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The incredible growth of the Internet since 2000

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pingdom.com: It doesn’t feel like 2000 was all that long ago, does it? But on the Internet, a decade is a long time. Since then people have welled onto the Internet. You don’t actually realize how many more people are on the Internet now until you start comparing numbers.

New Ubuntu Support Site Debuts

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Just in time for the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) release, Stack Exchange has introduced a new website, called askubuntu.com, dedicated to Q&A for Ubuntu users, developers and partners. Here’s a look.

The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health

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Security
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linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."

The Fridge is Moving

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: This is exciting but also may take a few days to “unpack” all the boxes and work out the kinks. Please be patient with us and if find something that needs to be fixed please let the team know by:

Ubuntu emoticons

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Ubuntu

“Say hello to my little friends…” I’ve just completed a set of emoticons that more closely follow our visual identity to replace the defaults on the Canonical Design Blog.

Canonical announces Ubuntu One music streaming service

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical is preparing to augment its Ubuntu One cloud synchronization service with a new music streaming feature that will enable users to stream songs to their mobile phone from their Ubuntu One cloud storage account.

New LibreOffice community forum up and running

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Web

Well, somebody had to do it first. LibreOffice is going to be play a huge role in the open source software ecosystem, so we need a community forum. And here it is:

http://libreofficeforum.org/

Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?

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pingdom.com: Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it.

Lucene Search Coming to openSUSE Wiki

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SUSE

matthewehle.info: Most openSUSE users are aware that a new version of the English wiki was released back in July, with the other wikis soon to follow. Among many other changes, the new wiki came with a laundry list of new features. However, users have noticed that one important feature was still missing in the new wiki… a decent search engine.

fedoraproject.org redesign update

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Web

mairin.wordpress: Well, in the past month Fedora design ninja Jef van Schendel and I have been cranking out mockups and Sijis Aviles has been doing an awesome job making the mockups a reality and getting things into staging and building things out. So we’ve got quite a few things to go over here.

The 8 Best Sites For Funny Computer Desktop Wallpapers

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makeuseof.com: In order to promote those positive vibes that’ll get your days off to a good start, I’d like to offer up eight free wallpaper sites I found that offer the best funny wallpapers for your desktop that you’ll find anywhere.

Diaspora Clarifies:

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techcrunch.com: A few days ago, we noted that Diaspora was three weeks away from unveiling their open-source Facebook alternative. But a small update today clarifies one important point.

Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling

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techcrunch.com: Remember Diaspora? You’ll be forgiven if you don’t. Since they received a lot of hype as the open-source “Facebook Alternative” this past May, they’ve been quiet. But today they’ve re-emerged with some updates.

Application lists

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Web

kmandla.wordpress: I have a brief list of sites that mention software alternatives. Some of these are explicitly aimed at life without X, while others are concerned mostly with making a transition between Windows and Linux.

planet larry needs a new home

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Web

wonkabar.org: Alright, so in my quest to move forward with my life, I'm going to be discarding certain projects that I really haven't been making a priority. Planet Larry is one of those.

The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity

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Interviews
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blogs.techrepublic.com: Netflix has a feature that allows members to stream movies directly to their PCs. To accomplish this, they use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Silverlight is basically a web-application framework that provides functions similar to that of Adobe Flash.

DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness

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Web

webmonkey.com: The folks at DeviantArt, a website best known for hosting images of fairies and vampires created by gothy art students, have debuted a new browser-based drawing tool created entirely with web standards.

10 Websites for Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Riddles

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Gaming

makeuseof.com: Riddle me this, riddle me that… So goes the popular line from one of superhero fiction’s most popular villains. And we are hooked as The Riddler plots Batman’s downfall with a riddle. That’s the hook that a good riddle delivers.

Digg, dug, buried: Linux

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Web

blogs.computerworld: A liberal blogger has uncovered that a "group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com has just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, up-vote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives."

Is Google About to Sell the Internet Down the River?

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Web

blogs.computerworlduk: So far, so conventional. But there is a joker in the pack in this game: Google. It's striking that the bigger the company gets, the more it moves away from its natural geek roots, and its reflexive defence of everything that is important to hackers.

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