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Submission + - turns 10 ( 1

mediatrix writes: " is an international, anarchistic, and volunteer-run world community for web developers professionals. They host discussion lists, publish articles, and maintain a browser archive offering downloads of everything from Mosaic to Flock. On December 14, turns 10 years old."

Submission + - Win an Asus Eee PC on LugRadio Season 5, Episode 7 (

Adam Sweet writes: "In Season 5 Episode 7 of LugRadio, 'Inspirational Muppetational', the last episode of 2007, Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge, Chris Proctor and Adam Sweet offer you the chance to win an Asus Eee PC, hear from Wine developer Alexandre Juillard that the design of Windows is a piece of crap, give a resounding review the aforementioned Asus Eee PC, continue the LugRadio Top Trumps series by discussing Adam's reasons, as a representative of similar Linux users, for becoming absorbed by the Linux and the Free Software community, before making a range of ambitious and unlikely predictions for next year and reading a selection of your emails to show, covering Virtualbox, the new Blender open movie "Peach" project, Stuart's man-boobs, whether sudo is a good idea, Ogg Vorbis support on hardware and the announcement that Neuros Technology, the makers of the Neuros OSD have negotiated with Texas Instruments to provide a free version of their development tool chain to Open Source developers in the hope that the we can port open source codecs to their DSP decoder chips. You can get all this nonsense, along with the chance to win an Asus Eee PC at"

Submission + - Apple acquires CUPS ( 1

mikesd81 writes: "Michael R. Sweet, the creator of CUPS, has posted on the CUPS website that:

"Apple Inc. acquired ownership the CUPS source code and hired me (Michael R Sweet), the creator of CUPS.

CUPS will still be released under the existing GPL2/LGPL2 licensing terms, and I will continue to develop and support CUPS at Apple. ""

Operating Systems

Is Gentoo in crisis? 199

TheCoop1984 writes "A recent article on distrowatch, and an extended thread on the gentoo forums, have pointed out that gentoo is not what it used to be. Daniel Robbins came back and went again after only a few days, developer turnover is as high as ever, personal attacks on the mailing lists are common, and people are generally not happy about the current state of affairs. Is gentoo rotting from the inside, and can anything be done about it?"

French Parliament Chooses Ubuntu 174

atamyrat reminds us that last November it was announced that the French Parliament had decided to switch to Linux. At that time the distro had not been determined. It will be Ubuntu: "[T]wo companies, Linagora and Unilog, have been selected to provide the members of the Parliament as well as their assistants new computers containing free software. This will amount to 1,154 new computers running Ubuntu prior to the start of the next session which occurs in June 2007."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Your child is a hacker if he uses "Lunix"

TFGeditor writes: On a web page called "jay's" ur-child-a-computer-hacker/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.j ml&frame=true there is a hilarious article supposedly written by a parent who discovered his son was a "computer hacker." What makes it so funny (besides all the absurdities it contains) is that it is not supposed to be funny — at least I do not *think* it is supposed to be funny. Among the top ten signs your child might be a hacker is use of the "illegal hacker operation system, Lunix." From the article: "BSD, Lunix, Debian and Mandrake are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system, invented by a Soviet computer hacker named Linyos Torovoltos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "xenix", which was written by Microsoft for the US government. These programs are used by hackers to break into other people's computer systems to steal credit card numbers. They may also be used to break into people's stereos to steal their music, using the "mp3" program. Lunix is extremely dangerous software, and cannot be removed without destroying part of your hard disk surface." All I can say is, "Wow."

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.