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Why openSUSE.org goes on strike tomorrow

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news.opensuse.org: End of January the US Congress will vote to pass two laws, the “PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) and the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA). If these laws pass they would enable copyright holders to get court orders against websites accused of doing or facilitating copyright infringement.

Major Changes to Take Place to the Internet in 2012

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digitizor.com: The Internet is set to witness a phenomenal change in 2012 with 5 major changes under way, having the potential to modify Internet history like never before.

20 Fun Things To Do Online When You’re Bored At Work

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makeuseof.com: We all love working, don’t we? Those long hours spent in an office working on a computer never get tiresome, dull, or frustrating, do they? Or am I wrong in this assumption? Yes, yes I am.

Linux Foundation sites back in action

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itworld.com: The damage from the September 2011 cracking of several Linux Foundation web sites seems to have been repaired, though one site won't be coming back: the Linux Developer Network.

2012 Plans and Dreams From the Linux Blogs and Beyond

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linuxinsider.com: Well 2012 has arrived at last, and not a moment too soon! WNot only can we finally dispense with all the holiday festivities, but we can also say goodbye to a year that was far too tempestuous for comfort.

Canonical Launches New Unofficial Site for Ubuntu OEMs/ODMs

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thevarguy.com: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Canonical may have all but given up the fight to ship Ubuntu on consumer PCs in the United States, at least for now, but it remains staunchly committed to forging strong relationships with hardware manufacturers.

Dissecting the Duck – DuckDuckGo and web search in general

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arthur-schiwon.de: I have (subjectively) noticed a rising amount of posts related to DuckDuckGo, especially in the Open and Free Software Aspects (while I was writing this post, Linux Mint announced to start using DuckDuckGo as default search engine). It looks like more and more people are looking for an alternative to Google, which does not track users' data.

What is Usenet and How Does it Work?

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techonia.com: Have you heard of Usenet? Maybe your father once mentioned something about his Usenet account in college. If you are unaware of what Usenet is, don’t worry. You are about to find out.

Mageia wiki finally online

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mageia.org: After a very long time the final Mageia wiki is going online today. As you all may know, we were using a temporary wiki since the announcement of Mageia last September.

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