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Trisquel 6.0 'Toutatis' Is Now Available 109

Posted by Soulskill
from the celtic-deity-increment dept.
New submitter ikhider writes "Trisquel, a 'libre' version of Ubuntu GNU/Linux, is now available for download and install (or update for those who already have it). It's one of the easiest 'libre' versions of Gnu/Linux to install and run. This version includes: Linux-Libre 3.2, Xorg, Abrowser 19 (a Firefox derivative that does not recommend non-free software), GNOME 3.4, and LibreOffice 3.5. They're also simplifying their release schedule: 'This release is a Long Term Support one, meaning that bugfix and security updates will be published until 2017. Along with this we have decided to change our release schedule from this point on: we will no longer publish short term support versions every 6 months, but focus on giving the best possible support to the LTS release, providing backported improvements to core packages like the kernel, the browser and the xorg server among others.'"

Comment: Re:Nice (Score 1) 82

by dook43 (#24691095) Attached to: AMD's OverDrive and CrossFire Come To Linux
Um, no. You're spreading FUD. There are no BSD code snippets within the MS TCP stack, just userland utilities. http://www.kuro5hin.org/?op=displaystory;sid=2001/6/19/05641/7357

Eventually the new, from scratch TCP/IP stack was done and shipped with NT 3.5 (the second version, despite the number) in late 1994. The same stack was also included with Windows 95. However, it looks like some of those Unix utilities were never rewritten. If you look at the executables, you can still see the copyright notice from the regents of the University of California (BSD is short for Berkeley Software Distrubution, Berkeley being a branch of the University of California, for some reason referred to as "Berkeley" on the East Coast and "California" on the West Coast...and "Berkeley" is one of those words that starts to look real funny if you stare at it too long - but I digress). Keep in mind there is no reason to rewrite that code. If your ftp client works fine (no comments from the peanut gallery!) then why change it? Microsoft has other fish to fry. And the software was licensed perfectly legally, since the inclusion of the copyright notice satisfied the BSD license.

The Courts

+ - AZ prosecutor, sheriff go after local newspaper

Submitted by Nothanksidontwanttogotojail
Nothanksidontwanttogotojail (563504) writes "According to the Phoenix New Times, CNN, and elsewhere, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has been targeting the New Times for information relating to their readership, both online and in print:

"In a breathtaking abuse of the United States Constitution, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, and their increasingly unhinged cat's paw, special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik, used the grand jury to subpoena "all documents related to articles and other content published by Phoenix New Times newspaper in print and on the Phoenix New Times website, regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio from January 1, 2004 to the present" . . . More alarming still, Arpaio, Thomas, and Wilenchik subpoenaed detailed information on anyone who has looked at the New Times Web site since 2004."

Since the publication of the story, New Times founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested early this morning, then subsequently released.

The arrest of Lacey and Larkin are apparently part of a continuing attempt by law enforcement in Maricopa County to stamp out any dissent in their heavy-handed approach to law enforcement. Thomas, who it is believed has never tried an adult felony case by himself, is rumored to have aspirations to higher office (Governor?), used a populist anti-immigration policy to gain his current position as top prosecutor in the county, and has recently failed at trying to get the associate presiding judge to recuse himself from all criminal cases. Thomas and Wilenchik are currently being investigated by the Arizona State bar for misconduct."

2006 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded 167

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the best-of-the-worst dept.
davidwr writes "The Ig-Nobel Peace Prize went to Howard Stapleton for his groundbreaking research in teenager-repellent technology. D. Lynn Halpern won an award for research into why fingernails on a chalkboard are almost as annoying as teenagers. Ivan Schwab garnered his award for research into avian headacheology. Two french researchers cooked up a medal for spaghetti research. Read more about these and other prizes here and at the Improbable Research official web site. To those Slashdotters who were expecting an award, better luck next year."

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