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String Quartets On the Web? 228

rueger writes "Lots of people love iTunes. I'm partial to emusic.com. Ubuntu comes pre-equipped for Jamendo and Magnatune. These are great for those of us hunting popular music — but where do lovers of classical music go to find new artists and albums, download music, and generally keep informed, up to date, and satisfied? As my girlfriend put it, 'I used to go to the big classical record stores downtown, but they're gone.' Where do people go to find the newest Ligeti String Quartet recording?"

Submission + - Google circles wagons to protect Linux

inkedgeek writes: Google has stepped up to join the ranks of IBM and Oracle to join the Open Invention Network. The Open Invention Network members share their Linux patents with each other and offer the prospect of a joint defense if Linux is confronted with a legal challenge. Google hasn't announced which patents will be added to the OIN portfolio, but with it's current standing of about 100 patents, this certainly will strngthen the OIN's ability to challenge threatening patent cases monted against Linux.

Submission + - California dumps e-voting, sort of (washingtonpost.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has announced that she will decertify most of the electronic voting machines used in the state, following a devastating report by security researchers. The machines aren't going to be dumped entirely:

The counties will be allowed to keep one electronic voting booth in each precinct to accommodate disabled users. Counties and manufacturers must install a series of security measures in order to keep even one booth, ranging from a reinstallation of software to extensive auditing procedures.
Bruce Schneier offers his take on the matter:

It seems that we have a new problem to worry about: the Secretary of State has no clue how to get a decent security review done. Perversely, it was good luck that the voting machines tested were so horribly bad that the reviewers found vulnerabilities despite a ridiculous schedule — one month simply isn't reasonable — and egregious foot-dragging by vendors in providing needed materials. Next time, we might not be so lucky.

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