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      The place to free your mind and explore Linux, which for many, isn't an "alternative" operating system — it's their only OS.

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      Topics related to Windows, Microsoft, help with Windows, techniques, performance, betas, all types of Applications, Windows news, Windows server OSes, the future of operating systems, and more.

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    9. The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe

      The The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe, previously known as The Water Cooler, is a place to post stuff that has absolutely nothing at all to do with computers, broadband, Scot's Newsletter, or anything that's "supposed" to be here.

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