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Submission + - 64-bit NVIDIA drivers now available for FreeBSD (freebsd.org)

An anonymous reader writes: As of today, NVIDIA has released amd64 (64-bit), as well as updated i386 (x86), drivers for FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE, 7.3-RELEASE, and 8.0-RELEASE. Previously, FreeBSD NVIDIA drivers were only available for the i386 architecture. The drivers in question are version 195.22 and are still classified as beta. The amd64 driver set still relies on 32-bit Linux ABI compatibility shims. Additionally, OpenGL support is usable on amd64 but requires the 32-bit kernel support, in addition to the libraries included with the i386 driver.

Overall improvements include SLI support and greatly increased performance on FreeBSD 7.3 and 8.0, especially on systems with more than 4GB of memory.

Google

Submission + - Chrome OS has support for Trusted Computing (chromium.org)

KNicolson writes: Looking at the recently-released documentation for Chromium OS, I couldn't help but notice that the Trusted Platform Module features in the specifications, and the latest source tree even has a directory reserved for a TPM emulator. Some blog speculation highlights that Trusted Boot would be trivial and fully locked-down Secure Boot is quite feasible.
Google

Submission + - Google Analytics Illegal in Germany (techcrunch.com)

sopssa writes: TechCrunch is reporting that "several federal and regional government officials in Germany are trying to put a ban on Google Analytics, the search giant’s free software product that allows website owners and publishers to get detailed statistics about the number, whereabouts and search behavior of their visitors (and much more). — One German lawyer that gets cited in the article says the penalties could amount up to €50,000 (about $75,000) per website that uses Google Analytics to keep track of its visitors’ usage patterns." The amount of data Google collects from everywhere of the internet is indeed huge and website owners should be using local open source alternatives to keep the visitor data private.
Java

Submission + - Explore refactoring functions in Eclipse JDT

IndioMan writes: This article describes the various refactorings available in Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT), including what each refactoring does, when to use it, and how to use it. It also explores the refactoring script functionality in Eclipse, which allows library developers to share code refactorings with their clients.
Games

Submission + - Games 'permit' virtual war crimes (bbc.co.uk) 2

wdef writes: Video games depicting war have come under fire for flouting laws governing armed conflicts. Human rights groups played various games to see if any broke humanitarian laws that govern what is a war crime. The study condemned the games for violating laws by letting players kill civilians, torture captives and wantonly destroy homes and buildings. It said game makers should work harder to remind players about the real world limits on their actions.
Idle

Submission + - SPAM: William Gibson's Neuromancer staged with porn star

destinyland writes: Sunday night saw a reading of the William Gibson's classic cyberpunk novel featuring porn star Sasha Grey at a New York art museum, along with sculpture-props simulating virtual reality. Artist Brody Condon promised to combine "Gibson's 1980s dystopian techno-fetishism with early twentieth-century abstraction," but the editor of H+ magazine challenges that description. "In a 1993 interview, Gibson himself told me:'I think my world looks dystopian if you're a middle class white guy doing reasonably well in 1993... There are so many places in the world today that are so much crappier than anything I'm writing about.'" And earlier this month William Gibson shared his response to a blog post about the event. "Gol' dang! It's news to me!"
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Linux

Submission + - Howto compile, set up, fix or use "sudo" (linnewbies.com)

kickar86 writes: sudo is a program for some Unix and Unix-like computer operating systems that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (normally the superuser, a.k.a. root)..............

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