A first look at GIMP 2.4 @ Newsforge

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 06:41 PM |
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If you love modifying photos, can't afford Photoshop, and don't think MS Paint is up to the task, try The GIMP.  If you have used it before, you'll be glad to hear version 2.4 is out.  Newsforge has a breakdown of what's new and improved.

A major update to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), widely regarded as the leading free software raster image editing program, is scheduled for this month.

Source: Newsforge

Operating Systems Not Related To The Female Lead Of Zorro

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 06:12 PM |
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YellowTAB's ZETA OS (version 1.0) could be viewed as a revival of BeOS, available at the same price you can buy a retail copy of a Linux distro.  It is a fully functional OS, and includes many small games as well as the Gobe Productive suite, ZETA's own inbuilt office suite.  Head over to XYZ Computing to see what else it can do.

"When looking for an alternative to Windows most people think of either Apple's OS X or Linux.

Free Trade Publications from PCPer.com

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 03:01 PM |
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Free stuff!!!  PCPerspective has a list of Trade Publications, available free of charge to you if you qualify, and you help out PCPer at the same time.  There are hundreds of titles to try, from InfoWorld to Laser Focus World to Bio-IT World.  You can also choose by geographic availabilty, so you don't have to fill out the subscription form only to be told that magzine is not available in your country.



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Reviews For Your Aural Pleasure

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 01:49 PM |
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Feeling overwhelmed with the choices for purchasing and downloading music from the interent?  DesignTechnica reviews several of the more popular services that are available, to help you decide.  Then scroll down for reviews of what you might want to listen to your new music on.

"However, all of that means the consumer is presented with a dazzling multiplicity of choices. Where do you go to find the music you want? Which is the best service?

AMD Welcomes Actions by Austria and Ireland to Promote Competition in Government IT Procurement Prac

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA-OCTOBER 5, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) supports the publication of new computer hardware procurement guidelines by Austria's Bundeskanzleramt and the National Public Procurement Policy Unit (NPPPU) of Ireland's Department of Finance.

Source: AMD

The Modders Secret Weapon

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2005 - 05:36 PM |
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Think Computers lets you in on one of many modder's favorite weapons, Weldbond. It is adhesive, and will let you build up layers for texture effects, and you can colour it with regular food colouring!  Read the article to get ideas on how to use it, and for an interview with the creators.

'It is my opinion that our community, the computer modding community, should know about this product and what it can do.

Battlefield 2 v1.03 Patch Released

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2005 - 04:19 PM |
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The newest patch for Battlefield 2 is out today. The newest patch is v1.03 and it can be found here at Shacknews

- There is a new tab in the MULTIPLAYER menu that holds a list of the last 20 internet servers you have connected to, plus a list  of servers you have selected as favorites.
- Nickname Prefix You can add a 6-character prefix (such as a clan tag) to your account nickname which will be displayed in-game next to your nametag in the score menu, in game messages, and above your player in the game world.

Source: Shacknews

Peter Jackson to Executive Produce Halo Motion Picture

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2005 - 02:58 PM |
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Last week Bungie was hinting at a big announcement sometime this week. While some others have predicted it as nothing more than some XBOX 360 hype, the reality is far from it! The big news is that Peter Jackson (yes that Peter Jackson) has signed on to Executive Produce the Halo motion picture.

Flaw found in Kaspersky antivirus

Subject: General Tech | October 3, 2005 - 05:52 PM |
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CNET has published a story about a flaw in Kaspersky Lab's Antivirus definitions.  Possibly affected by this are such 3rd party software brands as : Aladdin eSafe, Alt-N MDaemon Antivirus, Astaro Security Linux, F-Secure, Sybari, and others.

A "critical" flaw in Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software could let an attacker commandeer systems that use the products, a security researcher warned Monday.


The problem lies in Kaspersky's antivirus library, security resear

The Future Of Computing Is Infectious

Subject: General Tech | October 3, 2005 - 01:31 PM |
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How would you feel about a computer whose main processor was mostly E. Coli?  Previously, problems arose in the amount of energy it took to turn a protein from on to off, but nanotechweb reports on 2 researchers from Cambridge University have found a way to make it work.  Feels like you could infect your PC on purpose as a type of upgrade, 50 years from now.

"Theoretical physicists in the UK have shown that it should be possible to use clusters of proteins to perform complex logic operations.

Source: nanotechweb