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+ - Wal-Mart's $200 Linux PC Sells Out->

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hankmt
hankmt writes "About a week ago Wal-Mart began selling a $200 linux machine running on a 1.5 ghz Via C7 processor and 512 megs of RAM. While the specs are useless for vista, it works blazingly fast on Ubuntu with the Enlightenment Window Manager. The machine is now officially sold out of their online warehouses, and the product sales page at WalMart.com is full of glowing reviews from new and old linux users alike."
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+ - How Not To Comply With a Takedown Notice?

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blazerw11
blazerw11 writes "A friend of mine once wanted to be in advertising. He made some really funny ads for a greasy fast food joint, Gene & Jude's of River Grove, IL, that he loves. The ads are quite funny, so I offered to host them on my webserver. That was 7 years ago. They were basically forgotten about except when I occasionally looked at my web statistics and saw that they were the most popular pages on my webserver. As many as 10 people a month would actually view them. Well, today I got a certified letter from a lawyer representing Gene & Jude's claiming I've damaged their company and demanding that I take them down. Now, I can understand their point and if Gene or Jude would have called me and said, "Hey, I don't like those so much, could you take them down?" I would have in a heartbeat. Now that they've called their lawyer, my question is, what can I do at the very least to postpone taking them down or, better yet, keep them up?"
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+ - How to Turn A Music Lover to Piracy

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dugn
dugn writes "The Consumerist (consumerist.com) is running a story about how a run of the mill (read non-tech-savvy) music lover was pushed to become a pirate. http://consumerist.com/consumer/drm/how-i-became-a -music-pirate-245644.php A simple good piece that shows how the end user experience of DRM is starting to get needed traction in more blogs and mainstream web sites."

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