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Comment: Re:Installed (Score 1) 87

by jatemack (#35449342) Attached to: OpenSUSE 11.4 Released
For me OpenSUSE was the easiest to install on my old PC during my first try of linux a while ago (10.4?). Perhaps the bloat allows for installing on many different hardware configurations that a user could trim down once installed, whereas Ubuntu would just hang during install after multiple CD burn attemps, versions, etc.
Yast was pretty easy to use and overall I liked the user experience.
Android

+ - ABC Mobile Traffic enters the public domain->

Submitted by benz001
benz001 (1594447) writes "Australia's public broadcaster the ABC has just started down the path of making its website stats public by putting up its mobile site stats for the last week.

From the article:
"While some people would rather watch paint dry, quite simply, no other major organisation publishes its raw web traffic stats. These can be incredibly useful for people wanting to compare against their own traffic and also to see which devices and apps are the most popular."

Hopefully next week we'll see the stats on the stats page as well..."

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Biotech

+ - Silkworms spin fluorescently coloured silk-> 1

Submitted by bazzalunatic
bazzalunatic (1840666) writes "Some researchers in Singapore fed silkworms fluorescent dye, which made the silkworms produce luminescent, coloured silk. They say it negates the need to manually dye silk. It also opens the door to other compounds that could be fed to silkworms to end up in the silk."
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Linux

+ - openSUSE 11.4 Released-> 2

Submitted by
MasterPatricko
MasterPatricko writes "The openSUSE community is pleased to announce the 11.4 release of the distribution. "We are proud to announce the launch of 11.4 in the openSUSE tradition of delivering the latest technology while maintaining stability. The 11.4 release brings significant improvements along with the latest in Free Software applications. Combined with the appearance of new tools, projects and services around the release, 11.4 marks a showcase of growth and vitality for the openSUSE Project!"

This release is available now (direct download and bittorrent) as installable DVD or KDE/Gnome LiveCD images, as well as being installable over a network or as a live upgrade from a previous openSUSE release. Highlights include Linux kernel 2.6.37, improved package management, KDE SC 4.6.0, Gnome 2.32 with a preview of Gnome 3, Firefox 4.0, LibreOffice 3.3.1, and the debut of a rolling release project called Tumbleweed. 11.4 images are also already available for customization on SUSEstudio, and you can build your own packages for 11.4 and other GNU/Linux distros on the openSUSE Build Service."

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Comment: Re:Sweet (Score 1) 620

by jatemack (#27690099) Attached to: Ubuntu 9.04 Released
The funny thing is, you are on Slashdot, and this is where power users that have to troubleshoot problems for their less aware friends and co-workers convene. You can probably get a better idea of what's going on in the real world here than by talking to Uncle Oblivious.
Most people do care about boot up times especially when they are so egregious, as in the case of Vista.
Sony

Firm Sues Sony Over Cell Processor 330

Posted by Zonk
from the just-what-they-didn't-need dept.
An anonymous reader writes that earlier this month, Sony received word of a lawsuit from a Newport Beach company called Parallel Processing. They've filed against the electronics giant alleging that the Cell processor, used in the PlayStation 3, infringes on a patent they own. They've made the somewhat outrageous demand that every infringing chip (and console) be 'impounded and destroyed'. From the article at Next Generation: "The patent, 'Synchronized Parallel Processing with Shared Memory' was issued in October 1991. It describes a high-speed computer that breaks down a program 'into smaller concurrent processes running in different parallel processors' and resynchronizes the program for faster processing times ... Parallel Processing said that Sony's alleged actions have caused 'irreparable harm and monetary damage' to the company."

Loose bits sink chips.

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