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Story Linux 3.15 Rianne Schestowitz 09/06/2014 - 4:24am
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Story 30-way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Linux 2D Performance Comparison Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm
Story Diving into FOSS Roy Schestowitz 08/06/2014 - 6:10pm

Web makes it easy to grow, sell pot

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The world of marijuana trafficking once existed mostly in shady places where the right dealers hung out, or in exotic locales such as Amsterdam. But technology, which has revolutionized almost every other aspect of our world, has changed that.

M$ Surprises with Linux 'Hands-On Lab'

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software.

Build a Secure Web Server with Mandriva 2005 LE

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HowTos

The last time we built the Secure Web Server it was quite a success. But it was done on version 10.0 of our beloved OS and it's time for a fresh look at what we can do for web serving. The 2.6 kernel is at a level now that most commercial firms have either already converted or are in the process. What this means for us is even tighter security with more and better hardware support in the kernel.

Teen on hacking charges

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Web

Reuben - not his real name, because he is facing computer hacking-related charges in Auckland's Youth Court - is a new breed of digital delinquent: young, smart and with the power to unlock all your secrets.

Driver glitch limits overclocking of Nvidia's GeForce 7800 GTX chip

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Software

Nvidia has confirmed a bug in its current driver software that prevents serious overclocking - by shutting down a graphics card not just when it runs too hot, but also too cool.

M$ ponders how to annihilate Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

THE THEME OF THE SALES keynotes at the MS WWPC was on how to sell: sell against Linux and sell to small businesses (SB).

Trojan poses as movie clip of London blasts

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Security

MessageLabs have detected a Trojan posing as a movie clip of yesterday's terrorist attack in London.

FCC approves second UWB chip set

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Hardware

Spectral keying UWB allows the combining of impulse radio architectures with multiple, independent frequency bands - demonstrating error-free streaming video up to 15 meters through walls.

Motherboard Review Roundup—Socket 939

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Hardware
Reviews

Socket 939 is no longer a rare commodity in mainboards like it was six months ago. We've batched together a group of nine of these AMD Athlon 64–ready mobos, ranging from the bargain basement to the ultimate gamer models for overclockers and tweakers.

USC: Applicants' Files May Have Been Read

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Security

Officials of the University of Southern California said they will contact everyone who used the school's online application system in the past eight years to warn them that a hacker may have been able to read their files.

FTC Urged to Probe Personal Data Sellers

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Security

A privacy rights advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to examine whether websites advertising investigative services capable of digging up personal information such as phone call records are violating federal laws.

Giant panda cub born at National Zoo in Washington

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Misc

A giant panda, one of the most critically endangered species in the world, was born early on Saturday at the National Zoo, the first for the endangered bears now living there, the zoo said.

Data Theft: How to Fix the Mess

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Security

What we need right now is someone in power who can put the burden for this problem right where it belongs: on the financial and other institutions who collect this data. Let's face it: by the time even the most vigilant consumer discovers his information has been used fraudulently, it's already too late. "When people ask me what can the average person do to stop identity theft, I say, 'nothing.' "

New judge named in Microsoft, EU case

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Microsoft

Microsoft's appeal against a European Union antitrust order will be heard by Bo Vesterdorf, the judge who rejected the company's attempt in December to suspend the decision.

Europe Goes Gently on P2P Piracy

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Web

A law banning digital distribution of copyright movies and music went into effect last week in Sweden, but enforcing the new law and others like it around Europe isn't proving easy.

Debian addresses security concerns

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Linux

Popular Linux distributor Debian has moved quickly to address concerns it was falling behind on security.

U.S. high-speed Internet use up 34 percent in 2004

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Web

High-speed Internet use by U.S. businesses and households rose 34 percent in 2004 to 37.9 million lines, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday.

Massive investigation operation follows London attack

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Misc

Forensics and intelligence evidence will underpin efforts to find those responsible for London's worst ever terrorist attack.

Google Wins 'Typosquatting' Dispute

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Web

An Internet arbitrator has awarded Google Inc. the rights to several Web site addresses that relied on typographical errors to exploit the online search engine's popularity so computer viruses and other malicious software could be unleashed on unsuspecting visitors.

Duke Nukem 3D goes Mobile

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Gaming

3DRealms has announced a mobile version of Duke Nukem 3D. They created this game based on the original and very popular Duke Nukem 3D game for personal computers.

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