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  • Better CD Encoder frontend
  • hide a file or folder
  • Why can't free software lead to hardware innovation?
  • 3 ways to get Linux release information from bash terminal
  • How to Play StarCraft 2 on Linux WINE
  • Transform your Ubuntu Box into a Karaoke Machine
  • Giving a fresh Ubuntu install more power
  • Xara - Photo & Graphic Designer v6 review
  • Ben Nanonote: Pure fun, but not for the faint hearted
  • Testing if a file system can be used for home directories...
  • How to Customize the GDM Sessions List
  • Upgrading Mandriva Linux 2010 to Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring
  • F/OSS nerds: The hipsters of computing
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e02 | Linux Home Server Build PT1
  • Switching from Gentoo to Fedora

today's leftovers:

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  • Great 5 Features In Tomboy Note Application
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 Review
  • maddog celebrates his 60th birthday
  • 'How do you use Linux' survey
  • StarDict Dictionary - the Real Star!
  • Kmart’s $150 Augen Tablet Uses “Unlicenced” Android
  • Banshee adds initial meerkat sound menu support
  • "A New Start" GTK Theme looks cool

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  • OLPC XO Laptop with normal looking keyboard spotted
  • Open Source Contributor Agreements: Purpose and Scope
  • Red Hat Near Resistance
  • Debian Squeeze frozen
  • KDE 4.5 is approaching, Kate Changes
  • How to kill a dinosaur in 3 easy steps
  • When To Use Open Source in the Enterprise and When Not to
  • The Secret to LinuxCon's Success
  • Linux Gaming Projects That Need a Little TLC
  • "And Yet It Moves" Released
  • Ubuntu Desktop Testing Team
  • My Favorite computer myths
  • FLOSS Weekly 129: Riak
  • Fix Fedora 13 update issues
  • Xpad - Simple Desktop Sticky Notes
  • Guitarix simple Linux Rock Guitar Amplifier for jack
  • Fedora Board Meeting, 6 Aug 2010
  • Installing Starcraft II
  • Negroponte: You really can give a kid a laptop
  • Easing the Differences Between Unix and Linux

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  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04: Dual Boot vs Wubi vs Virtualization
  • Xiphos: Free Software Bible Study
  • Debian Linux on cheap MIPS mini netbook
  • GNOME Shell - Ambiance Theme
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • DebConf 10: Day 3
  • FCC chief says supports open Internet
  • Upgraded to openSUSE 11.3
  • Liquidware Announces Open Source Scientific Calculator
  • I hate Git
  • The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel Will Have Some Fun DRM
  • Open source, the demo-meritocracy
  • You Wave "Good-bye" and I Wave "Hello"
  • Spicebird: A Modern Thunderbird Remix
  • GNOME 2.31.6 Release Arrives GTK3-Free
  • More Than 1 in 10 Mozilla Bug Finders Turn Down Cash
  • What Canonical ought to do

today's leftovers:

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  • Amadeus systems to sit on Linux by 2012
  • What happens when not upgrading Gentoo Linux for… a while
  • OAA to Improve Internet Access for the Aging, Disabled
  • SFC wins default judgement against GPL violator
  • Canonical might want to buy openSUSE (rumor)
  • New cloud-init Features in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
  • Regnum Online Characters Are Now Transferable
  • Fixed: The Linux Desktop Responsiveness Problem?
  • BlueDevil 1.0rc2 released
  • Give Your Netbook an OS Makeover with Jolicloud
  • Build openSUSE 11.3 appliances now
  • What Does Your Desktop Look Like?

today's leftovers:

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  • Best Download manager for Linux
  • Mandriva2010 Spring.. a fresh minty breeze again…..
  • Flattr: A Social Micropayment Platform for Financing Free Works
  • Supporting GNOME by buying music via Banshee
  • Hacking is easy...
  • What's wrong with Firefox?
  • Main frozen for Maverick Alpha-3
  • Weaknet Linux – Penetration Testing & Forensic Analysis
  • DebConf 10: Day 2
  • DTrace co-creator quits Sun, hits delete on Oracle
  • More GPL Enforcement Progress
  • Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time
  • Chronic Logic releases Gish version 1.6 for Win, OSX and Linux (PR)
  • Australia to Host Global Open Source Leaders
  • Red Hat gets bump as markets rise
  • Drupal has a two-prong enterprise strategy
  • Can open business practices survive an acquisition?

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  • HoN Free2Play Week For Everyone
  • Second release candidate for Opera 10.61
  • LibrePlanet 2010: Eben Moglen on the current state of free software
  • Ubuntu Needs a New Sound Theme
  • Ubuntu 10.10 To Ship With Firefox 3.6
  • Gentoo lost and Fedora is losing to OpenSuSe
  • Consider open source appliances for backup
  • Arduino: The Documentary, a Movie About Open Source Hardware
  • Jolicloud: The future is HTML 5
  • Intel Releases PowerTop 1.13 With New Features
  • Frederic Crozat to work for Novell on MeeGo
  • Firefox Falls Further Behind in Browser Wars
  • DebConf 10: Day 1
  • MeeGo 1.0 IVI For Your Car Is Released
  • Official PC-BSD Blog Launched
  • Ubuntu Business (Part Two)
  • One Laptop Per Child Finds New Partners in Sri Lanka Test Run
  • Too Smart for Git
  • Can You Make Money from Open Source+Open Data?
  • Cloud-based RSS reading with Google Reader and Liferea
  • Mandriva paywalls
  • SourceForge's August Project of the Month: Wireshark
  • Seigo: writing a plasma shell

today's leftovers:

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  • Air Forte Released
  • Linux in the Movies
  • AppArmor Is Going Into The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel
  • Linux Again
  • New Beautiful Screenshots Coming to KDE
  • The Adventures of Rick Rocket v1.1
  • Linux light - SalixOS 13.1 "LXDE" Edition
  • DeKoenigsberg Backpedals
  • Elegant Gnome (Theme) Pack
  • Indonesia Defense Ministry wins open-source award
  • Linux Outlaws 160 - Outlaws Ride Twingos

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Pinguy OS (Remastered Ubuntu)
  • Install KDE on Fedora 13
  • Things to do after installing openSUSE
  • TeXworks with Sweave
  • Skipping fsck checks during boot with CTRL-C
  • How to upgrade Firefox on openSUSE
  • GCC 4.5.1 Released; GCC 4.5.2 Is Up Next
  • Move your logs and temp files to RAM and watch your portable fly
  • Mind Mapping Plugin for KOffice
  • Arch Linux Promising, Disappointing

today's leftovers:

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  • Free Resources For Getting Your GIMP Graphics Game On
  • Samsung Open Sources Captivate’s Code
  • 5 lessons for win-win open source projects
  • full circle magazine Issue 39 Ready
  • Negroponte Offers OLPC Technology for $35 Tablet
  • openSUSE 11.3 LiveCD with MeeGo desktop
  • Kubuntu gets Global Menu
  • Snort Creator Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
  • Festbox for building new speech synthesis voices
  • Open Source IDS Wars: You Were There
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today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Leftovers: KDE (Akonadi, KWin)

  • Akonadi for e-mail needs to die
    So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.
  • Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7
    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.
  • Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7
    The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release. This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.