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Submission + - GNOME 3.14 Released

An anonymous reader writes: GNOME 3.14 was released today and it includes some interesting changes such as re-worked default theme, multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications, and new animations. Information including details on all the new features, can be found here.

Submission + - Mageia 2 arrives with GNOME 3 and systemd->

ReinoutS writes: "The H reports: 'The developers of the Mageia Linux distribution have announced their second release. As the official Mageia blog puts it, the distribution is "growing up". Where the initial version was mainly designed to get a stable first release out after the fork from Mandriva, the second major version of the distribution attempts the first significant changes to the code base: Mageia 2 has switched to systemd for its boot process and the GNOME desktop has been updated to the 3.x branch.'

Mageia 2 comes with kernel 3.3.6, KDE SC 4.8.2 and GNOME 3.4.1. In an interesting turn of events, Mandriva is going to base a business product on this distribution."

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Submission + - EU Warns Google To Change Or Face Fines->

bonch writes: Europe's top antitrust regulator has issued an ultimatum, giving Google weeks to propose changes or face formal charges of antitrust abuse. Google is under investigation for allegedly promoting its services over competitors in search results. Google issued a statement disagreeing with the EU commission's conclusions, stating that 'innovation online has never been greater.'
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Submission + - TNO studies WebM as alternative to H2.64 for deplo->

ReinoutS writes: "Dutch research institute TNO has published a report comparing WebM and H2.64 for large scale deployment within the Dutch public broadcasting company, re-using as much opensource components as possible. From the article (my translation): WebM is regarded as a potential video standard for HTML5, solving the plugin issue. Rarely it has been investigated whether it is possible to realize a WebM-based operational chain, taking into account the patent-position, video quality, encoding speed and existing infrastructures. The main conclusions are: At present it is impossible, without big investments, to develop a WebM-based live- and VoD service that is compatible with the existing infrastructure at the NPO [Dutch public broadcasting company]. The fact that Google is the driving force behind the development of WebM, combined with increasing support of other industrial partners provides confidence in the fact that WebM can constitute a serious alternative within a few years."
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Submission + - Binary usenet groups prohibited in the Netherlands->

dutchwhizzman writes: Amsterdam based Usenet wholesale provider News Service Europe has been mandated by the court to remove all copyright infringing content on their servers, or face severe financial penalties. Dutch copyright MAFIAA organization BREIN has won a court case making the usenet provider responsible for the content posted on other platforms than their own.

Could this be the end of usenet as we know it, or will an appeal be won by NSE? Why didn't the judge make the provider that allowed the posts responsible? Why did the judge not honor the "cancel message" procedure that technically exists in the NNTP protocol?

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