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GNOME

+ - GNOME 3.4 Usability Problems - Does GNOME care about its users?->

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brad-x writes "As reported earlier, GNOME 3.4 is out. This release brings added emphasis on touch and a new emphasis on fullscreen apps, similar to those found in MacOS X.

Unfortunately this new focus on fullscreen apps — which will continue through future GNOME versions to include quite a number of other GNOME applications, provides no discoverable way to revert to a standard windowed multitasking model.

Users both old and new have raised their voices in complaint regarding GNOME 3, but the project's lead developers insist everyone will get used to it. Do they care about their users?"

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Linux

+ - WindowMaker development resumes, has first relase since 2006->

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brad-x writes "A new team of developers have recently picked up development of WindowMaker, and they've added many new features including improved support for freedesktop standard menu layout and MacOS X style application and window switching from the keyboard, culminating in a new release, 0.95.2. A basic changelog on the newly redesigned website is available at http://windowmaker.org/news.php."
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United States

+ - Glenn Beck's 912 Project - Taking America Back->

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brad-x writes "There's something to be said for a call to return to our book/witch burning roots. I for one think this is exactly what America needs — to become aware of its true opinions and beliefs, and not those forced on it by left-wing socialists in control of big media.

An excerpt:

Woman: [Shouts] "Burn the books!" [applause]
Man: "I don't think you were serious about that, were you?"
Woman: "I am too."
Man: "Burn all the books?!"
Woman: "The ones in college, those, those brainwashing books."
Man: "[laughs] Brainwashing books?"
Woman: "Yes."
Man: "Which ones are those?"
Woman: "Like, the evolution crap, and, yeah..."

In seriousness, this is a rather stunning look at the true grass-roots opinions of the average American as expressed in a political gathering. What's next?"

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United States

+ - Glenn Beck's 912 Project - Taking America Back->

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brad-x
brad-x writes "There's something to be said for a call to return to our book/witch burning roots. I for one think this is exactly what America needs — to become aware of its true opinions and beliefs, and not those forced on it by left-wing socialists in control of big media.

In seriousness, this is a rather stunning look at the true grass-roots opinions of the average American as expressed in a political gathering. What's next?"

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Microsoft

+ - Replacing Exchange - With Kerio MailServer->

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brad-x
brad-x writes "Kerio MailServer, like Zimbra, has until only recently been an 'almost but not quite' Exchange alternative. It has offered Outlook support and integration with Active Directory since 2002, but did not initially support groupware features such as calendaring and shared contacts properly until years later. It wasn't until 2007 that Kerio began to coalesce into an alternative to Exchange — and with the release of Kerio MailServer 6.5, its transformation into an Exchange killer is complete."
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Cellphones

+ - Getting poor call reception on your iPhone 3G? Tur->

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brad-x
brad-x writes "In a 2007 review of the iPhone near its introduction, I made a point of saying that North American 3G coverage is pretty poor as compared to other standards. With the introduction an widespread use of the iPhone 3G in North America, this is now becoming apparent to many users. If you're getting poor reception and dropped calls with your iPhone 3G, this tip is for you."
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Television

+ - HowTo: Play movies on your AppleTV sans conversion

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brad-x
brad-x writes "Since the Apple TV is running MacOS X, it is possible to install arbitrary codecs and have it play. The following instructions save time by not requiring the user to transcode all their movies (and suffer the lossy conversion), but does involve some expertise. Read on for more.

If the story is approved please approve the one using .nyud.net:8080 as I forgot to include that in the first submission. Sorry. :("
The Internet

+ - Pros and Cons of a Secondary MX?

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brad-x
brad-x writes "From the article:

"Many sites use multiple MX records in DNS. But i feel like i'm seeing more and more which just have a single MX record. Why choose the one strategy over the other?

Given that MTAs are increasingly complicated these days (with various spam filtering techniques), what are some good arguments for (or against) having multiple MX records for a relatively small domain (1000 users)? Here's a couple notes of my own (which i'm not wedded to: please tell me if you disagree!)""

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