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Story 2015: Open Source Has Won, But It Isn't Finished Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2015 - 6:08pm
Story Data reveals Chrome OS might have been a roaring success in December Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2015 - 6:26pm
Story Android KitKat x86 Updated With Linux 3.18, Better Suspend/Resume Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2015 - 6:37pm
Story Nokia N1 Android Tablet Release Date in China Set for January Rianne Schestowitz 01/01/2015 - 10:33pm
Story Is Open Source Collaboration the Key to Better Communication? Rianne Schestowitz 01/01/2015 - 11:17pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 1:57am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 1:58am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 1:58am
Story man-pages-3.76 is released Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 11:27am
Story digiKam Recipes 4.3.1 Released Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2015 - 2:52pm

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
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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.

Digital shakes up entertainment

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Sci/Tech

The people who make films, TV and music are trying to work out how to survive in a digital era where the consumer is in control.

Hong Kong plans to enact anti-spam law

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Security

Hong Kong plans to enact an anti-spam law next year to crack down on companies that send unsolicited e-mails or make automated telemarketing calls to consumers, an official has said.

NVIDIA Headquarters Tour

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Hardware

VR-Zone has got a chance to tour around the NVIDIA Headquarters at Santa Clara. However, we are not allowed to take any pictures inside their labs but here are some of the other pictures that might interest you guys.

Tour Pix

Enough Keyword Searches. Just Answer My Question.

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Web

SEARCH engines are so powerful. And they are so pathetically weak. When it comes to digging up a specific name, date, phrase or price, search engines are unstoppable. Yet for anything but simple keyword queries, even the best search engines are surprisingly ineffective.

Voluntary Disclosure Is the Threat to Password Security

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Security

Computers can remember complex bits of data effortlessly, but people routinely fumble that task. Naturally, one of the big trends in computing security is making users memorize complex passwords -- then regularly wipe those from their memory in favor of equally obscure replacements.

Viewing porn could cost judge

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Legal

A Salina, Kan., judge who used his office computer to view pornography will lose his job if the Kansas Supreme Court follows the recommendation of a judicial conduct commission.

YAHOO! Browsing

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Web

Yahoo! Inc., owner of the most-visited Web site, may consider developing its own Internet browser to help attract more users and advertisers to its Web sites, Chief Executive Officer Terry Semel said.

Text messages deliver woman from abductor

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Sci/Tech

Police in New York state were able to rescue a kidnapped 19-year-old Glen Burnie woman with the help of text messages she secretly sent over her cell phone while her abductor drove her to Long Island, N.Y., Maryland police said.

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OSS Leftovers

  • How open source is benefitting SUSE, its channel partners and customers

    Open source technology is being talked about even more rampantly today. Phillip Cockrell, Vice President of Global Channels, SUSE articulates, “More than anything, open source is the core of innovation. It is by all and for all and propelling all aspects of technology development today.” SUSE, a native open source software company, which provides reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give organisations greater control and flexibility, is a seasoned 25-year-old player in the domain.

  • What is AOSP? Android Open Source Project, the ‘Android without Google’

    AOSP is the acronym for Android Open Supply Challenge ; that’s, ‘Android Open Source Project’. So it's simply the supply code of Android, the cellular working system of the Mountain View firm. However what’s it for? Its fundamental software is by OEMs; cellular producers obtain AOSP and make their 'ROM inventory', but additionally serves as the premise for customized ROMs and forks. AOSP, or Android Open Supply Challenge, isn’t the identical as Android Inventory . Whereas AOSP is the supply code of the working system, Android Inventory is the 'pure model' with out bloatware of any sort and solely with apps and Google providers, in addition to the native launcher. AOSP, nevertheless, is the premise of Android Vanilla , which is the model that’s distributed to smartphone producers and is topic to modifications. On it, the producer's personal purposes and providers are launched, and naturally the customization layer and the variations which can be essential for particular elements to work.

  • How to Avoid Technical Debt in Open Source Projects
  • Introducing OpenDrop, an open-source implementation of Apple AirDrop written in Python

    A group of German researchers recently published a paper “A Billion Open Interfaces for Eve and Mallory: MitM, DoS, and Tracking Attacks on iOS and macOS Through Apple Wireless Direct Link”, at the 28th USENIX Security Symposium (August 14–16), USA. The paper reveals security and privacy vulnerabilities in Apple’s AirDrop file-sharing service as well as denial-of-service (DoS) attacks which leads to privacy leaks or simultaneous crashing of all neighboring devices. As part of the research, Milan Stute and Alexander Heinrich, two researchers have developed an open-source implementation of Apple AirDrop written in Python – OpenDrop. OpenDrop is like a FOSS implementation of AirDrop. It is an experimental software and is the result of reverse engineering efforts by the Open Wireless Link project (OWL). It is compatible with Apple AirDrop and used for sharing files among Apple devices such as iOS and macOS or on Linux systems running an open re-implementation of Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL).

  • The Top 13 Free and Open Source Storage Solutions

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  • Open Source Origination Technology Platform for Online Lenders

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  • IT favors open source networking over Cisco ACI, VMware NSX

    Companies trying to avoid or lessen the use of expensive network automation software from Cisco and VMware are turning to open source tools that are often good enough for many tasks associated with managing complex modern networks. Cisco's application-centric infrastructure (ACI) and VMware's NSX are powerful technologies for operating networks built on the vendors' respective products. But many large enterprises have data centers filled with perfectly good multivendor hardware and software that very few organizations are willing to swap for an all Cisco or VMware alternative. Therefore, companies are turning to open source networking products, such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack, for automating many network-related chores across as much of the data center as possible, while relegating ACI and NSX to Cisco- or VMware-only portions of the network.

  • What Attorneys Should Know About Open Source Software Licensing

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Open Data: Schlumberger and Waymo

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  • Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

    Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary that hopes to someday pepper roads with self-driving taxis, today pulled back the curtains on a portion of the data used to train the algorithms underpinning its cars: The Waymo Open Dataset. Waymo principal scientist Dragomir Anguelov claims it’s the largest multimodal sensor sample corpus for autonomous driving released to date. “[W]e are inviting the research community to join us with the [debut] of the Waymo Open Dataset, [which is composed] of high-resolution sensor data collected by Waymo self-driving vehicles,” wrote Anguelov in a blog post published this morning. “Data is a critical ingredient for machine learning … [and] this rich and diverse set of real-world experiences has helped our engineers and researchers develop Waymo’s self-driving technology and innovative models and algorithms.”

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