KKR Completes Acquisition of Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (“Dollar General”) announced the completion of its merger with affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co. L.P., GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, Citi Private Equity, and other equity co-investors (collectively, the “Investors”). The total enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $7.3 billion. The transaction was approved by Dollar General’s shareholders at a special meeting on June 21, 2007.

great! the company i work for has now been bought out …this explain all the stupid stuff we have to do now.

this is the company that bought dollar general http://www.kkr.com

The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop

Linux users are as evangelical about desktop environments, the all-encompassing graphical user interface software responsible for providing everything from taskbars to office suites, as they are about operating systems. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that the first major release in over five years of the most popular desktop environment available is causing quite a stir. Due to be released on December 11th, KDE 4.0 is bringing exhilarating graphical, usability, and functionality improvements to the Unix-like systems it is designed for—and Windows users will get a taste, too.

Read “KDE 4: The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop”…

Source: ExtremeTech.com

work sux …but video games keep me going

the long awaited Need for speed Carbon review is here at last!

The 10th installment in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.

What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed: Carbon immerses you into the world’s most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals’ neighborhoods one block at a time.

Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crews’ cars in every way using the ground-breaking new AutoSculpt technology. Autosculpt is the revolutionary customization system in Need for Speed Carbon where you can tweak every aspect of your ride, from lowering the bumpers to changing the number of spokes on the rims. There are 10 zones on the car that can be changed. As for the vinyls and decals, you can use vector scoping to widen, change the angle of, and turn vinyls, and for the decals, vector scoping helps you put the decal wherever you want on the car.

AutoSculpting video

# AutoSculptâ„¢ technology that allows you to literally morph and sculpt your car.
# 50+ fully customizable cars
# Three distinctly different car classes (Tuner, Muscle, Exotic)
# Crew racing experience
# Night time racing
# Enhanced police experience

its a heck of a game. I’m currently working on unlocking one of my favorite cars of all time the 1986 trueno or corolla for us in the states.