What are those little blue “b” icons for over next to the news stories?

Ubuntu starup to challenge RedHat!!Canonical is the 65-employee start-up behind a popular version of Linux called “Ubuntu”. The company is betting that it can win a place in the market using a strategy that dominant Linux seller Red Hat has dropped. [Digg — Tech]

I’m posting this story for three reasons:

  1. I wanted to demonstrate what happens when you click the “b” (for “blog”) icons next to the news story headlines. Clicking the “b” will create a web log (blog) entry for you, quoting the story next to the “b” icon you pressed.
  2. I like digg.com and thought some of you might not have heard of it, and figured this would be a way of possibly introducing it to you. It’s generally a tech-news based site, but the mechanics of it work so well that they’ve branched out into other news areas (politics, science, strange news).
  3. I love and use Ubuntu Linux every day (and right now, to post this).

Linux has been on the upswing for a while, and with all of the time I’ve spent fixing Windows-based computers that are over-run w/ malicious software (malware), I’ve been experimenting with different Linux distributions (distros) to find one that I’d be comfortable recommending to Mom.

Ubuntu is pretty much that distro.

Call me some time if you wanna talk Linux (and have an hour or so) — I’ve got a lot of great things to say about it. 🙂

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