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BT Exact, a very popular IPV6 provider in Europe, is down until further notice.BT Exact, a very popular IPV6 provider in Europe, is down until further notice.
They are currently having a router problem and it may take them days to resolve it.
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One person is convicted for copyright violations in a case brought forward by the special Norwegian police branch Økocrim. One person was also convicted for Aiding and abetting.
Both got sentenced to 120 days of substitary prison and a free of 3000 NOK each for violating åndsverkloven part §54.
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GAIM 1.0.3 released and available for all major Linux distributionsGAIM 1.0.3 released and available for all major Linux distributions
GAIM is a very advanced instant messaging client with support for all the major protocols used today (jabber, icq and so on). This version is mainly a bugfix release.
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Slackware developer Patrick needs your help acquiring penicillin and information about the disease Actinomycosis.
Patrick is seeking out to the Linux community for anyone with relevant knowledge about the rare disease Actinomycosis. He is currently off his job and expects to be so for a few more weeks. He is very eager to get back to work quickly. Help him if you have the knowledge.
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Gentoo Linux 2004.3 released, mainly a bug fix release.Gentoo Linux 2004.3 released, mainly a bug fix release.
The release tools have been made more robust and should now be slightly easier to use. 2004.3 has the compiler GCC 3.4 as first choice on x86, amd64 and pcc. The teams involved in porting to the the various architectures are now tied more tightly together, and this version has many under the hood improvements that make Gentoo a more enjoyable experience on non-x86 systems.
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2.1 million have downloaded Mozilla Firefox 1.0 so far, two days after the release. Firefox is probably the slickest browser ever.2.1 million have downloaded Mozilla Firefox 1.0 so far, two days after the release. Firefox is probably the slickest browser ever.
This is the fastest spread of a product in the history of the Mozilla foundation.
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Fedora Core 3 available for x86 and x86-64Fedora Core 3 available for x86 and x86-64
The new version features the 2.6.9 Linux kernel, the windowing system Xorg 6.8.1, the desktops GNOME 2.8 and KDE 3.3.0, uses GCC 3.4 and has full support for the secure SELinux standard.
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Peer to peer network traffic may account for up to 85% of Internets bandwidth usagePeer to peer network traffic may account for up to 85% of Internets bandwidth usage
University of Turun in Finland configured a very advanced packet shaper that they used to identify what was using Internet bandwidth by content rather than ports. They found that BitTorrent and Direct Connet alone used up half their bandwidth. University of Turun later used the they later used the statistics to reduce the total network traffic to levels marginals of what it were before they put their new packet filter in place.
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Firefox 1.0 Release Candidate releasedFirefox 1.0 Release Candidate released
The release candidate for the upcoming 1.0 version of the extremely popular web browser Firefox is available. Improved printing, new toolbar button icons and better tab management is the new highlights.
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