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EU to Admit Linux

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The Spoof: In a surprise move today, the EU Council of Ministers announced it was approving the admission of Linux to the EU, with full voting status. This marks the first time the EU has admitting a non-nation-state entity to its ranks.

Future Version of Ubuntu Will Do Your Work For You

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bbspot: The Linux distribution, Ubuntu, has grown quickly because of its ease of use. It makes the normally confusing Linux something even a Windows user can use. However, the Ubuntu developers are aiming even higher for the future. The next release, "Gutsy Gibbon," will be even easier to use, but the "Harry Hamlin" release will actually do your work for you.

How to Become a Cool Blogger and/or Hip Journalist

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Devnet: First...get yourself a blog and get it running. To get maximum exposure in the past, you had to use keywords. Now is no different. The keyword we’ll focus the most on is one that can get you thousands of hits in a few minutes if submitted to the right news outlet.

You may have been using Linux too much when...

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Here are a few basic signs that it might be time to go outside for some fresh air.

* You become very, very confused when pressing the "tab" key does not fill in the rest of what you were typing.

* The phrase "man mount" does not strike you as particularly odd.

* When on your Windows partition you want to play a game, so you open up a command prompt and start typing "wine C:\Pro..."

Microsoft to Begin Shipping Windows Ubuntu

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Software giant Microsoft announced yesterday that it will begin shipping its newest operating system, Windows Linux Ubuntu, by the end of this month. Computers sold with this free, open-source operating system pre-installed will cost, on average, $149.95 fewer than computers sold with Windows Vista Service Pack 9 pre-installed.

A quick and easy course in Webanese

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|-|3Y D00D0RZ!! \/\/31Come 7o mY bl4rg!!!111 That was leet-speak, an advanced form of Webanese. In this short article, you too can learn to speak it! We'll start with an example english sentence, and gradually translate it into Webanese. C'mon, D00d0Rz, 137's 5t4rt!!1

Beginner level:

Debain WrEtch: review of an UnAmerican Linux system

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Debain is the only group of software developers who still believe that Richard Stallman invented programming. Everyone else now correctly credits Bill Gates for doing so. Debain developers hold themselves separate from the rest of the Linux community because of their pride in not stealing from other operating systems to build their version of Linux.

Operating System Showdown: Ubuntu Vs. Vista

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Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth "technical details" and performance specs in their product analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page.

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Open Sauce

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One of the world's leading advocates of the open sauce bottle movement, Brian Bahlendorf gave a talk at the Digital Freedom Expo at the University of the Western Cape on Thursday, entitled "Ten things you may not know about open sauce".

Unfortunately he was extensively misquoted by James Archibald in this article.

Here, then is the real gist of the thing.

Linux Versus

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How does linux stack up to its competitors? Here are three different comparisons that seek to answer this question: Linux VS Your cat, Linux VS Your Grandmother, and Linux VS The Soviet Union. Who wins? I'll leave that up to you.

Linux VS Your Cat

Linux is free!
Your cat may have been free.
Linux can go years between shutdowns.
Your cat spends more time asleep that it does awake.

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