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Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the fact that its last-gasp efforts to get new patents aren't working. As we've noted, a few years back, Canada rejected some patent applications for some Eli Lilly drug after the Canadian patent board "determined that the drug had failed to deliver the benefits the firm promised when obtaining the patent." In other words, after realizing that the drug is not useful, Canada rejected the patent.

And Eli Lilly flipped out.

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6 This tutorial has been created for those who have installed The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] and wish to have alternative webmail application - Roundcube. You may still able access to Squiremail as this Roundcube installation will not overwrite the Squirremail.

Wasteland 2 RPG Finally Offers A Linux Version As Promised

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Wasteland 2 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to come to Linux in recent years, they stated last week the Linux version would be this week and they actually delivered!

Why I Switched to GNOME

GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.

Cloud 5: Microsoft's Internet of Things, what the cloud means to retail and why SMBs should think cloud

This week, Microsoft takes a shot at Internet of Things in the cloud and how retailers and SMBs can take advantage of the cloud.

How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

There are a variety of web server software available for Linux-based platforms including Raspbian. Using the available web server software, we can turn Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 available portable web server. In this case, however, we must remember that Raspberry Pi has hardware limitations in terms of CPU clock speed, memory, etc. As such, we want to avoid running resource-heavy software (e.g., Apache) on Raspberry Pi.

Oxford University opens up for National Library Week, EFF organizes college activists, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Oxford University's (temporarily) open resources, an open source graffiti-spraying drone, and more.

Fist Puncher Arcade Game Plans To Annihilate Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 18, 2014 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
News just in fists are flying everywhere, as Team2Bit games have punched their way into Ethan Lee's schedule and he will be porting the game to Linux.

Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.

Image Manipulation with ImageMagick

I've spent a lot of time in my column talking about text processing and analysis, with the basic assumption that if you're using the command line, you're focused on text.

GNOME 3: It’s time to let go of the past

GNOME 3 has gotten lots of criticism from some users, but it's time to accept it for what it is and let go of the past.

Foosball - Street Edition Now On Steam For Linux, Heads!

Heads up football fans, Foosball - Street Edition has just launched onto Steam promising some fun arcade football action.

Six Clicks: Linux Mint tips and tricks

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Apr 18, 2014 5:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Screenshot Tour

Canonical announces the latest Ubuntu release, 14.04 LTS. The Long Term Support (LTS) release is supported and maintained by Canonical for five years, making it the most stable, reliable, secure and cost-effective desktop for long-term, large scale deployments within enterprise and public sector organisations today.

Flight 370-hunting autonomous sub runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2014 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux-based Bluefin-21 automated minisub now leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may need to be pushed beyond its 2.8 mile depth limit. The massive, 40-day air and sea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now come down to this: one 16-foot, autonomous yellow submarine that runs on Linux.

Pixel Piracy, A Pirate Sandbox Sim Gains Better Linux Support, Yarrrr!

Pixel Piracy already has a Linux version out for a while now, but they have just realised a patch they have been working on for some-time fixing start-up issues for Linux & Mac, yarrr maties, land ahoy!

Microsoft And Sony Double Down On Patent Trolling; Dump More Cash Into Intellectual Ventures

It should take a long time to spend $9 billion when your company produces nothing that has ever been brought to market, but that's IV for you.

Icehouse: New OpenStack cloud arrives

Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users.

Running TYPO3 6.2 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.10

Running TYPO3 6.2 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a TYPO3 (version 6.2) web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 13.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

FreeBSD 10, Converting from RELEASE to STABLE

  • Raymii.org; By Remy van Elst (Posted by relst on Apr 17, 2014 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Because of a [bug in mpd][1] which is fixed in 10-STABLE I wanted to move one of my FreeBSD machines from 10.0-RELEASE to 10.0-STABLE. The process to do so is fairly simple. Basically, you check out the new source code, build the world, build the kernel, install the kernel, install the world, merge some stuff and reboot. Read on to see the enitre simple process.

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