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+ - Doc wants brain scans of presidential candidates

Submitted by Fantastic Lad
Fantastic Lad (198284) writes "Candidates vying for the presidency already face intense scrutiny from voters, the media and political rivals' crack opposition research operations — but that's not enough for one doctor: he demands brain scans. In an interview with MSNBC's Tucker Carlson, Dr. Daniel Amen, a neuropsychiatrist and brain-imaging expert, says that the technology could be used to effectively vet future presidents. "For years, what I have thought about, talked about, is we should be scanning the brains of presidential candidates," said Amen. "Because a president with a bad brain can ruin life on earth...I'm sort of tired of presidents who've had a bad brain that are not leading the country in a good direction.""
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+ - Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Desktop Edition - Review

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Jonah writes " "I'll cut to the chase and say from the start that Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Desktop Edition is simply the best desktop operating system that I have ever used. From installation, to setup, to regular everyday use Gutsy is just a thing of beauty. I have been keeping up with the release since its initial rocky Alpha period, to the polished final Release Candidate released on October 15, 2007 and then apt-get upgrading to the final release. The end result is that the Ubuntu team has put together everything that you could possibly want in a desktop operating system and more." New Ubuntu 7.10 looks awesome!"

+ - Ubuntu 7.10 Released-> 1

Submitted by Panther
Panther (47660) writes "I have just received an email from the good people at Ubuntu:

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.10 of the Ubuntu family of distributions.

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and servers, with a fast and easy install and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.
This version is known as Gutsy Gibbon. Download the CD here. Upgrade instructions are here."

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+ - European Court Dismisses Microsoft Appeal

Submitted by an.echte.trilingue
an.echte.trilingue (1063180) writes "A European Union court on Monday dismissed Microsoft's appeal against an EU antitrust order that ordered it to share communications code with rivals and sell a copy of Windows without Media Player. It also upheld a $689 million fine — the largest ever levied by EU regulators. The EU Court of First Instance ruled against Microsoft on both parts of the case, saying the European Commission was correct in concluding that Microsoft was guilty of monopoly abuse in trying to use its power over desktop computers to muscle into server software."

+ - Prince angers retailers by giving album away free->

Submitted by babbling
babbling (952366) writes "Rock star Prince has given his latest album away free with a British Sunday tabloid, to the fury of music retailers. "It's direct marketing and I don't have to be in the speculation business of the record industry which is going through a lot of tumultuous times right now," he said when asked why he was giving his music away."
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+ - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes " Review of Ubuntu's Feisty Fawn. Reviewer's pretty ecstatic about the way Feisty makes Linux easy to use. "From Feisty's new migration assistant in their installer, to the new Restricted Drivers Manager, to the ease of setting up Beryl or Compiz things went so smoothly that I was amazed. This would be the first Linux distro that I have encountered where I would think even my mother could use.""

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.