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+ - Nintendo giving away free Wii Remote Jackets->

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Wowzer writes "Nintendo has just announced the Wii Remote Jacket, a silicone cover for the Wii Remote. Nintendo will include the Wii Remote Jacket worldwide with all Wii hardware systems and with all Wii Remotes sold separately or packaged with Wii Play. Hardware featuring the Wii Remote Jacket will begin shipping to retailers on October 2 and is expected to be on retail shelves the week of October 15. From the article: "Current Wii owners who want to equip their Wii Remotes with the new Wii Remote Jacket free of charge can go to or, or call 1-866-431-8367 to place an order [in America].""
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+ - Nintendo offers free Wii Jackets->

Submitted by ApolloX
ApolloX (1017440) writes "Nintendo, apparently aware of the damage caused by Wii Remotes, has begun proactively offering Wii Jackets now included in new Wii consoles and Wii remote packages. Furthermore, owners of existing Wii systems can sign up for free Wii Jackets on Nintendo's website similar to the way people have been able to order replacement Wii straps in the past.

Its good deal, except for anyone who all ready spent $5-10 per remote for 3rd party covers."

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+ - Compromise Email Approach -Security vs Flexibility->

Submitted by hifhuf
hifhuf (1095115) writes "Slashdot requires titles of 50 characters or less so "How To Reduce Spam and Bouncebacks, Organise Your Email And Still Keep The Convenience Of A Catch-All!" was never going to fit. ;)

The article suggests using the Sieve language, in a similar way to subaddressing but with fewer dependencies, to reduce spam and bouncebacks from forgeries while still keeping, as far as possible, the advantages of a catch-all account."

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+ - Another OS Option for Artists: Linux Distros->

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AAAPL writes "While artists prefer to work with Apple's OS X, Matt Hartley suggests an alternative: Linux. He thinks artists could use Linux with free, robust apps for just as much creativity and slickness. Quote: "But what about those users who cannot afford to drop their old PC for OS X? Are they doomed to lose out on the applications that they might need for art school or even for their own personal projects? Actually, I have found that with my artist wife, who is definitely a Mac person, this is not as clear as you might think."
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+ - Why Windows Will Never Disappear->

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shubi writes "A quick visit to his local library and the writer realized why Windows will never disappear. "Amidst the sea of Windows computers, I noticed that they also had a space that contained five or six of the G5 iMacs. They were setup with the same interface that the Windows machines were, so surely there would not be an empty space at the Mac section, right? Surprisingly enough, only one was being used by a young boy while the others were neglected."
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+ - OpenOffice vs MS Office 2007, a sad day for OO

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NexTechNews writes "With advocates of OpenSource bashing on Microsoft Office 2007 for its high price tag and supposed bloatedness, one blogger decided to take the plunge and put the latest from Microsoft and the Latest from OpenOffice and put the 2 systems to the test. The most astonishing test was probably the simplest possible, just opening up some OOXML and ODF format files.

The result though might put some opensource viewers to shame as Microsoft Office not only opened the files 5 times faster than the opensource counterpart, it also managed to use 4 times LESS memory than open office 2.2 did. The reviews show that OpenOffice has definitly made leaps and bounds since its previous versions, but its in no way ready to outperform MS Office 2007.

This comes at a critical time as many offices are deciding whether the upgrade to MS office is worthwhile when free alternatives exist. But the review shows what many don't see, while office integrates a new ribbon and may look like its bloated microsoft managed to keep performance leaps ahead of its opensource competitor, while still including a rich UI with new things like the Citation Manager that OpenOffice 2.2 just flat out doesn't have a counterpart for."

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