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Something wrong with opensuse.org's web sites?

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Lew Wolfgang: Starting yesterday evening I've been getting browser timeouts on http://software.opensuse.org/. Something wrong? It's been down about 24-hours now.

Also: Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Beta3+ Live-CDs, 10.3 Beta 3 Report, oSC Changes, KDE 4.0 Beta 2

DistroWatch hit by a massive DDoS attack

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distrowatch: The site won't be updated until the problem is dealt with, but at least you can access the existing information. Sorry for the trouble Sad

New Net taxes could arrive in November

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ZDNet: Americans might pay more for DSL and cable modem bills starting November 1, thanks to politicians in the U.S. Congress who have yet to extend a federal moratorium limiting taxes on those services.

MyPCLinuxOS.com is closing

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mypclinuxos.com: It looks as though I’ll be shutting down MyPCLinuxOS.com. The handoff of reigns is taking too long and the # of visitors here to the forum has been steadily declining since my announcement of leaving.

Gentoo forums scheduled downtime

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gentoo.org: The database will be shutdown and backed up, final consistency checks will be performed, and pending the unforseen, the conversion to full UTF-8 support is the last step. The forums will be shutdown during this time. This activity is scheduled to start on 2007-09-08.

Top 25 Ubuntu Blogs (By the Numbers)

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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.

Is Comcast Lying About BitTorrent Throttling?

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dslreports.com: Comcast was recently caught on message forums engaging in BitTorrent throttling through the Sandvine application. But Comcast flat out denies the allegations.

Did Microsoft Buy Netcraft?

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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.

Kudos WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com

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Why is it hard for people to understand that there is nothing called "Free Lunch"?

PCLinuxOS China Goes Live!

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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."

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