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  • Classic GNOME 3 Beta 2 (No Shell) [Video]
  • An outreach from Ubuntu to Japan
  • Ubuntu One Contacts sync heading to Thunderbird
  • Never miss a birthday again with Birthday-Aware for Ubuntu
  • Steady increase of Ubuntu jobs demands and news
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 158: Three kinds of Particles
  • 5 Best Free Torrent Clients For Linux
  • AMD Fusion E-350 Linux Performance
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 394
  • PulseCaster 0.1.8.1 released!
  • Upstart 1.1 Released
  • GNOME Control Panel: Network Status
  • Multi-GPU PRIME & GPU Hot-Switching Proposal
  • New Enlightenment snapshot in Entropy
  • LM_Sensors 3.3.0 To Hit Next Week
  • Is Linux Antivirus Software Worth It?
  • Lucid Hydra Is Still Useless On Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 157: Joget Workflow

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  • Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha
  • RedMonk Analytics Custom and The State of Novell
  • GnuCash 2.4.4 released
  • Opera: CSS gradients, WebP, and Declarative UI
  • Opera: Sychronized Speed Dial 2.0
  • Rounded π day story
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x0B
  • Gentoo-sources 2.6.38 released
  • AMD Fusion Falters With Linux 2.6.38 Final
  • Multitouch in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Awoken 1.9 Icon Set Brings in a Darker Version
  • Timeline: The Greatest Show on Earth (Canonical & GNOME)
  • GNOME and Canonical Bruehaha Awesome
  • Survey Reveals Churn in Server OS Market
  • Review: Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering
  • Free Software University
  • 9th Annual PIM Meeting Renews Commitment

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  • GCC 4.6 Release Candidate Comes w/o P1 Regressions
  • Open Source Revenue Models: Red Hat’s Tactics and Strategies
  • Empathy 3.0 adds contact blocking (finally)
  • More Ubuntu Unity Integration for Thunderbird…
  • Photivo - Free and open source photo processor
  • A Group Of FFmpeg Developers Just Forked As Libav
  • A blueprint for open source software adoption
  • ZFS for Linux 0.7.0 released
  • FreeBSD Events update
  • GNOME marketing contract: week 2, week 1
  • Project Neon is back!
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 6 March 2011
  • It's not an address book
  • PingWin Software Joins Linux Foundation
  • Local government 'detached' from open source benefits
  • Open source news publishing platform gets $975,000 grant
  • LinuxGamecast 0 A.D. Alpha 4 Daedalus – First Look

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HowTos
  • Canonical and GNOME: the Atlantic chasm?
  • Profiling my home server power consumption
  • Nokia’s risks
  • An Ubuntu Wallpaper
  • Plymouth Manager- boot manager in Ubuntu
  • Manage Photos from Multiple digiKam Installations
  • Install Zorin Splash Screen Manager On Ubuntu 11.04
  • Firefox VP: Say Goodbye to Flash
  • Changing hostname on OpenSUSE
  • A New CPU, Power Monitoring Utility
  • Using Taskwarrior Instead Of Emacs+Org Mode For To-Do / Appointments
  • create a pop art effect in GIMP
  • Opensuse 11.4 arrives with another kernel and more drivers
  • Writing my own Package Manager (syn), Part III, Part II, Part I
  • Customise Ubuntu with GRUB
  • Backup permissions in linux
  • LAS s15e10 | openSUSE 11.4 Review

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  • Love flies under the radar
  • Updating packages on OpenSUSE via console
  • Install Faenza Icons for LibreOffice in Ubuntu Gnome
  • elementary OS Jupiter Beta 1 Released
  • Schooltool will be in Ubuntu Archives for 11.04
  • 3 Open source monitoring programs
  • PC problem or an OS that is defective?
  • How to get KDE version from console
  • Aircrack-ng: Wi-Fi Troubleshooting, Auditing and Cracking Made Easy
  • aria2 - all in one command line download tool

