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today's leftovers:

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  • opensuse KDE bug triage report
  • KDE Wordpress Users Unite: You Now Have a KDE Air Theme
  • Firefox 4 JavaScript Benchmarks – Showing Improvements
  • gphotoframe 1.0.1 released
  • KDE Science: New Forum, Mailing List and News
  • Users Benefit from openSUSE KDE Repository
  • Lightspark 0.4.4.2 Brings Plug-in Based Audio
  • OLF 2010, day 1

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Mass convert WMA to MP3 using ffmpeg and ruby
  • Utilising the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser remotely from Ubuntu
  • DtO: You know the routine...
  • Burner (Fire Edition) - Bring Some Heat To k3b
  • Spring 0.82.5.1
  • India's Largest FOSS Event: FOSS.IN
  • Reasonably secure remote GUI access with SSH and NoMachine
  • How to setup additional timezones in Gnome
  • How to hide Gnome apps in KDE and vice versa?
  • Oracle vs. Google, not a private rant
  • Ideas get greased at NCSU's 'Garage'
  • Move files in bash with tar and progress bar
  • [SOLVED] Torrents stopped downloading
  • This time, OpenSuse
  • MariaDB going places: Drupal, Zend Framework
  • Nepomuk+strigi as desktop search

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  • Third update to the Ubuntu Light Themes
  • Fluendo DVD Player For Sale in Ubuntu 10.10
  • How the command line made my life a little easier, part 2
  • DEB Packages Now Open With Ubuntu Software Center
  • 24-Core Linux Cluster in a $29.99 Case from IKEA
  • G'MIC: More Than 190 Image Filters And Effects For GIMP
  • X.Org Server 1.10 Release Plans; Drivers May Still Go In
  • Counter-Debunking the 1% Myth
  • GTK+ 2.90.7 Released, Drops DirectFB Support
  • Hackable, Linux-based flying drone can be controlled by smartphone
  • Red Hat partners with the NCSU Entrepreneurship Initiative for idea center
  • Linux In The Data Center: How Does It Fit?
  • PHP5 Alternatives for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • When "Enterprise" is a Synonym for Useless
  • Windows vs Ubuntu Release Cycle
  • Matthew Garrett files case with US Customs against Fusion Garage

today's leftovers:

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  • Can Debian achieve world domination without Facebook?
  • How the command line made my life a little easier
  • Magic Trackpad drivers land in Ubuntu
  • New Oracle Solaris Is Here
  • Are we done with LDFLAGS?
  • Kubuntu 10.10 Beta Screenshots Gallery
  • APLcomp Joins The Linux Foundation
  • Which Mandriva is in trouble?
  • Celestia: Travel Our Universe in 3-D
  • More Eyecandy On Its Way For Ubuntu 10.10 Installer Slideshow
  • Recipe for Open Standards
  • Ubuntu Insurance?
  • Paradigm Shift
  • Mark Bohannon joins Red Hat as vice president
  • Opensourcers get personal over Ellison's Google fight
  • FLOSS Weekly 134: SugarLabs
  • NetApp and Oracle lift ZFS patent cloud
  • the art of blurring the shadow
  • Adopting Open-Source Applications

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux in minutes: What is it and What it Can Do
  • There's more to open source than Linux
  • Airbus Joins Open Source Think Tank Paris
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Paris Mini-DebConf 2010
  • Chromium Browser Removed From Debian Testing
  • An iterator that never ends
  • Wammu - Mobile phone manager
  • Warp Speed Second Alpha
  • A brief history of Duke Nukem
  • Clam or Klam? Either Way, It's Easy Linux Protection
  • Drupal featured on TV quiz
  • "Software Sources" Disabled From The Ubuntu 10.10 System Menu
  • Fedora Board Meeting 3 September 2010
  • Oracle Gobbles Up Open Source
  • Faceted Browsing in KDE
  • FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
  • Teaching Open Source Practices, Version 4.0
  • Eric Schmidt tells us how Google really feels about privacy
  • Even Bill and Ted Had To Grow Up, So Does Open Source
  • Despite Naysayers, Android Is Definitely Linux-based
  • What we have learned about Linux and Virtualization....
  • Linux Foundation Simplifies FOSS License Management
  • A Perldoc Pruning
  • Search: now faster than the speed of type

today's leftovers:

