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Sony

Submission + - EVE Online targeted by LulzSec (eve-news.com) 1

lordsilence writes: "It seems LulzSec is now targeting CCP Games Hf with a denial of service attack. The extent of this attack is yet not known but the game cluster and EVEOnline.com website are down at the writing of this post..

A possible reason for targeting CCP could be the affiliation with Sony. CCP recently announced during E3 that their upcoming game Dust514 would be Sony Playstation 3 exclusive."

Open Source

Submission + - FFmpeg legal threat, from a Libav developer (ffmpeg.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Michael Niedermayer, the head of the FFmpeg project, has received a legal threat from a former FFmpeg developer Måns Rullgård, who is now a member of the Libav project that forked from FFmpeg several months ago. The threat concerns the FFmpeg project logo drawn by Michael which resembles the one created by Måns and others for the FFmpeg project several years ago, now used by Libav.
Linux

Submission + - First 3.0 Kernel Prepatch is out (lwn.net)

mvar writes: Linus has announced the availability of the 3.0-rc1 kernel prepatch: Yay! Let the bikeshed painting discussions about version numbering begin (or at least re-start). I decided to just bite the bullet, and call the next version 3.0. It will get released close enough to the 20-year mark, which is excuse enough for me, although honestly, the real reason is just that I can no longe rcomfortably count as high as 40. The whole renumbering was discussed at last years Kernel Summit, and there was a plan to take it up this year too. But let's face it — what's the point of being in charge if you can't pick the bike shed color without holding a referendum on it? So I'm just going all alpha-male, and just renumbering it. You'll like it. Now, my alpha-maleness sadly does not actually extend to all the scripts and Makefile rules, so the kernel is fighting back, and is calling itself 3.0.0-rc1. We'll have the usual 6-7 weeks to wrestle it into submission, and get scripts etc cleaned up, and the final release should be just "3.0". The -stable team can use the third number for their versioning.
Linux

Submission + - Next Linux kernel version to be 3.0 (lkml.org)

MasterPatricko writes: After the discussion about kernel version numbering last week (also discussed here), it's official: the next kernel release will be version 3.0. There are actually no significant changes (Linus hasn't rewritten the kernel in Visual Basic), but it was decided now — almost 20 years since the first release — was as good as any time to change the numbering. In a change from the 2.6 series, the third number will only be used for -stable numbering (so the next release after this one will be 3.1, not 3.0.1). Now we wait to see who gets the honour of first breaking the Linux 3.0 tree! And everyone who wrote scripts specifically checking for the "2.6" string — time to get to work fixing that ...
Apple

Submission + - XBMC released for Apple TV2, iPhone 4, iPad (xbmc.org) 1

philj writes: The XBMC team is proud to present our first ARM-based release, and it’s a big one. Scott Davilla, with the help of several other developers and testers, is finally ready to pull the curtain off of his fun little secret.

You know that $99 tiny form-factor powerhouse that would be just perfect if it could only run XBMC? Now it can.
Or how about that iPad that is just begging to be used as a real portable media center? Now it can.
And while we’re at it, put your iPhone4 to work using XBMC as well. Why? Because we can.

These are not initial ports, and they are not early development snapshots. Here they are: full XBMC installs and source code, ready for consumption.

The Internet

Submission + - Bank of America cuts services for WikiLeaks (networkworld.com)

alphadogg writes: Bank of America has joined the growing list of financial and technology companies that have cut off services to WikiLeaks, a move that comes amid speculation that the whistleblower site is preparing to release information about the bank.

"Bank of America joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are intended for WikiLeaks," the bank said in a statement issued Friday. "This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments," the bank said.

The reaction from WikiLeaks, which on November 28 sparked global controversy by presenting a cache of 250,000 leaked U.S. embassy cables, was swift. "Does your business do business with Bank of America?" said a twitter message from WikiLeaks late Friday. "Our advise is to place your funds somewhere safer."

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview with CNBC Friday that WikiLeaks would soon release information about banks. In an interview with Forbes magazine last month, he said WikiLeaks was prepared to reveal information on a bank that would show "unethical practices."

Submission + - XBMC Dharma Released (xbmc.org)

0100010001010011 writes: XBMC Dharma (10.0) has finally been released over a year since the last update, Camelot. Numerous change have taken place: Support for XBOX was officially dropped. Addon Manager added with official XBMC repository. Improved GUI engine & Skinning Framework. Improved hardware acceleration with VDPAU, VAAPI, Apple VDADecoder, Windows DXVA2, and Broadcom Crystal HD. Bit stream pass through support of MP1, MP2, MP3, and AAC audio tracks. A new webserver and JSON-RPC API. A full list of changes can be found on the trac roadmap.

Team XBMC also met for XBMC DevCon 2010 and discussed numerous things, including improving communication and usability, PVR support, the next release Eden, and an XBMC Appliance based on OpenELEC.tv.

Software for your platform can be downloaded at http://xbmc.org/download/

Mandriva

Submission + - Developers fork Mandriva Linux, creating Mageia (mageia.org) 1

Anssi55 writes: As most of the Mandriva employees working on the Linux distribution were laid off due to the liquidation of Edge-IT (a subsidiary of Mandriva SA) and the trust in the company has diminished, the development community (including the core developers) has decided to fork the project. The new Linux distribution, named Mageia, will be managed by a not-for-profit organization that will be set up in the coming days. There are already many people that have decided to follow the fork, but the people behind it are still welcoming any help offered in the various tasks related to establishing the new distribution.

Comment Re:BSD (Score 1) 126

I don't understand, could you explain how is 64-bit support in Linux shit?

All drivers are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit, and one can run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications as in Windows.

Also, Ubuntu is not the same as Linux. The 64-bit support (especially 32bit-on-64bit support) depends a lot on how the distribution handles it. I started using a 64-bit installation (with some 32-bit stuff like Wine for win32 apps) of Mandriva Linux since 2005 and it always had the support of using 32-bit applications/packages directly as well.

If you instead meant some 64-bit specific problems not related to 32-bit support.. well, I really don't see those.

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