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+ - Ask Slashdot: What's there to like about the BETA?-> 7

Submitted by Narnie
Narnie (1349029) writes "I come to /. not for the nearly interesting pseudo-tech articles, but for the lively, self-moderated discussion. Today I'm bit surprised to see every discussion summarized to fuckbeta. Popping up all over the place there's discussions about beta and even alternatives being revived and created. As I tend not to RTFA, I haven't sampled the beta myself. So, I ask you guys, what's there to like about the BETA and what's there to loath?"
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+ - Slashdot users give new beta design a huge Bronx cheer 2

Submitted by Presto Vivace
Presto Vivace (882157) writes "Alice Marshall reports that:

Slashdot users are extremely unhappy with the new Slashdot Beta design. The comment section of every single post is devoted to dissatisfaction with the new design. ... ... The thing to keep in mind about community sites devoted to user generated content is that the users generate the content.


Comment: Re:Fuck the beta (Score 1) 206

by dknj (#46168749) Attached to: Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance

Just want to add, this is not the voice of the truely concerned slashdot users. But likely being done to detract attention from the more sensible posts about classic slashdot. If posts like these are going to dominate the comments then the true reason for the other slashdot site will be silenced.

The Courts

+ - CA founder still free; former CEO still in prison->

Submitted by jcatcw
jcatcw (1000875) writes "Charles Wang, the founder of CA Inc., is not in prison, but Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO, is serving a 12-year term for fraud, and Don Tennant, editorial director of Computerworld and InfoWorld, is mad as heck about it. The fraud is described by CA itself as "a massive accounting fraud perpetrated by the company's senior-most executives from as far back as the late 1980s through 2001, and their cover-up of that fraud, which lasted through mid-2004." As Tennant said in his Dear Charles letter at the time of Kumar's sentencing: "This isn't right. Sanjay is guilty of some devastatingly poor judgment, but you're the one who shot the illegal performance- enhancing drugs into CA. The Special Litigation Committee of CA's board of directors said it has found that 'fraud pervaded the entire CA organization at every level and was embedded in CA's culture, as instilled by Mr. Wang, almost from the company's inception.' Your fingerprints are on the needle, Charles.""
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+ - Static Retirement of the Sun and Its Solar System

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nlhouser writes "Looking three trillion years into the future, many of us will look away with an attitude of nonchalance, as if it doesn't concern us. But it does. Our decendants and their decendants, and what we do today will effect their lives and their decisions regarding their children's future — regardless what it is."

+ - Acer Abandons Notebook Customers

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kadar.zsolt writes "Several months after the Microsoft Windows Vista release computer manufacturer Acer still lacks driver support for many, otherwise Vista capable notebook families. The missing ATI and Synaptics touchpad drivers on the manufacturer's website are just the tip of the iceberg: several Travelmate (2300, 3200, 4000, and 4500) and Aspire (1680) models do not appear to be battery enabled due to the absence of drivers for key ACPI subsystems. Users have reported that Windows Mobility Center will not start (presents "Windows Mobility Center is available only on mobile PCs error message.") and remaining battery life information is not available on these systems. The problem persists since Vista RC1 was made available and was reported to Acer Customer Support (Germany, Hungary, and Australia) and Microsoft TechNet as well. Acer Customer Service has made a promise to provide Vista drivers by the end of April but did not deliver in this timeframe. Microsoft has not identified the source of the compatibility issue yet. On the TechNet forums other Toshiba and Benq models appear as having identical issues."

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