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Norwegian technology corporations warn against new DRM-lawNorwegian technology corporations warn against new DRM-law
29 leading Norwegian corporations have delivered a protest to the government against a new DRM-law included in a new copyright bill.
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Norwegian school demand the right to full access to students private computers.Norwegian school demand the right to full access to students private computers.
Students at Sola Videregående Skole in Norway are demanded to sign a contract that makes even the worst dictatorship-governed countries look like free heavens. The contract gives the school the right to go through all the files on the the students at any time they feel like doing so.
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Do NOT upgrade to Opera 8Do NOT upgrade to Opera 8
Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software, has proclaimed that he will swim from Norway to USA with only one stop-over for a cup of hot chocolate in Iceland if the new version 8 of the Opera web browser does not reach 1 million downloads within the first four days of the launch.
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Firefox 1.0.3 and Mozilla 1.7.7 released, features important security updatesFirefox 1.0.3 and Mozilla 1.7.7 released, features important security updates
3 critical and 4 moderate security-related bugs are fixed in version 1.0.3. Both Linux and Windows users are affected and are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.
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Adobe PDF reader for Linux releasedAdobe PDF reader for Linux released
Using PDF files in Linux was a pain before the KPDF version released in KDE 3.4 proved to be the most excellent PDF reader ever created. Adobe has now, with version 7.0, made their original reader available for Novell SuSE and Red Hat Linux.
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GIMP 2.2.6 ReleasedGIMP 2.2.6 Released
The GNU Image Manipulation Program is the most advanced Linux graphics program. This bug-fix for the stable 2.2.x series fixes a large number of problems and users are encuraged to update. Binary packages are not yet available for most distributions, but packages are expected to appear soon.
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