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Story Top 10 Desktops, Linux Jobs, and Fedora 21 Wallpapers Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2014 - 7:57pm
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Non-English Domain Names Likely Delayed

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Concerns about "phishing" e-mail scams will likely delay the expansion of domain names beyond non-English characters, the chairman of the Internet's key oversight agency said Friday.

Firefox Advocate Site Hit by Hackers

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Web

Just as its share of the market nears 10 percent, Mozilla's SpeadFirefox.com community marketing site was hit by "unknown remote attackers."

SCO bites back on Linux memo claims

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Linux

The SCO Group has slammed as "inaccurate" suggestions an e-mail from one of its own engineers showed Linux did not contain copyright Unix code.

Man campaigns for end to immoral games

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Gaming

MIAMI-BASED ANTI-VIDEO GAME lawyer Jack Thompson, owner of Stopkill.com - a website that urges game-addicted children to seek help with their violent problems - stands for morals, and keeping America free of game-influenced attacks and crime.

M$ antitrust decision will have to wait for autumn

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Microsoft

The European Commission will not make a decision on whether Microsoft has complied with its antitrust ruling until after the summer, according to an EC spokesman.

Offshore Outsource Savings Can Be Elusive

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Sci/Tech

Enterprises that expect to reap hefty savings simply as a result of assumed lower employee costs provided by offshore IT outsourcing services will be sadly disappointed, according to a survey of more than 5,000 corporate executives around the globe.

A Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad Macworld

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Mac

Here at Macworld Boston -- the annual gathering of the East Coast Mac fans -- not only were Apple and its CEO missing; so, too, were the bustling crowds of shows past.

Reports Say Hewlett Is Planning Layoffs

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Hardware

Analysts and others who closely watch Hewlett-Packard are convinced that layoffs are imminent. The only question is when.

Damn Small Look

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Those Damn Small Linux folks don't sit and rest on their laurels do they? Seems I had just posted an in-depth look at version 1.1 when 1.2 came out, followed swiftly by 1.2.1, and now 1.3 yesterday. I thought before too many versions passed, I'd better take a look at my favorite itty bitty Linux os and see what was new.

Planet with three suns challenges astronomers

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Sci/Tech

In a scenario out of "Star Wars," astronomers have detected a planet outside our solar system with not one, but three suns, a finding that challenges astronomers' theories of planetary formation.

U.N. report recommends ruling body for Internet

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Web

An independent group established by the United Nations concludes there is a need for Internet oversight and recommends the creation of a ruling body.

Open source buyers less price conscious

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OSS

The lure of open source isn't in its low price, study suggests. Depending on the business segment, performance, product maturity, features and developer community were the key drivers for organisation to choose an open source product.

IBM officially kills OS/2, Suggests Linux

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Linux

BIG BLUE has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.

Linux Finally Moves Beyond the Fringe

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Linux

Linux has rocked the foundations of the server and client operating system market around the world and now it has moved beyond the web, file and print server into core business applications.

I, Roommate: The Robot Housekeeper Arrives

The fantasy of a home robot capable of performing household chores is as old as science fiction itself, but the reality has been slow to arrive. A breakthrough of sorts came in April, when ZMP Inc., a company based in Tokyo, released Nuvo, a robot designed to be a helpmate and home companion.

Internet Users Still Getting Scammed, Survey Says

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Security

In a study of 791 users commissioned by antispam firm Mirapoint, market research firm The Radicati Group found that the most received scams were prescription drug offers, financing services, phishing e-mails and pornography.

Sharp Develops 'Two-Way Viewing-Angle' LCD

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Sci/Tech

At last, a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch - without buying a second set. Sharp Corp. has developed a liquid-crystal display that shows totally different images to people viewing the screen from the left and the right.

Online service to offer movies before DVD

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Movies

Revelations Entertainment, an independent Hollywood movie distributor, has formed a new online movie service called ClickStar, which will offer a limited selection of downloadable movies before they are released on DVD.

Just What is the "Linux Developers Community"?

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Linux

There is no monolithic structrure or sprawling complex with manned security that has huge granite signs stating: International Linux Development Headquarters. So the question begs to be asked: Just who is a linux developer?

Australian man & his ISP found guilty of piracy

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Legal

It took almost two years but major record labels in Australia have finally won a legal battle against a Queensland man and his Internet Service Provider for alleged music piracy.

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Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen 3700X / 3900X Against Intel

AMD Zen 2 processors feature hardware-based mitigations for Spectre V2 and Spectre V4 SSBD while remaining immune to the likes of Meltdown and Zombieload. Here are some benchmarks looking at toggling the CPU speculative execution mitigations across various Intel and AMD processors. For this round of testing are some mitigation comparison tests on the Core i7 8700K, Core i9 9900K, Core i9 7960X, Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 9 2950X, Ryzen 9 2990WX, Ryzen 7 3700X, and Ryzen 9 3900X. On each processor, the tests were done when booting the Linux 5.2 kernel with the default/out-of-the-box mitigations for Spectre/Meltdown/Foreshadow/Zombieload (all CPU speculative execution mitigations to date) and then again when making use of the "mitigations=off" kernel parameter for disabling these run-time-toggleable mitigations. Basically the tests are the equivalent of mitigations=off vs. mitigations=auto (default) comparison. Read more