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Graphics

+ - Johannes Gutenberg - What Fonts Would He Use Today

Submitted by
JJMacey
JJMacey writes "Hi All, I am a Linux driven OS guy, that runs a couple of Web Sites, now gone to Blogging. Given the efforts, I'd like to add fonts. What would Johannes Gutenberg use today? Since I'm open source — where are the best (free) locations? Or, (best) commercially available sources? I'd like to change the look to my web efforts. Thanks in advance for this, and any responses."
Networking

+ - Difference between System/Network Administrator 1

Submitted by sr8outtalotech
sr8outtalotech (1167835) writes "I earn my living as a Systems Administrator. Recently, I submitted my resume to several jobsites; Monster, Dice, Careerbuilder and Hotjobs to see what was out there. What I find appalling is the overwhelming ignorance of most so called technical recruiters. I've dealt with over 25 recruiters so far and I don't think a single one could tell me the difference between a systems administrator and a network administrator. How does the slashdot community see the difference between a network and systems administrator? In my own opinion a network administrator works with Layers 1-3 of the OSI Model and a system administrator works with Layers 4-7 with some Layer 3/4 overlap in both positions. How do you deal with recruiters and human resources people that don't know the difference? Educate them? Politely ignore them? Tell them to stop wasting your time?"
The Internet

+ - The Future of the Linux SCSI Subsystem

Submitted by LinucksGirl
LinucksGirl (1105803) writes "The Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) is a collection of standards that define the interface and protocols for communicating with a large number of devices. Linux provides a SCSI subsystem to permit communication with these devices. This article introduces you to the Linux SCSI subsystem and discusses where this subsystem is going in the future."
Wii

+ - Wii Guitar Hero III outputs only mono sound

Submitted by butterflysrage
butterflysrage (1066514) writes "Joystiq is reporting that the Wii version of GH3 does not support Dolby Pro Logic II as claimed, in fact, it does not support stereo at all.

from the article:
"If it weren't bad enough that Activision shipped out Guitar Hero III with no offline co-op quickplay mode, a few careful listeners have noticed another thing they left out — a few channels of sound."

Activision has not released any timeline on a fix"
Handhelds

+ - 30,000 Palm Apps Land on Nokia's Web Tablets

Submitted by DeviceGuru
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "Some 30,000 applications originally written for the Palm Pilot PDA will soon run on Nokia's Linux-based web tablets. The applications will run on top of a virtual machine (VM) currently being beta tested by Access for Nokia's 770, N800, and N810 Internet tablets. The Garnet VM beta is available now for free download from Access, with registration. It has reportedly achieved 80 percent compatibility, with wider compatibility expected pending user feedback. Applications run within a QVGA-sized window (configurable as landscape or portrait) centered in the tablets' 800x480 displays."
PHP

+ - Clever Zend IDE fixes PHP bugs interactively

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Martin Streicher, the Editor in Chief of Linux Magazine writes about Squashing bugs in PHP applications with the Zend Debugger, which probes running code, allowing you to suspend execution arbitrarily, examine objects, explore the call stack, and even change the value of a variable on the fly. Also, take a look at this quick webcast on developing Rich Internet Applications powered by Zend Core to learn more about Zend Core's best features."
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+ - SCO found guilty of lying about Unix code in Linux->

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mlauzon
mlauzon writes "In the United States, SCO's Linux/Unix litigation has been stalled out while the company's bankruptcy trial is being dealt with. In Germany, however, several court cases have found SCO Group GmbH, SCO's Germany branch, guilty of lying about Linux containing stolen Unix code.

In the first case, reported on by Heise Online, the pro-Linux German companies, Tarent GmbH and Univention found that SCO was once more making claims that Linux contained Unix IP (intellectual property). Specifically, SCO GmbH made the familiar claims that "As we have progressed in our discovery related to this action, SCO has found compelling evidence that the Linux operating system contains unauthorized SCO UNIX intellectual property (IP)." This was followed by the usual threat "If a customer refuses to compensate SCO for its UNIX intellectual property found in Linux by purchasing a license, then SCO may consider litigation."

The German Linux companies had already successfully protested against these statements in 2003. Then they were granted an injunction against SCO from making its claims that Linux contains illegally obtained SCO IP, a.k.a. Unix source code. If SCO violated this injunction, SCO would have to pay a fine of 250,000 Euros.

