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Comment Re:There is an actual 3D cad for Linux out there.. (Score 1) 100

UG/NX is also for Linux and Mac. The Linux version is only said to be supported on Suse Linux, but I think with some tweaking you should manage to run it on any Linux flavor. All though the Mac and Linux versions doesn't look as polished as the Windows version, both Mac and Linux versions are full featured UG/NX software. NX on Wikipedia Also ProE seems to have a UNIX version, according to wikipedia.

Submission + - SPAM: Is this xBox 360's newest take of the Wii?

balitaevents writes: Microsoft on Monday began shipping a slim, more powerful version of its Xbox 360 videogame console to US stores.

The announcement came as the US technology giant announced that its hotly-anticipated motion-sensing "Kinect" controllers for Xbox 360 consoles will be available in the United States beginning November 4.

"Kinect" is the name for the new game technology developed by Microsoft under the code name Project Natal.

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Submission + - FBI Monitoring Facebook ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC reports that armed police were called to a UK school earlier today after being advised of a potential threat by the FBI. The school stated that the FBI "raised the alarm after internet scanning software picked up a suspicious combination of words", strongly implying that they are carrying out routine, automated surveillance of social networking sites. While in this case it does appear that there may have been a genuine threat, the story nonetheless raises significant privacy concerns.

Submission + - IEEE working group considers kinder, gentler DRM (

slave5tom writes: IEEE working group is trying to put the genie back in the bottle. Their scheme will allow unlimited copying of encrypted content, which will require a playkey to activate. Trying to add a cost by making the playkey "rivalrous" (what you take I lose) and rescuing the big content palyers from the brink of oblivion does seem futile, however it is entertaining watching them fight the inevitable.

Submission + - US experiment hints at multiple Higgs bosons (

SpuriousLogic writes: There may be multiple versions of the elusive "God particle" — or Higgs boson — according to a new study.

Finding the Higgs is the primary aim of the £6bn ($10bn) Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment near Geneva.

But recent results from the LHC's US rival suggest physicists could be hunting five particles, not one.

The idea of multiple Higgs bosons is supported by results gathered by the DZero experiment at the Tevatron particle accelerator, operated by Fermilab in Illinois, US.
Researchers working on the experiment observed collisions of protons and anti-protons in the Tevatron.

The collisions produced pairs of matter particles slightly more often than they yielded anti-matter particles.

Physicists had already seen such differences — known as "CP violation", but these effects were small compared to those seen by the DZero experiment.

The DZero results showed much more significant "asymmetry" of matter and anti-matter — beyond what could be explained by the Standard Model.
Bogdan Dobrescu, Adam Martin and Patrick J Fox from Fermilab say this large asymmetry effect can be accounted for by the existence of multiple Higgs bosons.

They say the data points to five Higgs bosons with similar masses but different electric charges.

Submission + - Linaro, for a world that just cannot get enough... 1

/.Rooster writes: With ever increasing interest in the driving power of Linux to reach the parts other OS's cannot reach a new era is heralded as Linaro ( commits to supporting Linux in ever pervasive ways. Promising to address the Android revolution it's broad portfolio of key companies such as ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments in the embedded market means I, for one, am incredibly excited. Aren't you!?

Submission + - Firefox still growing at 2.5x Chrome (

ruphus13 writes: Rumors of the death of Firefox have been greatly exaggerated. There was rife speculation that Chrome would supersede Firefox. However, at least as of now, Firefox seems to be holding its own, and the rate of growth vis-a-vis Chrome doesn't seem to have abated. From the article, "How bad are things at Mozilla? Not as bad as one would think. In a recent blog post, Mozilla’s Aza Dotzler pointed out that for every Chrome downloader, there are 2.5 folks who download Firefox. “Firefox gained just over 100 million users in the same period that Chrome gained just over 40 million users,” he wrote...Given that the holiday season has started in many parts of the world, with schools and universities shutting down, we might be seeing a slump in Firefox usage and downloads. Firefox, according to NetMarketShare, is still showing growth on a month-to-month basis — from June 2009 (22.43 percent) to April 2010 (24.59 percent), it increased its market share by 2.16 percent. That along with the 100 million-plus daily active installations (Mozilla claims it has 400 million users), shows that Firefox is far from having a real moment of crisis. Not only does it have time to course-correct and respond to all its critics, it also has time to regain momentum."

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