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  • Revamp Linux 12 Review
  • Easily Install Daggerfall, Doom And Many Classic Games On Linux
  • Automotive Advances--Linux-Based and Solar--at CES 2012
  • A Bash Shell Script to Update Firefox Nightly
  • Interview with Brian Alleyne, Sociologist Studying KDE
  • A response to a FOSS skeptic
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Editing Text Files With Vi
  • 5daysprofitable: A corporate web site, start to finish, in 4 hours
  • Instant search Big Switch open-sources Floodlight, an OpenFlow controller
  • Formatting the output from tail
  • alternative-To
  • digital picture frame runs Linux better than you might think
  • FLOSS Weekly 197

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  • Checking Out The Ubuntu TV Prototype
  • Windows to Mac to Windows to Mac to... Linux?
  • Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0
  • Western Digital MyBook Live
  • KDE Plasma Desktop Wallpapers
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 247
  • How to use laptop function keys in Archbang
  • Fuduntu 2012.1 Features Linux Kernel 3.1.6
  • On disaster reports
  • Scribus 1.4.0 Released With 2000 New Features
  • Qt 4 moved to open governance
  • Drupal conference keynote to focus on accessibility
  • Spice up your desktop with these 5 cool GTK themes
  • Happy New Mageia Year!
  • Great Features of KDE Workspaces and Applications - Interlude
  • New Linux Desktop goodies: Razor-Qt and Cinnamon

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  • A Little Bit is A Lot Better
  • Learning lessons from Drupal
  • Redo- A simple backup restore
  • Download the Official Ubuntu TV Wallpaper
  • How to Dual Boot Asus Transformer With Ubuntu
  • Linux News From The Consumer Electronics Show 2012
  • Freezy Linux – A Retro Distro
  • Get Public External IP From Command Line
  • CentOS upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1
  • Learn more about the Free Software Foundation
  • A snapshot of Linux on the desktop
  • Canonical outs Ubuntu TV: Brave or stupid?
  • Sourceforge's Featured Projects Jan 9
  • Sync Files with bitpocket
  • Revamp Linux 12 Review
  • Major Linux Vs UNIX Kernel Differences
  • Good and quick kernel configuration creation
  • Great Collection of Small Utilities - Littleutils

some odds & ends:

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  • Unexpected requirements for creating a video DVD with Brasero
  • Eidete - A simple screencasting application
  • Where are the Firefox Channels Today?
  • 'Sintel The Game' Update
  • Second beta version of Debian Edu / Skolelinux based on Squeeze
  • System And Sound Settings To Be Redesigned For Ubuntu 12.04
  • Cinnamon Desktop Gets First Custom Theme

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  • Sprite Support For Wayland's Weston
  • San Francisco State University signs an MOU with OLPC
  • On Demand ssh-add
  • Using Screen Captures Of Xscreensaver Modules For Image Sources
  • An eye on simpleLinux GNU/Linux
  • Super short review: Minix 3
  • Cool little cheapo Linux device for 2012…
  • New iodoom3 Project will Improve Doom 3 Game Engine
  • active settings: modular, embeddable configuration
  • Before Dual Booting: What you Need to Know
  • Linux p-p-picks up power profiling for peripherals
  • Bufferbloat To Be Fought In Linux 3.3 With BQL
  • Geek Software of the Week: Dr. Bill’s Perfect Fedora 16 Build!
  • Linux Mint signs a partnership with Blue Systems
  • How To Install Dungeons Of Dredmor Mods
  • Here Comes the National Internet
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich Theme For Gnome Shell
  • Why open source needs Simon Cowell
  • Hope GTK3 Theme Is Gorgeous, Supports Unity And Gnome Shell
  • Why the Fedora ISV SIG never caught fire
  • Drupal Business Summit PR

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  • 3.3.3 Of GNOME Shell, Mutter Try To Fix Things Up
  • When Open Source Doesn't Do It Anymore
  • Liferea Feed Reader Reviewed
  • Linux Format 154 On Sale Today - Learn to Hack!
  • HP Pavilion dm1-4010ez - Installing Linux Mint 12
  • NASA opens it Open-Source Code Doors
  • FLOSS Weekly 196
  • The Commodore 64 is 30 this year
  • Razer BlackWidow, Other Products On Linux?
  • Is ‘Ubuntu Concept Design’ a Unity Phone?
  • Linux Will Eat Oracle's Lunch in 2012, Says Analyst
  • $40 mp3 player with wifi, speaker, linux support
  • Drupal 2011 retrospective and 2012 predictions

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  • Is Linux finally ready for the desktop?
  • KDE and LightDM revisited
  • A Tail of UI Chains
  • Manage Your Podcasts Easier With The gPodder App
  • Developing Software Sucks. Time To Fix It.
  • Red Hat Q3 Earnings Preview
  • AMD Catalyst 2011 Driver Year In Review
  • Open Source, Free Software and Intellectual Property
  • Closing Arguments in the Novell v. Microsoft's Antitrust Trial
  • Novell: Microsoft mislead us
  • Pogoplug gains USB 3.0, SATA ports
  • FLOSS Weekly 194

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  • GNOME Shell face-lift extension
  • gTile – A tiling window extension for gnome shell
  • PandaBoard ES ... got it up and running openSUSE
  • 4 security features in Fedora 16
  • OS Wars in 2011
  • From beginner to Gentoo developer
  • Humble Indie Bundle Gets Love from Linux Users
  • Guake – Dropdown-Terminal for Gnome
  • What's next with hypervisors?
  • Transmission Remote GTK
  • OLPC To Start Pre-Pilot For Helicopter Drops In 3 Weeks
  • Red Hat To Provide Weather-Prediction For Pattern Energy
  • RSA recommends to turn off Selinux
  • Helsinki highly satisfied with Free Software

today's leftovers:

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  • Why Gnome3 sucks (for me)
  • Used Unity for over a month
  • Great Features of KDE Part IV - KIO
  • Enough of the doom already
  • Open Source: A GUI Minimalist Tries e17
  • GIMP 2.7.4 now available for testing
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Features Unity Configuration Tool MyUnity
  • Why Firefox Isn't Doomed
  • Red Hat providing key open source solutions
  • ‘RadioTray’ Adds Minor New Features in Update
  • Unity3D Demo Already Working in Linux, Thanks to Native Client
  • Lariad a space adventure
  • openSUSE 12.1 Gnome 2 LiveCD is available
  • Why Red Hat Remains Hot
  • Red Hat forecasts double-digit growth in Latin America
  • Linux Outlaws 240 – You Wouldn't Steal a Baby!
  • Sound Card Troubleshooting | LAS | s19e09

today's leftovers:

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  • Predictions for 2012
  • Windows, Linux Big Server Sellers In Q3
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 27th November
  • Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease
  • Me and Bash – The Bourne-Again SHell
  • Open Source Trust Abused
  • GNU Fdisk 2.0.0a1 released
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