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HowTos
  • On success and failure of Linux companies
  • Who should fix a broken Flash?
  • Canonical must change copyright policy
  • Cron: a busy Linux user’s best friend. (A basic introduction)
  • SXSW: It's all about sharing
  • Boot Portable Live USB Linux on Older Hardware
  • Sutor: Land mines for open source in mobile
  • Bodhi Linux Final Release Candidate Goes Live
  • Divergence IV " A New Hope" - A beautiful theme for Ubuntu
  • Bug #1 for 10.10
  • How to format a usb drive with FAT32 file system with Linux
  • How to use tin to read the openSUSE Forums
  • NL: 'Moving to open source would save government one to four billion'
  • Open Source Veteran Bdale Garbee Joins FreedomBox
  • Firefox 4: What You Need To Know
  • Linux Outlaws 195

today's leftovers:

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  • Battling Misconceptions: What is KDE?
  • Firefox bloke blasts Microsoft IE 9 hardware acceleration claims
  • April, 2011 – The Month The Desktop Changes
  • The Spiral tribe – marking the end of Debian’s unpredictable release schedule
  • DtO: You know you do this
  • Best Practices for Authoring Interoperable ODF Documents
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release Schedule
  • My Debian package maintainer pledge
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Internal competition is healthy, needs leadership
  • Government takes action on open technology
  • IE: Computer Service Board switches to open source software
  • Router-rooting malware pwns Linux-based network devices
  • New OOo Developer Snapshot
  • Integrating Software Center with Launchpad (Mockup)
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 393
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 3 Episode 5

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  • New LMDE Theme based on Orta
  • Best of each world
  • Unity GNU/Linux Web Player In Development
  • Announcing the “sabayon-weekly” Entropy repository
  • Improving the Sulfur, Entropy experience
  • RMS at Sussex University
  • good news: GTK3, GNOME Shell/Unity, etc
  • Nautilus 3.0 Beta Screenshot
  • Free software isn't and shouldn't be free
  • How a “Welded-to KDE3.5 User” Began a Move to KDE4.4 Part IIII
  • What does it takes to be a good open source citizen?
  • Foresight Linux 2.5.0 Release Candidate Galore
  • Torcs-based driving simulator in Python
  • Who's Behind NVIDIA's 3D Vision Linux Work?
  • Panasonic Joins Linux Foundation
  • New Fedora Infrastructure Lead
  • Nokia Names Sebastian Nystroem as New Head of MeeGo Development
  • Linux Mint Working on New Logo
  • FLOSS Weekly 156: SELinux

today's leftovers:

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  • Flash 10.2 Found To Be Crashtastic
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Linux Beta Released
  • Smooth Inset: The first theme for the new GNOME Shell
  • Future of Qt brighter after Digia buys licensing biz from Nokia
  • OpenDungeons: Huge Progress
  • Linux can be hacked with an USB device
  • Quit considered harmful? Canonical thinks so
  • 5 things to consider when evaluating open source
  • Five steps to open source license management heaven
  • Oracle's Java direction a 'worry' says Jaspersoft CEO
  • XO laptop is bridging digital divide in Africa
  • TORCS – Open 3D Racing Cars Simulator Game in Ubuntu
  • Schools, SMEs, the Cabinet Office and open source
  • Warner Bros. Launches Facebook Movie Rental Program
  • Death of the signing bonus: Open source recruitment works
  • Winter Wolves Games Woman’s Day 50% Off Coupon
  • Saab IQon and Linux: when Open Source isn’t Open, and your car isn’t really yours
  • Peppermint Ice Re-Spin is Now Available
  • Unity Bitesize Progress Report for March 8
  • Open Ballot: does free software need a figurehead?
  • On the influence of Debian and Derivatives

