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+ - The online search for Steve Fossett: worth it?->

Jeian writes: Wired.com wonders — was the Mechanical Turk search for Steve Fossett effective? As one "Turker" put it, "I don't see any downsides to it, so long as people don't pester the professional search-and-rescue teams with poor leads." Unfortunately, Maj. Cynthia Ryan of the Civil Air Patrol says that's exactly what happened: "The crowdsourcing thing added a level of complexity that we didn't need, because 99.9999 percent of the people who were doing it didn't have the faintest idea what they're looking for."
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Debian

+ - Fedora 8 officially released-> 1 1

Cat in the Hat writes: Fedora 8 has been officially released. Ars Technica has a run-down of what's new in Fedora 8, including the PulseAudio sound daemon, Nodoka visual style, and a new authentication system. 'Another major change in Fedora 8 is the new PolicyKit authentication system that makes authority escalation more secure. Instead of providing root access to an entire program when it needs higher privileges, PolicyKit makes it possible to isolate individual operations that require higher privileges and put them into system services that can be accessed through D-Bus. Another advantage of PolicyKit is that it will give administrators more control over which users and programs have access to individual operations that use escalated privileges.'
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Red Hat Software

+ - Fedora 8 (Werewolf) released

Max Spevack writes: "The Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 8 (Werewolf) today. This version includes GNOME and KDE live images (for CDs or USB keys), a general workstation version available on DVD, as well as Games, Developer, and Electronics Lab live images. The distro includes all the latest from various upstreams. Release notes are available, along with various downloading options."

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