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+ - Jumping to Ubuntu at work for non-Linux geeks

Submitted by twigles
twigles (756194) writes "I'm a network engineer, meaning I spend my days dealing with things like selective route advertisements, peering, and traffic engineering; I'm not a Linux admin or developer. About 6 months ago I finally got fed up enough with my experience on Windows XP to jump ship to Ubuntu 8.04, despite not having much Linux experience, particularly on the desktop. Read my ramblings for an engineer's take on taking what can be a pretty intimidating plunge for us Linux noobcakes."

+ - Punk Legends TSOL Offer Latest Album for Free

Submitted by twigles
twigles (756194) writes "Old-school punk rockers TSOL's latest album is available for free download in the name of "Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Free Downloads" in DRM-free, 320Kb mp3 format. If you've never listened to TSOL, or punk in general, now is as good a time as any. Don't forget to donate a little money to one of the charities they list if you like the album, or even if you just feel like it."

+ - Bush expands legal warrantless wiretapping->

Submitted by twigles
twigles (756194) writes ""President Bush signed into law on Sunday legislation that broadly expanded the government's authority to eavesdrop on the international telephone calls and e-mail messages of American citizens without warrants. ... "This more or less legalizes the NSA program," said Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies in Washington, who has studied the new legislation."

I guess if enough people point out that this administration is breaking the law, they'll go back and change the law."

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