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Submitted by FishRep
FishRep (1718538) writes "I upgraded Linux Ubuntu (with LXDE) to 12.04. When I did this, unbelievably and unacceptably my network no longer works. I went to to see if anyone else had the problem and had found a solution. I searched for "upgrade 12.04 network ubuntu" and received the following message: "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 188743680 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /home/httpd/linuxquestions/questions/search.php on line 1826" What is wrong with How do I tell them about the problem?"

+ - LXDE and Gnome on Ubuntu 4

Submitted by FishRep
FishRep (1718538) writes "I would like to try LXDE on my Ubuntu platform without irrevocably destroying my curreng gnome. I'm still on Ubuntu 11.04, as I didn't want to go to unity. I wanted to try Mint, but it appearred like it would destroy my Ubuntu. I want to be able to go back, and also to be able to switch back and forth, if I want.

So, can I put on LXDE and still go back to my Gnome on Ubuntu 11.04?"

+ - How Nintendo's Mario got his name->

Submitted by harrymcc
harrymcc (1641347) writes "In 1981, tiny Nintendo of America was getting ready to release Donkey Kong. When the company's landlord, Mario Segale, demanded back rent, Nintendo staffers named the game's barrel-jumping protagonist after him. Almost thirty years later, neither Nintendo--which continues to crank out Mario games--nor Segale--now a wealthy, secretive Washington State real estate developer--like to talk about how one of video games' iconic characters got his name and Italian heritage. Technologizer's Benj Edwards has researched the story for years and provides the most detailed account to date."
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+ - Ask Slashdot: Wiki & Request Tracking on Windo

Submitted by cmos-reset
cmos-reset (1425609) writes "I was asked to implement a wiki server and investigate a ticket tracking solution for our ten-staff help desk. I've recommended a LAMP server with MediaWiki and RT, but the solutions absolutely must run on Windows. A Sharepoint Services idea has been proposed by someone else for the ticket tracking but their proposal will require every incoming email to be manually copied and pasted into the ticketing database. Are there simple wiki servers available for Windows that are "$free" or low cost? It needs to be simple to backup as I won't be the only person administering the server — text files in a dir would be "easy" as described here ( Finally, does anyone know of a way to get the current version of RT to work reliably under Windows, or know any reasonable alternative (I've looked at WinRT but it's pretty old now)? All advice is greatly appreciated; thanks in advance."

+ - IBM WebSphere software early programs - IBM WebSph->

Submitted by wsemg
wsemg (1745892) writes "IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale v7.1 Beta — Download & Education : WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides the technology to enhance business applications, including web commerce, supply chain, financial, trading and on-line gaming, to form new, innovative classes of business applications by extending the data-caching concept with advanced features. These application enhancements can be realized by utilizing WebSphere eXtreme Scale in the following flexible scenarios and configurations:"
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+ - Chuck Schumer is not Facebook's friend->

Submitted by crimeandpunishment
crimeandpunishment (1754306) writes "When Facebook announced its new features last week, they said it would make social networking more social. But a lot of people expressed concern about privacy. Now you can add New York Senator Chuck Schumer to the list. He's written to the Federal Trade Commission expressing concern about the changes and asking them to establish guidelines for social networking sites. There's a little irony here....a senator seeking publicity over privacy."
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+ - McAfee to pay for PC repairs after patch fiasco->

Submitted by Barence
Barence (1228440) writes "McAfee has offered to pay for the PC repairs of consumers affected by last week's faulty antivirus update. The problematic patch falsely identified the SVCHOST.EXE Windows file as a virus, causing PCs running Windows XP SP3 to crash or enter endless reboot cycles. In a blog post addressed to "Home or Home Office Consumers", the company offered to reimburse PC repair expenses, though there was a notable caveat. "If you have already incurred costs to repair your PC as a result of this issue, we're committed to reimbursing reasonable expenses," the company said. "Reasonable expenses" has yet to be formally defined."
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+ - Yahoo's "Chicken Coop" Server Farm Unveiled ->

Submitted by 1sockchuck
1sockchuck (826398) writes "Yahoo is preparing to launch its unusual new data center near Buffalo. It's a server farm that resembles a chicken coop, and uses many of the same heat management principles. The $150 million facility runs on hydro-electric power, uses fresh air cooling for virtually the entire year, and can recirculate server waste heat to regulate the data center environment. Yahoo's new facility has been praised by Greenpeace for its sustainable design, but the company says its focus is driven by the economics of improved efficiency. With images and video."
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