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elzurawka (671029) writes "The BBC reports "Mobile phone chip designer Arm has announced an alliance with the makers of the Ubuntu open source software.
The deal will produce a version of the operating system for small net-browsing computers known as netbooks.
It marks a departure for Arm, which before now has been best known for designing the chips inside smartphones and feature phones.
The new operating system for Arm-powered machines looks set to be available in April 2009."" Link to Original Source top
elzurawka writes "Saddam is dead I don't know what to say, we will see how many thousands will be killed because of this. All this has developed in a matter of a few days so quickly and unannounced.
"Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). It was witnessed by a doctor, lawyer and officials. It was also filmed.
US troops and Iraqi security forces are on high alert for any violent backlash.
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on 5 November after a year-long trial over the 1982 killings of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail."" top
elzurawka writes "HP has agreed to pay 14.5 Million dollars to settle a civil suit brought on them by California Attorney General. This stiff fine goes to show that need to watch out how they conduct business. HP may have saved themselves a world of hurt by cooperating instead of trying to cover this us. FTA:
"Hewlett-Packard (HP) has agreed to pay $14.5m (£7.4m) to settle a civil lawsuit over its much-criticised investigation into a boardroom leak. The probe by the Californian attorney general came after allegations that HP had wrongly spied on its directors to try and find the source of the leak....The investigators were said to have illegally gained phone records by pretending to be the people they were spying on, a practice known as 'pretexting'. HP's chief executive Mark Hurd has already admitted that the methods the investigators used to try and identify who was behind the boardroom leaks were 'very disturbing'."" top
elzurawka writes "Apple today has issued a recall of over 1 million battaries in the US. This comes after Dell recalled over 4 million batteries just last week. Is this a issue we may soon see with other laptop manufacturers? It apears to be again an issue with Sony produced batteries.
"Computer giant Apple is recalling upwards of 1.1m batteries used in its laptop computers in the US. The announcement affects laptop computers sold between October 2003 and August 2006 and impacts the company's latest range of machines... The recall is said to be the second biggest in consumer electronic history and will come as a blow to Apple after its launch of new MacBook and MacBook Pro machines had been hailed as a huge success for the firm."" top
elzurawka writes "The BBC's Bill Thompson writes about how Microsofts efforts to keep Vista secure could help to promote free software. Locking down of the kernel among many other reasons could lead consumers to switch a more "democratic" model of software development, as opposed to putting "their faith in the 'benign dictator' approach to security."
"The release of Vista, the latest incarnation of Microsoft's Windows operating system, could mark the point at which the ongoing argument between two very different models of how software should be developed and maintained is finally resolved. ""