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Debian

+ - Debian, openSUSE, Arch, Gentoo and Grml merge-> 2

Submitted by
tomhudson
tomhudson writes "debian, arch linux, opensuse, grml, and gentoo are merging to create a new distro:

We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common goal instead of creating more diversity.

Canterbury will be as technologically simple as Arch, as stable as Debian, malleable as Gentoo, have a solid Live framework as Grml, and be as open minded as openSUSE..

Arch Linux developer Pierre Schmitz explained:

Arch Linux has always been about keeping its technology as simple as possible. Combining efforts into one single distribution will dramatically reduce complexity for developers, users and of course upstream projects. Canterbury will be the next evolutionary step of Linux distributions.

This will without a doubt put pressure on Ubuntu."
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Networking

Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage 591

Posted by Soulskill
from the somebody-threw-them-a-shovel dept.
mariushm writes "After deciding to shelve metered broadband plans, it looks like Time Warner is cutting off, with no warning, the accounts of customers whom they deem to have used too much bandwidth. 'Austin Stop The Cap reader Ryan Howard reports that his Road Runner service was cut off yesterday without warning. According to Ryan, it took four calls to technical support, two visits to the cable store to try two new cable modems (all to no avail), before someone at Time Warner finally told him to call the company's "Security and Abuse" center. "I called the number and had to leave a voice mail, and about an hour later a Time Warner technician called me back and lectured me for using 44 gigabytes in one week," Howard wrote. Howard was then "educated" about his usage. "According to her, that is more than most people use in a year," Howard said.'"
Image

Colossus of Rhodes To Be Rebuilt As Giant Light Sculpture 39

Posted by samzenpus
from the seven-great-projects-of-the-world dept.
The people of Rhodes will once again be able to gaze upon one of the world's seven ancient wonders with the help of East German artist Gert Hof, and international funding. Like the original, the new Colossus will adorn an outer pier in the harbor area of Rhodes, and be visible to passing ships. Unlike the original Colossus, this one will be made of light. "We are talking about a highly, highly innovative light sculpture, one that will stand between 60 and 100 meters tall so that people can physically enter it," said Dr Dimitris Koutoulas, who is heading the project in Greece. "Although we are still at the drawing board stage, Gert Hof's plan is to make it the world's largest light installation, a structure that has never before been seen in any place of the world."
Intel

+ - Intel intros 2.93GHz quad-core processor

Submitted by Dr. Damage
Dr. Damage (123558) writes "Intel has released its most powerful CPU ever, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, and The Tech Report compares it to 16 other processors, from AMD's Quad FX down to the cheapest dual-core. The CPUs are tested in 32- and 64-bit applications in Windows Vista x64, including Oblivion, Supreme Commander, Folding@Home in Linux, computational fluid dynamics, and power efficiency. Unsurprisingly, the QX6800 creams the competition."
Media

+ - Zell Buys Tribune Co., Accuses Google of Stealing

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NewsCloud
NewsCloud writes "After buying Tribune Co. last week, Sam Zell told The Stanford Daily:

"If all of the newspapers in America did not allow Google to steal their content for nothing, what would Google do?" he asked. "We have a situation today where effectively the content is being paid for by the newspapers and stolen by Google, etcetera. That can last for a short time, but it can't last forever. I think Google and the boys understand that. We're going to see new deals and new formulas in the media space that reflect the reality of cost benefit."
None of this makes sense to me:

If newspapers don't want to share their headlines and abstracts, stop publishing RSS feeds. Furthermore, if you don't want Google News to crawl your content, exclude them in your robots.txt file. Google News has no ads. It's just using freely available material to drive traffic and potential revenue to newspaper Web sites. This represents a business opportunity. Perhaps not seeing this is why the newspapers are failing. Republishing 80 pixel square photos with material from public RSS feeds is not the same thing as hosting episodes of TV shows on YouTube.
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