Xfce 4.8 Released
All I ask is that ThunarVFS not suck.
One of the main reasons I don't use GNOME anymore is because GnomeVFS was such a godawful piece of shit for years and years, with nobody seeming particularly concerned about it.
I would be all "Hey, I'll use the GUI to copy these files from one drive to another" and GnomeVFS would be all "Sure thing! I'll have that done sometime after the heat death of the universe!"
Don't even get me started on the SMB performance.
Opera Acquires Fastmail.fm
Operamail is is just rebranded Outblaze (which was bought by IBM recently).
I don't think Opera has much to do with the inner workings of it, although the interface did just get a revamp and all references to paid subscriptions were removed.
Maybe next they'll up the quota?
HDTV Has Ruined the LCD Market
My mind read this whole post in the voice of the guy who picks apart the sci-fi movies
Linux Games For Non-Gamers?
The deepest Roguelike ever. If you aren't sure why you might want to play it, start here.
Get the Linux 40d16 version from this page
If you prefer graphical tiles to (nearly) pure ASCII (I certainly do) get the Mike Mayday tileset from this page and use the instructions to get it working.
Then watch the 40 tutorial videos to ease the neigh vertical learning curve. You will of course supplement the videos with lots of careful reading of the wiki.
This game is a time vampire, but lots of fun if you have a little patience and an attention span.
Kingston Unveils $1000 USB Flash Drive
What they need to be working on is a $2 flash drive.
NAND prices are way up this year, but if USB flash drives are going to be true floppy replacements the manufacturers need to find some way to make the small (less than a gig) sizes cheap and keep them that way.
Wikipedia Censored To Protect Captive Reporter
Obama was listed on Wikipedia as "sworn in" two minutes after he took the oath of office.
In an event that was broadcast live by every possible medium and media outlet...
The Next Ad You Click May Be a Virus
Not clicking on banner ads isn't enough. For years I've been fine with letting any non-Flash banner ad through, but I a few months ago I finally installed Adblock after finding one too many PDF exploits being loaded through banner ad display code.
Internet Archive Gets 4.5PB Data Center Upgrade
Incidentally: FileFront is closing in five days, taking with it any files that aren't hosted elsewhere.
I am told that many of the Half-Life mods hosted there are not available anywhere else, so get while the getting is good...
Adobe Fixes Recent PDF Flaw, But Not Before Auto Exploit
This is what made me install AdBlock. I was good with just FlashBlock for years but with all the PDF exploits showing up in banner ads the past few months, last week I decided I'd had enough.
"Just" using a non-Adobe PDF reader is good until you grow up and realize that something not being displayed in a PDF could very easily mean serious consequences. Ever fill out an employment app in a PDF? Yeah.
The Last Will and Testament of Circuit City
Or perhaps they'll have 2 of them with three different prices marked - one on each of the items and one on the shelf (and perhaps a fourth when you ring it up)
In my state everything on the shelves of a retail establishment must have a price on each unit and that price must be honored.
Maybe that's why there's no Fry's here...
Server Optimization For Newbies?
Good thing nothing has changed in the IT employment market since 1994.