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  • Red Hat Hit a New 52-Week High Wednesday
  • You’ve Got An OS, I’ve Got An OS, Every Country Will
  • Linux Kernel Now Supports TILE Architecture (PR)
  • New Company Hopes To Follow a Red Hat Model With Apache Apps
  • Widening Value Gap Between Open Source and Commercial Software
  • FOSS Could Fix the 'Broken' Enterprise Software Model
  • Oracle and LibreOffice
  • Fedora to (try to) remove setuid files for F15
  • OuterCurve brings open source to science
  • Microsoft to charge royalty to prevent Acer, Asustek from using Android
  • Pandaboard and Gentoo: Part one (unpacking and specs)
  • ODF Plugfest — Brussels
  • Is Canonical Off its Rocker with its Unity Decision?
  • unity.ubuntu.com
  • How not to Handle Exceptions
  • ES: Andalusia: Open source has helped save millions of Euro
  • EU's procurement tool supports purchase orders and service catalogues
  • Malta government starts consultation to increase use of open source
  • Fedora 14 Coming Soon
  • Quake Live Premium Pack 3
  • Updated Linux Distribution Timeline
  • LF destroyed CELF
  • Symbian: A Lesson on the Wrong Way to Use Open Source
  • Linux Link Tech Show #373 Oct 27
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 20

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  • 20 Stunning Illustrated Wallpapers: Halloween Edition
  • Real-time Sunlight Earth Wallpaper for Ubuntu
  • Design Ideas for the SUSE/KDE Desktop
  • Red’s Bull Trade Action Alert: Red Hat, Inc.
  • openSUSE Conference 2010 Impression
  • LimeWire ordered to close by Court
  • Learning Linux the hardcore way: Linux From Scratch
  • Banshee gets new UI for podcasts
  • Tate using Drupal
  • OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2010
  • Remmina – A Better Ubuntu RDP Client
  • openSUSE Conference: A Time for Introspection?
  • Russia to create 'Windows rival'
  • Marseille's desktop plans conflict with procurement rules
  • Portuguese Gvt must stop breaking procurement rules and move to open source
  • Crossfire- Another Open Source MMORPG
  • Oracle: Google 'directly copied' our Java code
  • New Sabayon Site Design & Sabayon 5.5 Teaser
  • 7 Things We Don't Have to Invent for Animation Production
  • why newbies should use linux

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  • Rhythmbox Is The Music Powehouse Of Ubuntu
  • Marico reduces costs and increases performance with Red Hat
  • dd(1): deceptively simple
  • Death of a thousands tickets (Pidgin)
  • What's The Fastest Filesystem On Cheap Flash Media?
  • The $100.00 Coolest Linux Workspace Contest Winner
  • aseigo: becoming a kde cog
  • Sonic Fan Remix Runs on Ubuntu with Wine
  • Nicholas Negroponte - The Colbert Report - 10/25/10 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
  • Annual awards source of pride
  • X.Org Server 1.9.2 Should Be Here By Christmas
  • Fun GNOME Number Facts

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  • Red Hat CEO: Growth demands more space
  • Of Distros and Donnybrooks
  • Linux Outlaws 171 - Mindcrack
  • Jolicloud branded netbook on its way
  • Nouveau Gets Zaphod Mode Support
  • KDEMU with Mark Kretschmann
  • Arcontech introduces Linux version of CityVision
  • Makers, Users and Buyers of Open Source Software
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 2
  • More OpenOffice.org Council members resign
  • Links: Parting Words, Public Statements
  • Be Open To Open Source
  • Open letter to Ray Kurzweil
  • License compliance is not a problem for open source users
  • Gemalto Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Android

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Install Roxen web server on centos
  • Tivion - simple TV streaming
  • Install And Configure Burg In Ubuntu
  • Undo apt-get build-dep
  • How to use SCP on Linux
  • Troubleshoot: Ubuntu 10.10 Folder Opens With Media Player
  • My Client Base- An Open Source Invoicing App
  • Delete Files Older Than x Days
  • mkfs.vfat and mkfs.ntfs Arch Linux
  • Managing Offline Routing Maps in Marble
  • Ubuntu 11.04 to ship Unity as default desktop?
  • Microsoft vs. Apple (vs Linux): Who's winning?
  • Sticking With Ubuntu 10.04 LTS OR Switching To 10.10
  • Going Linux #118 Remote Assistance Software for Linux
  • Linux Action Show Retro: Asus Nukes Netbook Linux

