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today's leftovers:

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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

some leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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  • My Paint 1.1.0 : A timely upgrade
  • Make it so, SCALE
  • Linux Format Issue 153: Wallpaper
  • Drupal, Cajun Style
  • How to remove mint custom search in firefox
  • digiKam in c’t Digital Photography
  • Useful Linux Network Commands
  • Is Linux being taken seriously?
  • Is Apache still good for open source?
  • Ubuntu Declines, Linux Mint Soars: DistroWatch Figures
  • Vector Linux x86_64 Coming Soon
  • Set the Disk IO Priority For a Process on Linux - ionice
  • The Role of FOSS Foundations
  • Quick Tip For Creating and Testing Database Backups
  • Install Marlin File Browser in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10
  • Testing The "Pretty Beefy" Btrfs Changes In Linux 3.2

today's leftovers:

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  • AMD's Paying For Some Open-Source OpenCL Love
  • Shutter 0.88 Screenshot Tool Released
  • Mandriva Introduces New Media Player
  • Should Tablets and Smartphones be Considered "PCs"?
  • Changing umask
  • Ensure High Availability with CentOS 6 Clustering
  • Dungeons of Dredmor and Introversion source code added to Bundle!
  • IT: Sicily to consider law promoting the use of open source
  • How to Modify the Path Variable in Linux/Unix
  • Fed up of re-opening your ssh sessions after suspend?
  • The Advantages of Using Linux
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Leftovers: Software

  • DocKnot 1.00
    I'm a bit of a perfectionist about package documentation, and I'm also a huge fan of consistency. As I've slowly accumulated more open source software packages (alas, fewer new ones these days since I have less day-job time to work on them), I've developed a standard format for package documentation files, particularly the README in the package and the web pages I publish. I've iterated on these, tweaking them and messing with them, trying to incorporate all my accumulated wisdom about what information people need.
  • Shotwell moving along
    A new feature that was included is a contrast slider in the enhancement tool, moving on with integrating patches hanging around on Bugzilla for quite some time.
  • GObject and SVG
    GSVG is a project to provide a GObject API, using Vala. It has almost all, with some complementary, interfaces from W3C SVG 1.1 specification. GSVG is LGPL library. It will use GXml as XML engine. SVG 1.1 DOM interfaces relays on W3C DOM, then using GXml is a natural choice. SVG is XML and its DOM interfaces, requires to use Object’s properties and be able to add child DOM Elements; then, we need a new set of classes.
  • LibreOffice 5.1.6 Office Suite Released for Enterprise Deployments with 68 Fixes
    Today, October 27, 2016, we've been informed by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite. You're reading that right, LibreOffice 5.1 got a new update not the current stable LibreOffice 5.2 branch, as The Document Foundation is known to maintain at least to versions of its popular office suite, one that is very well tested and can be used for enterprise deployments and another one that offers the latest technologies.