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Comment Re:Ubuntu is hit or miss (Score 1) 636

I agree that it's hit or miss. My install took an extra 45 minutes, because I was using a KVM cable, and Ubuntu couldn't figure out the monitor specs, so it defaulted the resolution. Once I got that worked out, I got the real KVM working, so now I can run virtual systems on the kernel. So, I have Ubuntu with Windows XP running virtual (the only reason for XP is Visual Studio, because sometimes I need to compile stuff for Windows). All in all, it's a good system, but I may need to duel boot to do graphics work for Windows systems. No virtual OpenGL support.

Submission + - Google.de captured by domainsquatter

kreegee writes: "One or two hours ago, the german domain-registry denic seems to have made one big mistake: it allowed an owner-change of google.de — it know belongs to some "M. Rusteberg" which uses it to display another search engine. (looks like a scam)"
PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - PS3 In Stock; Possible Sign of Weaker Demand

freshmoon7 writes: Sony's Playstation 3 game console can be found in over one half of video game retailers, according to a new report, while Nintendo's Wii game machine can be found in a few stores, a sign that demand may be weakening. A report from American Technology Research said on Monday that 58 percent of the 150 stores that it surveyed had Sony's next generation game system in stock, while only 3 percent had the Wii, Paul McNealy of American Technology research said

Submission + - Google Auto-Suggests Social Security Number

Dotnaught writes: "In a story about Google's recent security lapse with its anti-phishing blacklist, InformationWeek reports some odd behavior from the Google Toolbar. "Entering two keywords related to Social Security numbers — call them 'x' and 'y' so as not to compound the problem — into the Google Toolbar will produce a keyword search suggestion in the form 'x y John Doe.' Selecting the suggested search terms and name, as might be expected, generates a search results page with the named person's Social Security number. A spokesperson for Google said the company's engineers didn't have an immediate explanation for the auto-generated suggestion, that it was probably an aberration and that the suggestion would likely be removed.""

Submission + - Food Network using subliminal advertising?

spoco2 writes: "Is the Food Network using subliminal advertising now? From the always interesting Something Awful forums comes this interesting nugget:

"I was sitting around waiting for Battlestar Galactica this evening watching Iron Chef America. I had seen the commercials for tonight's episode, and it looked neat so I set it up to record. Towards the end, when they're going over the iron chef and the challenger's entries a McDonalds logo popped up for a single frame."
There's a video of the offending portion."

Submission + - 5 sins of Vista

sproketboy writes: Interesting article discussing 5 major usibility flaws in Vista that weren't there before. Is Windows getting worse — not better over time?

Submission + - No surround sound gaming for Vista

An anonymous reader writes: CNET UK reports: "Windows Vista will not support surround sound or EAX audio on [the majority of] PC games. Nor will DVD surround sound be possible unless users splash out on expensive playback software". The news co-incides with EA's announcement of its ALchemy software which provides a workaround — provided you buy an expensive X-Fi sound card and download the special software.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.