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  • New Steel Storm Brings Improved Gamepad Support, Difficulty Modes
  • Compiz Group Plugin Rewrite
  • Drupal 7.0 Beta 2 released
  • Padman’s PadShop
  • Crossover Games 9.2
  • Perl and Parrot Spread Open Source Love
  • (Video) Distro Review: PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE And Gnome)
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 17th October 2010
  • Why Distributists Should Try Linux
  • LinuxCrazy Podcast 84 rsnapshot
  • “Installing Ubuntu – Netbook Edition 10.10” Dr. Bill Netcast #160

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  • Linux: 13.5 Million Lines of Code and It’s Free
  • Is Android Open?
  • WiiMote on Linux
  • ratGPU - Free OpenCL ray tracing renderer
  • Investigating SIGABRT problems on Debian
  • Debian Releases and its Code Names
  • Red Hat Inc. EVP, CFO Charles E Jr Peters Sells 5,688 Shares
  • PCLinuxOS Quarterly Release Uploading
  • The Best Banshee Feature Ever (video)
  • Release party poster for F14 or A story about ninjas
  • KDEPIM 4.4.7 Available
  • FreeBSD Will Pay For Some KMS & GEM Love
  • IronRuby and IronPython Opportunities
  • Which of these is not a web browser?
  • OpenLogic joins the Linux Foundation - Why now?
  • Open-Source Vendor Battles VMware Lock-in No One Else Sees
  • Mac, Linux security products 'for compliance', says vendor
  • Going Linux Oct 21: #117 - Computer America #31

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  • Mint 10 & LMDE FAQ
  • Here's The First GNOME 3.0 Development Release
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.36 Gets AppArmor
  • TinyMe Linux For The Win
  • Intel broaches fresh barrel-o-Linux
  • Chromeless: Build your own Browser UI
  • BSD Magazine (Oct-2010) issue: VPN and BSD
  • Gnome Photo Frame Gadget For Gnome Desktop
  • Will OpenOffice Meet The Fate Of OpenSolaris?
  • FossAlliance is born: More than expertise, better than a network
  • Firefox 4.0 beta 7 to get native SVG support
  • Public administrations in Axarquia moving to open source desktops
  • ReactOS Pushes Out A New Operating System Release
  • Pixman Has Improved Gradients, Is Much Faster
  • FrostWire – Best Free Alternative For Limewire
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • demo slam opera trophy?
  • Nokia's first MeeGo device will arrive in 2011
  • OpenLogic Joins The Linux Foundation
  • Samsung's Galaxy Tab gets $600 U.S. price
  • Open source keeps fueling global exchange
  • Ubuntu’s Netbook Edition: Now With More “Unity”!
  • TLLTS Episode 372 Released October 20

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  • Slackers Unite! GTD-Free is Here
  • Ubuntu and Qt
  • Red Hat Launches New Certification
  • automated bug reports with BugLogHQ
  • EU: Legal experts to discuss laws and procurements on open source
  • Funambol Launches Open Source Framework for Smartphones
  • openSUSE Build Service 2.1 Brings Web UI Improvements
  • Will KPresenter and Gnumeric Please Come Forward?
  • Steel Storm Episode I v1.00.01723
  • PDF readers for Linux
  • How Linux Benchmarking Will Change With Iveland & OpenBenchmarking.org
  • openSUSE ass-kickin’ keynote
  • VMware Buying Novell? Why Add More Blah?
  • a cheap Negative film scanner which works with Linux
  • The 2.6.36 kernel is out
  • Donate Your Bandwidth to Support Ubuntu Downloads
  • Linux Outlaws 170 - Ask Jez

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  • Pamela Jones 2010 EFF Pioneer Awards Winner
  • AsbestOS: Run Linux on your PS3 without OtherOS
  • Escape from Quaoar
  • 'Happy Days' Tom Bosley dead at 83
  • US Government app store in action
  • MythTV 0.24 RC1 Released, Brings Many Features
  • The choice engine is an Italian job
  • Root privileges through vulnerability in GNU C loader
  • Red Hat Launches First Red Hat Academy in the Middle East
  • LiMo Foundation has joined the Wholesale Applications Community
  • Gentoo: Why do we bump just to bump?
  • The Fedora RPG
  • Saving Yourself with Data Replication
  • blackPanther OS Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee
  • GBM earns Red Hat partner status
  • Pledge for funding to the Gnash project
  • Debian welcomes non-packaging contributors
  • C++ STL containers: memory experimentations
  • Has FOSS lost the battle against patents
  • American Tobacco plays host to Red Hat visit
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