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Move on from Worst Passwords to Create and Remember Powerful Passwords

Move on from Worst Passwords to Create and Remember Powerful Passwords

Mashable.com listed out 25 worst passwords for year 2011, with the top honor taken by all time favorite password, “password”.  Check it out, its a fun reading, top 10 worst passwords are listed below 1. password 2. 123456 3.12345678 4. qwerty 5. abc123 6. monkey 7. 1234567 8. letmein 9. trustno1 10. dragon They...

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Ubuntu 11.11 Oneiric Ocelot Scheduled for October 13th Release

Ubuntu 11.11 Oneiric Ocelot Scheduled for October 13th Release

Latest version of Ubuntu 11.11 Oneiric Ocelot is going to be released today, i.e. 13th October 2011. As usual, expect the fresh release to have bugs. However if you love living on the edge, you should rush to http://www.ubuntu.com to grab the latest version of Ubuntu, others should wait couple of months before the...

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Beginning of An Affair Between Ubuntu One & iOS

Beginning of An Affair Between Ubuntu One & iOS

With the launch of an iPhone / iTouch / iPad streaming music app that lets you stream music from the Ubuntu One cloud to your device. This is the closest it can get between Linux and iOS which are two very different philosophies worlds apart. Remember unlike Ubuntu OS music streaming is not free after the...

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Google Launches Photosharing Site Photovine

Google Launches Photosharing Site Photovine

If Twitter came as an answer to micro blogging needs, Photovine might prove out to be an answer to photo-blogging needs, at least Google would be hoping it to be so, since they spent a modest sum of $228 million for Slide. Like all Google services, Photovine requires one to have an invite to...

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Torrent Website for Free Software

Torrent Website for Free Software

For those who are scared of the “t” word, lets clarify one thing. Downloading a file using torrents is not illegal, however downloading a software or video or music that is not free or is copyrighted is 100% illegal. Actually torrents happen to be a great way of downloading GPL and open source softwares...

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Watch Google IO 2011 Live!!!

Watch Google IO 2011 Live!!!

  Excited about the possibility of new android OS for phones and tablets…… Cloud music service…. icecream……. offline navigation,…… you take a guess and watch it stream live on youtube at:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhmWg7Lp0i0 Enjoy!!!

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TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances

TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances

If you are a Web 2.0+ user you might want to host a WordPress blog or may be a Joomla or Drupal powered Website or build a NAS server, or may be a torrent server interests you. If you have needs like these and you are looking for a no nonsense off-shelf solution, then...

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Linux for Computer Forensics: DEFT Linux 6 Released

Linux for Computer Forensics: DEFT Linux 6 Released

Stefano Fratepietro has announced the release of DEFT Linux 6, a Lubuntu-based live CD featuring some of the best open-source applications dedicated to incident response and computer forensics: "I'm happy to announce that DEFT 6 is out. DEFT 6 is based on Lubuntu with Linux kernel 2.6.35 and....

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Linux for High Performace Computing: PelicanHPC 2.3 Released

Linux for High Performace Computing: PelicanHPC 2.3 Released

Michael Creel has announced the release of PelicanHPC 2.3, a Debian-based live CD for high performance computing clusters formerly known as ParallelKnoppix: "PelicanHPC 2.3 is available. From this release forward, Debian 'Squeeze' will be the base for PelicanHPC, until further notice. Also, PelicanHPC is henceforth available only in....

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Best Looking Linux Distribution – Mint Linux?

Best Looking Linux Distribution – Mint Linux?

While there can be many possible contenders, Dedoimedo thinks that the best looking Linux Distribution is Mint Linux and we can’t agree more. Theoretically speaking any Linux distribution can be made to look like any other, but when we say best  looking, of course it means best looking out of the box. There may...

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Debian 6.0 Squeeze Nears its Release

Debian 6.0 Squeeze Nears its Release

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: LucidWorks Enterprise News: Debian 6.0 nears release, Mageia prepares to launch buildsystem, Linux Mint gets the "best distro" award, Linux Genealogy live CD Questions and answers: Creating a distribution Released last week: Puppy Linux 5.2, Peppermint OS One-01042011 New distributions: FIDOSlax, DoudouLinux....

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Superb Mini Server 1.5.5 Released

Superb Mini Server 1.5.5 Released

A new version of Superb Mini Server (SMS), a Slackware-based Linux distribution for servers, has been released: "Superb Mini Server version 1.5.5 released (Linux kernel 2.6.35.7). This release upgrades packages to Slackware 'Current' and brings the latest stable versions of several packages including PHP 5.3.5 and CUPS 1.4.6.....

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Puppy Linux 5.2 Released

Puppy Linux 5.2 Released

Larry Short has announced the release of Puppy Linux 5.2, an independent, minimalist Linux distribution for the desktop. From the release notes: "To create Lucid Puppy 5.2 we began with the popular Lucid Puppy 5.1.1. We then upgraded, updated, and/or improved all of the main programs as well....

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Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 4 Released

Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 4 Released

Troy Dawson has announced the availability of the fourth alpha release of Scientific Linux 6, a distribution built by compiling source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, but with extra applications that can be useful in academic environments: "We have released the fourth alpha of Scientific Linux....

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Notion Ink Interview at CES 2011 via Crunchgear

Notion Ink Interview at CES 2011 via Crunchgear

CrunchGear interviewed Rohan Shravan, Notion Ink CEO, at CES 2011. Check out the interview and the demonstration of the Notion Ink Adam. Also if you are an Adam fan, you might want to join NotionAddicts (the unofficial Notion Ink Forum). Check out the videos included below. Part 1 Part 2 Another great video featuring...

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iPad Killer Has Arrived – Slashgear Gives Thumbs Up to Notion Ink Adam

iPad Killer Has Arrived – Slashgear Gives Thumbs Up to Notion Ink Adam

Slashgear has been tracking the Notion Ink story since before CES 2010, and they catch up with CEO Rohan Shravran and the final product. Despite skepticism at what the start-up could achieve, the end result is a mightily impressive interpretation of an Android slate. Check out their hands-in impressions here.

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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Alpha 1) Preview

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Alpha 1) Preview

It is going to be a while before Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal comes out. But it didn’t deter us to take a peek inside Canonical to get a glimpse of what lies ahead for the Ubuntu lovers. We took Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Alpha for a test drive to see whats cooking, if you also...

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Skype for iPhone / iPod Touch 4G gets Video Calling

Skype for iPhone / iPod Touch 4G gets Video Calling

Video calling finally made its appearance for the iPod Touch 4G and iPhone version of Skype. Skype is free to download via App Store and allows you to make call over 3G as well as Wi-fi, and you can call any Skype user across all possible platforms. Update / Download Skype now.

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Notion Ink Adam Pre-Orders and Gingerbread Rumor?

Notion Ink Adam Pre-Orders and Gingerbread Rumor?

Rohan Shravan of Notion Ink (NI) is a very smart marketing strategist and has been toying with the followers of the forthcoming to be released soon Adam Tablet, which is widely seen as a strong contender to Apple iPad due to its far superior feature set and aggressive pricing. In his / NI’s latest...

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Black Friday Tips: What to Buy This Thanksgiving!

Black Friday Tips: What to Buy This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is round the corner and everybody is looking forward to the Black Friday deals. The focus for us (read geeks) is of course the tech stuff. So lets look at the ways to get the best out of this Thanksgiving.  I would also recommend some of the products which I think would be...

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