Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jul 2011 21:43 UTC
Apple So, Anonymous, under the guise of its AntiSec campaign, has hacked an Apple server, got access to 27 administrator usernames and passwords, and put them on Pastebin. Is it time to panic? Is it time to point and laugh at Apple? Is it time to stop using iTunes? Not really - this is a small hack that will cause little to no damage.
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RE[4]: Boring.
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 5th Jul 2011 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Boring."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

And for the rest... Well, there have always been certain waves in tech reporting. Complaints about too much Ubuntu news... Too much Mac news... Too much Windows 7 news... Too much gadget news... I'm not a particular adget freak either, but that is where the focus lies in the tech world at the moment - I don't think anyone on the team can really help that.

At least Windows, Mac OS and Ubuntu are operating systems. At times I've got slightly tired of hearing about Ubuntu, but at least it fits for one thing, and it's not a damn gadget. With Ubuntu's bizarre, stupid ideas the last several versions and for the future though, Ubuntu is getting on my nerves now. But I don't think I'd complain about an Ubuntu article, because it'd probably still be better than the crap posted lately...

I don't mind hearing about "gadgets" every once in a while, but I swear--sometimes that's all there is to read here, and to make it worse it's often about ONE gadget from ONE company, or lawsuits between massive telecommunications companies.

I've actually been finding DistroWatch Weekly to be more interesting than OSNews lately, and it used to be the other way around. Too bad it's only a weekly publication.

Edited 2011-07-05 18:34 UTC

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RE[5]: Boring.
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 20:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Boring."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

IOS, Android, and webOS are also operating systems. Other than that, the legal stuff and hacking is sadly a large part of the tech world today, and it will have a massive impact on it in the years to come. It would be dishonest not to report on it.

I understand you don't like the topics, but I can't change that. I like writing about them, and as it stands today, that means OSNews will be full of them, since I pretty much AM OSNews.

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RE[6]: Boring.
by MOS6510 on Wed 6th Jul 2011 07:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Boring."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Not reporting on current affairs isn't dishonest, it's useless as it's news most "other" sites are also reporting.

What those sites don't report is the new release of FreeDOS, which did make it on this site. That's where the value of this site is (well, should be IMHO): reporting interesting OS stuff the mainstream sites don't notice or care about.

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