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The Ten Most Influential Internet Moments of the Decade

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itwire.com: Earlier today, the organisers of the Webby Awards announced their selection of the most influential moments on the Internet in the past decade.

10 Years of SourceForge.net

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ostatic.com: It's often difficult to notice when you're in the midst of making history. In the summer and fall of 1999, I spent some time working next door to four noisy, Mountain Dew-swilling misfits working on a renegade project within VA Linux Systems. Little did I know that their efforts would become known as the world's largest open source development site.

Ubuntu One Music Store: A Real Business

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workswithu.com: During the Ubuntu 9.10 launch a few weeks ago, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth hinted that Ubuntu may ultimately gain music and entertainment store capabilities. Fast forward to the present, and Canonical appears to be preparing the Ubuntu One Music Store.

Top 3 Sites To Help You Become A Linux Command Line Master

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makeuseof.com: The truth about Linux today is that one may never have to actually touch a terminal or issue a single Linux command in order to run some versions of this flexible alternative operating system. But once a user becomes accustomed to using the command line interface, it soon becomes the preferred method in many tasks.

Free online multimedia conversion tools

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dedoimedo.com: Have a lot of multimedia files in all sorts of formats? Would you like some of the less known ones converted into friendly, popular formats that everyone can play? Do not really know where to start?

Where To Find Real Geeks On The Web

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penguinpetes.com: We won't go into what exactly makes one a geek here (hint: it has something to do with knowledge, learning, books, skills, and technology, but not fandom). If you are it, you know it. And if you're looking for it, you know it. So here's some pointers to places where the original geek culture is still alive.

Like GetDeb? Now you can get their packages from a repo

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nancib.wordpress: One of the best ways to get updated software for Debian-based distros, is from GetDeb.net. They’ve recently launched an updated site for users of Ubuntu 9.04 and newer, and one of the great new benefits is that they now have a repository you can add to your sources.list.

Perl far from dead, more popular than you think

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royal.pingdom.com: Perl has been around since 1987 and became an early darling of web developers. These days, however, you don’t hear much about Perl. Everyone seems to be talking about trendier languages like PHP, Python and Ruby, with Perl left in the back as a neglected, not-so-hip cousin.

The Web may have won, but Gopher tunnels on

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arstechnica.com: Remember Gopher? The protocol predated the Web, and a hardy band of enthusiasts have kept Gopherspace alive. Ars takes a look back at Gopher and shows you how to use it to browse Twitter and 4chan.

Linux torrents get a mention in landmark court case

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Legal

computerworld.com.au: The Federal Court of Australia has heard how peer-to-peer software, BitTorrent, is used to distribute Linux-based operating systems.

Happy 40th birthday, the internet: 20 milestones

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  • Happy 40th birthday, the internet: 20 milestones in the net's development
  • 40 years ago the Internet was born - now it devalues everything it touches

Novell’s Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier hosts new Network World podcast series

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novell.com: Yesterday, Network World rolled out a new podcast series, Open Mic with Zonker, hosted by openSUSE community manager, Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier. In the first podcast, Zonker talks with Greg Kroah-Hartman.

IMDb Turns 19 - Older Than The Web Browser

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techcrunch.com: If you load up the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) today, you’ll see a new logo commemorating its 19th birthday. Yes, that’s really old for the Internet.

Quake Live

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Gaming

terminally-incoherent.com/blog: I should really stop finding new and exciting time wasters for myself. And yet, these things just keep finding their way into my browser somehow. My newest browser distraction is Quake Live.

First KDialogue Is Now Open

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dot.kde.org: Today, the KDE Community Forums, in collaboration with "People Behind KDE", have launched a new initiative to give the community an opportunity to get to know each other a bit closer: KDialogue.

Five Linux-Compatible Online Backup and Storage Services

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ostatic.com/blog: Of course, you know regular computer system backups are important and it's always a good idea to store your most critical data offsite for added security. If you're a Linux user, finding a service that's compatible with your operating system isn't easy. Here are five:

4 sites all new Linux users must bookmark.

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sinaisix.blogspot: More and more people are migrating to the world of Linux everyday. Most of them end up getting frustrated at the kind of learning curve they encounter. It is in this regard that I have compiled this short list of sites that can be helpful.

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

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telegraph.co.uk: Craigslist, the anarchic classifieds website, has developed a reputation for hosting some of the oddest adverts on the internet.

Internet celebrates 40th birthday: but what date should we be marking?

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telegraph.co.uk: The internet celebrates its birthday today, September 2, with 40 years having passed since the first successful transfer of data between two computers.

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