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Comment: Re:Multiple Desktops (Score 1) 624

by yuriismaster (#21122869) Attached to: Apple's OS X Leopard In Depth
I use AstonShell's AltDesk

15 dollars with a 30-day demo. It's really lightweight, and even runs off a portable drive! You can drag and drop windows between workspaces from the bar, and that T-Bird=>Firefox SHOULD jump over to Firefox (I remember it did when I last booted into windows about 2 months ago). I'm perfectly satisfied with Ubuntu/CF, although links to webpages don't move the desktop :(

+ - Google Unveils TiSP

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martinelli writes "Google has finally unveiled TiSP, a "a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines." Hopefully, this is not another Google Labs project that gets flushed down the drain."

+ - MySQL paper on Port25

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einhverfr writes "Microsoft's has recently published a primer for MySQL on Windows. Although the title suggest that it is mostly an installation guide, it does cover table types, and common gotchas. It is nice to see more coverage of open source software from Microsoft, but it does raise the question of where the organization is going regarding open source. What do people think?"
Portables (Apple)

+ - iPods, Google-Earth at War in Iraq

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Boulainvilliers writes "Policy Review reports that the U.S. Army started to use iPods and Google-Earth in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army first created its internal version of MySpace, with personal profiles, photos, bios, and information on soldiers' professional backgrounds, open only to U.S. Army commanders., privately founded by four officers in 2000, grew to 6,200 members by the end of 2006, when the site was viewed about a million times per year. "It's not just information; it's a personal story, and commanders are able to connect with their peers who share their knowledge." the report, "War 2.0", quotes one of the site's founders. The operators now "equip commanders on their way to Afghanistan with new iPods, fully loaded with video-podcasted interviews with fellow commanders on their way out." The journal also reports that U.S. officers started to use Google-Earth to map and document conversations with civilians and local leaders, to create "a spatially and temporally mapped track-record of trusted or problematic relationships that can be shared with other soldiers.""
PlayStation (Games)

+ - The Dark Side of HDCP, or, Why Is My PS3 Blinking?

Submitted by FloatsomNJetsom
FloatsomNJetsom (1041770) writes "High Definition Content Protection is supposed to make sure you're not playing pirated content, but sometimes your devices screw up the HDCP "handshake" (over an HDMI cable) and nothing works. This happens with some regularity with the PS3, and Popular Mechanics investigated and found a quick and dirty workaround. From the article:
We then checked with Leslie Chard, president of HDMI Licensing, which owns the rights to the standard, who told us that HDCP is one component of HDMI that has been plagued with interoperability issues. HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) is designed to prevent the interception of data — specifically copyrighted Hollywood movies — between an output component and a display. As Steve Balough, the president of Digital Content Protection, the licensing company for HDCP explains, the two pieces of hardware must exchange a "key," a sort of certificate of authenticity unique to each individual device, to verify a secure connection.
The problem isn't limited to the PS3 — many HDTV cable boxes and have the same problem. The fix there? Unplugging the power cable."

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