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today's leftovers:

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  • 5 Splash Screens to Spice up digiKam
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition - a green goddess
  • Open Source: we are buying, but are we engaging?
  • OpenGamma secures $6 million power open source for financial markets
  • EU funds open source language Scala
  • $10 Laptop? India’s Educational Laptop Is Here, But Not At $10
  • WebOS: The Other Smartphone/Tablet Linux
  • OLPC Arm version is faster than Intel's
  • Graphical tools for manipulating PDFs
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Mesa Now Supports A Bit More Of OpenGL 3.0
  • DisPlex - Compiz/Emerald AppIndicator
  • GNOME Commander - A nice file manager for GNOME
  • Some patent reflections on WebM
  • Available: FreeBSD 8.2-RC2

some odds & ends:

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HowTos
  • Installing Arch Linux – The Base
  • How to Identify a Good Perl Programmer
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 12th December 2010
  • Control Your Network Traffic with Wondershaper in Ubuntu / Debian
  • Graphic corruption woes with mesa 7.10
  • Confining user applications
  • Will The Free Software Desktop Ever Make It?
  • seminar to public about new features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • What *is* OOP?
  • Linux armageddon Linux Mint vs Slackware
  • Reliable and unreliable detection of bundled libraries
  • Amahi Home Server – Setting Up File Duplications & Exploring the App Store
  • Using notify-send as a Conky replacement

today's odds & ends:

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  • Linux Fund and anti-harassment policy
  • create a gnome panel icon for triggering the compiz expo plugin (like in unity)
  • How to change default in GNOME Terminal to xterm
  • KDE SC 4.6 RC1 – An INTELligent Update
  • Open files in Linux
  • Create a Clone Server
  • Namebench: cross-platform DNS benchmarking tool
  • KDE 4.5.5 available for Mandriva 2010.1 and 2010.2

today's leftovers:

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  • Backgrounds in The Board
  • Moovida Core media player coming to Linux ‘real soon’ – but is the 3D interface?
  • The .wwf format in practice
  • OOo localization process changed into a continuous process
  • Ubuntu using FileZilla download/upload files
  • Report: Use savings of open source to develop new tools
  • NVIDIA OpenCL Linux Benchmarks
  • Love Open Source? Want to present at SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) ’11?
  • The Phantom Fifth Freedom
  • Does Linux innovate?
  • Open Source Your Rave with OpenLase
  • The super new compiz debugging tool
  • Bug Statistics for KWin 4.6 Cycle
  • FreeBSD Foundation requesting project proposals (2011)
  • Quick how-to: Gentoo on Atari MiNT/TOS

today's leftovers:

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  • GNOME 3.0 Is Getting Very Close
  • What’s involved in maintaining a package?
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.11: bug fixed release for Ubuntu 11.04
  • Why You Can't Hire Great Perl Programmers
  • An Education in Open Source
  • I’m Not A Linux Geek.
  • The ’69 Dart of Software
  • Revolution Music Player
  • Lawyers Can Leave Windows for Linux OS – Ubuntu
  • First Ever Release of Elementary OS "Jupiter" Imminent
  • openSUSE Wallpaper Community Pack #1
  • GIMP Inadequate? Say It Ain’t So…
  • inSSIDer 2 for Linux
  • The march of WebM
  • A First Look At Diaspora – The Open Social Network
  • Penguin goes hybrid with ClusterWare
  • Ubuntu Hardware Issues Poll – Results
  • Pushing the limits of the GPL
  • ULatencyD Enters The Linux World
  • LCA Flood News
  • TLLTS Episode 384 January 12, 2011
  • FSFE Newsletter - January 2011
  • FLOSS Weekly 148: OpenPilot
  • New Year's Resolutions
  • Open source distributors beyond the Thunderdome
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 5th December 2010
  • LB - Episode 65 - iMist a Hole Lotta BSD
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 1

some odds & ends:

