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Sony takes legal action over PS3 hacks

Sony has filed a restraining order against hackers for distributing a toolkit that allows anyone to run their own software on the Playstation 3 console.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 12, 2011; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  DRM, Gadgets, Gaming, Linux  
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Late-night experiment: Rooting an Android phone

I've been complaining lately about the increasing amounts of carrier-installed, un-removable junk apps on smartphones, and in particular those devices running Google's Android operating system. Last night I did something about it: I engaged in some entry-level hacking to remove some of this unwanted baggage from a Sprint HTC Hero...

By Rob Pegoraro  | September 22, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Linux, Mobile, Tips  
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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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Ubuntu 9.10 brings polish but may demand tinkering

A few months ago, a widely used operating system received a major upgrade -- and Microsoft and Apple had nothing to do with it. This upgrade came from the developers responsible for one of the most popular versions of the open-source Linux operating system Ubuntu. Like earlier editions, Ubuntu 9.10...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 5, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Computers, Linux  
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