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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.

Linux.com Still Unhelpful for New Users

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workswithu.com: Linux.com, which was taken over recently by the Linux Foundation and received a major overhaul, has gone live. Unfortunately, like the old Linux.com, the site is not a very intuitive resource for beginners.

Test driving UbuntuOne

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  • Test driving UbuntuOne

  • Ubuntu One
  • Is this the One for Ubuntu?

UbuntuOne in Beta. Wait, WTF ?

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  • UbuntuOne in Beta. Wait, WTF ?

  • Canonical Launching Ubuntu Managed Storage Service
  • https://ubuntuone.com/
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