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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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HowTos
  • 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

today's leftovers:

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  • A nice collecion of themes for Gnome shell
  • Classic RPGs, thanks to gog and wine
  • AwoKen – full iconset Token-style theme for Ubuntu Gnome
  • Fastest OS Puppy Lucid 5.2 Quick review
  • LPI 101 screencast from PaulPaulito.com
  • If you open source an old market, are you doomed to fail?
  • Kundra Encourages Open Source...& Proprietary
  • Drupal 7 dives into machine-readable web
  • Obama Admin Pushing Ahead Today with Dangerous "Internet Trusted Identity" Scheme
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.01.07
  • The incredible improvement of the Linux desktop, with 224 lines
  • Declan’s Freestyle Ubuntu
  • As Dimdim Loses Independence, Some Doors Close, and Others Open
  • January KDE Stable Updates Available
  • Red Hat Showing Bullish Technicals But Could Fall Through $45.64 Support
  • Opera 11.01 snapshot

today's leftovers:

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  • OLPC cuts price of XO 1.75 laptop to $165, power by half
  • light up the synchrotron
  • CodeWeavers And Linsoft Announce Anniversary Sale
  • Why Linux is Alpha and Omega
  • CES: Motorola Atrix converts smartphone into laptop
  • GTK+ 3.0 Is Just About Here
  • Tron Legacy GNOME Shell theme is all kinds of cool
  • Yea Closed Source, Boo Open Source
  • No Business Like Bad FOSS Business
  • Ubuntu Set to Kill Fullscreen Applications?
  • Updated open source business strategy framework
  • The kde-www war: part 2
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 153: Brocade
  • FLOSS Weekly 147: Big Blue Button
  • RSS notification Indicator adds new features
  • Linux Link Tech Show #383 1/5/11
  • Puppy Linux 5.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 10.04
  • To Know Software Is to Love It?
  • Going Linux Jan 05: #125 - Listener Feedback
  • My Switch To FOSS (Debian, QEMU, Mercurial, vi & Python)

today's leftovers:

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  • Have a rip-roarin' good time with Handbrake
  • The 2.6.37 kernel is out
  • LibreOffice Is Getting Ready For Ubuntu 11.04
  • Dictatorship Of The Open Source Proletariat
  • Linux Mint Debian Edition, 32 bit Re-spin
  • Speed Up Your Computer In 2011!
  • The Open Source Year Ahead
  • Blender 2.56 beta released
  • Parted Magic 5.8 can boot and fully operate from RAM
  • Mandriva sudoers file has changed
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 28th November 2010
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Intel Will Work On Better Linux Timing For Ivy Bridge
  • aseigo: fire up the synchrotron
  • Lightweight editors: One audio, one video
  • Phonon Loves Codecs
  • Apache server thumps Microsoft and Google
  • Hole in VLC Media Player
  • Revisiting 2010 Predictions
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x06

today's leftovers:

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  • GNU/Linux Returns to Walmart
  • Google Linux search suggestions
  • Despite anti-Oracle hysteria, firm is an Open Source powerhouse
  • VIA Launches A Graphics Card. Will It Work With Linux?
  • Groklaw: Don't go home, go big
  • 2011 New Years Computer Resolutions
  • Minimalism
  • Conservancy Activity Summary, October-December 2010
  • Sharp’s 5 inch Linux-powered tablets pictured on the FCC
  • The Challenge In Delivering Open-Source GPU Drivers
  • Linux: CrunchBang Linux 10 on a MacBook Pro
  • Is RSS becoming irrelevant?
  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu 10.10: Change grub menu timeout
  • KStars with experimental OpenGL support in RC2
  • How to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on an encrypted LVM
  • Fedora 14 - How to make Samsung Fn Brightness buttons work
  • How to upgrade Salix from 13 to 13.1
  • LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA makes installation easy
  • How to find out the various manpage sections to which a command belongs
  • Tar Tricks on Linux
  • Report on the Tel Aviv Perl Mongers Meeting
  • VLC Shares: Watch HD Videos from Your Wii and Android Phone
  • Using Case in Variables in Bash Shell Scripts
  • Use dpkg to find what's created at install
  • Falling Snow/Leaves/Objects on Ubuntu Background
  • Grep This!
  • Install Gnome Color Chooser On Ubuntu
  • How to clear or drop the cache buffer pages from Linux memory
  • How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)
  • Multiple Concurrent Linux Distributions
  • Pardus Linux 2011 RC Overview/Review (Video)
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