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Ubuntu One is not a “proprietary” service

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trausch.us/blog: Ever since Canonical started with Ubuntu One (or “U1″), people have been crying and whining about it being a proprietary pile of goo. For someone who has been active in the free software world for a long time, and still has his brains about him, this makes no sense whatsoever.

freshmeat.net to be closed

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blog.devx.com: Geek.net, the parent company of SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ThinkGeek.com, Geek.com, freshmeat.net, and ohloh.net, has told employees that it will be closing freshmeat.net and ohloh.net.

How ready is your browser for HTML5- Take the test

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ghabuntu.com: HTML5 is the second most buzzed word around I think, second only to the Hypepad. In case you're wondering whether your current browser is compatible with it or not, a simple tool to help you determine this is the HTML5 test tool.

Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers

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  • 8 Sites to Find Stunning Wallpapers For Your Desktop
  • 50 best websites

Thanks, Yahoo, You Did the Right Thing

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daniweb.com: It looks like Yahoo has reinstated the Linux/Open Source link on their Tech News page. Perhaps it was just a fat-fingered mistake or an accident of some sort that the link was removed from the main link bar but it certainly raised my hackles.

Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net

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eff.org: New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures -- creating identifiable "fingerprints" that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.

10 things you didn’t know about Twitter

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telegraph.co.uk: Last week, while I was in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Expo, I spent a couple of hours at Twitter’s HQ with Twitter’s staff. Here are 10 fun pieces of Twitter trivia I discovered on my travels:

Diaspora about to hit $100,000 in donations

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news.cnet.com: Perhaps the most damning critique of Facebook's recent controversial moves has been that a group of programmers have been raising money to create an alternative--and people are donating.

The internet, as imagined in 1965

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theregister.co.uk: A fascinating insight into how the world might look in the future, from the 1960s, comes courtesy of veteran science editor Nigel Calder.

Google Hates Linux and Video Games

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Google
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lunduke.com: I am angry at Google. Nay. I am furious.

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