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Operating Systems

Submission + - Ubuntu vs Fedora vs OpenSuSE vs Mandriva (

An anonymous reader writes: Its been a good few weeks for distro releases with Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora and Mandriva all releasing new versions but which ones best? The Lugradio team talk to Adam Williamson from Mandriva then don asbestos suits and put all four through a series of real world tests. Find out which came out best and which just suck here
The Internet

Submission + - Fake Link Implies Thompson is a White Supremacist (

joedoc writes: "Ed Morrissey, who operates the politically-conservative blog Captain's Quarters, posts an entry describing a bit of slimy Internet redirection aimed at damaging potential presidential candidate Fred Thompson. Morrissey reports that a California lawyer set up a fake pro-Thompson link that, when clicked, took the viewer to a pro-Ku Klux Klan site. The fake link was close to an actual Thompson site URL, formatted in a way that is similar to other political candidates' sites in recent years.

Unfortunately, the link's creator wasn't bright enough to cover his tracks. Morrissey was easily able to track down the fake domain's owner, along with his address (which he posted), phone number (which he didn't) and evidence of political contributions. That the guy in question supports non-conservative causes should come as no surprise.

While some on the liberal side of the political spectrum might find this amusing, it says a lot about what depths some people will allow themselves to sink in order to push their agenda, or smear another's. No matter what road you take, this kind of thing is uncalled for. I assume that most politically-engaged people will see this for what it is, but what if this were directed at some ordinary person, perhaps as some sick joke? We all know that what goes out on the 'Net can stay there forever, whether we like it or not."

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