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Comment Re:Similar to Donald Knuth's Logic (Score 1) 252 252

A first post that isn't a troll, flamebait, gnaa related, anti-semitic or jammed full over over-used, over-rated memes! Excellent, now /. let us see if we can keep this up. Please. For the love of all that is shiny, please!

Back on topic - I'm just not seeing why this would have been patent worthy in the first place and I am looking forward to the outcome.

Submission + - Google OS Announced 12 12

shystershep writes: "Rumors have been floating around for years that Google was planning an OS to compete with Window. As of Tuesday night, it is official: "So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010." It is separate from the Android mobile OS, will run on both x86 and ARM processors, and is aimed primarily at web use. Other than that, details are scarce."

Submission + - It's Official: Google OS->

shamonsflame writes: Two separate sources--one inside the company and one outside it--have confirmed to Ars tonight that Google plans to launch an operating system built in some fashion around its new web browser, Chrome. One source says that the new OS will be launched soon, perhaps as early as tomorrow. Tentatively called "Google Chrome OS," the project appears targeted at netbooks, the tiny portable computers typically used only for such light tasks as web browsing and e-mail. Chrome, of course, isn't an operating system, but a quick-booting OS built around a single application like Chrome would be a natural fit for a netbook. With such an OS, Google could obviously make it extra easy for users to access the full range of Google cloud applications through the browser--Google Docs, Gmail, Google Maps, etc.
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Submission + - Google Introduces the Google Chrome OS->

nothing2seehere writes: Google has announced the the Google Chrome Operating System. From the press release: "Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve."
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Submission + - Google Unveils PC OS

E. J. Maffei writes: From the New York Times (Click here for full story):

In a direct challenge to Microsoft, Google announced late Tuesday that it is developing an operating system for PCs based on its Chrome Web browser. The move sharpens the already intense competition between Google and Microsoft, whose Windows operating system controls the basic functions of the vast majority of personal computers. In a post on its company blog, Google said the operating system would initially be aimed at netbooks, the compact, low-cost computers that have turned the PC world on its head. It said the open-source software, called Chrome OS, would be available in the second half of next year.

Fascinating that Google — a company that went berserk over Microsoft bundling a browser with an OS — now thinks it's OK to bundle an OS with a browser.

Submission + - SPAM: Sick Of Fighting ActiveX Control Errors? There Is

Sick Of Fighting ActiveX Control Errors? There Is writes: "Broken and damaged registry entries caused more errors associated with ActiveX than any other and these problems usually happen after someone's computer has been attacked by malware. ActiveX, Optimize-Your-PC, registry cleaner"
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Submission + - SPAM: How to burn photos into DVD to show on TV

socubeliveg writes: "How to burn your photos into DVD to display on TV to share with your family,friends,classmates and others ?That is a new thing for everyone.Today,I will tell you how to achieve the goal.Maybe some person ask"Is it very difficult?" "No,it is really easy to finish this process!"I tell all of you. Why can I answer "No" so confidently?A software called DVD photo Slideshow can account for my reasons.The first time when I met DVD Photo SlideshowI liked it. It is a kind of Multimedia software can help you achieve your dream.DVD Photo Slideshow is an all-in-one and easy-to-use tool for multimedia enthusiast.With DVD Photo Slideshow,you can burn your photos into DVD,make flash album,design web photo album,create all kinds of files for mobile phone;etc.If you want to burn your photos into DVD,there are just 3 steps to finish it.You can also have a try to build your photo DVD follow my steps.

Step 1. Create and organize albums:
When you run DVD Photo Slideshow, it will automatically open a new project and lets you start creating a slideshow. A new project always uses DVD Photo Slideshow's default project settings. To see and modify these settings based on your Options.
Then click the Organize Photos button to create at least one photo album and select photos from a folder on your hard drive and add them to a particular album. After creating a photo album, you can customize the photo album by adding, deleting photos, arranging the order of photos during slideshow playback, adding captions for photos, selecting transition effects.

If you are not satisfied with your selection, you can click the thumbnail of the photo album from the Photo Album area (the left-down panel) to select an album you want to remove from the slideshow, but do not worry, when you delete a photo album, all photos inside the album will be removed, but the original photos will not be deleted physically from your hard drive.
When clicking the Music & Transition Effects tab, you may add background music and select your desired transition effects from more than 260 amazing special transition effects. You may also apply Pan & Zoom effect to your creative works. The Preview window gives you ideas of how your slides will show on TV with DVD player. Then you can preview what you have selected by clicking the Preview tab and can also stop playing by clicking Stop button.

Step 2. Design your disc menu:
Once you have all your photo albums ready, it's time to build a DVD-style menu system. Click the Choose Menus button to select a template of disc menu which decides how the photo album will be shown on your photo CD or DVD disc. You can edit the disc menu by adding your favorite background music in WAV or MP3 format and background image in JPEG, JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP format to the selected disc menu. You may select the pull-down menu in the right column to check out the predefined disc menu templates that come with the software.

In this Choose Menus window, you can preview your photo albums: Click the Preview button, you'll get a preview of your slide show with DVD remote-control testing. With the simulation of a TV and a DVD player remote control, you can view your photo album exactly as what you will watch on TV with DVD or VCD player.

Step 3. Burn photo albums to CD or DVD disc:
Click the Burn DVD button to burn your photo albums to a blank DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW disc.Before burning, some parameters must be set.After you set the above parameters, you may click the Burn Now button and you creative slideshow will be burned to a disc.

Once your CD or DVD disc is recorded, you may play it into your DVD player and the photo slide show will show on your TV with amazing transition effects and background music.

Jeso Kona
Photo to DVD"

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Submission + - SPAM: A Clean Registry Makes Microsoft XP Run Better

A Clean Registry Makes Microsoft XP Run Better writes: "If your computer is running slow and you are getting all kinds of registry errors you can simply clean up the registry and remove all the out dated entries that are slowing down your computer. Microsoft XP, regcure, registry cleaner"
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Submission + - Google announces open-source Chrome OS

geog33k writes: "Google has announced a new open-source OS that will first target netbooks. Quoting Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management and Linus Upson, "Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.""

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