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Comment: this is as far from UNIX philosophy as you can get (Score 1) 466

by pm_rat_poison (#43669725) Attached to: Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer
so every time I install something which is bundled with (say) java, I'll get java every time? How many copies of java with inconsistent and possibly incompatible behaviour does a person need?
example, say I have an app which comes bundled with "helper-program" version 1.0, which keeps its config files in ~/.helperprogram/config
and then I have another app which comes bundled with "helper-program" version 1.1 which keeps its config files in ~/.helperprogram/config
wtf??? am I missing something here?
Censorship

UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default 642

Posted by timothy
from the get-naked-for-the-cctv-instead dept.
airfoobar writes "Yet another country wants to 'protect the children' by blocking all internet porn — not just child porn, all porn. The British gov will talk with ISPs next month to ask them to make porn blocking mandatory (and they appear more than happy to comply). As an effect, adults who want to access pornography through their internet connections will have to 'opt in.' Their rationale is that if ISPs have managed to block all child porn, they'll also be able to block all other porn as well."
Medicine

Scientists Find New Target For Alzhiemer's 107

Posted by kdawson
from the good-news-i-forget-why dept.
GarryFre writes "Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The target called neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase) is a protein which, when activated, can cause a chain of reactions in the cell leading to neuronal death and memory loss. Already a substance has been found that shows some promise in halting the progression of the disease."
Linux

Slackware 13.1 Released 155

Posted by kdawson
from the taking-up-the-slack dept.
Several readers made sure we are aware that Slackware 13.1 release is out. Here's the list of mirrors. "Slackware 13.1 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.6.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy-to-use desktop environment, and KDE 4.4.3, a recent stable release of the new 4.4.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment."

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