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2.7TB of Data Found in Osama’s Compound, Including Porn

Yup, you heard that right! A stash of Porn was seized from Osama Bin Laden’s Abottabad compound during the May 2nd raid, where he was killed by the US Navy SEAL.

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Osama Bin Laden’s killing came as a huge shock to the world, the man hiding for more than 15 years, the leader of Al Qaeda. Just a few weeks ago, U.S President Obama made an official statement to the world saying that US Troops finally managed to find Osama and kill him. The news hit the world even before President Obama made the official statement, but even now pictures or any videos related to him or the mission haven’t been disclosed.

It was only mentioned that they buried his body by the sea in an Islamic fashion, but no pictures or any videos of the attack or his body were revealed to the public. U.S officials recently revealed to Rueters that along with the 2.7 TB of data that was seized from the compound, a collection of Porn was also uncovered. Although, there’s no evidence to prove that it was Osama Bin Laden’s collection, it is only normal for a human brain to think what you’re currently thinking. According to the US officials;

The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad,Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive.

The US officials also stated that this was the highest amount of data seized from any terrorist group ever, a whopping 2.7 terabytes of videos, intel, photos and what not. The officials did not disclose anything else, but there were about four or five videos of Osama Bin Laden that were publicly shown on YouTube. Check out the video after the break that gives more information on what was found in the raid and how the whole operation took place to kill Osama Bin Laden. It also includes some graphic footage of Osama Bin Laden’s compound.

What do you think of the video above? Terrorists and porn?

Delicious Acquired by YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen

Delicious which is one of the famous social bookmarking service by Yahoo was supposed to be shut down. YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, acquired Delicious and it’s a good news for delicious users that your bookmarks will not be deleted and so is your account. Though you have to use Opt-in feature to create your account and migrate it to new company. As a user, nothing will be changed but if you don’t migrate your account, from July 2011, you will not be able to access your delicious account.

The URL is going to be same and so is the design. Though we may expect a new design after July 2011.  And also delicious will no longer be a part of Yahoo and it will become a part of AVOS internet company.

How to retain your Delicious account?

In order to keep retaining your delicious account, use this page and create an account.

delicious-bookmark-migration Your username will remain the same and you need to create a new password. That’s it, once you have done, your delicious account will be safe and will not be deleted.

Delicious is quite popular among old internet user and even I have thousands of bookmarks on my delicious account.

Do let us know if you are using delicious or any other bookmarking service to bookmark ?

As a delicious user, I would love to know your opinion on this news.

OpenSUSE 11.4 Now Available for Download

Now the supporters of open source OS Linux can have good reasons to say kudos to developers of new Operating System  OpenSUSE 11.4 . OpenSUSE 11.4 is a Linux based operating system which was rolled out today ( March 10). This new and excellent OS is available for download just for free.

We are proud to announce the launch of 11.4 in the OpenSUSE tradition of delivering the latest technology while maintaining stability. The 11.4 release brings significant improvements along with the latest in Free Software applications. Combined with the appearance of new tools, projects and services around the release, 11.4 marks a showcase of growth and vitality for the OpenSUSE Project!

VirtualBox

The team had been working hard for last eight months and now they have made it available for free download. You can download it from their website using download link either as  Live CDs with the KDE4 and GNOME desktop environment or as an installable only DVD (OpenSUSE 11.4 DVD). Though a retail version is also for you but it is paid. The retail version is a version of OpenSUSE with a complete printed end-user manual, installation media plus 90 days of professional end-user installation support via email or phone.

Along with many features like flexibility and choice described below, the major attractions of  OpenSUSE 11.4 are that it is first major Linux distribution having open office suite LibreOffice 3.3 and Firefox 4.0 .

Major Attractions

  • Linux kernel 2.6.37.1
  • KDE Software Compilation 4.6
  • GNOME 2.32.0; Glib 2.26
  • LibreOffice 3.3.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 12
  • VirtualBox 4.0.4
  • Apache 2.2.17
  • MySQL 5.1.53
  • MariaDB 5.1
  • GTK+ 3 bringings

Download OpenSUSE 11.4- Link

Let’s see how many users can OpenSUSE 11.4 snatch from Microsoft Windows.

Download Upgraded Skype Beta 5.0 with 10 Way Video Calling

Few days back Gmail came up with Video calling integration to Gtalk to give competition to Skype and thus to stay ahead in competition Skype came up with its upgraded beta 5.0 version known as beta 5.0.0.123 with 10 way video calling.

Skype

Now you can do a lot more with new Skype but there are few bugs as it is yet in beta version. Few of the new features which you will experience with upgraded beta 5.0 version are:

  • 10-way group video calling
  • Skype Home experience
  • Offline instant messaging
  • New contact search and add experience
  • Enhanced call experience under problematic conditions
  • Post call experience
  • General User Interface refresh

To have a better experience with 10 ways video calling you need to have Intel Core2Duo 2 GHz CPU or equivalent with min. required network bandwidth is 1 mbit/s and network speed at least 5 mbit/s. This new Skype version is for Windows only. If any of the users will be having fewer configurations then the quality of video calling will surely get affected. Thus before downloading upgraded Skype beta 5.0 version make sure that you meet above requirements.

Download link of Upgraded Skype 5.0 version

Hope the final version release soon without bugs so that we can enjoy group calling in better way. It will be very useful especially for the team who work virtually. What you think about these new features of Skype? Do share your views.

Via: Skype