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The Annual Christmas Online Games Speedlink Post

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penguinpetes.com: Just when you were all wondering if I'd abandoned the dang blog, I'll carry on my Christmas tradition of posting a list of online games and toys that I found interesting this year. Because at least I got Christmas off work!

Fedora Outage Notification: Koji, Wiki, Smolt, Transifex

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lwn.net: Fedora has an unplanned outage which began at 2008-12-16 08:10 UTC. There is currently no ETA for resolving the issues which are disk related. Services affected are Koji, Wiki, Smolt and Transifex.

Also: Announcing Omega 10

Best Linux/FOSS News Websites of 2008

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junauza.com: The Best Linux/FOSS news websites of 2008 were chosen based on the site’s relevance, importance, and popularity. Also, the freshness, quality, and consistency of the news stories or information that are featured on these sites are essential.

Osalt, open source as alternative

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robertogaloppini.net: Around the net there are a number of open source directories, among them the independent Osalt. Osalt is aimed at helping end users to find open source alternatives to well-known proprietary products like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. I asked Anders Ingeman Rasmussen, Osalt Editor, a few questions.

The Mozilla Community Store is here!

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blog.mozilla.com: This morning we announced the launch of the Mozilla Community Store, a new open source approach to our t-shirt creation process that allows anyone to submit their original designs and make them publicly available for purchase.

openDesktop.org provides super-portal to free software sites

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linux.com: When users want the latest in free and open source software (FOSS), they are likely to think first of sites like freshmeat, or perhaps Softpedia or GnomeFiles. However, as the FOSS community has divided into specialized communities, sites for new releases have proliferated, to the point where it is difficult to keep track of them all. Since 2007, openDesktop.org has provided a portal for many of these specialized sites.

Monty Python Launches YouTube Channel

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informationweek.com: And now for something completely different...the comedy troupe makes it clear it would prefer payment to litigation.

Also: Guns N' Roses album released on MySpace

Linux distros and Apple beat Microsoft’s homepage uptime

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royal.pingdom: All Linux distributions have their own home base: their homepage. How well is this homepage taken care of and how well does it perform? To answer these questions we have monitored the uptime and load time of the homepages for 16 Linux distributions for a month.

The Web's 11 worst blogs

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itbusiness.ca: Love 'em or hate 'em, blogs are everywhere you look these days. From Britney to your boss's bratty nephew, it seems everyone has something to say--and no one's shy about sharing. We decided to seek out the lamest blogs lurking around the Internet.

Linux-Hater’s Blog, considered

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esr.ibiblio.org: One of the advantages of having helped found the open-source movement that I cherish most is that nobody can criticize me when I criticize it. I’m a gadfly by nature, disgusted by cant even (actually, especially!) when it’s my own insights being reflected back at me as dogma. Anyone who actually does that is likely to flip me into full Discordian rascal-guru mode. So I was actually pleased to learn of the existence of Linux-Hater’s Blog.

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  • Please save GMane!
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  • The Software Supply Chain Is Bedeviled by Bad Open-Source Code [Ed: again, trace this back to FUD firms like Sonatype in this case]
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