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Microsoft, Apple Will Never Allow An Open Web

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katonda.com: There were high hopes with HTML5. It was expected to set the Web free of locked, closed, proprietary formats. That may not be the case anymore. Apple and Microsoft seem determined to put locks on this possibility.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Linux Forum

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lockergnome.com: When my Linux Adventure began a few years ago, I did the same thing I did when I was learning the ins and outs of Microsoft Windows, I went searching for a friendly community tech support forum.

Introducing SourceForge Downloads

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sourceforge.net: SourceForge.net introduced a new service this week. Until now, if you wanted to distribute your software on SourceForge’s global network, you needed to set up a complete project. The new SourceForge Downloads distribution service sports a new file manager.

10 things the Internet has ruined and five things it hasn't

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infoworld.com: For some people, the Internet is the killer app -- literally. From newspapers and the yellow pages to personal privacy and personal contact, the Net has been accused of murdering, eviscerating, ruining, and obliterating more things than the Amazing Hulk.

Apache.org hit by targeted XSS attack, passwords compromised

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blogs.zdnet.com: Combining a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability with a TinyURL redirect, hackers successfully broke into the infrastructure for the open-source Apache Foundation in what is being described as a “direct, targeted attack.”

New Site Launch: LinuxExchange.org

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jeremy.linuxquestions.org: I’m happy to announce that I just launched a new site: LinuxExchange

Tux Games - Your online store for Linux games

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ghabuntu.com: Gaming can sometimes be a make or break affair for most people that would like to give Linux a try. Well if you are such person, then Tux Games should be of interest to you.

A Bushel of Free Online Resources for Linux Newbies

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ostatic.com: Whether you're new to Linux or looking to become a more advanced user, there are a lot of free online books and tutorials that can give you guidance.

How 10 Popular Linux Distro Sites Looked When they Launched

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thegeekstuff.com: This is how some of the popular Linux distro websites looked like when they launched initially. Thanks to the archive.org for all the screenshots. Redhat website looked pretty decent for a 1996 website. Which one of these websites did you like?

Announcing the Gentoo Wiki Project

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ben.liveforge.org: After the mostly positive feedback on the recent wiki discussion, we have now gone ahead, formed a preliminary team consisting of both users and developers, and put up a project page.

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