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Linux Business

+ - Dell to Linux users: Not so fast

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PetManimal
PetManimal writes "After all the hubbub over Dell's note about manufacturing Linux-friendly Dells and choosing distros, the company is now telling users not to expect factory-installed Linux laptops and desktops anytime soon:

The company said today that the note was just about certifying the hardware for being ready to work with Novell SUSE Linux, not an announcement that the computers would be loaded and sold with the operating system in the near future.
According to the article, Dell says that lining up certification, support and training will 'take a lot of work.'"
Security

+ - World-leading anti-virus software is pants

Submitted by spge
spge (783687) writes "The most popular anti-virus software in the world is some of the least effective. According to this review, originally published in Computer Shopper magazine, home products from Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro are beaten heavily by the likes of Kaspersky Lab and Eset. The free AVG software is not much better than Norton etc, but at least it's free. And it is a bit better, according to these reviews."
Education

+ - College Students Narcissistic Jerks, Study Shows

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An anonymous reader writes "American higher education is plagued by vanity more than ever, CNN reports. Where do we cast blame? Why, it's the evil Internet's fault! MySpace, YouTube are among those on the chopping block, with liberal psycho-quacks calling for a parental beatdown. "A potential antidote would be more authoritative parenting." says noted hypocrite Jean Twenge. My question is, why are we blaming the internet for boosting our self-esteem?

From the Article:

"We need to stop endlessly repeating 'You're special' and having children repeat that back," said the study's lead author, Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. "Kids are self-centered enough already."
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