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  • Transferring Linux over the network
  • Random Ideas for a revolutionized Amarok Icon
  • GNOME T-Shirt Design Contest Extended
  • A collection of nice themes for Gnome and Ubuntu
  • Wine-Reviews Acquires The Bordeaux Technology Group
  • Gentoo Service Station
  • pfSense development in 2011
  • How About Something Similar to Ubuntu Control Center in Default Ubuntu?
  • Funding for OSS-related vendors surpasses $4bn following stellar Q4
  • Invitation to the January 18th Debian-NYC Novice Night
  • Gaming In Linux : Angry Birds (with Wine) Video
  • VLC iOS developers fight back
  • Australian Linux Conference may be cancelled due to Brisbane flood
  • Joomla 1.6 arrives
  • Squeeze is Imminent
  • Google and H.264 - Far From Hypocritical

today's leftovers:

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  • Graphics app Pinta gets 53 bug fixes and a new text tool
  • The VIA Kernel Mode-Setting Code Progresses
  • Page-Flipping Is Flipped On In The ATI DDX Driver
  • Dimdim Lives up to its Name
  • Opera 11.01 snapshot
  • An open platform for innovation
  • GoAhead Software Joins Linux Foundation
  • Dungeons of Dredmor Trailer #4
  • A hazy shade of value: Software patents just took a hit
  • The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra 0.7
  • All good things (opensolaris) must come to an end
  • Why GIMP is Inadequate
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 154: Compile!
  • AskUbuntu reaches 6000 questions - 13000 answers
  • The advantages of free software
  • wattOS R3 Is Based on Ubuntu 10.10
  • Winter Wolves Games Plans For The Future
  • Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC1
  • DIY Media Center Player, Quickly Tutorial for Ubuntu
  • Sabayon in Linux Format #141
  • Linux Outlaws 185 - Arm Dreads (Distro Review Special)

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux.conf.au on track despite floods
  • Russian Linux: The Push Continues
  • News – Scrolling RSS ticker for your desktop
  • On GPL Compliance, Android Tablets Get an 'F'
  • To Russia With Love
  • Design simplicity is an important element of open source security
  • Nexus S Boots Ubuntu
  • GIMP and the falling sky
  • The Long Slog Toward Advancement Of Linux
  • Real Help for your Network’s IPv6 Transition
  • PC-BSD 8.2-RC1 Available for Download
  • TIOBE: Python is the programming language of 2010
  • U.S. House of Representatives using Drupal
  • DRM Brings Some Fun To The Linux 2.6.38 Kernel
  • Sabayon Forensics Face Lift
  • Team Creates Open Source Data-Scraping Toolkit for Journalists
  • Youtube Music Player For Firefox
  • Reviewing the openSUSE Trademark Guidelines
  • Ubuntu Developer Manager Quitting To Join Google

today's leftovers & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Mono it’s good or bad for Linux?
  • The Meaning of “Open Source”: Patented by Microsoft
  • how to disable login sound on ubuntu 10.10
  • Get your precious Plymouth splash screen back!
  • Quick start & control Compiz with Fusion Icon Panel Applet
  • various game headlines
  • 4Pane - A multi-pane, detailed-list file manager
  • Multi-touch madness: Ubuntu table PC [Video]
  • puddletag - awesome mp3tag-like editor for linux
  • Envato Loves Open Source
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Using Pipes in the Bash Shell
  • How to make your favourite GTK+ theme ‘borderless’
  • Building a DMZ with DD-WRT
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.10 is released
  • Migrating from KMail to Thunderbird
  • Linux Outlaws Podcast 184 - Thankruptcy

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Taking the dump with Kdump [sic]
  • Buying a cheap laptop without Windows: Is it worth it?
  • The best way to move data
  • Do You Limbo? .37
  • Mintifying Debian
  • GNOME Q3 Quarterly Report
  • The all new Mozilla Firefox beta 8 to top the browser league
  • How to avoid modern day public GPL floggings, part deux
  • A couple (or four) free games
  • How to create and manage FTP accounts
  • GameTree Linux Is Trying To Be Its Own Steam-Like Platform
  • Using SBackup as Data Backup and Recovery Tools in Linux
  • Linux Command: tr
  • Protect apache directories with a password in Ubuntu
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