Alien Pastures, the blog of Eric Hameleers, otherwise known as AlienBOB, returned to functioning status yesterday after being unavailable for about five days. The blog, popular among users of Slackware, was the winner of our Best FOSS or Linux Blog competition which took place in August. Mr. Hameleers is well known for publishing Slackware scripts “and other goodies’ on a separate website.
We first noticed the site was down last Wednesday, receiving a “could not connect to remote server” error [...]
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In this competition there’s a winner but no losers.
Although only one site gets to call themselves the “FOSS Force Best FOSS or Linux Blog–2013″ winner, in reality everybody in the competition has won.
Today we are announcing the winner from a field of ten great blogs, all of which have already won our elimination round. Before that there were 19 truly great blogs in our competition, nine of which had been chosen by visitors to our site, the other [...]
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This really is a horse race now, with ten great blogs at the starting gate to determine who gets the bragging rights to claim the FOSS Force Best Personal FOSS or Linux Blog–2013 prize. Unfortunately, more than a few really great blogs that were in the running in the second round of our competition are, sadly, now gone. Oh well, that’s the way it goes. Sometimes really good horses fail to win, place or show.
Going into round two, Martin’s [...]
Continue reading Who’s the Top FOSS Blogger? We’re Almost There…
We were hoping to have 20 to 25 blogs for you to choose from here in round two of our competition to see who wins the honors as FOSS Force Best Personal Linux or FOSS Blog–2013. We end up offering you a total of 19.
Voters in our qualifying poll that finished at noon today wrote-in plenty of web sites for us to consider. The trouble was, most of them didn’t meet the criteria we set-out in the article titled [...]
Continue reading Second Round of Our Best Personal Linux or FOSS Blog Competition
The first round of voting in our quest to see whom our visitors will vote “Best Personal FOSS or Linux Blog–2013″ has ended. Right now we’re busy checking out all of the blogs that received write-in votes to see which qualify for round two and which do not. We’re estimating that by late afternoon or early evening eastern time in the United States we’ll be ready to announce our line-up for round two.
Round two will be an elimination round [...]
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