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Operating Systems

+ - Gentoo Linux 2007.0 released

goldfinger67 writes: The Gentoo Release Engineering project is pleased to announce the much-delayed release of Gentoo Linux 2007.0, code named "Secret Sauce". This release met with several delays due to an abnormally high number of security vulnerabilities in large packages which had to be rebuilt using the newer, secure versions of the packages. There was also a complete resnapshot done about half-way through the release period due to the release taking so long and the packages becoming stale.

Main features:

x86/amd64:
Updated hardware support is among the highlights of the x86 release. Besides
the many updated office and productivity packages x86 also brings an update to
GLIBC 2.5.
On amd64 you can enjoy updated 32-bit emulation libraries improving support
for many closed source applications and browser plugins.

x86 and amd64 also provides both hardened and non-hardened stages in this
release. Hardened stages are still using GCC 3.4.6 and GLIBC 2.3.6 but it's
possible to upgrade from hardened to non-hardened stages, if needed.
Space

+ - Galileo in Jeopardy

goldfinger67 writes: Europe's proposed satellite-navigation system, Galileo, faces big delays and cost overruns unless major obstacles to its development are removed — and fast.
Discussions have come to a halt has to who will andorse the costs of this new system. The Idea beihind the project was to be a direct concurent to the GPS system, however, current discussions already show difficulties to agree on several points between countries and private investors...
Will this project ever come to light??
Complete story here
User Journal

Journal: Slashdotters need Help with Story Submissions 7 7

While I am perhaps not the best person to talk about this as I've only had one submission accepted, my recent time spent with the Firehose has demonstrated to me that most people have a hard time crafting an acceptable story submission, in spite of the numerous examples on the front page. The following is just a list of hints and tips that might help someone assemble a story submission that makes sense.

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