free geekery: Recently, our infatuation with Ubuntu begged the question: which Ubuntu blogs have the biggest reach? With nowhere to turn to answer this question definitively, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to rank all of the blogs in the Ubuntu niche.
dslreports.com: Comcast was recently caught on message forums engaging in BitTorrent throttling through the Sandvine application. But Comcast flat out denies the allegations.
Linux Journal: Okay, I'm not seriously suggesting Microsoft is paying off Netcraft to produce positive survey results (although this is certainly a standard operating procedure for Microsoft). But something is odd, if not rotten, in the state of Netcraft.
Why is it hard for people to understand that there is nothing called "Free Lunch"?
devnet: “I am pleased to announce the younger sibling site, PCLinuxOS CN catering for Chinese users of PCLinuxOS. It’s main purpose is to provide Chinese users of PCLinuxOS a place they can be comfortable with in posting questions and problems with PCLinuxOS, a home for PCLinuxOS Chinese experts to help out, and a launchpad to any Chinese-related PCLinuxOS projects."
liquidat: The family around kde-look.org grew again and launched opendesktop.org as a central place for developers, artists and other contributors. To round up the entire collection of family members gtk-apps.org and cli-apps.org were launched as well.
seopher: When your screen is white, be it an empty word page, or the Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it consumes only 59 watts.
Linux Insider: "Blogs allow more expansive discussions," noted Michael Goulde, senior analyst with Forrester Research, adding that the give and take of a blog and its associated comment area can make for the sophisticated collaboration necessary among open source developers. However, "they also allow more ego to show through," he said.
Mark Shuttleworth: Catharina Bethlehem wrote to tell me about her work on the Ubuntu community in Second Life.
register: Sûnnet Beskerming researchers observed an interesting deviation in global network traffic over the last 24 hours, particularly for South American, Asian, and Australian networks.