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today's leftovers:

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  • Five Pretty Awesome GNOME Shell Themes
  • If Linux was a car (Hater’s edition)
  • Power to the people
  • VideoJS - The Open Source HTML 5 Video Player
  • Best Robotics Software for Linux
  • Could Red Hat be in line for more government contracts?
  • My fear of mutt, and why it was all for NULL
  • What Perl 5's use Really Does
  • Teeworlds – A retro multiplayer shooter
  • Portal-style teleporters in OpenGL
  • Intel Publishes New Wayland Documents
  • FOSS luminaries ignore Ritchie's passing
  • My talk about 15 years of KDE at Latinoware
  • FreeBSD 8.2 review
  • Interview: Chris Forster, Academic
  • Intel Classmate PC: You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
  • KWin meets QML
  • Blender Bug Fix 2.60a Released
  • Feedback & Errata #1 | LAS | s19e02
  • Dr. Bill Netcast – 211 -- The Many Linuxes Edition
  • Linux Outlaws 234 - Quick Wee

odds & ends:

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HowTos
  • Secure Deletion of a file via the KDE GUI
  • Enrichment class
  • Tronny 'Tron Legacy' Gnome Shell Theme
  • Martins Conky Configuration | Clean And Simple Conkyrc
  • Report from LibreOffice conference
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 169: Garamond
  • pwd Command Options
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.10.14
  • Turn the top of your laptop into a whiteboard with DrawTop
  • Red Hat Takes Its Hat Off to Dennis Ritchie
  • Dennis Ritchie
  • Evil
  • Logcheck: why I love you

today's leftovers:

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  • 'Dungeons of Dredmor' Released for Linux
  • Transmageddon Video Converter
  • KWin on Pandaboard
  • Interview about openQA
  • Easily Rename Files And Directories With GPrename
  • Easily Change The Ubuntu 11.10 Login Background With This Small App
  • Upgrading to Drupal 7, not always easy
  • 75 Per Cent Of Stock Exchanges Worldwide Run On Linux
  • Ubuntu Spotted at Best Buy - Not for sale though
  • Why Stallman is right about Steve Jobs
  • Linux on my new computer
  • Utilities for Making and Checking MS-DOS FAT Filesystems
  • Alien Arena 7.52 Released with New Levels and Game Mode
  • Spotify Gets Better Ubuntu Integration In Latest Update
  • MeeGo & SUSE: What's Up With That?
  • Linux on the Desktop Rolls in India
  • France rules right of local government to opt for open source
  • Paraguay OSS for all government agencies
  • Open Source Drupal Marks the Spot for eBay’s X.com
  • Meet the New Monk: Donnie Berkholz
  • Blender 2.60 Release Candidate
  • ‘restricted’ repository for Mandriva/ROSA 2011 is available for public testing

today's leftovers:

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  • Fedora 16 super-quick-mini-review
  • DRM Improvements Coming Up For Linux 3.2 Kernel
  • Win Free Copies of Linux Game 'Blocks That Matter'
  • My number one reason to use Mutt: Managing multiple profiles
  • Fedora To Implement Security Changes
  • Humble Synapse Bundle Ends With $1.1M USD
  • PayPal developer community using Drupal
  • Happy news for Ubuntu 64 bit users
  • FLOSS Weekly 186
  • Universities foster the next big tech innovation through open source
  • Suse Linux top exec: Interoperability is key
  • Novell President and General Manager Speaks at BrainShare 2011
  • How open source can help you build a voice-activated robotic arm
  • Linux-based CUE system to debut on 2012 Cadillacs
  • 2 days to go and KDE turns 15!
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 424
  • It Only Took Sixteen Years
  • In Search of Minimum Viable Utility
  • Unigine OilRush On Linux Nears Gold
  • Red Hat Pledges Commitment to AMQP Open Messaging
  • Samba makes change to enlist corporate developer support
  • Pulp Community Release 17
  • Handly little tool setrans I have written to analyze policy
  • PL: Classes on and employing FLOSS introduced to schools
  • What’s next for MeeGo? “Join openSUSE”, says Jos Poortvliet
  • Linux: The Textbook [Paperback]

today's leftovers:

