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Ubuntu single sign on service launched

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Ubuntu

blog.canonical.com: We are pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Ubuntu single sign on service. The goal of this service is to provide a single, central login service for all Ubuntu-related sites, thus making it more convenient for Ubuntu users and community members.

Homosapien Metacity Online Customizer

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I'm sure that at some point everyone finds a Metacity theme that they fall in love with. Except that for that one thing. You wish you could easily change it. Now using the Homosapien theme you can.

Important Change to KDE's Security Policy

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kdenews.org: Information about security vulnerabilities will no longer be published via the Dot at http://dot.kde.org.

KDE.org Relaunched for Software Compilation 4.4

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kdenews.org: The KDE web team is pleased to announce a major redesign of the KDE.org frontpage and buzz.kde.org, just in time for the pending release of our updated Workspace, Application and Development Platform compilation.

15 fantastic firsts on the Internet

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royal.pingdom.com: Trailblazers, creatives and innovators have taken the Internet to where it is today and made it an essential part of our everyday lives. We have selected a number of interesting “firsts” from the history of the Internet (and the Web) for your reading pleasure.

5 Best Websites To Learn The GIMP Photo Editor

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GIMP

makeuseof.com: Are you into photo editing and image manipulation? If that’s a ‘yes’ then I’m sure you’ve heard of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, codename GIMP. So you want to learn the GIMP photo editor? Luckily there are websites.

SourceForge removes blanket blocking

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sourceforge.net/blog: A couple of weeks ago, to ensure compliance with US law as we roll out improvements to SourceForge.net, we began programmatically blocking access to the site for users in certain countries against which the US government imposes sanctions. Today, we’re happy to announce site changes that we believe maintain compliance with the law but offer project administrators, developers, and users more freedom.

Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

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computerworld.com: Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and VMware Inc., while offering, in some cases, more choice in platforms.

Accessing Freenode IRC Network via SSL

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HowTos
  • Accessing Freenode IRC Network via SSL Secure Connection
  • Freenode IRC – Connect And Auth Securely
  • Freenode, SSL and SASL Authentication with Irssi
  • My Favorite Irssi Scripts

How big are your icons?

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Humor

dedoimedo.com: What I want to talk to you about are icons linking to various social networks and sharing services, like Digg, Stumbleupon, Twitter, Facebook, and others. Sometimes, you come across sites where the icons are simple huge. Not just big. Humongous. My personal experience shows that quality of website articles is inversely proportional to the area of the icons multiplied by their number.

Internet Blackout: The final verdict

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zdnet.com.au: The Great Australian Internet Blackout campaign against mandatory ISP-level filtering has attracted twice as many websites to its cause as had pledged before it began.

Mr. Obama, Please Tear Down This Wall!

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Jon maddog Hall: Only three days after posting my blog regarding the plight of Google's Chinese customers and how their data is now at the whims of a US-based company and its conflict with the Chinese government, I read about the issues of SourceForge.net and the U.S. State Department's Export lists and how the data stored in a US-based company, sometimes created by non-U.S. based citizens, is now being controlled by U.S. State Department rules.

The Free Software Way, by Richard Fontana, Esq.

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groklaw.net: Red Hat has a new website. I thought I'd introduce you to the website's rich content by posting an article from the Law section. It's by Richard Fontana, who is Red Hat's Open Source Licensing and Patent Counsel. He explains very clearly the legal rights that are implied by free, not just open source, software, and its extension to other areas, and why open source, while necessary, is not enough.

Fencing and Tollgating the Internet

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linuxtoday.com/blog: This story about yet another attempt to raise a tollgate on the Internet deserves having some extra attention called to it.

Um, What The Blank Is Going On With Sourceforge?

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penguinpetes.com: In the middle of our day-to-day Hobbit-like peaceful work in the FOSS tech field, we have all suddenly had a grenade fall in our lap. And this makes no sense.

Top 5 Most Wanted Ubuntu Weblogs for 2009

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.blogspot: A lot of Ubuntu support weblogs have sprung up in the last few years and some of them are really good. Here are 5 of the the most wanted Ubuntu weblogs for 2009.

Australia leaves the internet

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theregister.co.uk: It's Australia Day tomorrow, and the country's subjects are using it to mark a week of protests against government plans for compulsory internet censorship.

SourceForge blocks Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Cuba

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downloadsquad.com: In a move that must surely strike at the very core of open source, FOSS, and the heart of GNU crusader Richard Stallman, SourceForge has now blocked all access from by countries on the U.S. 'Foreign Assets Control sanction list'.

Also: Clarifying SourceForge.net’s denial of site access for certain persons

Red Hat launches opensource.com with Drupal

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Drupal
Web

blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat has just launched a new portal at opensource.com - for information and articles about open source. The site uses the Drupal open source content management system and it looks like Red Hat has been working on the site since at least October.

Internet 2009 in numbers

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royal.pingdom.com: What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there?

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