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GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode 267

Hot on the heels of the Gtk+ 3.8 release comes GNOME 3.8. There are a few general UI improvements, but the highlight for many is the new Classic mode that replaces fallback. Instead of using code based on the old GNOME panel, Classic emulates the feel of GNOME 2 through Shell extensions (just like Linux Mint's Cinnamon interface). From the release notes: "Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these features can be used individually or in combination with other GNOME extensions."
The Almighty Buck

The Man Who Sold Shares of Himself 215

RougeFemme writes "This is a fascinating story about a man who sold shares in himself, primarily to fund his start-up ideas. He ran into the same issues that companies run into when taking on corporate funding — except that in his case, the decisions made by his shareholders bled over into his personal life. This incuded his relationship with his now ex-girlfriend, who became a shareholder activist over the issue of whether or not he should have a vasectomy. The experiment continues." The perils of selling yourself to your friends.

Submission + - Verizon: $1.83 billion Q2 profit on $28.6 billion in sales, smartphones hit 50% (

redkemper writes: Verizon Communications (VZ) on Thursday reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2012. The nation’s top carrier reported earnings of $0.64 per share, or a $1.83 billion profit, on sales of $28.6 billion. The results were in line with analysts’ estimates, and up 13% from the $1.61 billion Verizon earned in the same quarter last year...

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.