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10 famous domains before they were big

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royal.pingdom: In today’s branded world, it is almost impossible to imagine a company that does not own the domain associated with their name or brand. But several of today’s famous domains had a very different use before they were big.

A swan song from this departing open source blogger

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zdnet.com: As I sign off from my duties at ZDNet, and more than 20 years following open source, I am struck with the realization that open source has, in many respects, really taken over the world.

All Internet Pages Connected in 19 Clicks or Less

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datamation.com: It's not quite 'six degrees of Kevin Bacon,' but the Web may be more closely connected that you thought.

GitHub blocked in China

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h-online.com: The project hosting site GitHub is currently inaccessible from China, cutting off the country's developers from the valuable resource. A ViewDNS.info check shows that the service cannot be looked up throughout China.

Internet 2012 in numbers

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RoyalPingdom.com: There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway.

FreeBSD project servers hacked

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Lots Of Linux Users Perma-Banned In Diablo 3...Again

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cinemablend.com: Starting to see a pattern here, folks? Additional bans have gone out and this time a Linux web portal is getting involved since none of the Linux users are getting help from Blizzard.

Linux.org comes back to life

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itworld.com: After several months of reconstruction, the popular Linux.org site quietly relaunched what it terms an "alpha release" on May 4.

‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web

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Web

wired.com: Reddit, Mozilla, and possibly many other web outfits experienced brief technical problems on Saturday evening, when software underpinning their online operations choked on the “leap second” that was added to the world’s atomic clocks.

Gaming on Linux Up for Grabs

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gamingonlinux.com: There comes a time when all good things come to an end. If someone wants to carry it on as admin and owner send me a personal message and we can work out the details.

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