Since Tarent and Univention brought the matter to the attention of the courts, SCO has taken down the offending page with its claims.

Of course, in the U.S. court system, it has already been ruled that SCO has no Unix IP. Novell, not SCO, owns Unix.

Tarent's managing director told Heise Online that he found "It disconcerting, though not surprising, to see SCO trying to do towards the end what it is really being paid for by its supporters: spreading falsities as disparaging as possible about Linux." Unlike 2003, where Linux companies had to nip things in the bud, exercising vigilance is due now where things are coming to an end: "Even though SCO has reached the end of the line in our opinion, one should not let them get away with this."

In a similar case, Andreas Kuckartz, a German Linux advocate, had been publicly stating since 2003 that "SCO IP Licenses for Linux" amounted to little more than "protection money pricelists" and that SCO is "spreading rumors about copyright violations in Linux." Further, Kuckartz claimed that "The SCO Group Inc. is probably is involved in crimes such as stock manipulation and filing a fraudulent complaint against IBM."

SCO took him to court over these claims and SCO has lost (German PDF document). The Higher Regional Court in Munich ruled, Kuckartz said in e-mails to Linux-Watch, "that my statements are allowed because none of the factual statements I made to support those accusations are false. I can now even go to a business partner of The SCO Group GmbH and tell him or her that SCO is probably involved in the named crimes."

Kuckartz claim that he believes is the most important one is that in the four years the case has dragged out, SCO never objected "to my statement that SCO has not presented any proof of copyright violations in the lawsuit SCO vs. IBM."

In the United States, however, SCO, even now, continues to drag out its unsubstantiated claims that IBM has stolen SCO's Unix IP. In the SCO bankruptcy hearing, SCO attorney Arthur Spector once more claims, "Our litigation is a tremendous asset" and "Our litigation with IBM could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars.""

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Social Networks

+ - Facebook under Fire over Breastfeeding Photos-> 4

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NewsCloud
NewsCloud writes "Facebook continues to struggle with when to enforce its own terms of service. While the 78,240 group members who want Facebook to shut down the F*** Islam group are still frustrated, those concerned with photos of breastfeeding mothers can rest more easily. The site has recently come under fire for removing pictures of breastfeeding mothers, and banning users on the grounds that they'd uploaded "obscene content" to their profiles. Says Facebook, "Photos containing an exposed breast do violate our Terms and are removed." In response, more than 33,431 concerned Facebook users have created the "Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!" group. Apparently, scantily clad college co-eds, fine and dandy."
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Media

+ - FCC Gives Five Days Notice for Media Hearing-> 2

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NewsCloud
NewsCloud writes "FCC chairman Kevin Martin moved forward his plan for public hearings on media consolidation rules as reported by Slashdot earlier by granting just five days notice for the hearing in Seattle tonight. Prior to serving as FCC chair, Martin was Deputy General Counsel to Bush-Cheney 2000 and the Bush-Cheney recount team in Florida."
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Microsoft

+ - How Microsoft Knifed its CIO 1

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theodp
theodp writes "As the COO of the newly CIO-less Microsoft whoops it up in Dubai at the Microsoft Gulf 2007 CIO Summit, Valleywag hears rumors that Microsoft leaked news of CIO Stuart Scott's dismissal for an unspecified 'violation of company policies' as his family was grieving over his sister's death. An obituary notice seems to confirm that on the same day Scott's family attended a memorial service for his sister, Microsoft set an unusually public media blitz in motion in lieu of flowers. Could just be an unfortunate coincidence, although sympathy may not be a Microsoft core competency."
Intel

+ - Intel plans huge data centre consolidation

Submitted by Stony Stevenson
Stony Stevenson (954022) writes "Intel has expanded its green initiative with plans to consolidate its spread of IT centres into eight strategic locations over the next eight years. Intel is aiming to increase its use of virtualisation software to dramatically reduce the number of servers it uses, which currently stands at around 93,000. Intel hopes to complete the work by 2010, and claimed that the consolidation could result in savings of as much as $1.8bn over the next seven years.

"This initiative enables us to reduce costs, improve server and storage utilisation, create higher density and more energy-efficient data centres, and to keep pace with our rapid rate of innovation," said Brently Davis, manager of Intel's data centre efficiency initiative."

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