Author: kalpik

Pidgin v2.0.0 released!

After a LONG wait, finally the day is here! Pidgin 2.0.0 goes final! Pidgin (previously called Gaim) is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks.

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Free Joost invites!

Yesterday i got 999 invites on my Joost account! So im giving em away here! Anyone who wants them, please leave a comment here in the following format: First Name: Last Name: No need to publish your email as i can get that from the admin panel.

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Is DRM worth it?

So, you are the producer/publisher of a content. You want to make money of it. As much money as possible. You are wondering if you must use DRM or not.

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HD-DVD encryption key out! Digg goes down

The HD-DVD encryption key was leaked over the internet yesterday. The source got dugg pretty hard! It was being dugg so hard that digg was seeing 40 digs per second on this story! Ultimately digg went down and was showing 404 errors on every story! It was really great to see how strongly people feel…

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New Internet Data Speeds Set

A group of researchers testing out the so called Internet2 network said it had broken speed records by first sending data at 7.67 gigabits per second, and breaking it the next day with a data transfer rate of 9.08Gbps.

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Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Released

Its finally here! And im running it 😀 Due to all the traffic rush, Ubuntu.com is down! On their homepage: Thank you to everyone who has helped make Ubuntu 7.04 a reality. Thousands of you have helped code, test, translate and promote Ubuntu and everyone can celebrate today’s release. If you are looking for general…

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Introducing the Gutsy Gibbon

From the Ubuntu mailing lists: Folks, allow me to introduce the Gutsy Gibbon, who will be succeeding the Feisty Fawn as the focus of our development love in a few short weeks, for release in October 2007. Hehe.. Funny name i must say.. But then i think about Warty Warthog, Hoary Hedgehog, Breezy Badger, Dapper…

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Phoenix BIOS Locks out all OS’s except Vista!!!

Taken from The Linux and OpenSource blog: If you’re buying a new computer in the near future, it may be a good idea to avoid systems with Phoenix bios on them. There’s recent proof that their 2003 contract with Microsoft has born fruit in their latest bios versions which now prevent you from installing any…

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Windows Vista – the Last Big Windows Operating System

Windows Vista will be the last big Windows operating system. Further more, Microsoft is losing its grip on the desktop to business solutions built on SaaS, open source and virtualization. These are the conclusions put forward by analysts from Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs’ perspective on Windows Vista is not singular. In fact, the view that…

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Is Wine really faster than Windows?

Would you believe that Wine, the open-source, program that enables you to run some Windows programs on Linux, is faster than native Windows XP on the same hardware? I have trouble buying that one too, but according to the Wine crew’s latest benchmark runs, it’s true.

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