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Comment Re:No no no... (Score 3, Insightful) 483

Among my group of friends we own 6 N900's the only ones who have problems with performance are the ones who are curious enough to enable development/testing repos, then go and install everything that sounds interesting...

The more technical folks realise that when performance starts to suffer, its probably because of something they did to their phone, so they go and look for something using stupid amounts of memory...

The people who are less technical blame the phone...

If your having problems and you dont know how to fix them, then reflash your phone to factory, and dont enable testing/development

If you actually know what your doing look for the memory hogs ( and yes one of the flashlight apps is a know memory hog )

Nokia sold you a phone that works great! it runs a standard linux system and isnt locked down!!!

its not their fault if you modify it to the point it runs like crap

if you need to be protected from yourself go buy an iphone ( or get someone who knows what they are doing to lock down your n900 for you )

End Rant

The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders 603

An anonymous reader writes "There is a relatively miniscule patch to the Linux kernel scheduler being queued up for Linux 2.6.38 that is proving to have dramatic results for those multi-tasking on the desktop. Phoronix is reporting the ~200 line Linux kernel patch that does wonders with before and after videos demonstrating the much-improved responsiveness and interactivity of the Linux desktop. While compiling the Linux kernel with 64 parallel jobs, 1080p video playback was still smooth, windows could be moved fluidly, and there was not nearly as much of a slowdown compared to when this patch was applied. Linus Torvalds has shared his thoughts on this patch: So I think this is firmly one of those 'real improvement' patches. Good job. Group scheduling goes from 'useful for some specific server loads' to 'that's a killer feature.'"

AMD Joins Intel's MeeGo OS Effort 117

angry tapir writes "In an effort to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, AMD has joined rival Intel's efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS. AMD 'will provide engineering expertise intended to help establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices,' the company said in a blog post on its website."

Comment Aforementioned NFO (Score 1) 561

This the the Relevant Section of the NFO Mentioned by the parent
          H2O does it again.........!!!

          Although everybody thought that Syncrosoft and Steinberg had found the
          ultimate protection, we prove otherwise.

          We admit that it's getting harder and harder to do and this one may
          possibly be the last one we do.

          Due to the complex nature of the protection we thought of approaching
          it from another direction.

          The Emulation is now done on driver-level, which means that the Emu
          essentially mimics a dongle, look in the License Control Center to
          view the applications the Emu supports. By writing the Emu at driver
          -level we probably went beyond cracking an application. The amount of
          effort invested in this project is staggering , estimated at over 1500
          manhours during cracking, developing & testing, and probably will
          never be done again.

          We hope u enjoy this release and the motto "if u use it alot then buy
          it!" applies


          Note to protection coders :

          Unbelievable way you transform an application. We estimate that
          between 30% & 40% of the application are wrapped in the script
          protection. Protection is one thing but this surely effects an
          application performance. You probably could get a performance gain of
          50% without the protection!!

          Think about this : Once broken, the protection is , what ????

Submission + - Red Hat Linux gets top government security rating

zakeria writes: "Red Hat Linux has received a new level of security certification that should make the software more appealing to some government agencies. Earlier this month IBM was able to achieve EAL4 Augmented with ALC_FLR.3 certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, putting it on a par with Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Trusted Solaris operating system, said Dan Frye, vice president of open systems with IBM."
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Submission + - The Pirate Bay Interview

An anonymous reader writes: Gottfrid "Anakata" and Peter "Brokep" from the Pirate Bay took place in Computer Swedens "hot seat" this week, where the readers asked them questions (Swedish) about their income, copyright infringement, Sealand and more. TorrentFreak translated the interview for all The Pirate Bay fans outside Sweden.

Submission + - Microsoft Caught Changing Wikipedia

NIN1385 writes: "While Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia that anyone can tweak, founder Jimmy Wales and his cadre of volunteer editors, writers and moderators have blocked public-relations firms, campaign workers and anyone else perceived as having a conflict of interest from posting fluff or slanting entries. So paying for Wikipedia copy is considered a definite no-no.,2933,246400,00.html "

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