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[News] Torrent is Legal, Spreads Terabytes of GNU/Linux Love

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LinuxTracker.org 4th Anniversary!!

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| Every day after until we run out, we will be giving away at least one prize 
| pack daily consisting of a complimentary subscription to LinuxJournal (print 
| subscription for Canadian, US, or Mexico, online subscription for 
| international members), a Google Sticker (sticker in photo may not be the one 
| you receive) and an LNX Oval from ThinkGeek!    


Linuxtracker - Moving 180 Terabytes of Linux a Year

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| Nearly three years ago, we mentioned Linuxtracker in a short post on 
| BitTorrent sites that list ‘legal’ software downloads. Now, the site is 
| celebrating its 4th anniversary, and with over 1400 torrents it is one of the 
| best places to get your Linux fix.   


Real Geeks do Peer Clouding

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| Perhaps I'm stretching the definition of "cloud" a bit, but that's OK because 
| I'm sick of hearing it. But I do think the idea of informal hosting and 
| sharing is a good one; it's under the radar of Big Brother, and of course 
| with Linux it's secure, reliable, and not that hard to do.    



Linux-driven BitTorrent appliance ships

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| Myka is shipping an embedded Linux device that downloads, stores, and plays
| BitTorrent media files on an attached TV. Available in 80GB, 160GB, and 500GB
| models, plus a Developer's Edition with a 1TB disk, the Myka appliances
| offload BitTorrent peer-to-peer duties from a PC.


Tribler: BitTorrent and Beyond

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| P2P (peer-to-peer) is the nature of the Net. You can fight that, or you can
| embrace it. Here in the US, the mainstream entertainment business has mostly
| been fighting it. Hollywood and its phone and cable company allies have long
| regarded P2P, and BitTorrent in particular, as a copyright piracy system and
| a bandwidth hog. In the European Union, however, P2P is more than accepted:
| it's supported by the Union itself.
| [...]
| “Everything we're doing is based on open source”, says Johan Pouwelse, PhD,
| scientific director of P2P-Next and Assistant Professor of Computer Science
| at Delft. The good doctor also runs P2P-Next's first trial application:
| Tribler (pronounced “tribe-ler”), a BitTorrent-based client with no servers
| and a “zero-cost” business model. Tribler provides an all-in-one way to find,
| consume and share media.


FireTorrent Adds BitTorrent Powers to Firefox

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| The add-on, technically in the alpha stage and
| pseudo-invite-only (the link below gets past that
| requirement, however), doesn't have any preferences to
| configure, and limits your upload speed to 15 kb/s, most
| likely to preserve Firefox's basic browsing ability while
| you download.


BitTorrent president: Comcast agreement is a 'win'

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| "We're not going to be the ones who hire lobbyists, we'll leave that to the
| ones at Google and Microsoft," Navin said.



Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote,
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps.  


Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees.  


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting


Allegations fly in FCC hearing aftermath

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| Comcast Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged hiring people to fill seats before the
| start of a contentious federal hearing on how the company manages its
| broadband network, allowing its employees to take those seats when the
| filled-to-capacity hearing started.  


US senator accuses FCC of rigging 700MHz auction

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| Wireless watchers are still waiting for the final results of the The Great
| American Wireless Auction, but that hasn't stopped at least one US Senator
| from dubbing the FCC's $20bn bid-off "a disaster".  


BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump Linux

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| Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have
| his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that
| wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he
| is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet.  


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking
| the transmission of future packets.  
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection.  


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works,  

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