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  • Awesome Right Click Menu Alternative Mockup for Ubuntu
  • Asia not ready for key apps to go open source
  • PlayStation 3 software update breaks jailbreak
  • cross-distro default security protection review
  • Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities
  • 5 Extensions To Add Calendar & Task Manager To Thunderbird 3
  • Opera 10.62 Release Candidate 2
  • Various Linux Distro Stickers
  • Package Management in Ubuntu Server
  • CAD software for Linux
  • GNU Debugger adds D language support
  • Back from the OOoCON, on to the next one
  • Screen capture tour of OpenSUSE 11.3 installation
  • Fedora conference in Switzerland next week
  • Well, There Is No i8xx Fix For Ubuntu 10.10
  • 30 Linux-related Twitter accounts
  • SparkleShare Shaping Up to be Slick FOSS Alternative to Dropbox
  • NVIDIA Puts Out A Major Beta Linux Driver Update

today's odds & ends:

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HowTos

# Third beta of KDE PIM Suite uses Akonadi
# Using the HAVP anti-virus proxy to protect from web attacks
# Backports now an official Debian repository
# Install Compiz Anaglyph Plugin-real 3D screen/window in Ubuntu
# Is Microsoft Funding Anti-Google Investigation?
# Screen capture tour of Mandriva 2010 Spring installation
# Installing #Cherokee on #CentOS 5.5
# FOX Desktop and some graphical apps
# Get to know Linux: Using grep
# Wget: Manage network Bandwidth rate and Quota using Wget
# OpenMEEG: opensource software for quasistatic bioelectromagnetics
# Install Compiz Fusion And Extra Effects Ubuntu 10.10
# Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory...Ain't
# Linux and Breakfast Cereals
# Use SuperOS Repos in Ubuntu
# How to block Messengers using squid
# Open source projects under microscope
# 2 monitor radeon xorg.conf
# Open Innovation Awards 2010: List of Finalists
# Converseen- A mass images converter

today's leftovers & howtos:

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HowTos
  • GIMP howto: Attack of the Clones!
  • Install/Run Turbo C/C++ IDE on Linux
  • Going Linux Sep 05: #113 - Listener Feedback
  • Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME
  • GNOME Activity Journal gets major performance improvements
  • Linux Beginners Q&A | LAS! s13e06
  • Stripes – KDE be free, freeBSD
  • GUI Program to install ath9k_htc (Atheros Linux Driver)
  • Cardapio - A lean application menu and launcher for Gnome
  • Screenshots from 120Mhz
  • Anamnesis - A New Linux Clipboard Manager With Full-Text Search
  • Fedora Systemd Test Day on Tuesday 2010/09/07

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Linux Tip: How to instantly spell suggestions?
  • Nightingale - Songbird Fork Soon Going to Have First Release
  • How to turn Ubuntu into a Gaming platform?
  • Hidden Linux: Moving /home
  • Strategy Sucks (openSUSE)
  • Some notes on Flash in Debian and Debian Edu
  • The BSD Show! – 2010-09-01
  • Linux Containers and Networking
  • Compiz Vignetted dim
  • How to Edit the Context Menu in Firefox
  • Summary of Less command
  • Custom hardware modeling with QEMU (ELC 2010)
  • How to install Web Developer Tools in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Restore the Keyboard Command for Killing the X Server
  • Speeding Up Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Performance

today's leftovers:

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  • Jos Poortvliet: Banshee & GNOME
  • MySQL Connector Released for OpenOffice.org
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.09.03
  • Keep On Rockin’ Me Baby (Banshee)
  • Unofficial OpenSUSE FAQ - www.opensusefaq.org
  • Interviews from GUADEC, Part 3
  • Ridiculous Findings
  • Neofonie WeTab now runs MeeGo Linux
  • Review: Mandriva 2010.1 Spring
  • Zeitgeist Log Manager (Mockup)
  • Collapse of M$
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