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Submission + - X Window System Turns 30 Years Old (

An anonymous reader writes: One of the oldest pieces of the Linux desktop stack still widely in use today is the X Window System that today is commonly referred to as X11 or in recent years the X.Org Server. The X Window System predates the Linux kernel, the Free Software Foundation, GCC, and other key pieces of the Linux infrastructure — or most software widely-used in general. Today marks 30 years since the announcement of X at MIT when it was introduced to Project Athena.

Submission + - NSA Data Center Put Back in Shadows by Local Officials

An anonymous reader writes: In March, Nate Carlisle, a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, filed a public records request in order to find out how much water the NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, was using. City officials refused his request, so he appealed to the Utah State Records Committee and was granted his request, which he later used to surmise that the Data Center was not functioning at full capacity. 'Last week, the Bluffdale Town Council voted to act as its own records panel, effectively removing the state from the decision-making process' when it comes to the NSA Data Center public records. Bluffdale, Utah, has a population of 7,598 according to the 2010 census. Its biggest employers appear to be Camp Williams and the NSA Data Center.

Submission + - Android OS to rule the world by 2014 (

Singer4096 writes: Gartner research projects that the Android OS will outpace all others by 2014 to become the leading Smartphone OS. Projections are that by the end of 2010, it will be in second place behind Symbian, the Nokia-backed OS. This is bad news for Apple and RIM who are projected to fight for third place in the Smartphone market.

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