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Gentoo Linux 2005.1 Released

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Foundation is both pleased and proud to announce the much anticipated release of Gentoo Linux 2005.1 (Codename: 'El Nino').

M$ slams F-Secure for Windows Vista virus report

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Microsoft

"It's a misleading title," Holmes said about F-Secure post, "as it's an issue that affects any vehicle for any executable code on any operating system."

Robotic aid arrives in rush to rescue 7 from Russian sub

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Sci/Tech

U.S. and British planes carrying robotic undersea vehicles landed in Russia's far east Saturday to help rescue seven sailors trapped in a mini-submarine 600 feet below the Pacific.

Google urged to drop images

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Web

THE head of Australia's nuclear energy agency has called on the owners of an internet satellite program to censor images of the country's only nuclear reactor.

An Honest Look At Linux

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Linux

Recently, an article appeared on CoolTechZone.com entitled: “Is It Wrong To Love Microsoft?” This type of rhetoric is rampant within the Linux and Microsoft Camps. This is not an “answer” to the above-mentioned article. It is simply a well timed release of an article written over the past few days.

Install Mac OSx on Intel... NOW?

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Mac

there is a tarred image of MacOSX which can be installed on INTEL PC right now ...

Tsunami scam coming via e-mail

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Security

U.S. postal inspectors warn there`s a new twist on an old scam, e-mails promising big cash tied to tsunami money.

Cisco mulls buying Nokia

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Sci/Tech

Cisco Systems Inc. is considering buying the world's top mobile handset maker Nokia in a bid to gain its wireless infrastructure technology.

GeForce 7800 GTX shootout

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Hardware
Reviews

We've been fortunate enough to get our hands on three retail GeForce 7800 GTX cards from XFX, Leadtek and BFG, respectively, and without letting the cat out of the bag, two are shipped with BIOSes that push cards' GPU and memory speeds way above default. £350-£400 is a whole bunch of money to spend on a single graphics card. Follow us as we try to establish which of our trio offers the best value.

HIS X800XL vs Sapphire X800XL 512 MB

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Hardware
Reviews

Today, I am testing two cards with different features. First we have the HIS X800XL. As other HIS cards I’ve reviewed, this comes with their IceQII cooling system, making it very silent. In the other corner, I have the Sapphire X800XL 512 MB, which, as you might figure out, comes with twice the memory of ordinary X800XL cards: 512 MB.

Brave New Web

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Web

Since 1995, the number of Web pages has grown from 20,000 to more than 11 billion. We find our mates, pay our bills, read our news, search for jobs and watch live sporting events online. Ten years ago, our doorway to the Internet was a slow modem and a copper phone line. Today, the Web is omnipresent, following us in our mobile phones, PDAs and cars.

Redmond's "Linux/Open Source Lab" To Be Profiled At LinuxWorld

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Linux
Microsoft

One of the sessions at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco next week is called "Managing Linux in a Mixed Environment...at Microsoft?"

That fare you see may not be the fare you get

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Web

"What we see is shoppers are being advertised a price that's not available," said William J. McGee, consultant to Consumer Reports WebWatch. "There is no other place in the market where that's acceptable."

Terrorists Turn to the Web as Base of Operations

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Web

Al Qaeda has become the first guerrilla movement in history to migrate from physical space to cyberspace. With laptops and DVDs, in secret hideouts and at neighborhood Internet cafes, young code-writing jihadists have sought to replicate the training, communication, planning and preaching facilities they lost in Afghanistan with countless new locations on the Internet.

Scientists to hunt for Atlantis

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Misc

AN American researcher on the trail of long-lost Atlantis says he will lead an expedition next year to prove the mythological civilisation lies in the watery deep between Cyprus and Syria.

The Rise of the Digital Thugs

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Security

EARLY last year, the corporate stalker made his move. He sent more than a dozen menacing e-mail messages to Daniel I. Videtto, the president of MicroPatent, a patent and trademarking firm, threatening to derail its operations unless he was paid $17 million.

CA auto club fires 27 for Web posts

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Web

A California automobile club has fired 27 workers for posting messages on a popular social networking Web site.

King David's Palace Is Found

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Misc

Eilat Mazar uncovered a major public building from around the 10th century B.C., with pottery shards that date to the time of David and Solomon and a government seal of an official mentioned in the book of Jeremiah.

Internet Scammers Keep Working in Nigeria

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Security

So far, he has had only one response, but he claims it paid off handsomely. An American took the bait and coughed up "fees" and "taxes" of more than $5,000, never to hear from Kele again.

DCCA Gets Ready for Its Grand Unveiling

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Linux

More details are leaking out about the Debian Core Consortium, which will be announced at next week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

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