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+ - speeding up IPv6 implementation with a cake->

Submitted by akaiONE
akaiONE (467100) writes "Five weeks ago, I was given a link to the picture submitted by American ISP Hurricane Electric (HE) with their cunning plan to solve the IPv6-disconnect in their peering with also American ISP Cogent Co. The technical guys at HE nailed it with baking a cake and bringing it to a NANOG-meeting (The North American Network Operators Group).

Just like the techies at HE, I thought that I could perhaps speed up the IPv6 peering with our upstream providers by sending out a cake. Thus I started my IPv6-implementation speed-up project with the goal of sending out cakes to first, our own upstreams and then encourage others to do the same to get IPv6 implemented in Norway fast. I now ask all of you who provide and service bandwidth to do the same with your peers. Spread the word! Heck, even management people loves cakes!"

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Comment: Re:Firefox is unstable. (Score 1) 354

by sznupi (#29340693) Attached to: Chrome 4.0 Vs Opera 10 Vs Firefox 3.5

Opera has those features. You can have cookies/scripts/plugins turned off and enabling them in site preferences (or toggle them gobally on/off - it takes effect only on the side you're loading/browsing anyway). Adblock: (yeah, it's also built-in, that's just a list)


+ - Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 3.0 ("Terra") releas->

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akaiONE writes "Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 3.0 "Terra" is now available for free download! The 3.0 release of Debian-Edu/Skolelinux is ready. This is an community release with comprehensive support from regional and national projects in Germany, Spain, France, Greece and Norway. The Skolelinux project is now a part of Debian under the name Debian-Edu. Several other projects have made additional functionality to Skolelinux tailored for national needs. Skolelinux now supports more than 50 countries. Version 3.0 is based on Debian 4.0 "Etch" and therefore compatible to LSB 3.1, using kernel 2.6.18 and KDE 3.5.5. The full press-release is available from the Debian-devel-announce mailing list archive: /07/msg00010.html"
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XBox (Games)

+ - Dutch TV program claims Xbox 360 scratches discs

Submitted by leomekenkamp
leomekenkamp (566309) writes "According to the Dutch TV consumer program 'Kassa' (cash register) Microsofts Xbox scratches discs. Microsoft claims the problem is caused by the customers themselves, because they do not put the gamecomputer on a stable place. The way MSFT handles these complains differs: some complainer get a new Xbox, others are told that 'it is not Microsoft's policy to have the Xbox make scratches'.

Original article in dutch is here, and you can also laugh about the engrish generated by babelfish/"
Linux Business

+ - Novell, Microsoft Outline Virtual Collaboration

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AlexGr writes " February 12, 2007 Novell, Microsoft Outline Virtual Collaboration By Clint Boulton Microsoft and Novell revealed another layer of their technical collaboration today. Customers will be able to host SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell as a virtualized guest on an upcoming service pack of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 service pack 1. Users will also be able to host SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 as an "enlightened guest" on the next version of Microsoft Windows Server, code-named Longhorn, using the Windows Server virtualization technology. Finally on the virtualization front, customers will be able to host Windows Server as a paravirtualized guest on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, using the Xen virtualization technology embedded in the Linux operating system. 659331"

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