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Open sore on Planet GNOME

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itwire.com: There is an air of disquiet again on Planet GNOME - and once again the reason behind it is the way the site is administered.

Does foxnews.com Hate Linux Users?

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blog.eracc.com: Up until recently there was no problem viewing video content on Fox News Video web pages. Apparently some Microsoft and Apple Only types have taken over the video content pages for Fox News.

Top 5 Potential YouTube Killers

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junauza.com: YouTube is without doubt the most popular video sharing website on the planet with daily page views of around 100,000,000. At the moment, there are plenty of video sharing sites that are striving to take YouTube down.

NBC Direct still waives off OSX, Linux users

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tech.blorge.com: Welcome to 2008, the year during which the major media groups are all up to speed on supporting multiple operating systems and platforms, right? Not entirely.

Linux fanboy hacks Beeb iPlayer again

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zdnet.com.au: Just hours after the BBC said it had fixed the iPlayer streamed TV service to prevent DRM-free file downloads, a London-based programmer has bypassed the new protection.

Watch the Ubuntu community in real time

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tectonic.co.za: Here’s something useful to pass the idle hours with while you wait for your next particulary large download to complete: UbuntuStats. The UbuntuStats site tracks Ubuntu development in real time.

Announcing the Official openSUSE Forums

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news.opensuse.org: In order to provide a better service to the existing openSUSE Community and to our new users, we’re pleased to announce that suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com are joining forces to merge into the new official openSUSE forums at forums.opensuse.org.

Cool Ubuntu Projects on Launchpad

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: For those not familiar, Launchpad is a free software hosting and development website. One thing I like about services such as these, is that I often find interesting (and usable) projects. Let’s see what Ubuntu based projects are hosted on Launchpad:

Ubuntu Brainstorm Update

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ubuntu.com: Four amazing days have passed since the launch of brainstorm.ubuntu.com, and all we can say is Whoah! And the numbers keep growing! We had not expected such a success.

Compiz Website Hacked?

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hehe2.net: While going about my business trying to find more slick Linux desktops, I decided to check out the Compiz website. So normally I navigated to the screenshot section. To my surprise the “discussion” was nothing more than spam links!

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