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Konversation 1.3.1 has been released!   Konversation 1.3.1 is a maintenance release that improves program behavior and fixes defects, the most serious of which is a regression that unfortunately suck into v1.3, which causes data corruption or even loss of Watched Nicknames Online lists on application quit. Behavioral improvements are found in the handling of aborting automatic reconnection...
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Mirc 7.06 Beta Released   The latest version of the beta is mIRC v7.06, released on June 28th 2010, and includes the following changes:   1.Changed "Split long channel/query messages" option to handle action messages and to ignore other CTCP messages. 2.Updated to OpenSSL 0.9.8o library. 3.Changed CAP event handling so that scripts can no longer prevent the CAP reply from being sent. 4.Fixed...
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KVIrc 4.0.0 released   And again, after more than one year, we're back with a new release..  The major version increment from 3 to 4 reflects a big milestone reached by the project: the port to Qt4 has been officially completed. This required a lot of code to be rewritten and I must say that we have suffered it a bit. But now it's done and Qt4 is a great framework to base KVIrc on, far better...
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Another Bad Week for Free Expression on the Internet     Yet another country has decided to shut down key parts the Internet. Kathleen Reen at Internews reports that, as of this past Thursday, the Afghan Ministry of Communications mandated that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Afghanistan filter websites falling under the following categories:   •Alcohol •Dating/Social...
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Why isn't Ubuntu good enough for US classrooms?   Have you used Ubuntu 10.04? It’s my desktop and server platform of choice for basically everything I do. As far as I’m concerned, it has only two weaknesses:   1.It can’t run Office 2010 (the folks at WineHQ are working on this, but it takes a while and it remains to be seen just how well it will run outside of its native environment) 2.It...
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Should Google worry about Facebook social search?   In a word, yes. It’s not quite as dramatic as All Facebook makes it out to be. They call Facebook’s Social Graph-based search “a full scale attack on Google on all fronts at this point.” I’m inclined to believe that it’s more of a wakeup call for Google in terms of really needing to tackle social and semantic search, not a harbinger of...