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10 Fresh and Awesome Icon Sets for GNOME

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junauza.com: Because it has been a while since I made an entry about icons, I decided to gather some new icons sets that you may have never seen before. Let me share with you this new collection of fresh and awesome icon sets for Ubuntu/GNOME.

today's leftovers:

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  • OOo: 154 million and counting...
  • The Blue screen of Death Screensavers
  • TransferSummit - The practical magic of open source
  • Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Blasts Software Patents
  • Trading Alert for Red Hat Inc.
  • Weekly Kernel review with openSUSE Flavor
  • When software updates go bad(ly)
  • Virtualisation and Open Source
  • CinePaint for painting and retouching bitmap frames
  • Maverick to ship with transparent theme?
  • Back to Karmic
  • Cut the fat with Linux
  • When you should open-source your internal apps
  • Interview with Stephen Kelly (KDE PIM)
  • How do you make money with open source?
  • Windows for Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 122: Mercurial

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Create A Postcard in GIMP
  • Live Magic- Create a live cd/DVD for your installed Ubuntu / Debian
  • How to Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu
  • How to fix Command Not Found error
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in Fedora 13
  • Create a smart PDF document with Scribus
  • Lzma Vs Bzip2 – Better Compression than bzip2
  • Using System Testing in Ubuntu

MSI 890GXM-G65

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phoronix.com: About a month ago we reviewed the AMD Athlon II X3 425 processor when coupled with an AMD 890GX + SB850 motherboard and in this review we are taking a closer look at that motherboard under Linux. The motherboard in question is the MSI 890GXM-G65 with USB 3.0 and Serial ATA 6Gb/s support.

Fluffy Linux - ponies, bunnies, and pink

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apachelog.wordpress: A Linux distribution made out of fluff, bunnies, unicorns and awesome. It all started out with Parley. We justed wanted to test the amazing theming capabilities in the upcoming 4.5 release of Parley, and eventually we ended up doing a whole distribution.

Google resolves WebM licensing conflict with BSD license

arstechnica.com: Google is adopting the BSD license for WebM in order to address a licensing conflict. When Google opened up the VP8 codec and announced the launch of the WebM project during the Google I/O conference last month, the actual license under which the code was distributed was not an official open source software license.

10 useful Firefox-based apps

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infoworld.com: Mozilla's underlying Web browser technology also runs some interesting non-browser applications

Linux wins court case agains Microsoft

mybroadband.co.za: A Quebec court ruled a provincial agency was wrong to install Microsoft software on its computers without allowing others, such as Linux dealers, to bid on the lucrative contract.

Passionate about ... Operating Systems

on-being-open.blogspot.com: I have never been able to figure it all out. The Windows mavens that call Apple people names and insult their intelligence (and the reverse).

intellectual honesty and html5

0xdeadbeef.com: OK, this is the post that contains everything that everyone on the inside of the browser market knows, but doesn’t say out loud. It’s time for someone to expose the emperor.

Help for sysadmins? That’s Checksuite!

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sourceforge.net/blog: If you’re a system administrator, with crazy demands on your time, you need all the help you can get. If your organization’s budget doesn’t allow for extra colleagues, often you can get some help from software. For instance, consider Checksuite.

First look: Red Hat 6 built for the long haul

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gcn.com: Toward the end of June, Red Hat plans to release the second beta to the much-anticipated Red Hat 6.0. We recently had the opportunity to test the initial beta of Red Hat 6.0 and found the improvements encouraging, to say the least.

Ten New Linux Distributions Inspired by News Stories

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Humor

daniweb.com: I've run across ten new Linux distributions inspired by current news stories. Some, of course, are better than others and a few just have no practical use or purpose whatsoever but still are worth a mention.

Linux Desktop Success Not in the Clouds

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itworld.com: This is not some death curse on the Linux desktop environments, nor the "traditional" PC platform. The market is not done with this niche yet. Yeah, I said it: niche. Because very soon, I believe, most consumers are going to use computers they carry in their pockets and purses--and nothing else.

Similarities

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elevenislouder.blogspot: Recently, I tried Ubuntu 10.04 and I was impressed. Then the system locked up. I downloaded openSUSE. I installed Fedora. Same thing. I installed Debian, Mandriva, Sabayon, MEPIS, Pardus, and GoboLinux and all of the experiences were rather similar. Then it clicked.

Who’s Supporting WebM on Linux?

workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, Google, along with a number of other groups, famously advanced the WebM codec as a supported video format for HTML5-enabled browsers, in an attempt to finally put forward a standard that all parties involved can agree on. How far has the Linux community come since then in implementing support for the new codec?

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today

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OOo

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today. This is a bugfix release, so no new features implemented and the Feature Documentation from 3.2.0 is still valid.

Going Paranoid on Fedora 13

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HowTos

linuxbsdos.com: A Paranoid, or 5-star, security rating is the highest physical security rating that you can achieve on your computer. Even when you think that you have nothing to hide, you never know when some guys will show up at your residence or business with a warrant.

YlmF OS - Ni Hao!

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dedoimedo.com: YlmF is Linux, so it's not Windows. But it's designed to look and feel like Windows XP, including the classic looks. For less knowledgeable users, it as near as makes no difference.

If Microsoft Bought Novell

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Microsoft
SUSE

thelinuxlink.net: Dave Yates had brought up on TLLTS and then later on LottaLinuxLinks Oggcast the possibility of Microsoft buying Novell now that the latter company is up for sale. He felt hat this would place Microsoft in an interesting position to own the Unix Copyrights and to have their own Linux distribution.

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