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Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in new Movie Streaming Service

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ostatic.com: Linux users have long searched for a way to legally watch premium movies on their computers with little luck. Even local video rentals or delivery services require the use of software that isn't legal in the US. Well, Amazon.com has come to the rescue.

Follow Ubuntu Progress at a Glance, or Not

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ostatic.com: News came across the wire today about a new Ubuntu Launchpad feature that allows users to track bug and feature progress with a graphical at-a-glance layout. There's just one problem.

Sneak Peek at Sabayon's New Package Web Interface

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wolf911.us: Are you a fan of sneak-peeks? Who isn’t right? Fabio has released an insight into what http://www.sabayon.org/packages/ will be transformed into. It’s a work in progress and at about 30% done so far.

Freedom Box: Freeing the Internet one Server at a time

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zdnet.com: Free software isn’t about free services or beer, it’s about intellectual freedom. As recent episodes such as censorship in China, the Egyptian government turning off the Internet, and Facebook’s constant spying, have shown, freedom and privacy on the Internet are under constant assault.

How to crash the Internet

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zdnet.com/blog: The Internet was designed to survive a nuclear war, but researchers claim they’ve found a way to take down the Internet.

SourceForge.net Gets a Shiny New Look

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sourceforge.net: Today we are proud to unveil a brand new look, which will lay a clean, simple foundation for the rebirth of the entire SourceForge.net site.

Can we run PC Pro on Ubuntu?

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pcpro.co.uk: Tomorrow PC Pro is going to put its money where its mouth is. To coincide with the release of the new edition of PC Pro – which features our Ultimate Guide to Ubuntu on the front cover – we’re going to attempt to run the magazine and website exclusively on Ubuntu-based PCs*.

Sourceforge Attack: Full Report

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sourceforge.net: As we’ve previously announced, SourceForge.net has been the target of a directed attack. We have completed the first round of analysis, and have a much more solid picture of what happened, the extent of the impact, our plan to reduce future risk of attack.

Pirate Bay, Decentralised P2P-DNS, ICANN and the law of Unintended Consequences

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The recent kerfuffle over Pirate Bay is too well known to require detailed recounting here. What is really interesting though is where it might just eventually take us in terms of internet freedom.

Big Brother on the Internet?

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  • Big Brother on the Internet? (week in review)
  • FCC seeks to dismiss challenges to Internet rules
  • How the Internet went out in Egypt
  • "Plan D" - How To Disrupt the U.S.A.'s Internet
  • Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play
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