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Comment Re:AC Responds About Linux Support (Score 1) 114

We are you making up bullshit about Lexmark? Hp is and has been the best selling printer manufacturer for awhile now.

This is the current breakdown on Newegg.

Hewlett-Packard (80)
Canon USA, Inc. (54)
Lexmark (35)
Brother (21)
Epson America (20)
Ricoh (6)
G7 Productivity Systems(2)
Kodak(1)
Panasonic(1)
PENTAX(3)
Planon(2)

And thats just home inkjets.
KDE

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 Released 249

dbhost writes "Along with this morning's cup of coffee and log reviews, I discovered that the KDE team is moving forward with a long awaited beta release of KDE 4.0 beta release of KDE 4.0. The most interesting item I found in the notes is that the file manager in KDE is being separated from Konqueror into a component called Dolphin. Also, according to the announcement, konsole has been treated to a number of improvements such as split view, and history highlighting."
Space

Prototype Telescopes Complete Key Test 78

Matthew Sparkes writes "Two prototype antennas for the world's largest array of millimeter-wave telescopes have passed a key test, working to track and image Saturn for more than an hour. Ultimately, ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is expected to resolve details 10 times finer than the Hubble Space Telescope when it is completed in 2012."
Security

Submission + - Social Security Numbers Vulnerable Online

jsharp writes: "Social security numbers are disturbingly vulnerable online, as I found out last night, when I went to the IRS web site to explore the options for paying taxes online. All the options I looked at require end users to enter their full names and SSNs as part of the submission process, in plain sight of keyloggers and screen-scrapers."
Businesses

Submission + - Why Apple's consumer Macs are enterprise-worthy

cyberkahn writes: An article in Computerworld states, "There is no comparison between Apple's "consumer" machines and the consumer lines of its competitors. All of Apple's machines are ready to move into the enterprise, depending on the job at hand. The company's simple and elegant product line, which is also highly customizable, will be Apple's entree to the business market — if IT decision-makers can get over their prejudice against equipment that's traditionally been aimed at consumers.
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - What geek toys do you want for your PC?

networkBoy writes: "Some mates and I are thinking of starting a business making computer accessories.
Nothing quite so off the wall as the nuclear launch console for your PC, more along the lines of smart fan controllers (to produce as little noise as required to achieve a setpoint temperature) with USB or SMBus interfacing for setup, possibly upwards of small embedded systems that can control drives and host them as NFS/SMB shares ala low-end server appliance.
We want to be tinkerer friendly (JTAG accessible, Linux based) and hope to make money solely on the hardware and low level firmware side. What kinds of subsystem accessories does the /. crowd want to enhance the reliability and coolness factor of their PCs? What is the magic price point for your favorite accessory? What about an automotive pc in a form factor that would fit in an industry standard radio bay?"
Censorship

Submission + - AtomicMPC Forums Ban Linking to Other Forums

(SF)exlex writes: "The popular forums for the Australian magazine AtomicMPC, a Haymarket Media publication, have banned linking to any other forums on the internet as described in their updated FAQ: ""Linking to any competitor site for the explicit purpose of recruiting new members is not allowed. It's simply bad form. We respect what you give, please respect what we provide. Linking to a competitor site that contains information related to the conversational topic at hand is fine. Acceptable examples: Posting to another tech site that has information not found on Atomic, or a game site that has exclusive information. Sending a PM to any member with the aim of recruiting for another site similar in forum content to Atomic is not allowed, and really is just plain bad manners. If you receive such a PM please report it to the moderators. These rules also apply to links in your sig."" In enforcing these rules members have been forced to remove any links to their personal websites in their sigs if they have a forum."
OS X

Submission + - Mac developer deletes home directory of pirates

An anonymous reader writes: http://www.versiontracker.com/php/feedback/article .php?story=20070207124614786 A program called display eater is eating the home directories of people using known pirated serial numbers. The home directory would be most simialar to the windows directory on a pc. The developer admits that there are several illegal cd-keys that unlock his demo program and that using such keys will "erase something". Many mac users and developers are expressing anger at such a move.
Music

Submission + - Boycott the RIAA in March

bblboy54 writes: "Gizmodo has declared March the month to boycott the RIAA. Sound The Sirens and p2p.net have both already shown their support for this.
From the article:
Gizmodo is declaring the month of March Boycott the RIAA month. We want to get the word out to as many people as humanly possible that we can all send a message by refusing to buy any album put out by an RIAA label. Am I saying you should start pirating music? Not at all. You can continue to support the artists you enjoy and respect in a number of ways."
User Journal

Journal Journal: Trying to get my medical data 1

I am a grad student in cardiovascular research [although less active at the moment]. I also recently had a few heart palpitations, that I sought medical attention for.

This included EKG's in the hospital, wearing a holter monitor, getting a stress test, and an echocardiogram. Really neat things for an interested researcher.

OS X

Submission + - OneNote Replacement for OSX

An anonymous reader writes: In my personal life, I have recently switched from an XP box to using OSX (filmmaker tired of fighting Adobe Premier). The one thing I miss is Microsoft OneNote. Its notebook style structure, ease of use and straightforward ability to share notebooks (and synch them) aided me in organizing both my personal and professional work. I have struggled to find something as intuitive (or feature rich) for OSX. Short of running parallels (and buying a legal copy of XP), can anyone suggest an alternative for OSX?

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