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Ubuntu Feisty Fawn - Desktop Linux Matured

02bunced I'm sure I'm not alone (413 comments)

I find it hard to believe I'm the only one who is going to find it hard to take an OS with the name Feisty Fawn seriously!

more than 7 years ago

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02bunced 02bunced writes  |  more than 7 years ago

02bunced writes "By its own admission, Microsoft accepts that it may be hard to persuade home users and small businesses (BBC NEWS) to buy the up-and-coming incarnation of Office, Office 2007. Microsoft's Chris Capossela admits that "One of the biggest challenges... is to fight that perception that old versions of software are good enough."

The BBC report then goes on to look at the merits of using OpenOffice instead, and also discusses the OpenDocument format. An interesting and provocative read"
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02bunced 02bunced writes  |  more than 7 years ago

02bunced writes "A spin off of the social networking site, MySpace, is to be launched in Japan, possibly as soon as this week, the BBC is reporting. Jointly run by NewsCorp, the owners of MySpace, and a Japanese internet company named Softbank, the venture is worth 1 billion yen, or $8.5m. Quite something for a site that is yet to reach its 4th Birthday, yet still has a reported 90 million users."
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02bunced 02bunced writes  |  more than 7 years ago

02bunced writes "BBC News is reporting that the code that prevents music downloaded from Apple's iTunes store being played on any portable player other than an iPod has been "cracked". Apple has not commented on claims that Jon Lech Johansen, otherwise known as DVD Jon, the guy who reversed engineered the code behind DVD CSS encryption, has "reverse engineered" the FairPlay system.

His company, DoubleTwist, said that it planned to license the code to other digital music player manufacturers. "There's a certain amount of trouble that Apple can give us, but not enough to stop this," Monique Farantzos, managing director at DoubleTwist told Associated Press. "We believe we're on good legal ground, and our attorneys have given us the green light on this.""

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02bunced 02bunced writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Looking across the world to south Asia, I find it hard to comprehend the huge scale of human life loss. With numbers dead now at 150,000 and still expected to rise, such great quantities of death often seems to go over our heads. The tsunami reminds us that we can't control the world; the power of nature is still stronger than the power of man.

Critics have been quick to leap on the disaster as a opportunity to stake the case for there not being a God. Why would a God who loves us allow this to happen. Even for me, that is a question that is hard to get my head around.

I would say, though, that there is a God that cares; he is in the disaster. Wherever someone risks there life to save another, God shines through. He will never leave us, even in the darkest of circumstances. Praise be to him.

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