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Submission + - Will Ballmer be replaced as Microsoft CEO? (

Strudelkugel writes: The Beast reports unhappiness with Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft: Sources say the talk around Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters—which has grown increasingly louder ever since Apple surpassed Microsoft in market capitalization—-is that the company's stock suffers from a "Ballmer discount," and that the CEO is on the clock to significantly move the needle on its share price over the next two or three quarters or face a potential move to oust him. "Ballmer is on the list of mega-executives under pressure," says a banker who has negotiated deals for Microsoft. "If he was asked to leave the building, I suspect there would be more happy than unhappy people."

Submission + - Opera 10.0 released, ready to "Unite" the ( 1

sherl0k writes: "Opera 10.0, dubbed Opera Unite, has been released. Built into the web browser is a full fledged web server, complete with nifty little gadgets such as a "fridge" where people can post notes onto, a chat room, ability to stream your music library anywhere, and a built-in file-sharing mechanism. It also scores 100/100 on the Acid3 test."

Moon May Have Once Had Water 89

Smivs writes "US scientists have found evidence that water was held in the Moon's interior, challenging some elements of the theory of how Earth's satellite formed.The Moon is thought to have been created in a violent collision between Earth and another planet-sized object. Scientists thought the heat from this impact had vaporised all the water. But a new study in Nature magazine shows water was delivered to the lunar surface from the interior in volcanic eruptions three billion years ago. This suggests that water has been a part of the Moon since its early existence."
Operating Systems

Submission + - Is 64Bit OS worth it for more addressable memory? 2

An anonymous reader writes: What is the current state of 64bit Operating Systems — both Windows and Linux (I plan on duel booting)? I ask because I would like to use more then 3GB of ram (I am also a gamer so if I have 2x 512mb Graphics Cards, that limits addressable memory to about 3GB on a 32 bit OS). My goal is 4GB of addressable RAM + about 1GB for Graphics. What is important to me on Windows is Games (most of what's on steam) and Development tools (Visual Studio/Photo Shop/Dreamweaver/etc). I am in the process of transitioning to Linux, but for now I need to run those programs for Windows. I ask the collective experience of the /. community: What are the current hurdles of running a 64bit OS AND Is it better to go 64bit with the potential hurdles it has, or is it not worth the gain of addressable memory (1 more GB) and stick to a 32 bit OS for now? If it makes a difference, I plan on building a new computer.
The Internet

The Pirate Bay About To Relaunch 285

kungfujesus writes "The Pirate Bay crew has been working on this secret project for quite some time now. Back in April they wrote a cryptic post on their blog announcing that something was coming. In a response to this announcement TPB admin Brokep told TorrentFreak: "The past, the present and the future. It's all the same, but one thing's for sure, we will radiate for weeks", today it became clear that he was referring to the resurrection of Suprnova."

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