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The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of free software drivers for the Intel® 965 Express Chipset family graphics controller. Designed to support advanced rendering features in modern graphics APIs, this chipset family includes support for programmable vertex, geometry, and fragment shaders. These drivers include support for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation Intel graphics architecture.
[Let's hope that AMD now follows by open sourcing the ATI drivers - Sander]
I hate making backups by hand. It costs a lot of time and usually I have far better things to do. Luckily GNU/Linux comes with all the tools you need to backup your machines automatically and wide availability of broadband make it possible to have remote backups as well — to a friend's place for example.
This article will show you how to set up fast, fully automated local and remote backups for a small home network using standard GNU/Linux tools.
While Microsoft insists that problems with the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program are much overblown -- claiming last week that "only a fraction of a percent" of the systems that fail the WGA verification are actually legal -- Microsoft's customers keep saying otherwise.
A story about how WGA problems is driving at least one business owner to look into Linux. Interesting tidbit: apparently Microsoft is asking $149 if you wish to re-activate XP in a hurry and avoid the helpdesk hassles. - Sander
[The Editor-in-Chief of Lxer apologizes for the delay in this announcement. I had promised it would run much earlier than this. - dcparris]