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Submission + - OpenSUSE 12.2 Has Been Released (

Lord Byron II writes: OpenSUSE 12.2 has been released. The new version includes Kernel 3.4, KDE 4.8.4, LibreOffice 3.5, and Gnome 3.4. Updated versions of LXDE and XFCE are also included. The full list of features include single window mode in Gimp, better large file writes in the Kernel, better C# support in Wine, and the choice of multiple browsers (Firefox, Chromium, and Rekonq). You can download a DVD or LiveCD image from here.

Submission + - Touchscreen device for the elderly?

Lord Byron II writes: My grandma is in her 80's, is bed-ridden, in a nursing home, and is basically reaching the end of her life. Her legs are weak, meaning that she is confined to her bed, and her hearing is pretty much gone. Her sight is good and her mental facilities are still there, but even so, she spends most of her days just watching daytime TV, like the Price is Right and talk shows. The family has tasked me with finding her an easy-to-use, not overly expensive device that would mentally challenge her. Ideally, I would like to get something iPad like so that she could play card games and such. But the Internet connectivity and advanced features are completely unnecessary. Is there a simple device that will let her easily play some games?

Submission + - What do you sleep on?

Lord Byron II writes: We spend roughly a third of lives asleep and the majority of us spend it on a mattress that is heavy, takes up a large amount of space, filthy (including mites and bed bugs), and leaves many of us feeling sub-optimal in the morning. Where do you sleep? Star Wars sleeping bag? Murphy bed? Foam mattress? What geeky solutions are there to getting a good night's sleep?

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