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Dell may test Google’s Chrome OS

13/07/2009

From PC WORLD NZ The company is also rumoured to be testing the Android operating system. Dell on Friday said it would consider testing Google’s upcoming Chrome operating system, but didn’t commit to offering the Linux-based OS in future products. “Dell constantly assesses new technologies as part of managing our product development process and for […]

Torvalds proclaims ‘new world order’ with Linux 2.6.30

11/06/2009

From The Standard Linux kernel 2.6.30 has been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version, including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus Torvalds says switches the kernel to a “new world order”. “Hopefully now done with the suspend/resume irq re-architecting, and have switched to a new world order,” Torvalds announced […]

China embarrasses US in NSA hacking contest

10/06/2009

From ComputerWorl UK Programmers from China and Russia have dominated an international competition on everything from writing algorithms to designing components. Whether the outcome of this competition is another sign that math and science education in the US needs improvement may spur debate. But of the 70 finalists in it, 20 were from China, 10 […]

Sued for 7 songs

09/06/2009

From Russia Today live TV US student is being sued by RIAA attorneys for over 1 million dollars for allegedly downloading 7 songs via a file-sharing website. More informations and support here

Fedora 11 Leonidas is here!

09/06/2009

Download it With 2 weeks delay, finally Fedora 11 is out, you can download Leonidas for free here. You will find already OpenOffice 3.1 and Firefox 3.5 inside. Have fun!

University of the People

08/06/2009

http://www.uopeople.org/ ABOUT US University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global pedagogical model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring collegiate level studies to even the poorest and most remote […]

Happy Birthday X11!

08/06/2009

From XFree86 The XFree86 Project, Inc is a global volunteer organization which produces XFree86®, the freely redistributable open-source implementation of the X Window System continuously since 1992. XFree86 runs primarily on UNIX® and UNIX-like operating systems like Linux, all of the BSD variants, Sun Solaris both native 32 and 64 bit support, Solaris x86, Mac […]

Pirate Party Wins and Enters The European Parliament

08/06/2009

From TF Written by Ernesto The Pirate Party has won a huge victory in the Swedish elections and is marching on to Brussels. After months of campaigning against well established parties, the Pirate Party has gathered enough votes to be guaranteed a seat in the European Parliament. When the Swedish Pirate Party was founded in […]

Operating System

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Operating system (commonly abbreviated to either OS or O/S) is an interface between hardware and user; it is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the limited resources of the computer. The operating system acts as a host for applications that are run on the machine. As a […]

Open source

30/05/2009

From Wikipedia Open source is an approach to the design, development, and distribution of software, offering practical accessibility to a software’s source code. Some consider open source as one of various possible design approaches, while others consider it a critical strategic element of their operations. Before open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used […]