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I tried to download just the .torrents and their servers are being hammered such that I was having difficulty even getting the torrent files. Will wait a bit. Looking more forware to BT5.

Regarding the PSN hack, what exactly is there to talk about? Sony has not been very forthcoming with details.

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got this email from sony


Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;

2) Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and

3) Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state/province, zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, to be on the safe side we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security, tax identification or similar number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant to review your account statements and to monitor your credit or similar types of reports.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at www.eu.playstation.com/psnoutage should you have any additional questions.


Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment Teams

Sony Network Entertainment Europe Limited (formerly known as PlayStation Network Europe Limited) is a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited the data controller for PlayStation Network/Qriocity personal data

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I'm attempting to upgrade my 10.10 powerpc to 11.04, and hoping for the best. I haven't ever used upgrade before, but I backed everything up.. Just in case.

I'll have to stick to 'Ubuntu Classic,' as I don't think the new Unity interface will work on an old G4 processor..

Also, you should rename this topic to Ubuntu 11.04 + PSN Hack. Just a thought.. :unsure:


Yup, had to switch to Ubuntu Classic, but the upgrade went well.

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Uh oh, it won't restart and freezes.. :rolleyes:

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i downloaded it and am loving it for the most part. I like unity. takes a lot of getting used to and ive switched back and forth between it and gnome a few times to make sure i could access everything.

i just wish i knew how to make some changes. adding an extra 2 workspaces (i use 2 rows 3 columns), adding shortcuts to the shortcut menu (top left of screen), and it would be really nice to have the "places" menu from gnome again so i can mount get to files easier

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still dont know how to change the workspaces but i have found a good guide to unity.


hope that helps someone. i shrunk my launcher icons to the smallest size and things are much nicer now


oh and i found if you right click on the applications icon in the sidebar itll give you a list like it did in gnome. makes things easier to find


actually that first program can edit workspaces. its under general settings. verticle size sets rows and horizontal size sets columns

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I dl'd the beta last week and played with it, but for some reason VMWare Fusion said I didn't have a good enough graphics card for Unity (doubtful) and defaulted to Classic GNOME. Haven't really taken time to troubleshoot why (Accelerated 3D graphics is enabled for the VM, so I know that isn't it). Played with GNOME Shell months ago on a netbook and it ran OK even considering the paltry integrated graphics card. Curious to see which one will turn out to run smoother and faster, but I admit I will miss the simplicity of plain old GNOME Panel. Never was much of a KDE fan, and I guess that's where many will flee who don't like the new-fangled UI's. There's always still Fluxbox for a good window manager that isn't a resource hog and looks nicer than just raw X11.

As far as the PSN debacle...I had a PSN account a few years ago, before my PS3 was stolen in a burglary and I never bothered to replace it. I had bought stuff on there before, and though I think the credit card I used for it has since expired and been replaced, I will be watching it like a hawk for the next few months. Seems there's already lowlifes out there trying to sell allegedly stolen CC numbers from the PSN breach.

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You can always install server version (or alternate desktop) and not install the GUI through it, then install GUI the way you like it after the fact. Or *gasp* compile the stuff you want yourself and not rely on the 11.04 packages. I realize that is outside the typical ubuntu user's profile, but it would be a useful technical/learning venture. Of course, if you are going to do that, you might as well stick to Debian and not pursue Ubuntu, as you mentioned by switching distros.

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Ubuntu 11.04 is really nice, in my opinion it's more user friendly and unity looks really nice :)

Also the fast searching through your files and programms is really nice, also quite fast.

is it possible to uninstall unity and replace it with something else

It's possible but you can also login into the ubuntu classic instead of unity.

Ubuntu classic will be the same the other previous version of Ubuntu.

However if you really want to uninstall it you can also use: sudo apt-get remove unity

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