We downloaded and are streaming (bit torrent) all six of the working torrents for the latest Ubuntu, Natty Narwhale, which was released this week. The main download page is here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download and you can find alternate means of downloading here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download. If you have not tried Ubuntu and would like to see it without changing your computer, download the appropriate file and burn it to CD-ROM to make a Live CD that you can try without altering your computer. You can make a USB boot drive once the CD is booted, which will run faster than the CD runs.
Several articles of interest, dealing with a longer range electric car, an actual implementation of GMail Motion using an XBox Kinect, and a way to unlock secret gestures in Apple iOS 4.3.
Individuals supplying their own information on a at-risk foreign server is one thing — and consumers are foolish — but placing customer data or private corporate data “in the cloud” is just asking for Sarbanes-Oxley trouble. Here is how to protect yourself.