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Dailymotion tests non-Flash video portal

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h-online.com: French video portal Dailymotion is ditching the use of proprietary plug-ins such as Flash and Silverlight for its "pré bêta" Dailymotion site. Instead, the open video site is exploring the possibilities offered by HTML 5 and the pre-release version of Firefox 3.5.

SourceForge scoops up Ohloh

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blogs.the451group: SourceForge, the venerable open source repository and vendor, just got a shot in the arm by agreeing to acquire the newer, more social networking-minded Ohloh for an undisclosed amount.

Online Storage Options Compared

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lunduke.com: Having a local folder that is automatically synced to secure online storage is awesome. Drop a document in a folder. Boom. It’s backed up to a remote server. Which ones offer the best bang for my buck?

Search engine for Debian sources

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h-online.com: Peter De Wachter has created a Debian source code search engine for developers. It lets them find out quickly what files contain, for example, the usb_device structure required for accessing USB devices.

Mandriva's answer to Ubuntu One : Click'n' Backup

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techenclave.com: Ever since the launch of Ubuntu One there has been a lot of speculation about it.. Seeing all the response from audience Mandriva SA came with shrewd alternative and hit the nail at the right time.. Mandriva Click'n'Backup has quite a few advantages over Ubuntu One..

Linux.com: Just Another News Site?

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itnewstoday.com: I supported the Linux Foundation taking over Linux.com, and who better to control it than the foundation itself? However, it looks like the new Linux.com may let people down.

Boycott Novell attacks itself to get attention

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adterrasperaspera.com: Am I the only one out there who thinks this is an admission that Boycott Novell did it to themselves to get attention? Several blogs out there have already started talking about it so it seems to have worked.

Burying the truth? Boycott Novell hit by Denial of Service attack

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computerworld.com: Boycott Novell is one opinionated site. If you think I'm pro-Linux and hard on Microsoft, you haven't been reading Roy Schestowitz, who makes me look as mild as a May day. It's also made enemies.

Do Open-Source Social Networks Matter?

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maximumpc.com: When's the last time you surfed on over to your Pligg and updated what you were doing for the entire Internet to see? What about Elgg? Have you changed your favorite movies to reflect that big blockbuster hit you saw this weekend?

Defining a New Community

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Brian Proffitt: So far, the response to the new Linux.com has been really positive and, save for a few glitches here and there, we've been very happy with how the launch has gone thus far. As we transition from launch mode to operations mode, it's worth taking a little time to reflect on what we're going to be doing on Linux.com.

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