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Submission + - Steam for linux! (

doohan writes: Exciting news for those of us that use linux for our desktops, Valve's Steam and assorted game seems to be coming to Linux sooner rather than later. According to Phoronix and an interview with Gabe Newell they have Left 4 Dead 2 running natively under Ubuntu 11.10 already.

Submission + - TV White Space 802.22 Wireless Broadband Trial in UK are a Success (

Mark.JUK writes: "A major multinational and ten month long trial of new 'White Space' technology (IEEE 802.22) in the United Kingdom, which uses the spare radio spectrum that exists between Digital Terrestrial TV (DTV) channels to deliver wireless internet access services over a wide area, has officially completed today and been deemed "successful". The technology, if approved, could one day help to bring faster broadband services to both isolated rural and urban areas.

The TV White Spaces Consortium, which comprises 17 international and UK technology and media companies (BT, Microsoft, BBC, Alcatel-Lucent etc.), has now recommended that the UK regulator, Ofcom, complete its development of the “enabling regulatory framework” (i.e. Draft Statutory Instrument) in a “manner that protects licensees” from “harmful” interference and encourages innovation and deployment."

I've got a bad feeling about this.