logo Contest Launched

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"The KDE project is looking for a great new logo for our biggest event of the year: The KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005, also known as aKademy 2005. This logo will be seen everywhere including websites, on t-shirts and in magazines."

Newest Vulnerabilities in php apps

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"Multiple vulnerabilities in two popular open-source projects-phpMyAdmin and phpBB-could put users at risk of cross-site scripting and information disclosure attacks, security researchers warned Thursday."

NVIDIA Unleashes 6800 Mobile GPU

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"NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra mobile GPU. Available immediately, the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra mobile GPU features unprecedented notebook gaming performance."

Nvidia to release 75 series driver

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Nvidia expects a lot from it

"WE KNOW that Nvidia plans to introduce a new driver very soon. The company is testing the 75.90 beta driver right now."

FBI Being Spoofed in Email

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"The FBI warned Tuesday that a computer virus is being spread through unsolicited e-mails that purport to come from the FBI."

Ebay Sued

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" EBay Inc. is being sued by a Pennsylvania man who charges that it illegally forces up prices when certain high bidders raise their maximum bid to guard against last-minute offers, an attorney for the plaintiffs said on Wednesday."

Mandrakesoft and Conectiva Merger

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"Mandrakesoft today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Conectiva, the number one Linux company in Brazil and Latin America. This acquisition is expected to increase significantly Mandrakesoft's size and R&D capabilities."

Big Bullies

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"A Dutch Web site claimed victory in a David-and-Goliath battle against Microsoft Corp. this week after the software vendor's AntiSpyware program flagged the Dutch company's home page as malicious content."

"Microsoft has agreed to compensate and apologize to the operator of Dutch directory site..."

Mini Mozilla marches on Windows mobiles

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"Minimo, the Mozilla browser for mobile devices, will debut on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system this summer, according to the Mozilla Foundation."

Lose Phone = Lose Friends

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The BBC news is reporting that "people are becoming so dependent on their mobile phones that one in three are concerned that losing their phone would mean they lose their friends."

"We're a nation of lazy so-and-sos," David Noone from Intervoice said."

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