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  • LibreOffice takes on OpenOffice
  • Wireless Printing from Linux
  • Integrating NetworkManager into KDE while keeping the Gnome out
  • openSUSE Announces First Public Release of openQA
  • Top five drawbacks of open source
  • Active building blocks: Nepomuk
  • ownCloud 2 released
  • Want to help update a FLOSS Manual?
  • DinoRubbish MegaBundle: Two Linux Games for $5
  • Fourth Fedora Design Bounty Ninja identified!
  • Ubuntu, the only web server OS showing growth?
  • Thanks to HP and Canonical Simple Scan team
  • Debian KDE: Performance, Comfort and Stability
  • Steel Storm is on sale on Desura
  • Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.3 released
  • Unknown Horizons 2011.3 RC3 ready for testing on openSUSE
  • Why I Linux user Never Had A Problem With Steve Jobs
  • LF announces new members
  • Mos Speedrun Coming Soon to Linux

some leftovers:

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  • OpenIndiana—a Free Fork of the Solaris OS
  • A message from the Eocene; or, the ballad of WordPerfect
  • How Cute can Konqui Be?
  • Million Dollar Baby… (or mageia financials)
  • Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux
  • State of Mozilla and 2010 Financial Statements
  • Evolution Mail Client To See Significant Changes
  • Humanizing metal and electrons
  • Interview Dave Whitinger, LXer
  • LF Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit
  • A Plumber’s Wish List for Linux
  • Bristol Council gets open source go-ahead after CESG discussions
  • Embedded Linux Conference Europe features Torvalds
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 19
  • plasma active perspectives: the app story
  • FLOSS software things I wonder about…
  • Bodhi Linux 1.2.1 and other Updates
  • Different computer users, one common Linux complaint
  • Why Military Forces Should Use Linux

today's leftovers:

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  • Rage Linux Port Is Not Likely Until 2012
  • SpaceChem Added To The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle
  • 3 independent displays are getting really close..
  • Well That’s One Way to Pimp Ubuntu…
  • Simple LightDM Manager
  • OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Preview
  • PCLinuxOS Build server moved to rpm 4.8.x
  • Red Hat Shares Given New $50.00 Price Target
  • Video: Default to Open
  • Privacy Extension for Firefox, Priv3
  • Lively Alphabet – coloring book and DTP example
  • New fonts, unique features for LibreOffice DTP
  • Interview with Rubi1200
  • FLOSS Weekly 185

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How to Hide data (Steganography) into MP3 file - mp3stego
  • The Kerala State Electricity Board Saves a Whopping Rs 8 Crore, Using FOSS
  • A better way to use xclip (clipboard from the command line)
  • Gnucash accounts for a successful summer
  • Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
  • Fedora, OpenSuse betas embrace GNOME 3.2
  • Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source
  • OpenShot Video Editor
  • Linux Mint - The Trio
  • Make KDE feel like home for the Firefox
  • Going Back to eth0 & eth1 in Fedora 15
  • Firefox 3.6 Update To 7.0
  • Source View in Fedora Packages
  • Geek & Poke on Firefox updates
  • Introduction to Cgroups
  • multiple monitors improvements in KDE
  • KDE's New Screen Locker
  • Using less

today's leftovers:

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  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 195
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 235
  • Mozilla releases Rescuefox prototype
  • Firefox Rapid Release Follow-Up
  • 3 new virtual party on SecondLife for upcoming openSUSE 12.1
  • On the University migration to Free Software
  • 4 programs to update your Blog from Linux
  • NVIDIA 285.05.09 Linux Driver Pre-Release
  • New Blender Movie Kickoff
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 25th September
  • VC funding for open source – existential question time
  • openSUSE 12.1 delivers GTK+ 3.2 with Broadway backend
  • Replicant: Making Android truly free
  • Intel Linux Graphics and their friends
  • Parted Magic 6.7 Comes with Linux 3.0.4
  • Simple File Sharing | LAS | s18e09
  • Linux Outlaws 231 - Engage the Noise Gate

today's leftovers:

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  • The word from kernel.org
  • Face off
  • Quake 2 Source Code Review 1/4
  • When Forking is Not an Act of Love
  • Playing To Our Strengths
  • Cairo Dock 2.4.0 Released | Install
  • Shotwell Photo Manager For Gnome
  • Autism - Where Linux Falls Silent
  • A year after the agreement between KDE eV and KDE Spain
  • Metamorphosis
  • Berlios to shut down
  • Roberto Galoppini SourceForge Senior Director of Business Development
  • UK public administration's use of open source growing in importance
  • ODF 1.2: Approved as an OASIS Standard
  • Friday FOSS Week in Review
  • Free software spur innovation in South Tyrol
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 18th September
  • Is LiLo the Answer to MS UEFI?
  • New, Generic X.Org KMS Driver Work
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.09.30
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