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Story FreeBSD turns 20 years old srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 6:01pm
Story Mandriva Linux: Which Fork Is Right for You? srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 5:58pm
Story Red Hat Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 5:57pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 5:50pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 513 srlinuxx 24/06/2013 - 3:09pm
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Story Puppy don't preach - Slacko and Precise head on! srlinuxx 23/06/2013 - 8:12pm
Story @ phoronix srlinuxx 23/06/2013 - 8:07pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 23/06/2013 - 7:57pm

Give Us Your Thoughts on Windows

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Be included in an upcoming issue of PC Magazine!

We're looking for readers to tell us what they think of Windows, past and present.

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Does Intel's Dominance Hurt Consumers?

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Hardware

While chip makers AMD and Intel duke it out in the industry's latest antitrust battle, users are left with some questions. Whether achieved legally or illegally, has Intel's overwhelming domination of the chip market made PCs more or less expensive?

Maturing net growing more slowly

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Web

After years of huge increases, the rate at which net traffic is growing is slowing down, say analysts.

'Linux' trademark doesn't matter, says Stallman

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Linux

Richard Stallman, chair of the Free Software Foundation, said on Thursday that the Linux trademark fracas in Australia has distracted attention away from the real issue — that of freedom to distribute and change software.

FCC grants 30-day extension in 911 ruling

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Sci/Tech

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was extending by 30 days a deadline for Internet telephone companies to tell customers about 911 emergency calling or shut off their service.

Survey: Apps Availability Drives OS Choice

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OS

Rackspace is a leading Web hosting company which, with about half of its enterprise customers using Linux and the other half using Windows, surveyed its users to find out why they chose one operating system over the other.

Bloom, Aniston voted most desired celebs to chat with online

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Orlando Bloom and Jennifer Aniston are the celebrities American singles would most like to stumble across in an online chat room, according to a recent survey.

The GIMP threatens PIN number security

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Security

This must be a first: Linux image manipulation programme the GIMP has been fingered as a possible tool in uncovering people's PIN numbers as sent through the post.

Keepin Ya Posted: SUSE Linux 10.0b3

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SUSE
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Well, the hits just keep on coming with the Beta 3 release of OpenSUSE's SUSE Linux 10.0. As with Mandriva's 2006 Beta 3, most of the changes are under the hood. The Changelog is quite extensive and it looks like the OpenSUSE developers have been very very busy.

Open Source: A Way of Developing, Distributing, and Licensing Software

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Since the beginning of the software industry, nearly every software company in the world has followed the same business model. Today, however, that model is being challenged by a new paradigm: open source.

Chinese Web sites used to target U.S. systems-report

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Security

Web sites in China are being used as a staging ground for attacks on computer networks in the U.S. Defense Department and other agencies.

OSDL right to reject Windows/Linux TCO study

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OSS

"The bottom line is this: Microsoft has constantly created studies showing Windows cheaper to use than Linux. The problem here is that it is possible to skew a study to a known end by manipulating the variables so some factors are downplayed, while others are increased."

Intel looking to develop Linux version of Viiv

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Hardware

Intel is currently working with software developers to design middleware application software for the Linux operating system (OS) for its Viiv consumer PC platform to reduce the cost.

Full Cell chip specs released

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Hardware

The full specs for the upcoming Cell processor have been released. The four companies developing the new chip finally provided all the details, following hints in February and sneak glimpses earlier this month.

How to read Linux reviews

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Linux

Some readers seem to expect journalists to hide the dirty laundry of poorly designed software and badly supported hardware. No professional reviewer owes the free software/open source/Linux/BSD/GNU/whatever community a softball review for the sake of advocacy.

Pearl Jam goes digital for live bootleg series

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Web

Already at the forefront of issuing authorized "live bootlegs" of its shows, Pearl Jam will on September 1 launch its own digital download store via its official Web site.

NYC subway gets $212m high-tech anti-terror scanners

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Sci/Tech

Thousands of cameras and sensors will be installed at platforms and subway stations as part of a sophisticated electronic surveillance and threat detection infrastructure, while mobile phone coverage will be extended underground across the public transport network to aid communications in any emergency situation.

China's Linux industry considers mega-merger

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Linux

A major reorganization is in the works for China's open-source software industry, with discussions under way over how local Linux vendors and industry organizations can cooperate more closely -- including the possibility of a merger between several of the country's top Linux companies.

Intel VIIV mystery apparently solved

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Hardware

We now know how to pronounce it! Intel officially launched its new Viiv brand today at the Intel Developer Forum. As we noted earlier, it's targeted at the living room PC, and is geared towards making the PC work like any other piece of consumer electronics. From Intel's press release:

Technology feels the chill

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Misc

Just weeks after the US supreme court ruled against filesharing network Grokster, legal experts and industry insiders say the verdict is having a chilling effect on US technological innovation.

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