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Story Security: Microsoft Windows Causing Panic in Nuclear Energy Firms, Docker Needs Better Admins, and Let’s Encrypt Tale Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 3:21pm
Story Kernel: Restartable Sequences, C-SKY, IOMMU Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 3:05pm
Story GNU Releases: GVPE, gdbm, mailutils Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 2:34pm
Story The Linux Kernel Is Still Getting Ready For The Year 2038 Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 10:41am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 8:21am
Story Latte bug fix release v0.8.2 Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 8:13am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 7:55am
Story Software: BleachBit and VeraCrypt Roy Schestowitz 27/10/2018 - 6:13am
Story Microsoft Openwashing and FUD Roy Schestowitz 26/10/2018 - 4:12pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2018 - 10:32am

Push for California violent video game bill stalls

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Gaming

A bill before the California Assembly to ban the sale of violent video games has been shelved because of a lack of support, an aide to its author said on Friday.

Triple-Barreled Trojan Attack Builds Botnets

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Security

The three-pronged attack is being described as "unprecedented" because of the way the Trojans communicate with each other to infect a machine, disable anti-virus software and leave a back door open for future malicious use. "This is so slick, it's scary.

Mytob's Hackers May Spawn Unstoppable 'Super Worm'

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Security

There's mounting evidence that a group of industrious hackers is working on an especially destructive "super worm" that could spread from PC to PC indefinitely, or until it ran out of targets to infect.

Red Hat set to release Fedora 4

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Linux

Red Hat is readying the first major update to its free Fedora Core Linux distribution since November 2004. Expected June 13, a week behind schedule, the software will be delayed because of a snafu securing legal permission for the software's code-name.

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

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Mac

Despite denials when the story was first leaked by Wall Street Journal last month, Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it's scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel's microprocessors.

MSN site hacking went undetected for days

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Microsoft
Web

Password-stealing software planted by hackers was active on Microsoft's popular MSN Web site in South Korea for days before the world's largest software company learned about the break-in and removed the computer code.

Phishers going after small fry

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Security

The number of credit unions in phishing e-mails has been growing over the past months, Hubbard said. The total rose from three in February to 21 in May.

Community Debates M$'s Open-Source Agenda

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Microsoft

Analysts and insiders-including Linus Torvalds-say they think that Microsoft's move to start a dialogue with the open-source community shows that the company is recognizing that open source has real, lasting value.

Mini-Review of A mini slack

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Linux
Reviews
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Slax Popcorn Edition v 5.0.5

Contained in 124 MB is Slackware scaled down. An attractive desktop experience was had by all. The popcorn edition is a smaller version containing XFCE and Fluxbox as opposed to KDE and is said to be able to run from an usb flash drive. It comes with Firefox for browsing, thunderbird for email and gaim for instant messaging in addition to the file tools included with XFCE and the underlying linux os foundation.

Red Hat Creates Fedora Foundation

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Linux

Red Hat Inc. has decided to hand over control of the open-source Fedora Project, creating the new Fedora Foundation to manage the project.

Open source licence pruning about to begin

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OSS

As the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is readying a group to tackle the issues of licence proliferation, earlier proposals to solve the problem have fallen into disgrace.

Linux Muscles Into M$'s Space

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Linux
Microsoft

Is Linux a better choice for business than, say, a proprietary operating system such as Microsoft Windows? The debate, full of passion and conviction, rages on both sides of this issue.

With Linux, the uptime is high, the price is low, and the flexibility is amazing.

Nothing Says Hot Like Babes Wearing Shiny Plastic

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Hardware

The use of booth babes in trade shows is nothing new. However, Computex uses booth babes for more than just decoration. Unlike other trade shows where the girls just stand around and look good, the babes are Computex can be divided into four working groups.

Sony cracks down on PSP importers

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Gaming

A legal fight is brewing in Britain between Sony and the grey-market importers who are selling its highly sought-after PlayStation Portable device ahead of the official Sept. 1 European launch date.

'Pepsi Smash' to show on Yahoo

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Web

If you can`t make it on television, you might want to try "Yahoo!"

Net porn plan labelled 'obscene'

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Web

The creation of the .xxx net domain has come under fire from net veterans.

Group revives effort to define spyware

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Security

Anti-spyware software makers are taking another shot at creating a definition of spyware, this time with help from consumer organizations.

I may not know how to define spy-ware, but I know it when I see it!

Geek My House: Building a Kitchen PC

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Hardware

From the same people that brought you Build an $800 Gaming PC, now present The Kitchen PC. "A sprinkle of this and a spinkle of that..."

Building a Mandriva 2005 Desktop

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MDV
HowTos

A first-timers guide to installing and configuring Mandriva Linux

Quake 4 Screenshots

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Gaming

Currently in development by Raven Software in cooperation with id Software, QUAKE 4 is the first game to utilize id Software's revolutionary DOOM 3 technology.

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