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Submission + - Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Now In Linux Beta 1

jones_supa writes: The Linux beta of the Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition game is now available via Steam. Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition was released for Windows earlier in the year and features the classic Duke Nukem 3D game plus three expansion packs. Megaton Edition features visual enhancements (including OpenGL acceleration), SteamPlay support, and other improvements over the original games. More details on the public beta of Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition for Linux can be found via a thread in Steam Community. To try the game you need to opt to 'Public Beta'. Feedback is highly appreciated.

German Police Stop Man With Mobile Office In Car 146

PolygamousRanchKid writes "Forget texting while driving. German police say they nabbed a driver who had wired his Ford station wagon with an entire mobile office. Saarland state police said Friday the 35-year-old man was pulled over for doing 130 kph (80 mph) in a 100 kph zone while passing a truck Monday. Built on a wooden frame on his passenger seat they found a laptop on a docking station tilted for easy driver access, a printer, router, wireless internet stick, WLAN antenna, and an inverter to power it all." I've driven some long trips with a similar passenger-seat setup (minus the printer), but of course for use only while stopped. Since the police in this case had no evidence that the rig was being used while driving, the driver was ticketed only for speeding and for having unsecured items. Really, it seems like something that Skymall should offer in neater form; now I regret not picking up a surplus police cruiser computer when they were in stock at the local Goodwill.

Conficker Worm Could Create World's Biggest Botnet 220

nk497 writes "The worm that's supposedly infected almost nine million PCs running Windows, dubbed Cornficker or Downadup, could lead to a massive botnet, security researchers have said. The worm initially spread to systems unpatched against MS08-067, but has since 'evolved and is now able to spread to patched computers through portable USB drives through brute-force password-guessing.'"

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