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How a Linux Download Topped YouTube's Hit List

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The hottest thing on YouTube this month isn't The Dark Knight trailer or that clip of a baby giving an evil eye. It's video of somebody downloading a copy of Ubuntu, a Linux-based operating system.

How did something so completely boring top the list?

The makers of UseNext, a download client that lets users grab files from Usenet newsgroups, are hosting a Usenet Download World Record contest to spread the gospel about their product.

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