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Story AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:20am
Story Android: Number one with a bullet Rianne Schestowitz 11/07/2014 - 12:02am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 10:01pm
Story Imaginative Raspberry Pi Concepts Are Still Proliferating Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:55pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:42pm
Story 11 ways LXLE Linux will make you forget all about XP Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:41pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:41pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Linux Kernel Testing Philosophy Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:34pm
Story Automotive Grade Linux Released: An Interview With Dan Cauchy Rianne Schestowitz 10/07/2014 - 9:29pm

How a Corrupted USB Drive Was Saved by GNU/Linux

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Linux

My friend's brother had a 512MB Lexar Media Jumpdrive Pro USB drive that became corrupted after using it with Windows 2000. His IT department was able to get back some but not all of the file contents, but without any file names. On his own, he tried some recovery utilities, but all failed. Using a typical Linux distro--in this case SuSE 8.0--however, it wasn't hard to recover almost all of the data from the drive along with the filenames and to burn a CD-ROM of the contents.

No Threat to Linux with Apple and Intel Deal

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Linux
Mac

It shouldn't even threaten Linux by any means. Linux has more than a few things that go in its favor, at least for the time being. The idea of open-source software is an amazing one. The idea of running a system that costs absolutely nothing on the software side is a powerful one, and Windows and Mac OS X would have a difficult time competing against that.

linux on microsoft mn-700 router

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Sci/Tech

gather round folks and watch as reader liam beats a microsoft mn-700 router into submission. the router normally runs a windows ce based operating system and is considered problematic on its good days.

A deal made in Washington?

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Sci/Tech
Legal

Congressman Rick Boucher: If the MPAA expects Congress to ratify a rule that would limit the ability of ordinary consumers to share lawfully acquired digital broadcast television programs with one another, then it shouldn't be surprised if Congress insists that the MPAA accept in return a restoration of the fair use rights taken from consumers through the enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Data 'smuggling' opens websites to attack

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Security

Thousands of websites may be at risk from a new form of network attack that involves burying harmful packets of data within seemingly legitimate ones.

Rumoured Revolution specs hit the net

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Gaming

High definition won't be a part of the Revolution, says Nintendo, as specs "leak".

Sun begins open-source Solaris era

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OSS

Sun Microsystems is expected to release Solaris as open-source software Tuesday, a centerpiece of the company's plan to regain lost relevance and fend of rivals Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft.

Judge dismisses most of Novell's lawsuit against M$

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Microsoft

A U.S. district court judge has thrown out four counts in Novell's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, but let stand two other counts accusing the software giant of damaging Novell's business through monopolistic behavior.

Electronic Arts up on merger rumor

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Gaming

Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. rose 8.4 percent in heavy trading Monday as the stock caught up to the gains of other video-game makers, and rumors spread that it might be close to acquiring Ubisoft Entertainment SA of France.

Two more Resident Evil movies planned

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Movies
Gaming

German production company planning fourth film before third even begins production; Milla Jovovich to reprise role.

Red Hat Releases Fedora Core 4

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Linux

Red Hat has just announced the new version of Fedora Core, a week after the company said it was creating the Fedora Foundation to run the project. Fedora Core 4 (FC4) promises the latest and greatest of the free and open source world, including GNOME 2.10 and KDE 3.4.

You Want A WAR? I'll Give You A War!

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Linux

You need to look to Europe where the bloodiest battle of the war is currently being fought. Linux and Open Source have engaged the enemy there on the battlefield of patents and monopolies.

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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.

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Graphics and Standards

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Debian and Ubuntu Leftovers

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Devices/Embedded: Win Enterprises and Raspberry Pi 4

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