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Operating Systems

Submission + - Slackware 12.2 Released

CCFreak2K writes: Slackware 12.2 has been released after just over a half year. From the front page of

Yes folks, 'tis the season to announce a new release of Slackware. With a shiny new kernel, many package updates, and the newly added ability to install from a Samba share, we bring to you the latest in the stable Slackware 12.x series. Slackware 12.2 ships with the Linux kernel, the Xorg 1.4.2 X server (with many driver, library, and application updates), Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, simplified wired and wireless networking with wicd in /extra, package upgrade management with slackpkg moved into the main tree, support for non-usb-storage digital cameras through libgphoto2, pm-utils (tools to support suspend and hibernate through HAL), and much, much more. This release brings the system up-to-date without compromising stability or compatibility with the 12.x series.

More details may be found in the official announcement.


Submission + - A Virtual World from a Collection of Images

CCFreak2K writes: The CrazyLeaf Design blog has an article on a very cool piece of technology called PhotoSynth. In a nutshell, it gathers many images together of a related subject (for example, the Empire State building) and creates a virtual space that can be explored using only the images it gathered. Here is a link to the video on the original web site, and here is the link to the appropriate Microsoft Research page.
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Submission + - cGrid: The P2P Killer

CCFreak2K writes: ars technica has an article on cGrid, "the real-time P2P punisher." The software is touted as having the ability to precisely track P2P and P2P-like activity and, more importantly, instantly revoke network access from offenders. The software seems to be targetted at educational institutions, where punishment for P2P activity is anything but swift.

Submission + - Slackware 11 Has Been Released

CCFreak2K writes: Slackware 11 has been officially released, just over a year after Slackware 10.2 became available. Software available with Slackware 11 includes KDE 3.5, Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.5 and X11R6 6.9. As usual, ISOs are available through BitTorrent and FTPs, packages can be synced through FTPs, and you can always buy a copy.

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