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Comment Re:How to run Linux applications on Mac?? (Score 1) 497

That's really the easier thing to do. You have choices for getting traditionally Linux/UNIX apps to run on Mac: Darwinports, Fink, binary installations, and compile from source. I work a lot with open source video programs like x264, ffmpeg, etc. I don't know if RPM or apt-get are portable to other Linux systems (not too familiar with how they work), although I do once remember an RPM package for Slackware, so maybe it's trivial. Also, you're not limited to Apple's X11 app either. Running a Mac OS X on Linux though is much harder, discounting for full virtualization/emulation software.

Feed Acer finally gets sucked into Sony battery recall (

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You've got to hand it to Acer for holding strong while lesser manufacturers folded in the face of cries over "consumer safety," but the Taiwanese giant has finally caved and issued a voluntary recall of about 27,000 Sony-made laptop batteries over eight months after Dell pulled back the first four million,and half a year following its initial consultations with Sony. Affected models include a slew of TravelMate and Aspire notebooks sold between May 2004 and November 2006, so Acer owners should hit the Read link to match up serial numbers -- and then shutdown immediately in favor of AC power if they do happen to sport one of the explosion-prone packs. As usual, the company will replace your battery for free as long as you visit the proper site or dial the toll-free blah blah blah...can we finally put this meme to bed already?

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Feed Bob Metcalfe re-evaluates open source (

Bob Metcalfe may not have invented the Internet, but few people's technical achievements have done more to make it popular and accessible than the father of Ethernet and founder of 3Com. Metcalfe and the open source community got a little bit sideways with each other last century, but that appears to be all in the past now.
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250,000 PS3s Folding@Home 111 reports that over 250,000 users have signed up for the Folding@Home project on the PlayStation 3. The sheer number of users has resulted in '700 teraflops in a single moment', most of which is provided by PS3 users. "'The PS3 turnout has been amazing, greatly exceeding our expectations and allowing us to push our work dramatically forward,' said Vijay Pande, associate professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home program lead. 'Thanks to PS3, we have performed simulations in the first few weeks that would normally take us more than a year to calculate. We are now gearing up for new simulations that will continue our current studies of Alzheimer's and other diseases.'" The article notes the software has a new update with some refined functionality and faster processing.

Submission + - Robot Chicken Takes You To a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Ben Rigas writes: Adult Swim's Robot Chicken is airing an all Star Wars special on June 17th.

"The special is a funny and ironic take on the Star Wars universe," says Green. "We're thrilled to be able to collaborate with Lucasfilm Ltd. and to have fun with the very property that shaped our sensibilities."

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