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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.

Ten Top Linux Window Managers

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Software

pcplus.techradar.com: The window manager is the most important part of the Linux desktop environment. It defines how your windows look, how they behave, how applications are launched, and how they're closed. In many cases, window managers have evolved into complete desktop environments, helping with file management, configuration editing and computer management.

Benchmarks Of The Btrfs Space Cache Option

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Linux

phoronix.com: When the Btrfs file-system is mounted with the space_cache option, Btrfs is able to store the free space cache on the disk to make the caching of a block group much quicker. Without this support, Btrfs has to scan the entire tree each time looking for space that can be allocated.

Linux Mint Debian (201012) released

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Linux

blog.linuxmint.com: What a better time than Christmas to bring all the best from 2010 into an updated release of Linux Mint Debian.

Linux vs. the MP3 Player

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Software

goodbyemicrosoft.net: It took several days of research and experimentation, but I finally managed to do, on a Linux system, what I would think is a fairly common task: supporting an MP3 player.

22 ways to convert your friend to Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: Are your friends convinced that they should be paying for their operating systems because Linux sounds too complicated or because they think it won't do what they want it to?

Mozilla takes on web data miners with privacy icon release

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has pushed out a series of privacy icons that tell web surfers how their online data might be used depending on what site they've visited.

The Perfect Tree For Linux Released

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Anawiki the developers of the Runes of Avalon series and now the Soccer Cup Solitaire have released yet another game for GNU/Linux : The Perfect Tree.

2011: The year open source goes (really) capitalist

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: If 2010 was the year that taught open source "how to disappear completely," 2011 will be the year we're reminded that "anyone can play guitar"…or open source. At present, open source is de rigueur with the underdog class, those vendors seeking to challenge incumbents like Apple and Oracle.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Tron Legacy Docky theme would surely be Flynn’s choice
  • openSUSE Announces Fifth Development Milestone with Kernel Interactivity Patch
  • How best to sell a Windows 7 laptop this holiday? w/ Ubuntu Wallpaper
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 21st November
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 3 Released
  • ES: Government support and use are key to adoption of open source
  • EU External Affairs publishes crisis data mining tools as open source
  • Foobnix - Simple and Powerful music player
  • OSS recommended picks for business users
  • FSF Fall 2010 bulletin articles start to appear
  • Is a BSOD on a bus … a BuSOD?
  • Unified Me Menu And Messaging Menu Mockups
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #381 12/22/10
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 24

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Disable Direct Root Login to SSH on Ubuntu
  • Access ASCII table quickly using a single command
  • Fetching Files with wget
  • ProFTPd uploads fail to resume
  • Nautilus Side Pane(Sidebar)/Toolbar disappeared in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Using ‘Alias’ in Linux
  • How to Restore Missing Volume Control Icon/Button in Ubuntu

The Board 0.1.0

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Software

lucasr.org: Today I’m officially joining the GNOME Old Farts Club. I thought it would be a good time to make the first release of The Board. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Board 0.1.0!

Revenge of the Titans will go open-source at 1.75M

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Gaming

wolfire.com: Puppy Games just told us that they will release the source code for Revenge of the Titans if the Humble Indie Bundle reaches $1.75 million! We're already well past $1.5 million with two days to go, so this should be within reach.

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