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  • Live.Code.Party. (openSUSE release parties)
  • The Beauty of a Gentoo installation
  • Attachmate acquisition stalls Novell's Q3
  • Of the community, not above the community
  • Linaro is attempting to make it easier to use Linux in embedded systems
  • National Archive releases open source digital records tool
  • LibreOffice 3.3 review
  • another update on upgrading from 2010.1 to cooker
  • Fingerprint Scanning System suits Windows or Linux systems
  • Security on a Shoestring Budget
  • Crowd-Sourcing System Requirements For Free Software
  • FSF announces new executive director
  • Ubuntu Gets Ported Over To The Motorola Xoom
  • Netbooks Again With Linux – ASUS
  • KDE Commit Digest for 27 February 2011
  • 3 (+ 2) Players in Open Source Enterprise Collaboration
  • OLPC Jamaica: One Laptop Per Teacher, Educator, and Child
  • UK: Opponents of open source criticise new procurement rules
  • Recommendations on Choosing the Best Linux Distro for You
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  • Learn from the Experts at The Linux Foundation’s Europe Events
    The Linux Foundation has released session details for three major conferences coming up this fall: MesosCon Europe, Embedded Linux Conference / OpenIoT Summit Europe, and LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe. MesosCon Europe, which will take place August 31-September 1 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers for two days of sessions about Mesos and related technologies. This year, the MesosCon program will include workshops to get started with Mesos, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.
  • The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
    Firebird distills its identity into the phrase "True universal open-source database" and boasts not only of being "free like free beer" but also, fittingly, of being "free like a bird". The latter permits anyone to build a custom version of the Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available for others to use and build upon.
  • Report: Austria can benefit from Big Data solutions
    Big Data solutions can contribute significantly to Austrian public administrations, a working group concludes in a report published in June. Benefits include improved quality of life, finding optimal business locations, and offering better guidance to citizens. The report by the Big Data working group aims to help public administration when considering Big Data solutions, providing legal, economic and technical context.
  • Report: over half of Spain’s regions now use SaaS
    In 2014, 59% of Spain’s regional governments used Software as a Service, according to the 2015 eGovernment report published on 30 June by PAe, Spain’s eGovernment portal. Next most-used cloud computing service is Infrastructure as a Service (40%), and third is Platform as a Service (20%). The usage of cloud computing is just one of the attributes of and indicators for eGovernment services that are aggregated in the report. The document shows the use of document management systems and support of electronic signatures. The text looks at interoperability, open data portals and eParticipation, lists region’s maturity levels of eGovernment services, from the availability to download forms online to the fully electronic management of applications.
  • Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…
    It’s not FOSS, but I reckon the biggest story in tech this week, ignoring claims of Russia hacking for Trump, is the sale of Yahoo to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Considering that traffic watcher Alexa says the site is the fifth most visited address on the web, that seems like something of a bargain to me. Add to that Yahoo’s prime Silicon Valley real estate and the price seems to be in the “it fell of the truck” category. The sale puts Verizon in control of both America Online and Yahoo, so I suspect we’ll be seeing Verizon trying to compete with Google and Bing for a share of the search advertising market. [...] We’ve also heard from Software Freedom Kosova, which tells us it’s issued this year’s call for speakers, which will be open through September 15. This will be the seventh year for the Kosovo event, which aims to “promote free/libre open source software, free culture and open knowledge” — all laudable goals in my estimation. Potential speakers should know “the topic must be related to free software and hardware, open knowledge and culture.” Mike DuPont, the SFK member who made us aware of the event, told FOSS Force, “There might be travel expenses for qualified speakers.” The event will take place October 21-23.
  • Cloud, open source and DevOps: Technology at the GLA
    David Munn, head of IT at the Greater London Authority, explains what technology his organisation has adopted in order to help individuals keep innovating
  • Our attitude towards wealth played a crucial role in Brexit. We need a rethink
    Money was a key factor in the outcome of the EU referendum. We will now have to learn to collaborate and to share [...] Does money matter? Does wealth make us rich any more? These might seem like odd questions for a physicist to try to answer, but Britain’s referendum decision is a reminder that everything is connected and that if we wish to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, we’d be very foolish to ignore the role that wealth does and doesn’t play in our society.
  • France’s Insee and Drees publish microsimulation model to increase transparency
    Insee (Institut national de la statistique), the French public agency for statistics, and Drees (Direction des études du Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la santé), which is in charge of surveys at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, has published the source code of the microsimulation algorithmic model called Ines.
  • Plant Sciences pushing open-source berry model
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  • Drug discovery test leads to malaria drug prospects at UW
  • Worldwide Open-Source Project Discovers Promising Disease-Fighting Compounds
  • Open-source drug discovery a success
  • The Global Open Data Index to be updated
    Open Knowledge International, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes openness and transparency, has decided to update the survey for its Global Open Data Index. This index measures Open Data publication in 122 countries.
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