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bogie (31020) writes "The Macheist website hosting a charity fundraiser was hacked today. The hack occurred at roughly 2pm EST and took the entire website down. The website began showing Korean leader Kim Jong Un with the text translating roughly "We are down to you. Your pain and sorrow is our great pleasure . All your base are belong to us" The Macheist twitter feed also appears to have been hacked. At one point a fully playable popup game of pong showing Kim Jong Un vs one of the stars from the movie "the Interview" appeared on the screen. It is not known if user logon information or credit card Information was stolen during the hack since we don't know how long the hackers have been controlling the website. Almost 9,700 bundles of Mac software were sold before the Hack. Macheist regularly runs these fundraisers where Mac users get steeply discounted software along with the ability to support a Charity. Part of the profits from every sale go directly to charities like the American Foundation for AIDS and the Cancer Research Institute. As of 5:45EST the site is still down." Link to Original Source top
Nearly 40% of Mac users no longer getting security updates
bogie (31020) writes "With Mountain Lion shipped Snow Leopard has stopped getting security updates as shown in the lack of Safari 6 and its 121 security updates for Snow Leopard. Which begs the question, is it responsible for a company abandon almost 40% of it's users overnight and no longer provide them security updates without any warning or widespread public notification? Apple's silence on the topic and lack of a clear public security update policy has many security experts and end users concerned." Link to Original Source top
iloveCarla (31020) writes "Microsoft is partnering with Toshiba to turn the Xbox into a full fledged HTPC. With built-in HD DVD, a larger hard drive, revamped "MCE" interface, and possibly HDTV tuners, the Xbox would be in a better position to compete against the PS3 in the race to serve as the defacto entertainment hub for couch potatoes. According to the article "The new device is expected to be released late in 2008 or at the 2009 CES show in Las Vegas." Link to Original Source
"We already have enough distros mixing small amounts of proprietary code in with their distro. I think I'll pass. I certainly don't want to ever live to see the day when all linux distros are in some small part proprietary. At that point what's the point of the GPL anyway? The license just becomes a marketing tool when really they are just paying lip service. Kinda like Apple does, but at least Apple is using code specifically licensed for that purpose.
Linux ain't BSD, so I wish these companies would stop basing their distros on mostly GPL code. The people who make up the vast majority of any linux distro usually choose the GPL license for a reason. For that reason I will continue to campaign against companies like Xandros, Suse, and Lindows who are restricting the ability to modify and redistribute code. "
bogie writes | more than 12 years ago
I had posted on this here and it pretty much sums up how I feel about RH 8.0. I've been using it for about a week now and I'm pretty impressed with it. Personally I see the evolution of the Linux desktop as this. Corel 1.1->Mandrake 7->Lycoris(Remond linux)->Redhat 8.0
I think that's a fair assesment.
I also can't believe how much attention the KDE bluecurve theme has gotten. I'm a KDE user through and through and let me tell you, out of the box the only thing I noted missing was the font tool, which has been replaced with a better one(sans import part). Now its entirely possible that installing additional future KDE apps may require some tweaking, but who cares when things are thing good by default?.
On a side note I can't believe how good Evolution looks and works. On my outdated system (1GHZ Duron 256MB) it lauches and runs quickly. Waiting 2 seconds for this program to close it NOT a big deal. The only thing its missing is the ability to import Outlook PST files. That IMHO is a big letdown, but hopefully support for that will be coming soon.
There are a few rough edges like my scanner wasn't set up by default and the Mozilla fonts don't look great by default as opposed to the rest of the OS. But both of those things are fixable and not so bad on a product that you can download for free.
It may indeed be another rev or two before the morons in the press deem it worthy to replace XP, but there is no doubt we are pretty much there at this point.
Oh yea here is a screenshot for the one person who may somehow stumble by this entry. Make sure and reply if you do, even if its to say "you suck". That's fine be me.
RH 8 Screenshot