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Submission + - Dell Plans A Developer Laptop Running Ubuntu (

jones_supa writes: Barton George, director of marketing for Dell's Web vertical reveals information about "Project Sputnik", a laptop tailored for developer needs in web companies. 'We want to find ways to make the developer experience as powerful and simple as possible. And what better way to do that than beginning with a laptop that is both highly mobile and extremely stylish, running the 12.04 LTS release of Ubuntu Linux', George ponders and, gives a quick list of packages that the default installation could include. The machine will base on the XPS13, assessing a couple of its main hardware deficiencies along the way.

Submission + - Mini Mammoth Is World's Tiniest (

sciencehabit writes: Researchers have found that the remains of a tiny elephant found on the island of Crete actually belong to a mini mamoth, about 1 meter tall at the shoulder. The finding could push the animal's evolution back almost 3 million years. It also means that the creature-dubbed Mammuthus creticus-is the world's smallest mammoth species.

Submission + - The first words you read when Apple hires you (

An anonymous reader writes: Starting a new job always creates a mix of emotions. Excitement, trepidation, nervousness. Landing a job at Apple is only going to enhance any and all emotions due to the reputation and high standards the company exudes.

So how does Apple greet new hires? One of those new employees decided to capture a photo of the letter that awaited him, and it's both inspiring and daunting at the same time. It also points to Apple expecting you to work overtime including weekend when necessary.


Submission + - Can You Quit Google? (

itwbennett writes: "Quitting Google isn't easy, but if you value your privacy, it might be well worth doing. Tom Henderson spent 7 days freeing himself from Google's tentacles. Here's how he did it, starting with purging Google's traces from your browser, computer, and phone, and then finding alternatives for all those services he'd come to rely on."

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