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 Wednesday, 25-February-2009  00:10:35 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

According to Dell’s Chief Blogger, Lionel Menchaca, initial versions of the Dell Mini 10 will come "with 1 GB “fixed” RAM, meaning it will not be upgradable." With its promise of a high-res, 720p-capable display and TV tuner, the Dell Mini 10 was the netbook that aspired to do more than just casual browsing -- hoping to step into the realm of multimedia. However, whatever multimedia that it will end up doing, it’ll have to accomplish it with 1 GB of RAM.

Microsoft has confirmed the existence of the rumoured red Xbox 360 elite. Looks like that red Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 bundle wasn't just some tripped out figment of your imagination. Just moments ago, the package popped up for Xbox Live subscribers, detailing a handsome red Xbox 360 Elite with a 120GB hard drive, Resident Evil 5, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and a few other odds and ends (like a handful of cables).

The music industry is at it again, this time demanding that ISPs block all bit-torrent file sharing sites. If the forces representing the music industry have their way, that will be the case. In its latest push against P2P, the music industry is demanding that Internet service providers block all torrent-based file sharing sites.

Mozilla is all for "Jailbreaking". Mozilla is now actively backing a movement that, if successful, would essentially nullify copyright infringement charges against individuals that ‘jailbreak’ their Apple iPhones – a practice that Apple considers illegal.

The nasty Conficker worm has recently received an update, dubbed “Conficker B++”. In response, Conficker B++ completely removes the need to check for updates, moving instead towards a structure that resembles a peer-to-peer filesharing network. A URL pointing to updated Conficker code – or a patched version of the Conficker binary – can be sent directly to infected machines through a pair of new backdoors that B++ opens.

A Polish hacker by the name of Marcin-PRV has managed to install and run a copy of Windows 3.1 on his Nokia N95. n what may well go down as the most awesome – and pointless – hack in smartphone history, a Polish programmer has succeeded in installing a copy of Windows 3.1 on his Nokia N95. As reported over on BetaNews yesterday, a hacker by the name of Marcin-PRV posted an article on Polish-language bulletin board FrazPC earlier this week which demonstrates a copy of 16-bit operating system Windows 3.1 running alongside the Symbian S60 OS supplied with the 'phone.

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