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Digg-ing Deeper for Linux News and Links

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Apparently there’s some sort of conspiracy keeping Linux-related links off the front page of the popular link-sharing site Digg.com — or at least that’s what a recent Computerworld editorial would have you believe.

Whether it’s true or not there’s still a very healthy Linux community over there — my review of the Evolution email client currently holds the all-time record for the most reads in a single day, and virtually all of that traffic came from Digg!

If you’re looking for Linux-related news allow me to share two more worthy sites for your consideration...

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