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+ - ATI Laptops Broken by Ubuntu Gutsy-> 1

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spitefulcrow
spitefulcrow writes "The newest release of Ubuntu Linux, Gutsy Gibbon, includes a new kernel build that breaks compatibility with ATI's binary graphics drivers. The bug manifests itself in a complete system hang when attempting to use suspend-to-RAM on any machine using these drivers. The developers knew that this was an issue before releasing the update, and even commented on it in the official release notes, suggesting that users stop using the ATI-provided driver, refrain from using suspend-to-RAM, or just stay on Feisty Fawn. While taking the ideological high ground and refusing to change features of the release to support a binary driver may have appealed to Ubuntu's maintainers, the reality of the situation is that it results in an abysmal loss of functionality for a large number of users. This is hardly a step in the right direction for a distribution that prides itself in usability and "just working"."
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Technology (Apple)

+ - New iPod and other toys->

Submitted by Foldarn
Foldarn (1152051) writes "The new iPod has been announced today at Apple's event. Details over on iLounge that give a play by play. Looks like the new iPod (and old ones) are pretty cool. The new iPod, called the iPod Touch is an iPhone without the phone capabilities. The picture and demo showed a nice wi-fi icon. Looks like the iPod is going to be the Zune killer contrary to Microsoft's initial intention! The screen is a widescreen that switches to full screen in a single tap and the overall interface is said to be pretty impressive with smooth 3D graphics. It sounds like a regurgitated iPhone, but I don't think you'll hear too many complaints. The older iPods are going to start going out with what looks like twice the battery capacity as before."
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Programming

+ - Are Most CS Students Getting a Raw Deal?

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Jason Luther
Jason Luther writes "Are most Computer Science students in universities and colleges around the world getting a raw deal? That's what it seems like; especially when you look at all the evidence and realize just how many hundreds of thousands of students are putting long hours and thousands of dollars into studying something that they just won't do well in... Given the disparity amongst the "coding talent" present in different students, is it the universities' duty to inform students of the real hardships encountered in the programming world, and the fact that it's not experience alone that makes a good programmer?"

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.

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