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Comment: Re:Didn't plan on buying another Asus EEE anyway (Score 1) 644

by jimand (#28121985) Attached to: Asus Slaps Linux In the Face
I totally agree. I got my EEE in February and the included OS (Xandros) was running Firefox 2.10 and could only be updated using a command line, plus lots of other minor annoyances. Xandros hadn't upgraded their repository to Firefox 3 yet. If they can't keep FF up-to-date they I didn't have much hope for any of the other included packages.

I'm now running Easy Peasy 1.1 have access to all the Ubuntu packages. I haven't tried it but I assume the Ubuntu Netbook remix would be just as good.
Security

+ - How to Steal the Electronic Vote

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Xiaoxiaofreak2
Xiaoxiaofreak2 writes "ArsTechnica has released an article detailing exactly how easy it is to manipulate the results of an electronic election. From the article: "What if I told you that it would take only one person — one highly motivated, but only moderately skilled bad apple, with either authorized or unauthorized access to the right company's internal computer network — to steal a statewide election?" The article also provides good background history on the "Princeton Attack": "Ed Felten's team at Princeton was able to quickly upload a vote-stealing Trojan to the AccuVote via the PCMCIA slot in less time than it would take many people to complete an electronic ballot.""
XBox (Games)

+ - Microsoft Announces Major Xbox Live Update

Submitted by simoniker
simoniker (40) writes "Microsoft has announced its sixth major update to the Xbox Live online service for Xbox 360, with 85 new features and enhancements, including support for native 1080p games and movies, faster Xbox Live Arcade game list display times, and more options for video playback. The company has announced that it will debut the update Tuesday, October 31, and the free download will be available to all Xbox Live Silver and Gold account holders, and will not require the use of the Xbox 360's hard drive."

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