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Operating Systems

+ - Slackware 12.2 Released

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

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 2.6.27.7 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.

Software

+ - A Virtual World from a Collection of Images

Submitted by CCFreak2K
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.
The Almighty Buck

+ - cGrid: The P2P Killer

Submitted by CCFreak2K
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.

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