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Comment: Yay! Fixing 100 Paper Cuts! (Score 4, Informative) 320

by ziggamon2.0 (#28673775) Attached to: Shuttleworth's Take On GNOME 3.0, Coordination with Debian
So, it finally happened! A major effort by a distro to fix one hundred really small but irritating bugs. Also known as polish. This is what Ubuntu needs, and to be fair has been quite good at. Just fixing more and more of the tiny annoyances is what creates a well-rounded desktop. On the other hand, they are introducing Gnome Shell, which while probably cool, will certainly introduce a couple of hundred new paper cuts!

https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts
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+ - How do you measure privacy concerns?

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ziggamon2.0 writes "I'm a media technology masters' student looking to conduct a study on privacy beliefs and actual practices of people on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The idea is to establish what people agree are acceptable levels of transparency, and how/where the trend is going. Any ideas on how such a study could be done?"
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+ - Identical Twins Battle Over Paternety Test

Submitted by ziggamon2.0
ziggamon2.0 (796017) writes "Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the father and uncle to a 3-year-old little girl. The problem is, they don't know which is which. Or who is who. Since they are identical twins, and have the exact same DNA they are inseparable in paternety tests. How is one to know? And if their DNA is really the same, in a biological perspective, does it really matter?"

Linux Now 25% of Dell's Server Business 88

Posted by Zonk
from the prodigious-penguins dept.
Sam Haine '95 writes to mention a ZDNet article discussing Linux's place in the server market, at least for Dell Computers. Linux now makes up over 25% of the company's server business, and has become such a standard that they only need to confer with Red Hat for some 10% of service calls. From the article: "Linux and open source have been a blessing for Dell as it has struggled to make an impression, other than as a desktop and laptop supplier, in enterprise computing, According to Martin Hingley, vice-president of the European Systems Group at analysts IDC, part of the problem for Dell in the enterprise is that 'people don't like partnering with Dell.'"

IT Meets the World Cup 204

Posted by Zonk
from the tech-lends-a-foot dept.
daria42 writes "Looks as if there are some mad soccer fans at ZDNet ... they have compiled a guide to some of the IT systems behind the soccer World Cup. 'What does it take to design, build and operate an advanced, fault-tolerant IP network while the whole world watches?' one of the articles asks. Another looks at how broadcasters have beefed up their infrastructure as they prepare for an influx of fans desperate for information, while another looks at one of the upcoming matches: FIFA vs. Hackers."

X.Org Releases First Modular Source Roll-Up 176

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the not-to-be-confused-with-the-fruit-variety dept.
NewsForge is reporting that X.Org has released their first modular roll-up release. From the article: "All X11R7.0 derivative ("modularized") releases divide the source code into logically distinct modules, separately developed, built, and maintained by the community of X.Org developers. This concentrates and accelerates development time, supporting continuous modification, testing, and publication of each module.The new modular format offers focused development, and rapid and independent updates and distribution of tested modular components as they are ready, freed from the biennial maintenance release timetable."

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