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Wordpress p0wned by Google for SpammingWordpress p0wned by Google for Spamming
SEO is the art of Search Engine Optimization. This can be done using various methods. These methods can be divided into so-called white hat and black hat SEO. Obviously, white-hat SEO is much harder than black-hat SEO and that is probably why there was a few hundred thousand hidden articles at the Wordpress website. Google noticed it and p0wned Wordpress by kicking it down from PageRank 8 to zero.
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Gecko based browsers now have 32.28% market shareGecko based browsers now have 32.28% market share
Firefox, Mozilla and other browsers based on Open Source and the Gecko rendering engine now has a stunning 32.28% market share. Internet Explorer it still the king of browsers, holding about 50% of the browser market.
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Gentoo 2005.0 releasedGentoo 2005.0 released
A new version of the distributions favored by experienced users is now availabe.
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Firefox 1.02 ReleasedFirefox 1.02 Released
This is a security release for a potentially bad security problem. There are no known exploits for it, but it is generally a good idea to upgrade anyway.
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Wikipedia now has more than half a million articlesWikipedia now has more than half a million articles
Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, is now far big and more accurate than any commercial encyclopedia.
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KDE 3.4 releasedKDE 3.4 released
A new version of the very good and popular desktop environment is now available for most Linux distributions. The distribution Kubuntu has made a live-cd with KDE 3.4 available for those two want to try it out before installing anything on their computer.
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KDE deveoper Aaron Seigo Interviewed on LugRadioKDE deveoper Aaron Seigo Interviewed on LugRadio
In this week's episode of LugRadio, KDE developer Aaron Seigo discusses KDE usability, the freedesktop.org standards, groupware and Get Hot New Stuff.
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Learning Touch can be fun with KTouchLearning Touch can be fun with KTouch
KDE 3.4 will come bundled with a huge amount of free programs. Ktouch is one of them, and the new version has as usual evolved slightly better than the previous version. Learning touch can be fun and as a bonus teach you new interesting words. Try ktouch.
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GnomeMeeting 1.2.1 available!GnomeMeeting 1.2.1 available!
GnomeMeeting allows you to call free to others who have Internett by means of any of the standard audio protocols. It is a free, open, working alternative to Skype and IP-telephones It is worth a look.
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GNOME Ignoring its Own Users?GNOME Ignoring its Own Users?
The Gnome user-interface has changed hugely from Gnome/GTK 1 to version 2 and not everybody is happy with the way it turned out.
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Valknut 0.3.7 availableValknut 0.3.7 available
Valknut is a powerful feature-rich multi-hub client for the Direct Connect peer to peer system available for Linux and Windows. The new version has many cleans as fixes as well as new features like the ability to only search through a given users file.
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fe3d v0.8-2 availablefe3d v0.8-2 available
fe3d is a multiplatform sdl/opengl based nmap log visualizer. Most of the changes are internal code fixes and cleanups that might make it perform up to twice as fast on some systems compared to the previous version.
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Apache Web server 10 yearsApache Web server 10 years
Apache, a free web server for Linux and Windows, is now the most popular web server on the net with nearly 70 percent market share.
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EFN gives the Norwegian law makers a MP3 player in protest against a new proposed Copyright law.EFN gives the Norwegian law makers a MP3 player in protest against a new proposed Copyright law.
They are doing so in protest against a new proposed law that will make most people criminals if it is passed. Among other things, it makes it illegal to circumvent copy-protection measures even if this is required to use a product you legally bought on your on equipment.
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Linux Kernel 2.6.11 ReleasedLinux Kernel 2.6.11 Released
The kernel is the most basic and important part of any GNU/Linux system. The new version should be even more stable and secure. It also has something exciting: InfiniBand support.
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Professional Anti-spam software available to Linux users free of chargeProfessional Anti-spam software available to Linux users free of charge
Roaring Penguin Software has announced that a version of their flagship Anti-Spam product CanIt which is limited to limited to 50 users is made available to Linux users for free.
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Mail server administrators should seriously consider upgrading their serversMail server administrators should seriously consider upgrading their servers
Security problems were found in the mail packages UW-Imap and cyrus-imapd the last week.
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XMAME 0.92 Available for Linux, 0.93 released for WindowsXMAME 0.92 Available for Linux, 0.93 released for Windows
MAME is a emulator which allows you to play all those cool classic arcade games on your computer. A new version 0.92 of XMAME was released on 23 February, version 0.93 for Windows was made available 27th.
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