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Mandriva 2006 Beta 2 is Looking Goood

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Beta 2 hit the mirrors about 24 hours ago and so what's new? The most notable and easily noticed is the new theme. The new professional theme runs throughout the installer and installed Mandriva system. It's even in the kdm login screen as well as the kde and gnome splash screens. It's a wonderfully classy theme featuring a nice tasteful penguin on an attractive blue backdrop. Kudos, kudos Mandriva. Now that's what I'm talking about! Finally they listened to the masses and I think they've just about got it right.

Waking from open source dream

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Something has happened to the open-source software movement. It is losing some of the intellectual purity that first drew in the ponytail crowd. It is being subverted to the interests of bigger technology companies.

Techies face off at Golden Penguin Bowl

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Pencil pushers and programmers from Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. faced off this week for the greatest of geek glories: the Golden Penguin Bowl.

QuakeCon 2005 open for business

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Fans of id Software's classic first-person shooter series have made their annual pilgrimage to Texas to try their hands at tournaments, case modification contests, and the get the first look at Quake 4's multiplayer modes.

Scientific Imaging: The Art Of Data

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Sci/Tech

Thin orange and blue lines swirl above a surface of colored cones, outlining a hollow cylinder. Suddenly a cluster of red dots gathers in the middle of the cylinder, spinning around furiously and gathering force with each rotation.

Google's Boycott Misses the Mark

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Google is all for googling, as long as you don't google a Google executive. The real loser is Google.

New Blank Keyboard for Geeks Only

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Reviews

Typing on a Das Keyboard is a lot like typing on any other computer keyboard - except the keys are blank. Most people, especially those who rely on the slow but steady hunt-and-peck technique, might consider that a problem.

French students to get Linux CDs

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Linux Live CDs are to be distributed to thousands of secondary school students in a government-funded initiative.

Police Shut Down Movie Web Site

A Web site that let users exchange pirated moves has been shut down and its four creators have been arrested, Spanish police said Thursday.

KDE4 - understanding the buzz.

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There has been a great deal of buzz lately about KDE4 and especially Plasma. People are talking excitedly about what KDE4 will bring. Almost no progress has been made that's clear to the casual observer. So what really is happening?

Perens thumps OSDL patent pact

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The patent pool being built by the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is useless in the defence against Microsoft, according to open source activist Bruce Perens speaking at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco.

Ex-Worldcom financial chief gets 5 years

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Ex-WorldCom Inc. financial chief Scott Sullivan, the government's star witness at the trial of former Chief Executive Bernard Ebbers, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison for assisting in the $11 billion business fraud at the company.

Quantum computer closer to development

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Government physicists say they`ve used charged atoms to demonstrate a quantum physics version of computer memory lasting longer than 10 seconds.

Red Hat calls for patent truce

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Red Hat has called on Microsoft to promise publicly and in writing not to use software patents against users and individual developers of open source software.

Hackers bring OS X Intel to PCs - video

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Hackers have managed to crack Mac OS X for Intel to make it work on non-approved PC hardware. Macbidouille has even published a video clip showing the exploit.

Hot Coffee flushed with new patch

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The blistering caused by the Hot Coffee drama in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may have caused irreparable damage to some virgin eyes, but a new patch from the controversial developer is hoping to ease some of the pain.

KDE 3.5 Alpha 1 Finally on FTP

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To begin the KDE 3.5 release cycle, I uploaded KDE 3.5 Alpha 1 to the FTP servers. We're facing some trouble that is typical for an Alpha release, but it also brings some nice KDE 3.5 features to your desktop.

Customizing FVWM

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HowTos

FVWM, the F Virtual Windows Manager, is a window manager for computers running the X Window System. FVWM is light and fast, and you can customize it to meet your needs, and apply these customizations throughout your organization.

Jury Deliberates in Computer Theft Trial

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A federal jury began deliberations Wednesday in the trial of an accused computer data thief in one of the largest federal computer theft cases.

Solar system's first triple asteroid system found

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The solar system's first triple asteroid system has been found, boosting predictions that such systems result from collisions between asteroids.

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