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9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time

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makeuseof.com: When you’re having one of those days, we all need to be cheered up. Below is a compilation of hilarious websites you can visit for a good dose of humour.

Xandros Launches Apps2Market

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thevarguy.com: Xandros, the company behind the Linux distribution called Xandros OS, has launched a custom application store that will deliver digital content to any kind of Internet-connect device, agnostic of any sort of platform.

Improved websites to download OpenOffice.org builds

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blogs.sun.com: The current setup of websites for downloading OpenOffice.org installation sets provides builds for several languages and operating systems. But nowadays a lot more are built. Unfortunately they are not that easy to find as they are on mirror servers.

The Ten Most Influential Internet Moments of the Decade

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itwire.com: Earlier today, the organisers of the Webby Awards announced their selection of the most influential moments on the Internet in the past decade.

10 Years of SourceForge.net

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ostatic.com: It's often difficult to notice when you're in the midst of making history. In the summer and fall of 1999, I spent some time working next door to four noisy, Mountain Dew-swilling misfits working on a renegade project within VA Linux Systems. Little did I know that their efforts would become known as the world's largest open source development site.

Ubuntu One Music Store: A Real Business

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workswithu.com: During the Ubuntu 9.10 launch a few weeks ago, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth hinted that Ubuntu may ultimately gain music and entertainment store capabilities. Fast forward to the present, and Canonical appears to be preparing the Ubuntu One Music Store.

Top 3 Sites To Help You Become A Linux Command Line Master

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makeuseof.com: The truth about Linux today is that one may never have to actually touch a terminal or issue a single Linux command in order to run some versions of this flexible alternative operating system. But once a user becomes accustomed to using the command line interface, it soon becomes the preferred method in many tasks.

Free online multimedia conversion tools

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dedoimedo.com: Have a lot of multimedia files in all sorts of formats? Would you like some of the less known ones converted into friendly, popular formats that everyone can play? Do not really know where to start?

Where To Find Real Geeks On The Web

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penguinpetes.com: We won't go into what exactly makes one a geek here (hint: it has something to do with knowledge, learning, books, skills, and technology, but not fandom). If you are it, you know it. And if you're looking for it, you know it. So here's some pointers to places where the original geek culture is still alive.

Like GetDeb? Now you can get their packages from a repo

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nancib.wordpress: One of the best ways to get updated software for Debian-based distros, is from GetDeb.net. They’ve recently launched an updated site for users of Ubuntu 9.04 and newer, and one of the great new benefits is that they now have a repository you can add to your sources.list.

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