Archive for June, 2006

Inkscape .44 Released

June 25, 2006

The Inkscape community officially released the latest version of its innovative vector graphic drawing software today. Inkscape 0.44 adds many new features including a Layers dialog, support for clipping and masking, improved PDF export with transparency, configurable keyboard shortcuts, innovative “node sculpting” capability, and the outline mode.

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WinFS is Dead

June 25, 2006

The official word from the dev team is that WinFS will no longer be developed as a relational filesystem, and all future betas are cancelled.

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Linux Gains Ground in Wall Street Nooks, Crannies

June 25, 2006

Behind the scenes on Wall Street, who is really using Linux? Although developers remain the major practitioners, Linux is also making headway these days as a grid platform for transaction processing, a place for running algorithmic trading engines, and even as a desktop environment…

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Google Maps: British Military Base in Indian Ocean?

June 25, 2006

One of the more unlikely places you’d guess seeing a military base…

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Opera 9 vs. Firefox 1.5 – The Complete Battle

June 24, 2006

An in depth look on how Firefox 1.5 holds up to new Opera 9.

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A beginners guide to install Xgl and compiz in Ubuntu

June 24, 2006

This page details how to install Xgl on your system. On your Nvidia, Ati , and Intel

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How to Hack a $10 Digital Disposible Camera

June 24, 2006

Turn a “disposable” 10 dollar digital camera from RitzCamera, CVS, or Walgreens into one you can use over and over, just like a normal digital camera.

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Should US$1.99 get you ad-free television? Apple’s doesn’t know

June 24, 2006

“the iTunes Music Store…is definitely buy-at-your-own-risk. Peruse the iTunes Terms of Sale and you’ll find the Refund Policy is short and to the point: ‘All Sales are final.'” The “chances of getting your cold, hard cash back are just slightly worse than they are when you set your bills aflame.” What happens when you find your videos have ads?

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Black and White twins. Unbelievable!

June 24, 2006

Wow! Would be interesting seeing them grow up.

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IBM’s 500Ghz Processor? Not so fast…

June 23, 2006

It seems that the story of IBM’S 500Ghz super-cooled processor suffered from a bit of ‘creative’ journalism.

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