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Commodore 64 home computer

The Commodore 64 is 30

ArchaeologicCommodore took the wraps off the Commodore 64, one of two immediate follow-ups to its popular Vic-20 home computer, 30 years ago this week.
Tony Smith, 02 Jan 2012
Tux Droid

Year of the Penguin - el Reg's 2011 Linux-land roundup

It's been a tumultuous year for the Linux desktop. Anno domini 2011 saw the release of not one, but two major new desktops, the GNOME project's GNOME 3 shell and Ubuntu's rival Unity desktop. By the time most distros hit their stride in 2011, the GNOME 2.x line had been replaced with GNOME 3.
Scott Gilbertson, 02 Jan 2012

Telstra shuts out prepaid mobile broadband rechargers

Telstra’s prepaid mobile broadband customers endured a frustrating end of year technical meltdown, with hundreds off customers unable to recharge online.
Natalie Apostolou, 02 Jan 2012

Fewer, stronger cyclones in greenhouse Oz, says CSIRO

So far, Australia’s 2011/12 cyclone season seems unusually benign so far, but local climate boffins don’t expect things to stay that way.
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Jan 2012

Whale versus shark in KIWI DEATH MATCH!

New Zealand residents were treated to a spectacular event just before New Year, when a beachside encounter between orcas and sharks turned into a surf-churning blood-in-the-water battle worthy of a cheesy horror flick.
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Jan 2012

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