Google Reader; Current and Best Alternatives

Google just announced today that it’ll be closing Google Reader’s service on July 1st of this year, which was expected for some time.This is bad news if you depended only on their Web-Based RSS Reader service. But don’t worry, we’ve plenty of time and there’re already some alternatives while others will be appearing while the imminent day comes.

But before looking at some alternative feed-reading solutions, let’s take a look at how we can retain our subscriptions and data from Reader.

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

openSUSE 12.2 is ready for you!

The latest release of the world’s most powerful and flexible Linux Distribution brings you speed-ups across the board with a faster storage layer in Linux 3.4 and accelerated functions in glibc and Qt, giving a more fluid and responsive desktop. The infrastructure below openSUSE has evolved, bringing in mature new technologies like GRUB2 and Plymouth and the first steps in the direction of a revised and simplified UNIX file system hierarchy. Users will also notice the added polish to existing features bringing an improved user experience all over. The novel Btrfs file system comes with improved error handling and recovery tools, GNOME 3.4, developing rapidly, brings smooth scrolling to all applications and features a reworked System Settings and Contacts manager while XFCE has an enhanced application finder.
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