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Mingle with openSUSE-ites on connect

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linuxjournal.com: Henne Vogelsang introduced the new service a few days ago. Connect with other openSUSE users, developers, and groups. You can make friends, find out the latest news, and get involved.

Five Things The Internet Brought That I Can Live Without…

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lockergnome.com: …and one that I could not. I could easily live without: SPAM email

Google claims to have sped up the web

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theinquirer.net: ADVERTISING BROKER Google claims to have speeded up the web thanks to improvements in the Javascript it uses to display adverts.

Berners-Lee to protect ‘open internet’

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telegraph.co.uk: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, is to work with broadband providers to make sure the internet is protected from corporate interests, the Government has announced.

The Forbidden Subject

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igurublog.wordpress: One of the [Archlinux] forum moderators (jasonwryan?) imposed an 8 week ban on me for “Trolling despite repeated warnings” for the post below, so I am not welcome there until May. (I don’t recall any Warnings, but apparently my memory is faulty?)

Site Gives Students Web Access to Open Source Computation Tools

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campustechnology.com: A small UK company has launched a set of free open source computation utilities for college students. The Bamboo Toolbox includes access to software developed by open source communities that runs in a Web browser hosted by Hughes Bennett Education.

The Last Remnants of Sun.com Will Go Down on June 1

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techie-buzz.com: Oracle willingly saying, “we don’t care” about this history of work that exists in the sun.com domain is yet another indication of the sad end of a real legacy of our computing history.

An Open Forge

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sourceforge.net: A little over a year ago, we began developing a new platform with a flexible plugin based architecture called Allura. The platform was created from day one with openness in mind. It was developed using open source technology like Python and MongoDB, to host open source software.

A Disappointing Review of Bodhi

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Open Source Software: Top 59 Sites

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earthweb.com: Frequently, Datamation puts together lists of top open source software. This time we've done something a little different and made a list of top open source Web sites.

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