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Submission + - China copies iPhone; makes it even better (

An anonymous reader writes: China duplicates a lot of well know products; now they are duplicating the iPhone. Yet apparently they are making it better. From the article "The miniOne looked just like Apple's iPhone, down to the slick no-button interface. But it was more. It ran popular mobile software that the iPhone wouldn't. It worked with nearly every worldwide cellphone carrier, not just AT&T, and not only in the U.S. It promised to cost half as much as the iPhone and be available to 10 times as many consumers." The cloned iPhone uses a Linux-based system. "The cloners hire a team of between 20 and 40 engineers to begin decoding the circuit boards. At the same time, coders start to develop an operating system for the phone with a similar feature set. (The typical cloner either uses off-the-shelf code, writes something entirely new, or modifies a publicly available Linux-based system.) "

Submission + - member dead for alleged infringement (

Cybercifrado writes: Newest member of fansubs; David Pryor (ImpSyn), was pronounced dead at 02:43am on 07/27/2007 in the ICU. His death comes following a gunshot injury inflicted by a state police officer during the execution of a search and seizure warrant on his home. Reports indicate that during his arrest he was tasered repeatedly; which caused seizures. A state officer apparently mistook the seizures for an attempted escape, at which point he shot the suspect. David Pryor leaves behind his wife and two children; 5 and 3.

GCC 4.2.1 Released 449

larry bagina writes "GCC 4.2.1 was released 4 days ago. Although this minor update would otherwise be insignificant, it will be the final GPL v2 release; all future releases will be GPL v3. Some key contributors are grumbling over this change and have privately discussed a fork to stay as GPL v2. The last time GCC forked (EGCS), the FSF conceded defeat. How will the FSF/GNU handle the GPL 3 revolt?"

Feed An ingenious version tracking solution for (

While allows you to save multiple versions of a document, that feature has a few drawbacks that limit its usefulness. For starters, saving all versions in the same file equals putting all your eggs in one basket. More importantly, this approach makes it difficult to share versions with other users and let them keep track of changes made to a document. One alternative, a full-blown version tracking system or a dedicated document management solution, is overkill if you only need a simple way to keep tabs on document versions and allow other users to keep track of them. A compromise solution uses to maintain an RSS feed of document changes.

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