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Television

Submission + - Battlestar Galactica ends after season 4 officiall (aqfl.net)

Ant writes: "TV.com reports David Eick and Ronald Moore released a statement on Thur., May 31, 2007, stating that they will conclude the show on their own terms. They said it was a creative decision. The show was always planned with a definite beginning, middle and end, unlike many other sci-fi shows and dramas. Sci Fi Channel has accepted the decision. The news had been foreshadowed this spring through statements from stars Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff. Ronald Moore himself had said that the show was heading into its final act, although he said the final act could be one or two more seasons. Now we know that the final act will last for one season. The special 2-hr. episode "Razor" starts off the season in November. The first regular episodes of Season 4 will air in early 2008."
Sony

Submission + - Ubisoft Calls For PS3 Price Drop

Anonymous Coward writes: "Ubisoft's chief executive officer, Yves Guillemot, has warned that Sony will face a considerable drop in its console market share for this season should the firm decide not to lower the price of its Playstation 3 console. "For sure Sony will have a different market share ... lower than before", commented Guillemot, at the Reuters Technology, Media and Telecom summit. "They have to decrease the price quite significantly," he said."
Microsoft

Submission + - Competition from Linux Reshapes Windows Server '08

yuna49 writes: eWeek reports that "some of the changes in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008 are a response to features and performance advantages that have made Linux an attractive option to Microsoft customers." The article cites Linux's smaller "surface area," which appears to mean having fewer exposed services and open ports. In addition, it appears that Windows Server 2008 will run without a GUI, as do many Linux servers now. Other areas where Microsoft is playing catch-up include clustering and web-serving.

However Linux, with Xen, appears to be less of a threat in the virtualization arena. According to the general manager of Windows server division, "We can tell which hypervisor they are running on and to be honest, I see zero on Linux. We see VMware rather than Xen because it's not really out there in production versions of Red Hat and SUSE. But the long-term issue around virtualization will be who had the best management tools."
Handhelds

Submission + - Why is there no Firefox Mobile Browser?

GGCRabidGopher writes: "Being both a big fan of PDA's and Firefox, I had to ask myself why there is no Firefox browser for either the Palm OS or Windows Mobile. The standard version of IE that ships with windows mobile is very limited in it's ability do much of anything. There has to be a better mobile browser available but maybe I am just missing something."
Math

Submission + - Princeton physicists connect string theory

tinkertim writes: "Physorg is reporting that Princeton physicists have connected the string theory with established physics. From the article:

String theory, simultaneously one of the most promising and controversial ideas in modern physics, may be more capable of helping probe the inner workings of subatomic particles than was previously thought, according to a team of Princeton University scientists.
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