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Submission + - MSN.net offering online Office 2007 sample?

ryty writes: "While beginning my browsing adventure today, I noticed something a little peculier. www.msn.com is now offering a web-based sample of Microsoft's new Office Suite tool, Microsoft Word 2007. Is this a new method of advertisement to get Microsoft's new version of Microsoft Office out in the open? Could this be a cry for help from the new Office Suite? Microsoft only knows..."

Learning More About Linux? 184

teh moges asks: "From an administrator point of view, I know a lot about Microsoft Windows: where files are stored, where settings are, which registry keys to edit, how to change drivers, and so on. I made the initial switch to Linux a year ago. I now feel capable enough with using Linux, from an end user's point of view, so that when things go wrong, I can fix them. I now want to become even more familiar with Linux. Are there any great resources, such as websites, wikis or books for someone that wants to find out exactly how Linux works and how to fix and modify it?"
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Submission + - Cisco and Apple settle iPhone lawsuit

andy1307 writes: According to this article in the New York Times, Cisco and Apple have settled the trademark-infringement lawsuit over the use of the iPhone. The companies said they had reached an agreement that would allow Apple to use the name for the multimedia device in exchange for exploring wide-ranging "interoperability" between the companies' products in the areas of security, consumer and business communications. Before this settlement was reached, the sticking point apparently was Cisco's demand that in return for permission to use the iPhone name, Apple would have to open up its products to communicate with some of Cisco's offerings.

Feed An iPhone Agreement (nytimes.com)

Cisco Systems and Apple said they had settled the trademark-infringement lawsuit that threatened to derail Apple’s use of the name iPhone.

Feed High-Def DVD Crackers Lie Low (wired.com)

A company that sells ripping software for high-definition disks operates through a corporate maze reaching from Ireland to Antigua. Good luck, MPAA. In 27B Stroke 6.


Submission + - Fast Regexes

Watson Ladd writes: Perl, Python, and many other languages claim string processing, and in particular pattern matching, as an application they were designed for. But this article shows how slow most of the regex engines now used are due to the use of Henry Spencer's regex package as inspiration. How many more performance losses are due to historical accident.

Feed Not Lost in Translation (nytimes.com)

Developing some fluency in foreign languages is getting to be as important as taking along a laptop on an overseas trip.

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