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Submission + - Ubuntu 11.04 Review (desktoplinuxreviews.com)

JimLynch writes: "Ubuntu’s latest release (code named Natty Narwhal) is finally out and I grabbed a copy of it to check it out. Canonical has gotten some flack for this release since it uses Unity as the default desktop instead of the usual GNOME interface. Some users seem to love it and others have vowed to switch away from Ubuntu and find some other distribution as their main desktop Linux.

Only time will tell if Unity brings in more Ubuntu users than it drives away."

The Almighty Buck

Submission + - SPAM: Why Modern Business Is Bad for Your Mental Health

yuhong writes: "HBR has an article on "Why Modern Business Is Bad for Your Mental Health", providing an important reason for moving away from maximizing "shareholder value" (stock price). A quote from the article: "We simply have to acknowledge that the community created by a combination of shareholder value maximization dogma, executive compensation theories, Wall Street analysts and bankers, and the financial press creates an unhealthy and inauthentic community." Another: "The pressures on businesspeople to operate in ways that do not conform to the rules of a healthy and authentic community have the effect of rotting out the moral core of the modern business executive.""
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Submission + - SPAM: Why Modern Business Is Bad for Your Mental Health

yuhong writes: "HBR has an article on "Why Modern Business Is Bad for Your Mental Health", providing another reason for moving away from shareholder value. A quote from the article: "We simply have to acknowledge that the community created by a combination of shareholder value maximization dogma, executive compensation theories, Wall Street analysts and bankers, and the financial press creates an unhealthy and inauthentic community." Another: "The pressures on businesspeople to operate in ways that do not conform to the rules of a healthy and authentic community have the effect of rotting out the moral core of the modern business executive.""
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How Nintendo's Mario Got His Name 103

harrymcc writes "In 1981, tiny Nintendo of America was getting ready to release Donkey Kong. When the company's landlord, Mario Segale, demanded back rent, Nintendo staffers named the game's barrel-jumping protagonist after him. Almost thirty years later, neither Nintendo — which continues to crank out Mario games — nor Segale — now a wealthy, secretive Washington State real estate developer — like to talk about how one of video games' iconic characters got his name and Italian heritage. Technologizer's Benj Edwards has researched the story for years and provides the most detailed account to date."

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