arhhook writes: We're excited to announce a new beta version for Linux, with extra features and better sound and video quality. This release comes with High Quality Video and super wideband audio that have been exciting features of our Windows and Mac versions; so now the special people in your world will feel much closer and clearer on your Skype calls. Some new features include screen sharing, quote a message in chat, localized time formats, support for UI styles, and report abuse.
arhhook writes: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Citrix Systems has become its newest member.
Citrix is a leading provider of virtualization; cloud computing, and software as a service (SaaS) offerings for companies worldwide, including 99 percent of Fortune 500 enterprises. Citrix leads the open source XenÂ® hypervisor project which is based on Linux.
Citrix plans to take advantage of Linux Foundation workgroups and events, including the first-ever LinuxCon, which kicks off next week (September 21 â" 23) in Portland, Oregon (http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon).
arhhook writes: "FixOutlook.org is an effort consisting of over 20,999 people using Twitter to steer Microsoft away from using Mircosoft Word as the default email editor.
Microsoft has confirmed they plan on using the Word rendering engine to display HTML emails in Outlook 2010. This means for the next 5 years your email designs will need tables for layout, have no support for CSS like float and position, no background images and lots more. Want proof? Here's the same email in Outlook 2000 & 2010.
arhhook writes: "Then again, what else did we expect from Microsoft founder Bill Gates? The man has his pride, not to mention scores of Windows Mobile and Zune team members who'd probably feel a tad bit hurt if Bill Jr. was running around with an iPhone.
So, which phones and MP3 players are on the Gates's "good-to-go" list? Well, there's always the Zune for music and video--not the sexiest MP3 player out there, mind you, but at least it's got Wi-Fi and a snazzy interface.
And of course, there are plenty of Windows Mobile handsets to choose from; personally, I'd go for the Palm Treo Pro (if I had to get a Windows Mobile phone, that is), although it's not exactly a barrel of fun for the teens. Or how about the HTC Touch Pro? That's a pretty cool phone... I guess (as I pat the iPhone 3G in my jeans pocket)."
arhhook writes: Google's Chrome Google Chrome seems to be active and they offer a Beta download for Windows. Google Chrome for Linux is in development and a team of engineers is working hard to bring it to you as soon as possible. I've tried the installer but doesn't work with Wine.
arhhook writes: "Fifteen people have escaped a skydiving plane that's engine failed. The pilot reportedly told the divers to jump after the pilot leveled off the plane at 5,000ft so that the jumpers could evacuate the plane safely. The pilot then crash-landed and was able to crawl out of the wreckage."
arhhook writes: "Microsoft's anti-piracy tool has marked more than one in every five copies of Windows as bogus, the Redmond, Wash., developer said Tuesday, while more than half a million users may have been mistakenly pegged as pirates.
WGA has been criticized by users and some analysts for frequently getting the real versus counterfeit question wrong, mistakenly identifying valid copies as illegitimate. Lazar acknowledged that this "false positive" rate was a burden to users and Microsoft."
arhhook writes: "An executive with South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will plead guilty, serve 10 months in prison and pay a $250,000 fine for conspiring to fix prices of computer memory chips, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.
Young Hwan Park participated in the conspiracy while he was a vice president of sales at Samsung, the world's top memory chip maker, the department said. Park is currently president of Samsung Semiconductor Inc., the company's U.S.-based subsidiary. Park also has agreed to assist the Justice Department in its ongoing investigation, which focuses on dynamic random access memory, or DRAM chips, the kind found in all personal computers."
arhhook writes: "So, I bought a Motorola L6 off E-Bay. This L6 worked great for about a month, and then refused to turn on completely. I called customer service for Motorola and asked about the warranty information. They said to send it in, and gave me the address. I sent the phone in, and got it back a few weeks later stating that the problem could not be fixed in the United States because the phone was manufactured overseas, and we did "not have the technology" to fix the phone here in the States. They told me to contact the Motorola in the country where it was manufactured in. According to Motorola's web site , the phone number for Singapore's customer service is a 1-800 number, and I figured this would be good to try to save my phone bill from calling overseas. I called the number and was greeted by an advertisement for a phone-sex hotline, and after the recording played, number hung up. I checked the number multiple times to try to figure out if I dialed wrong and that the number matched the Motorola Site, and it did. I'm not sure how often these things happen, but I wasn't too thrilled about that, I just want my phone fixed. To further anger me, a Motorola rep. tried to direct me where to go to get the real number, and it turns out to be the same site I got it from. According to them, my next task is to try to call the UK and see what they can do. Has anybody run into anything similar with Motorola or other companies?"
arhhook writes: "There is a 'new' virus going around on Windows Live Messenger. The old one worked pretty much the same way as this one. It will send a link saying "Hey! Is this you". The link will then prompt windows users to download an executible, and procedes to install itself and distrobute to your contacts. It is running rampant on my University Campus right now.
Be careful what you click on."