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Comment The Year of Linux came long ago, and is still here (Score 1) 696

Without Linux and its kin (BSD and, especially, UNIX), the Internet would be a mere shadow of what it currently is, IF it would even exist at all.

All this talk I always hear about the fabled "Year of Linux" always fails to mention the little fact that, without Linux and Open-Source technology, a lot of the tech we have today would not exist or would be prohibitively expensive.

So enough of this sensationalist hype, OK? The Year of Linux came when the Internet took off, and we've been living in the Year (or years) of Linux ever since. When Microsoft and Apple can compete with the Internet, then it will be their year. Until then, let them play catch-up.

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Submission + - Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream (ocremix.org)

djpretzel writes: "Today OverClocked ReMix released its ninth album, Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream. The album, made by fans for fans, honors the recent 10-year anniversary of the Square Enix PlayStation video game Final Fantasy VII with 45 arrangements of composer Nobuo Uematsu's original score. Available for free download at http://ff7.ocremix.org, Voices of the Lifestream is not affiliated with or endorsed by Square Enix. More than 40 artists from the OverClocked ReMix community contributed more than three hours of music to the album, with interpretations covering a variety of genres and styles from jazz to electronica to rock to symphonic."

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