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Comment Re:Sarcastic or not? (Score 1) 353

The funny bit is that a pair of near field monitors can be had for 400 dollars or less these days and with built-in matched amplifiers for each element in the speaker cabinet, their accuracy often beats more expensive Hifi systems.

Programming

Submission + - Have you ever had the Programmer's Blues? (www.thj.no)

ThJ writes: "This is a little tale of the troubles I have had since I started working as a programmer, and it might come off as a rant. I am currently 26 years old and I have been into electronics and computers since I was very young. With this article, I hope to share my experiences with other programmers, and get some useful feedback from the web community."
OS X

Ubuntu Linux vs. Mac OS X 479

An anonymous reader writes "An article on InformationWeek pits an Apple user against an Ubuntu Linux user (although he talks about other distros as well) as to which OS makes a better desktop operating system. As might be expected, the conclusion seems to be "different strokes for different folks," but it's interesting to see Microsoft cut (mostly) out of the equation."
Operating Systems

Submission + - Linux Gains Two New Virtualization Solutions

An anonymous reader writes: The upcoming 2.6.23 kernel has gained two new virtualization solutions. According to KernelTrap, both Xen and lguest have been merged into the mainline kernel. These two virtualization solutions join the already merged KVM, offering Linux multiple ways to run multiple virtual machines each running their own OS.
Linux Business

Submission + - On the rPath to virtual containerization (interopnews.com)

willdavid writes: "According to Jeff Gould, it's becoming increasingly clear that the most important use of virtualization is not to consolidate hardware boxes but to protect applications from the vagaries of the operating environments they run on. It's all about "containerization." He talks about how Linux applications could be distributed much easier using a fully integrated OS-middleware-application stack. http://www.interopnews.com/news/on-the-rpath-to-vi rtual-containerization.html"
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Linux lotto tickets?

An anonymous reader writes: I'm not quite sure where this Linux lotto ticket originates from... but can you identify the possible copyright violation? Release the hounds!
Linux Business

Submission + - No Wine for Dell's Prebundled Linux Machines

UCSF Geek writes: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, does not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to Windows. As such, Dell will not include open-source software such as Wine, which lets users run Windows programs on Linux, with the PCs it plans to bundle with Ubuntu, he tells eWeek here(http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2125848, 00.asp). He goes on to say that "while Linux is an alternative to Windows, it is not cheap Windows. Linux has its own strengths, and users should want it because of those strengths and not because it's a cheap copy of Windows."

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