houghi writes: From European Geosciences Union: A team of Greek and German researchers has shown that the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth’s past atmosphere. In particular, the paintings reveal that ash and gas released during major volcanic eruptions scatter the different colours of sunlight, making sunsets appear more red.
houghi writes: The defense lawyers of Guantanamo prisoners are ordered to stop using government computers for sensitive information. They are also asked as can be read on politico.com, that they are asked to stop using e-mail as well. It is stated there as well that 7 GB of information is gone for good. The Washington Post quotes that there is no proof, but when you can read between the lines, it is clear that they believe they have been hacked. One News from New Zealand says "In another case, system administrators were searching files at prosecutors' request and were able to access more than 500,000 defense files, including confidential attorney-client communications, [...]". There were also bugs placed. Due to all this, hearings are postponed as can be read on reuters
houghi writes: OpenSUSE 12.3 is out. There are several methods of downloading, as well as different media. It is also possible to boot the live CD from a USB stick. When using the DVD or Net install ISO, the standard is to select between KDE or GNOME, but XFCE and LXDE are then also an option. ARM images are available as well. More information about the release can be found in this announcement by Jos Poortvliet.
houghi writes: Google has a new Bing style layout for their images section as explained here. It shows only the images with an on-mouse-over. On the page of the image, you are not able to browse the site itself anymore. At this moment it is available to about 10% of the people and depends on country and browser. A demonstration can be seen here. The first part is the new layout. The second part is after changing the User Agent identity.
houghi writes: openSUSE 10.3 has been officaly released. From the anouncement: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new technologies.
houghi writes: openSUSE 10.2 is released.
Some of the main torrents are the 32 bit, the 64 bit and the PPC one.
CD sets can also be downloaded. In total there are 7 CD's, although not all will be needed for everybody.
houghi writes: openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 is anounced in this mail. There are several ways to download it. Normaly you only need CD1-3. There are 7 CD's in total and a DVD containing those 7. Obviously the best way is with Bittorrent. 32 bit torrent and a
64 bit torrent to the DVD.
From the mail:
openSUSE 10.2 Beta1 comes in different medias:
* 5 CDs, you need CDs 1-3 for a normal installation with just GNOME or
KDE (any language)
* 1 AddOn CD with only binary packages on it
* 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for our tier 2
languages (tier 1 languages are english, french, italian, spanish,
german, chinese, japanese and czech — and support for those is on
the standard 5 CDs) (the 5 CDs have support for installation in all
languages, just extra packages are only on this extra media)
* 1 DVD containing the contents of the above 7 media
* a FTP tree with open source packages (only for the final version,
for now use the factory tree)
* a FTP tree with binary packages (only for the final version, for now
use the factory-extra tree)