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The Humble Indie Bundle #2 is over

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Gaming

wolfire.com: The Humble Indie Bundle #2 is now over. Thanks everyone for your overwhelming support! The bundle has broken all of our expectations once again: the total payments exceeded $1.8 million!

Why Iceweasel?

corenominal.org: It is a valid question. Iceweasel/Firefox is fantastic software, but when compared to some of the newer WebKit based browsers, it begins to look somewhat stale.

Activity-oriented vs Application-oriented workspaces

chani.wordpress.com: A little while ago, opensuse was wondering whether KDE apps would work with these Gnome Shell requirements. Last time I checked, their “Activities” sounded like virtual desktops, but now they’ve returned to an application-based shell. This in sharp contrast to Plasma Desktop’s increasingly Activity-oriented workspace. So what does that mean?

today's howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • Add items to Nautilus popup menu with Nautilus Actions GUI
  • Firefox 4 Session Restore Not Working? Try This Fix
  • Ubuntu, Ruby, RVM, Rails, and You
  • How To Install & Run Ubuntu Without CD
  • Oxygen rewrite and Dragging tabs around
  • 50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials
  • TRON Legacy console commands
  • Ubuntu Upstart for automatic MySQL start and stop
  • [HOWTO] (Python Plasmoids – Part 1) Write Hello World Plasma Applet in Python
  • How to Draw Arrows in Gimp
  • Install Enlightment On Ubuntu 10.10
  • How To Test Ubuntu 11.04 With Unity In VirtualBox 4.0
  • Sharing internet connection through Wlan
  • Switching From Gentoo Linux to Arch Linux
  • Going Linux: Dec 24: #124 - Gone Linux

And the best distro of 2010 is ...

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: That time of the year again. Unlike the last time, where I created a number of important categories, like security, usability, support, stability, and others, and then examined how each of the selected Linux distributions fared in each, this time, I'll use a different scoring method.

Is Ogg Theora a free and open standard?

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OSS

skolelinux.org: For a while now I have tried to figure out of Ogg Theora is a free and open standard according to this definition. Here is a short writeup of what I have been able to gather so far.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.8 released with new tweaks and support for Natty

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Software

ubuntu-tweak.com: I’ve also played with Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha, so I spent some time in supporting Natty, especially the latest Compiz 0.9.2.1.

Mandriva 2010.2 Screenshots Tour

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MDV

unixmen.com: Mandriva 2010.2 is an incremental update on top of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates since its release.some of these packages were updated more than once (for example, firefox and thunderbird went through several releases since 2010.1). Find in this post some screenshots from this new update release.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 155 is out

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SUSE

The evolution of the Linux desktop

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Linux

techradar.com: Back in 1998 when I started using Linux, it was ugly.
In those days you installed it by inserting around 40 floppy disks into your computer and praying that one of them wouldn't be a duffer and make you have to start again.

Rationalizing a CLI lifestyle

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: It’s Christmas, so I suppose I should make sure I’m not taking things for granted, and should explain up front why anyone would want to live life at the console.

6 Linux Burning Applications - Overview & Screenshots

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Reviews

K3b
K3b is a powerful, feature-complete burning application for KDE 4 which comes with support for burning CDs, DVDs, ISO images, Blu-ray discs, audio CDs, creating ISO images. K3b supports multisession mode, features on-screen display, sound notifications, it can copy from one device to another, allows to rip audio CDs using the transcode utility, rip Video CDs or DVDs or create eMoviX projects.
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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Saying Merry Christmas in Binary, Klingon, and Elvish
  • Best Youtube videos ever
  • Christmas How-To Using The Command Line
  • When Games Matter
  • Winter Wolves and Tycoon Games are 50% Off
  • Fedora Presents for Everyone
  • winetricks 20101222 released
  • The Drupal Christmas song
  • KMyMoney 4.5.2 stable released
  • Gimp in Mandriva, a glitch than can help you rescue files
  • Undercover UXO: Saving Lives with Educational XO Laptop Games
  • openSUSE Weekly News Team searches for new Contributor
  • Desktop Flickr tool ‘Frogr’ gets updated
  • Minutes for the Document Foundation Steering Committee Meeting from 2010-12-11 Are Available
  • FreeBSD Foundation End-of-Year Newsletter (2010)
  • Open Source Destroys Microsoft’s Oppressive Power Over the Customer
  • Viewsonic GPL update
  • Going Linux: Dec 23: #123 - Computer America #33
  • Linux Outlaws 182 - Special: Gran Turismo 5 Review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Flush DNS Cache On Linux
  • How to Install and Use Dropbox in Kubuntu
  • How to have all your dev-machines always with you
  • Gdeskcal in Mandriva
  • Extract individual file(s) from rpm package using rpm2cpio
  • Skype API Plugin for Pidgin
  • Optimize the Usage of Swap to Speed up Response for Ubuntu

Unity Coming to openSUSE too?!

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Software
SUSE

ostatic.com/blog: After the announcement by Canonical that Ubuntu would be moving to Unity for its interface, other developers have expressed some interest in porting it to their distributions just for fun. Now someone is working on openSUSE packages as well.

Linux Mint Debian 201012 Screenshots Tour

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Linux

linuxnov.com: Linux Mint community brings Linux Mint 10 features and new enhancments to the new release Linux Mint Debian 201012 based on Debian 6 Squeeze along with many up todate packages. so in this post we will take a quick screenshots tour for LMDE 201012.

Follow-up: Linux and Breakfast Cereals

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I wrote a post a couple months ago regarding Mr. Graham Morrison's assertion that the overabundance of choice in the open-source software community is its failing and Ms. Caitlyn Martin's counter-assertion using the example of breakfast cereals.

Holiday Party: Sailing into dangerous waters

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OSS

itworld.com: The biting wind drove needles of ice into my face as I looked at my Android phone one more time to get a fix on my location. "HELLO! HOW'S IT GOING?" I leaped out of my skin and whirled around at the sound of the booming voice. Which team do you work for? "Um, I work with open source tech--"

Ubuntu 10.10-Powered Tablet in the Works

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Hardware
Ubuntu

tomsguide.com: Giz-China has acquired screenshots of an upcoming Ubuntu Netbook 10.10-powered, 10-inch tablet from an unspecified manufacturer. Aside from a few hardware specs, the details surrounding the mystery tablet are rather slim.

A World-Beating Report on Global Open Source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Something entitled “Report on the International Status of Open Source Software 2010” sounds pretty dry, as does its summary. But it turns out that this 150-page report from the Spanish CENATIC Foundation offers the best country-by-country analysis of the growth of open source around the world.

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