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Story 35-Way NVIDIA/AMD Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 7:54pm
Story OpenStack Designate Brings DNS as a Service Into Incubation Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 7:27pm
Story New Private Cloud Devices Aim to Block Cyber Spies Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 7:20pm
Story Linux mini-drones jump, flip, climb, and fly Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 7:11pm
Story The Linux Setup - Sean Cross, Novena Developer Rianne Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 7:04pm
Story Mesosphere Raises $10.5 Million to Create Massive Linux Clusters Roy Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 1:14pm
Story Meet Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Roy Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 12:52pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Rackspace Roy Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 12:48pm
Story Linux hiring frenzy: Why open source devs are being bombarded with offers to jump ship Roy Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 12:42pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 12/06/2014 - 12:26pm

Linux vs. Windows on 64-Bit Chips

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Linux
Microsoft

For the first time in history, there are more Linux software choices than Windows choices -- in the 64-bit arena -- but it is likely that the situation will not remain that way for long. Let the debate begin anew, in other words.

Windows 2003 Really Does Outperform Linux!

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Humor

For years, the Blartner Group and various other prestigious research firms have issued benchmarks claiming that Linux is inferior to Windows. Naturally, we at Humorix have always been skeptical. But while scraping the bottom of the barrel for story ideas last week, we decided to see if we could duplicate any of these benchmarks on our own.

Nintendo Mobile Game Machine Goes Online

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Web

Taking up the fight with Sony Corp's recently released PlayStation Portable, Nintendo plans to bring online multiplayer action to its own handheld gaming system.

OS makers: Security is job No. 1

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Security

Look beyond the bells and whistles, and make sure the security's tough. That's the attitude of operating system makers, who aren't just focusing on features such as snazzy graphics and better networking tools when revamping products. Now they're also providing sturdier defenses.

Midway announces Unreal Tournament 2007

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Gaming

Next installment in Epic Games' popular sci-fi shooter series will ship for the PC in 2006 and will be on display at E3 next week. Unreal Tournament 2007 will have a whole lot to offer: all-new gameplay on a massive scale, an entirely new line of vehicles, expanded community support, and graphics and physics that are truly a generation ahead.

64-bit AMD Far Cry available

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Gaming

CRYTEK AND AMD said that the 64-bit version of Far Cry, optimised for its CPUs, is now available.

Mac malware door creaks open

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Mac

Dashboard, one of the much-publicized features of Apple Computer's latest OS, Tiger, could be ripe for exploitation by porn scammers.

M$ to unveil new Xbox

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Microsoft

Microsoft plans to steal a march on rival Sony by unveiling its next-generation games console on Thursday with an all-singing extravaganza fronted by Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood. The public's first look at the new-look Xbox machine, on the MTV music network, will come at least six months before the console actually goes on sale.

But in the all-important war of hype, Microsoft will be the first on the block.

My Mutagenix Monday

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Mutagenix is a suite of four livecd variations from which to choose. It comes in basic Rescue CD, KDE 3.4, xfce, and gnome (freerock .2.0) versions ranging from 99mb to almost 600mb. Quite the bold undertaking for our hero I must say. He defines Mutagenix as "A dynamic and mutable variant of Linux; Any one of several LiveCDs based on Slackware and Linux-Live." Today, I thought I'd boot up two versions of the latest release, Mutagenix 2.6.10-1.

Apache eyes open-source Java project

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Software

The Apache Foundation has proposed creating an open-source version of Java on the desktop, a plan that Sun Microsystems has initially welcomed, although questioned the need for it.

Coupla More AMD Reviews

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Hardware

They're popping up all over this morning. Here's one at extremetech and another one at pcworld.

UPDATE: Here's yet another. Dang, I wish AMD would send me a set to review! Big Grin

Spam blacklist targets Telewest

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Security

Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam group.

Linux Gets Hawaii's Records House in Order

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Linux

Case Study: The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix. "One thing that really impressed me about it was that it's just Linux."

AMD's dual-core CPUs come out fighting

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Hardware

How does AMD's new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processor stack up against Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 840? We have some preliminary - and dramatic - benchmarks.

Site offers online Linux desktop

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Linux

When you run a .EXE file from that site, it opens a KDE window in a separate browser screen. It only works if you're running Windows, but if you're running Linux, you wouldn't need to try it out, would you?

M$ upgrades blue screen of death

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Microsoft
Humor

Microsoft blogger has published screenshots of what he claims is an upgrade to the infamous 'blue screen of death' which can appear when Windows crashes. "I am not sure I would class the change as an improvement."

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AMD Athlon 64 4800+ X2 - Dual Core CPU

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Hardware
Reviews

Today we’re a step closer to the launch of Athlon 64 X2 but it’s not here quite yet - you’ll have to wait until June for that pleasure. Until the official launch happens we won’t be able to get our hands on a fully fledged Athlon 64 X2 PC, so what we have here is a technical preview based on an AMD press kit of an Asus A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard, an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and 1GB of Corsair 3200XL Pro memory.

Broadcast Anti-piracy Flag Issue Still Alive

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Sci/Tech

Hollywood plans to turn to Congress in its bid to add anti-piracy technology to digital TVs after an appeals court Friday struck down controversial new Federal Communications Commission rules.

OSS undermines Windows strategy

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Microsoft
OSS

For a company such as Microsoft whose most familiar competitive tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, "free" open source software such as the Linux operating system has represented a new and unusual threat.

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