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Faster Forward: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

A look at Ubuntu--and at how Linux can appear to beginners

Today's review of Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" (doesn't everybody like cute animal names?) is not the first time I've written about the open-source Linux operating system. In fact, it's been about eight years since my first column devoted to the subject. So I feel safe in predicting that much of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 28, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Linux , Security , The business we have chosen  
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Kylo TV-friendly browser adds Hulu workaround (update: gets blocked again)

Kylo, the simplified browser designed for viewers who have computers connected to an HDTV's large screen, received an update Wednesday that restores the ability to watch TV shows at Hulu. Back in March, the debut of Kylo--developed by Rockville-based Hillcrest Labs--was spoiled when Hulu almost immediately began blocking users of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 27, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TV , Video  
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Stock market: Apple worth more than Microsoft

As if Microsoft hasn't had enough bad news this week, the stock market now thinks Apple is a more valuable company -- despite Apple's far smaller market share and the seemingly perpetual profits generated by Windows and Microsoft Office. As Google's comparison of data on the two companies' stocks shows,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 26, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Mac , The business we have chosen , Windows  
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Facebook launches simpler privacy settings

Facebook redid its privacy functions on Wednesday, promising simpler controls that won't change when the social network launches new features. In an hour-long press conference, founder Mark Zuckerberg said the Palo Alto, Calif., firm had gone too far in providing ever-more-flexible privacy settings. To fix that, he announced three major...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 26, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Privacy , Social media  
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Mobile digital TV hits a snag: analog TV

For some of us, the digital-TV transition isn't over yet: Almost a year after almost all analog over-the-air broadcasts ended, digital viewers still lack satisfactory ways to watch while on the go-- while a minority of stations haven't made that switch from analog. And a technology designed to address the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 26, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Mobile , TV  
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Two key Microsoft execs retiring early

Microsoft is losing the father of the Xbox and one of its most tenured pitchmen. I don't usually cover personnel changes here, but the just-announced retirements of J. Allard and Robbie Bach count as significant news -- and not the welcome kind for a company that hasn't had the best...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 25, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gadgets , Mobile , Windows  
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PostPoints tip: Label an HDTV's inputs

The back of a high-definition television can look like a high-tech pincushion, between all the different video inputs provided: HDMI, component, VGA, S-Video and composite. Things can be just as confusing on the front of the set if you have to remember if "HDMI1" is your cable box or the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 25, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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Lessons from AOL as it turns 25

In one corner of my cubicle, I've thumbtacked a battered old AOL floppy disk. It's there to remind me how far Internet access has advanced -- and how the mighty can fall. The company first known as Quantum Computer Services and then America Online turned 25 years old Monday. My...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 24, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Digital culture , The business we have chosen  
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Facebook founder Zuckerberg's not-quite-apology

Gallery: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says 'We will keep listening' This morning's Post features an op-ed from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg expressing a controlled sort of contrition for its recent privacy moves and promising a simpler privacy-settings interface. The piece falls short of the "we're sorry" apology you might want. Zuckerberg...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  May 24, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Privacy , Social media  
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