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Operating Systems

Submission + - OS/2 is 20 years old ... dead but still walking

Anonymous Coward writes: "From The Inquirer: By Fernando Cassia: Monday 02 April 2007, 18:24 Opinion How IBM screwed itself in favour of the Redmond Juggernaut IF OUR CALENDARS serve us right, April 2007 means twenty years have passed since the initial "Microsoft-IBM OS/2 1.0" announcement. But the story of OS/2 is not always told right."

Submission + - 365 Open Proxies a Year allow Internet from Anywhe

stugs writes: "I setup a proxy so my friends and I could get to our favorite sites from school. My proxy was blocked after only 2 days and we were again blocked from anything fun. I got the idea to setup a proxy that changes every day. We would register 365 domains and every morning use a new domain to get around our school's firewall. By the time our school blocked the firewall we would already be using a new one. Since most kids use proxies to access slashdot/myspace/facebook from school, I thought this might be a great thing for slashdotters stuck behind lame firewalls. The site is"

Submission + - Google Rethinks Python Policy

WFFS writes: "We know Google loves Python, but sometimes people can go too far. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that 'Google might have to rethink its policy of encouraging employees to bring their pets to work, after a python went missing in its New York office over the weekend. The metre-long snake remained on the loose until Monday evening, when it was found, ironically, not by the search experts themselves but by the building's security.' Or maybe they were just filming the sequel to our favourite movie at /.?"

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