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Metadata - what is it, and what good does it?

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NewsThis story is a bit old, I know, but I think it will interest some of you anyway. Metadata is the next big thing coming for modern OSes (some have it allready, at least to a degree), and you should know about the pitfalls and goodies that accompany it to be able to nag about it! :)

Also, check out the tale of a BeOS refugee and Metadata and Encapsulation for some more bus litterature... :)
 
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XFree86 version 4.2.0 is out

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NewsAccording to NewsForge, XFree86 version 4.2.0 is out. The full article can be found here.
 
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Microsoft is suing Lindows

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NewsLindows should with version 1.0 be available in the 1st quarter of 2002. This OS will have the power of running both Linux and Windows based applications.

Microsoft has sued Lindows.com because of the similar name to their Windows trademark. They believe that the customers will think Lindows is licenced and certified by Microsoft.

Founder of Lindows is the talented Michael Robertson who started MP3.com. Michael has no plans to change the name.

Read more on LindowsOS at www.Lindows.com.
 
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Bochs 1.3 is out

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NewsBochs version 1.3, the x86 emulator, is out.

"Bochs 1.3 includes many major enhancements including a powerful menu-based configuration system and networking support for Linux and Windows NT/2000. Other additions in this release include support for ISO-format disk images, improved mouse performance, physical CD-ROM support for all versions of Windows, parallel port emulation, enhanced debugger, and many cpu and device model improvements. Bochs 1.3 also adds native support for Mac OS X and Amiga MorphOS, along with improved support for BeOS. You can find Bochs binaries for Windows and Linux (along with the source code for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS) at http://bochs.sourceforge.net/"

NewsForge has the full article.

 
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DES is dead, AES is here

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NewsIn the US, the Department of Commerce have shown DES the door, replacing it with AES (Advanced Encryption System).
 
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Strange things....

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NewsWould you want a webmail account where everybody could read your email? Well, if you need to you can have it now. Check out the Oh Craps! project.
 
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The REAL tourist guy

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NewsHave you seen the famous fake picture of the guy on top of the World Trade Center, with the airliner just about to hit? And have you seen all the other sites, like Tourist Guy, Tourist of Death and WTC Tourist?

Now the guy have turned himself in. Or rather, he stood up in a Hungarian online news site, Index. The reason for this? The tourist guy is from Hungary.

And if hungarian isn't one of your native tongues, try the story on Wired instead.
 
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Neeed a new e-mail client? Evolution is (nearly) ready

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NewsNewsForge reports that release candidate 2 of the mail client Evolution is out.
 
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A new Douglas Adams novel next year

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NewsNext may will see yet another Douglas Adams novel, the sixth in the "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series. The novel, recovered from Adams' Mac, will be named "A Salmon of Doubt". All this according to a BBC News article.
 
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E-mail since 1971

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NewsThis year, it's 30 years since Richard Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message on ARPANET, using the now famous '@' as an indicator that the message was supposed to end up on another machine. In 1971, Tomlinson was working (and still is) for Bolt, Beranek and Newman, a contractor hired to work on ARPANET for the US government. He was, as the case often is, supposed to have been doing something else when "inventing" e-mail.

In 2001, Tomlinson got himself a Webby award for his early work on e-mail. Morse, Marconi, Bell and Tomlinson?
 
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