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Submission + - "Install Other OS" Feature removed from the PS3 ( 4

Hann1bal writes: The next system software update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1, 2010 (JST), and will disable the “Install Other OS” feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009. This feature enabled users to install an operating system, but due to security concerns, Sony Computer Entertainment will remove the functionality through the 3.21 system software update.

Submission + - Windows 7 to include "Windows XP Mode" bui (

Z80xxc! writes: Paul Thurrott's WinSuperSite reports that Windows 7 will include a built-in virtual machine with a fully licensed copy of Windows XP Professional SP3. The VM runs in a modified version of Virtual PC, and applications running in the VM can interact directly with the host operating system as if they were running on the Windows 7 installation itself. While details are scarce for now, it looks as if this feature will only be available as a (free) addon for Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7. Also, a processor supporting hardware virtualization will be required, indicating that this is perhaps aimed more at power users and corporate users, rather than consumers.

Submission + - Linux patent infringment found (

Shadow7789 writes: The Inquirer published an editorial today that suggests a new spin on Linux's alleged infringements on Microsoft's patents. Instead of infringements in code, The Inquirer claims that Microsoft's claims stem from similarities between GNOME and KDE with the Windows GUI. While it is doubtful that anyone will ever truly know Microsoft's motives, this is certainly an interesting theory, and it does raise questions about the level of innovation in the various Linux GUIs.

Submission + - Carnegie Mellon wins DARPA Urban Challenge

angio writes: "Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Racing team won the DARPA Grand Challenge, narrowly beating out competitors Stanford and Virginia Tech in a closely-watched race. Eleven finalists started the race on Saturday, with six finishing. The top three winners received $2 million, $1 million, and $500 thousand, respectively. Blow-by blow blogging of the event was covered by the register, Wired, and Popular Mechanics."

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