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Story WebOS is back in one million living rooms Roy Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 1:19pm
Story 10 Things We Want From A Perfect Android Smartwatch Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:58am
Story Tegra K1, Samsung Multi-Platform, Other ARM'ing For Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 7:03am
Story Linux.conf.au Broke, Another Bug, and Mint 17 Released Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:53am
Story Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea? Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:26am
Story Configurable IoT gateway runs Linux on Intel Quark Rianne Schestowitz 03/06/2014 - 6:11am
Story First ideas for a better GNOME browser Rianne Schestowitz 2 03/06/2014 - 12:16am
Story Linux 3.16 Supports ARM Suspend/Resume With ARM Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 10:48pm
Story LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC1 Is Now Available for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 9:54pm
Story Announcing Rapid Progress on Core Infrastructure Initiative Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:22pm

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'Smart' graphics framework for KDE nears release

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KDE

Norwegian software company Trolltech has unveiled a release candidate of Qt 4, the graphical framework on which the next major version of Linux desktop KDE will be based. The final version of Qt 4 will be released later this month.

M$ joins Y!, gg in censoring China's web

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Microsoft

Users of Microsoft's new China-based Internet portal were blocked from using the words "democracy", "freedom" and "human rights" in an apparent move by the US software giant to appease Beijing.

Man Charged for Trying to Steal User Data

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Security

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly setting up a phony Internet portal site to lure victims into giving personal data, an official said. Police said it was Japan's first arrest linked to a form of identity theft called phishing.

War of the Worlds premiere in Tokyo

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Movies

The cast and director were on hand for the premiere of War Of The Worlds in Tokyo, Japan June 13, 2005. A new film version of HG Wells classic 1898 novel directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. Pix available.

Nokia develops new browser using oss

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KDE
OSS

Nokia announced today that it is using best-of-breed open source software as the basis of a new mobile browser for its world leading smartphone software, the Series 60 Platform.

Second Blue Gene system rises up the ranks

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Hardware

A second Blue Gene/L supercomputer has posted speed results that lift it to the high ranks of supercomputing, second only to IBM's original Blue Gene/L system.

An Interview with Icculus

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Gaming

Ryan C. Gordon, also known as Icculus, is the one responsible for creating native Linux and Macintosh ports for a number of different popular games on the market, such as the Unreal 200X series. Ryan is also the system administrator for over 100 open source developers that work on a countless number of open source projects. Icculus also maintains icculus.org, which is the home to a number of open source projects. Read on as we speak with this very intriguing Linux developer.

Intel Chip Prices Remain the Same

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Hardware

Intel published its latest chip price list on Sunday, without lowering the cost of a single chip, indicating the personal computer industry is humming along this year.

Firefox Still Chipping Away at IE

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox managed to slightly increase its usage share in the Web browser market in May, as it continues to compete against the market's Goliath: Microsoft's Internet Explorer. More mainstream users are discovering the alternative browser.

Xbox cable danger resurfaces

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Microsoft

Microsoft must be kicking themselves or those manufacturing their Xbox console this morning, after it was discovered the cable issue from earlier this year has resurfaced.

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs

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Mac

Apple could use the Trusted Platform Module chip to ensure that only Mac computers can run its OS X operating system.

Linux Lure

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Linux

It was nearly a disaster when Cedar Chang installed a Linux operating system in his notebook two years ago, eventually reinstalling the Windows XP bundled with his IBM notebook. But when the 27-year-old technology buff downloaded Linux-based Firefox, the experience was considerably different. So Chang rethought his decision to switch back to Windows XP.

Forbidden fruit

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Mac

Apple seeks more federal business, but along with Bigfoot and the Bermuda Triangle, its strategy remains a mystery.

Gamers turn cities into a battleground

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Gaming

Matt has been abandoned on Tower Bridge, London, with nothing except his clothes and a mobile phone. A woman dressed in black walks past, and Matt receives a text message to follow her. He doesn't know who she is, or where she is going. All he knows is that he must follow her if he is to find Uncle Roy.

MiniSlack is no mini Slack

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Linux
Reviews
-s

I have mentioned on more than one occasion that Slackware is one of my most favorite Linux distributions. So when on Friday, June 10, it was announced that Minislack 1.1 is ready, I thought this would be a good time to install and test this mini version. But is MiniSlack a mini Slack?

Tex says Pre-9 close

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PCLOS
-s

Possibly to be announced tonight or in the morning, barring any unforeseen delays, PCLinuxOS Pre-9 is about to be released.

RSS, Spyware’s next frontier.

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Security

VP of Threat Research at an anti-spyware company announced his predictions for 2005 in relation to security vulnerabilities. Most of the predictions were fairly predictable, however at least one of the predictions causes a pause for further thought.

Geforce 7800 to arrive in eight days

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Hardware
GTX not GFX

I MADE a nasty little typo calling G70 the Geforce 7800GFX, not the GTX but it won't change the realité that much. "Prepare yourself for the ultimate graphics experience coming in eight days".

Apple's NZ distributor happy with Intel decision

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Mac

Apple's decision to switch from IBM to Intel chips isn't fazing Renaissance, Apple's New Zealand distributor.

"It's very exciting news, but it's very early days yet," says Renaissance's Apple division head, Steve Ford.

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    The Linux Foundation has signed up the likes of Microsoft and Google for its Confidential Computing Consortium, a group with the laudable goal of securing sensitive data. The group – which also includes Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Swisscom and Tencent – will be working on open-source technologies and standards to speed the adoption of confidential computing. The theory goes that while approaches to encrypting data at rest and in transit have supposedly been dealt with, assuming one ignores the depressingly relentless splurts of user information from careless vendors, keeping it safe while in use is quite a bit more challenging. Particularly as workloads spread to the cloud and IoT devices.

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  • Tech firms join forces to boost cloud security

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