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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 3:24pm
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Story Asus Chromebox with Core i3 Haswell now available Roy Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 2:46pm
Story Is Firefox’s Free Download on Android worth a shot? Roy Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 2:43pm
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Story Linux 3.15-rc4 Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2014 - 6:57am

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Beats Intel

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Hardware

First look: Two processors in one Athlon chip give performance extra oomph. You now have a choice of dual-core processors; and based on PC World tests, the winner is clearly AMD's new Athlon 64 X2.

Professor predicts open source revolution

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OSS

What began as a keynote panel on the evolving world of open source quickly escalated into a debate on the future of open source licensing when a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University took center stage.

ATI's MultiVPU solution, don't get caught in the crossfire?

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Hardware

ATI's MultiVPU solution dubbed the Crossfire will see its official debut tomorrow, but has it been worth the wait and how does it compare to NVIDIA's?

Next Debian Linux release imminent

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Linux

Developers of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution are frantically squashing software bugs in an effort to get version 3.1 out by the scheduled 6 June release date.

Big-business technologists talk up Linux

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Linux

Several IT executives at the LinuxWorld Summit last week reinforced the idea that Linux now has the technical brawn and industry support to accommodate the most demanding business applications in environments such as finance, airline reservations and stock trading.

kde 3.4.1 on mirrors

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KDE

Although not officially announced as of yet, the sources for kde 3.4.1 hit mirrors this morning. Tagged a week ago, they are now available for public consumption.

Antenna betrays high-tech cheats

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Sci/Tech

Three Greek youths were arrested on Saturday for conspiring to cheat in a university entrance exam using a wireless camera hidden in a pen, police said.

AMD in dual-core processor move

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Hardware

Tomorrow, AMD will launch its first processors operating with “two brains” for desktop PCs, five days after its bigger rival Intel unveiled its own dual-core line-up.

guinness beersicle

here is a little something for your memorial day. i think most other beers probably don’t have enough body to make this trick worthwhile.

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Microsoft: The end of 'my' is nigh

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Microsoft

Ending a longstanding tradition, Microsoft Corp. plans to stop using the word "my" as the default prefix for such folders as "My Documents," "My Music," "My Pictures" and others along those lines. Starting in the next Windows version, due out next year, folders will be known simply as "Documents," "Music," and so on.

Many Unaware of Browser-Security Link

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Web

Many American online computer users are unaware that choice of browser affects Internet security, and few switch browsers even when they know the risk, a Norwegian study said Monday.

Who Cares?! ...Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Linux
OSS

It is the classic struggle between David and Goliath. Between a monopoly vs. an idealistic rag-tag group of geniuses, business owners and stay-at-home Moms. I care in the stead of those who do not. I care because there are people who don’t know they are being taken advantage of. I care because a young girl needs me to. Struggling to educate, I care, to make others aware of another option and the threat to their future ability to choose.

Sweden's parliament passes law against file sharing

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Web

Swedish parliament passed a law banning the free exchange of material protected by copyright over the Internet. The law also gives holders of copyrights a legal basis to file for damages. The retail price of a 5GB blank DVD will now probably rise from the current 10 krones to 30.

Doctor sells surgery exam answers on eBay

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Web

Doctors who fail the American Board of Surgery written exam are no longer allowed to review their tests privately after one man wrote down the answers to dozens of questions and offered them for sale on the Internet.

Game maker Ubisoft fights back

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Gaming

French game maker Ubisoft has appealed to shareholders to resist overtures by US games giant Electronic Arts (EA).

Linux server revenue continues to grow at double-digit pace

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Linux

The Linux server business, which grew year over year by 35 percent, has now posted its eleventh consecutive quarter of double-digit growth.

Hiper Type-R Modular Blue Line 580W Power Supply Unit

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Hardware
Reviews

Hiper (High Performance Group) recently released the Type-R modular blue line HPU-4B580 power supply unit, which is competitively priced and claims to be able to offer everyone what they want and require. Hiper was nice enough to have us take a look at the unit, so we will shortly know if it can stand up to its claims.

Denial of service attack victim speaks out

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Security

The founder of an online payment system has spoken about his experience of being targeted by Russian gangsters who threatened to destroy his website and his business if he didn't pay them $10,000 to leave him alone.

EU, M$ Work on Antitrust Compromise

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Microsoft

Over the weekend, both sides continued to work on a compromise that has increasingly centered on pricing and royalties Microsoft can charge to open up its Windows source code to competitors so they can better dovetail their products to Microsoft's platform.

Microsoft defends its patents

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Microsoft

Microsoft defended its patent portfolio on Friday in the face of criticism for a recently granted patent for the conversion of objects into XML files.

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Annual Report 2018: LibreOffice development

Throughout the second half of 2018, the developer community worked on a new major release: LibreOffice 6.2. Details about the end-user-facing new features are provided on this page, and in the following video – so in the rest of this blog post, we’ll focus on developer-related changes. Read more

Programming Leftovers

Linux Kernel: Chrome OS, Direct Rendering Manger (DRM) and Char/Misc

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    Various Chrome OS hardware platform support improvements have made it into the Linux 5.3 kernel for those after running other Linux distributions on Chromebooks and the like as well as reducing Google's maintenance burden with traditionally carrying so much material out-of-tree.

  • The Massive DRM Pull Request With AMDGPU Navi Support Sent In For Linux 5.3

    At 479,818 lines of new code and just 36,145 lines of code removed while touching nearly two thousand files, the Direct Rendering Manger (DRM) driver updates for Linux 5.3 are huge. But a big portion of that line count is the addition of AMD Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" support and a good portion of that in turn being auto-generated header files. Navi support is ready for the mainline Linux kernel!

  • Char/Misc Has A Bit Of Changes All Over For Linux 5.3

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