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Comment Re:I hope the improved compability. (Score 1) 482

Strange, because when I installed Windows, my internet worked without any configuration whatsoever.

And on windows, mine never has. There are very popular network cards with no built-in drivers on windows. I've found hardware detection on linux, with everything but video cards and printers, to be much better on Linux than Windows, but obviously your mileage will vary.

Sun Microsystems

Submission + - Airline offer free access to StarOffice suite

feranick writes: Singapore Airlines is offering access to Sun's StarOffice 8 office productivity suite free of charge to passengers on its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. StarOffice, Sun's proprietary version of OpenOffice.org, runs on the aircraft's Linux server and is accessed via a seat-back terminal at each passenger's seat, according to Sun.
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The Courts

Submission + - Justices' Ruling Limits Suits on Pay Disparity

gollum123 writes: "The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for many workers to sue their employers for discrimination in pay, insisting in a 5-to-4 decision on a tight time frame to file such cases. The dissenters said the ruling ignored workplace realities ( http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/washington/30sco tus.html?_r=1&hp&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin ). The court held on Tuesday that employees may not bring suit under the principal federal anti-discrimination law unless they have filed a formal complaint with a federal agency within 180 days after their pay was set. The timeline applies, according to the decision, even if the effects of the initial discriminatory act were not immediately apparent to the worker and even if they continue to the present day. In an opinion by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., the majority rejected the view of the federal agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, that each paycheck that reflects the initial discrimination is itself a discriminatory act that resets the clock on the 180-day period, under a rule known as "paycheck accrual." In a vigorous dissenting opinion that she read from the bench, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the majority opinion "overlooks common characteristics of pay discrimination." She said that given the secrecy in most workplaces about salaries, many employees would have no idea within 180 days that they had received a lower raise than others. An initial disparity, even if known to the employee, might be small, Justice Ginsburg said, leading an employee, particularly a woman or a member of a minority group "trying to succeed in a nontraditional environment" to avoid "making waves." Justice Ginsburg noted that even a small differential "will expand exponentially over an employee's working life if raises are set as a percentage of prior pay.""

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