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3D Graphics For Firefox, Webkit    
March 4, 2010, 2:37 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

angry tapir writes "A group of researchers plans to release a version of the Firefox browser that includes the built-in ability to view 3D graphics. They've integrated real-time ray tracing technology, called RT Fact, into Firefox and Webkit. Images are described using XML3D, and the browser can natively render the 3D scene." The browser will be released within a few weeks, the researchers say, and they are checking with the Mozilla Foundation about whether they can call it Firefox. ...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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India Suspended From PayPal For "At Least a Few Months"    
February 10, 2010, 4:24 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

More details have come about about what was behind PayPal's decision to suspend personal payments to any user in India, as we discussed on Sunday. In a blog post today, PayPal revealed that payments to India will remain in suspension for at least a few months. Customers in India will be able to pull rupees out of the service into their bank accounts within a few days. The suspension came about when Indian government regulators raised questions about whether PayPal's service was...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google Buzz — First Reactions    
February 10, 2010, 2:20 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google announced Buzz today, as we anticipated this morning. CNET has a workmanlike description of the social-networking service, which is integrated into gmail. CNET identifies a central obstacle Buzz will have to overcome to gain traction: "The problem, however, will be the increasing backlash Google is seeing from the general public over how much data the company already controls on their online habits." Buzz is being rolled out over the next few days so some people will see a...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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ICANN Approves Non-Latin ccTLDs    
October 30, 2009, 2:33 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Several readers including alphadogg tipped the news that ICANN has approved non-Latin ccTLDs at its meeting in Seoul. "Starting in mid-November, countries and territories will be able to apply to show domain names in their native language, a major technical tweak to the Internet designed to increase language accessibility. On Friday, the Internet's addressing authority approved a Fast-Track Process for applying for an IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) and will begin accepting applications...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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US Postal Service Moves To GNU/Linux    
July 14, 2009, 11:44 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

twitter writes "The US Postal Service has moved its Cobol package tracking software to HP machines running GNU/Linux. 1,300 servers handle 40 million transactions a day and cost less than the last system, which was based on a Sun Solaris environment." The migration took a year. The USPS isn't spelling how big the savings are, except that they are "significant."Read more of this story...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Downloading Copyrighted Material Legal In Spain    
July 10, 2009, 4:33 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Sqwuzzy notes a judge's ruling in Spain that makes that country one of the most lenient in the world as respects sharing copyrighted material over P2P networks. "The entertainment industries in Spain must be progressively tearing their hair out in recent months as they experience setback after setback. ... After Spain virtually ruled out imposing a '3-strikes' regime for illicit file-sharers, the entertainment industries said they would target 200 BitTorrent sites instead. Now a judge...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Wikipedia Censored To Protect Captive Reporter    
June 29, 2009, 10:57 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

AI writes with a story from the NY Times about a 7-month-long effort, largely successful, to keep news of a Times reporter's kidnapping off of Wikipedia. The Christian Science Monitor, the reporter David Rohde's previous employer, takes a harder look at the issues of censorship and news blackout, linking to several blogs critical of Wikipedia's actions. Rohde escaped from a Taliban compound, along with his translator, on Saturday. "For seven months, The New York Times...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Protesting China's Required Censorship Software    
June 24, 2009, 12:09 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

dinoyum writes "Censorship in China is nothing new, but the level of action taken to force Chinese citizens to comply has garnered global recognition. China marked the date July 1st, 2009 as the day manufacturers will be forced to install filtering software on all new PCs. While many have resorted to digitally lashing out against Green Dam, Chinese artist and designer of the famous Bird's Nest at the Beijing Olympics, Ai Weiwei has decided upon a different approach. '[He wants]...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Indian CEO Says Most US Tech Grads "Unemployable"    
June 22, 2009, 6:01 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

theodp writes "When questioned about his firm's US hiring, Information Week reports that Vineet Nayar, the CEO of the Indian outsourcing giant HCL Technologies, showed he can stereotype with the best of them, telling an audience in NYC that most American tech grads are 'unemployable'. Explaining that Americans are far less willing than students from developing economies like India, China, and Brazil to master the 'boring' details of tech process and methodology, the HCL chief added that...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?    
June 21, 2009, 10:34 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

jammag writes "The Linux desktop has seen major innovation of late, with KDE 4 launching new features, GNOME announcing a new desktop, and Ubuntu embarking on a redesign campaign. But Linux pundit Bruce Byfield asks, do average users really want any of these things? He points to instances of user backlash, and concludes 'Free software is still driven by developers working on what interests or concerns them. The problem is, the days when users of free software were also its developers are...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.    
June 21, 2009, 5:21 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

An anonymous reader writes "This experiment graphs the memory usage of Chrome and Firefox 3.5 (along with Safari and Opera) over a series of 150 Web page loads using an automated script. Firefox 3.5 shows the lowest memory usage in all categories, including average memory usage, maximum memory usage, and final memory usage. Chrome uses over 1 GB of memory due to its process architecture. Safari 4 and Opera show memory usage degradation over time, while Chrome and Firefox 3.5 are more...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Freelance Web Developer Best Practices?    
December 7, 2008, 8:54 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

SirLurksAlot writes "My last employer had to make a series of budget cuts, and I was laid off. I have been on the job hunt since then; however in the meantime I have begun freelancing as a Web developer. This is my first time in this role and so I would like the ask the Slashdot community: are there any best practices for freelance developers? What kind of process should I use when dealing with clients? Should I bill by the hour or provide a fixed quote on a per-project basis? What kind...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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IBM Launches Microsoft-Free Linux Virtual Desktop    
December 5, 2008, 5:43 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

VorlonFog writes "According to Information Week, IBM has introduced a line of business computers that avoid Microsoft's desktop environment in favor of open source software. IBM worked with Canonical and Virtual Bridges to create the platform, which IBM claims saves businesses $500 to $800 per user on software licenses and an additional $258 per user 'since there is no need to upgrade hardware to support Vista and Office.'"Read more of this story...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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