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today's leftovers:

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  • Pixar's Toy Story 2 Was Nearly Lost Because Of A Linux Command
  • US Supremes hammer final nail into Psystar coffin
  • 125,000 Ubuntu PCs to land in Pakistani students' laps
  • Wil Wheaton: ‘Yo Hollywood, Let Me Download Ubuntu’
  • Fedora To Remain Monogamist Towards GCC
  • What's going on with Krita since 2.4 got released?
  • Open Source Startup Inktank Sets Gaze On Ubuntu Server
  • Linux Outlaws 265 - It Doesn't Affect Your Ball Control

today's leftovers:

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  • Debian Edu interview: Jürgen Leibner
  • LibreOffice - Enhance desktop productivity
  • Linux Setup - Scott Merrill, Systems Engineer/Tech Writer
  • Open source software: It’s more than just free stuff
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit 12.10 Recap
  • Linux Wins - Or Does It?
  • Linux 3.4 approaching with "calmed" RC7
  • Is Mozilla Punting on Web Apps for Linux?
  • Going Linux #172 Linux Applications-Introduction

some odds & ends:

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  • Mozilla Makes Firefox 13 Super Speedy
  • Open source suites go beyond Microsoft Office
  • Nvidia contributes CUDA compiler to open source
  • Something to Watch With Red Hat

today's leftovers:

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  • Mark Shuttleworth, Open-Source Software's Sugar Daddy
  • Ubuntu TV Is A Popular Topic This Week
  • Opera 11.64 released
  • Dynamite Jack Released
  • User namespaces – available to play
  • Fedora Project is naming names
  • Compiz, Merging, Forking - Other UDS-Q Notes
  • The new Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix is out now
  • partner network, 8gb storage, applications (Vivaldi)
  • Announcing printerd
  • Calxeda Shows Live ARM-Based Cluster Running Ubuntu Linux
  • Do robots need a Linux or a Mac OS to thrive?
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 4 Episode 8

some leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Mageia 2 RC Released, Final Delayed
  • KDE Plasma Netbook Revisited
  • Grub 2 theme for Fedora 17
  • Vivaldi Content Store Shows Ankles For The Cinematograph
  • What Would I Tell Developers About Using Open Source Software?
  • Make an explosion effect in GIMP
  • Is Skype + Video + Linux Always a Hassle?
  • It's back! Fedora Reloaded Podcast
  • OLPC Gets Backing in Australia
  • Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst Sells Shares for $6.8M
  • 5 Alternative Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy
  • How to Create Custom Linux Live CD/USB
  • Introducing: Lunduke’s Awesome Blocks of Awesome
  • FLOSS Weekly 210

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  • Apache Releases OpenOffice 3.4
  • PC-BSD 9.1 installer preview
  • Download the Creative Suite 6!
  • "Good on ya' Mozilla", says Sophos about Firefox
  • Deadly 30, New Survival Horror Zombie Game
  • The Biggest Problem For A Linux PC Vendor
  • Mozilla Hiring Senior Product Manager
  • The Overhead of KDE Software
  • Doom 3 Progresses On OpenGL ES 2.0, EGL
  • Should Apache abandon OpenOffice?

few leftovers:

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  • Getting started with Linux commands
  • Linux-libre
  • What on earth is Dracut?
  • Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker on Being the Alternative
  • 10 GNOME Shell Extensions to Install
  • Protect Your BSD – BSD Magazine (May 2012)
  • Rosa Marathon 2012lts
  • Cinnamon Desktop Review | LAS | s21e08

some mixed leftovers:

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  • Kernel Log: Coming in 3.4 (Part 2)
  • Linux From Scratch Part Two
  • LibreOffice 3.5.3 Released
  • A history of Mozilla browsers design
  • How to enforce password complexity on Linux
  • Desktop: Debian vs. CentOS
  • The Most Awesome, Least-Advertised Fedora 17 Feature
  • Future of the Desktop Market
  • Why Linux Sucks & Why Linux Does Not Suck Videos
  • Linux Outlaws 263, 264
  • Debian Project News - April 30th
  • 4 things to do after installing Bodhi
  • EA talks at Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • A review of The Linux Command Line
  • openSUSE - the upstream of SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Moore's Law Nearing Collapse, Says Physicist
  • SoundBox Another GTK Multimedia player

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  • Getting Started Guide for LibreOffice 3.4
  • Review Sunflower twin panel file manager for Linux
  • Beefy Miracle Beta Review
  • What's the Deal With Red Hat?
  • Slackware Plays Nicer Than Ubuntu With Humble Bundle
  • Unsettings: Ubuntu Unity Desktop Tweaking Tool
  • Linux Outlaws 262 - Leisure Suit Larry Goes to Court
  • A New GLSL Backend For Doom 3
  • Many FSF Priority Projects Still Not Progressing
  • How to set up Raspberry Pi
  • TechTip: Unlock More Space in Linux
  • Devil Live twins of OpenBSD: the project is kicking
  • Opera gets new icon
  • Changing from Nouveau to Nvidia Graphics Drivers on LMDE 64-bit
  • Replace Oxygen with ROSA theme on any KDE-powered distribution
  • systemd Status Update
  • Nitro Task Manager Brings New Themes

recent leftovers:

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  • Fedora 18 Might Be A Frankfurter Or Spherical Cow
  • 3 Open-Source Benchmarking Tools
  • Linux Tycoon Online Launched
  • A look at the new Plasma Active File Browser
  • Latest Linux Mint News
  • Fedora 17 + Xfce 4.10
  • 5 user-friendly applications you could be using now
  • How to create Linux live multi-boot setups - Tutorial
  • openSUSE Factory switched to GCC 4.7
  • Arduino Uno on Debian 6 Squeeze Stable
  • How High Can Red Hat Fly?
  • FreeBSD 8.3 introduces new features
  • Heinlein Support Becomes openSUSE Project Sponsor
  • Tweaking KDE's KWin For Linux Gaming Performance
  • Oracle Linux: The Past, Present and Future Revealed
  • An OS in the Public Interest - a Mandriva Linux Foundation?
  • The Humble Botanicula Bundle
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