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today's leftovers:

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News
  • The YoLD is Dead; Long Live the YoLD!
  • Monty launches frantic 'save MySQL' web campaign
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 2
  • Abusing Copyrights to Silence Critics, Control Customers, and Crush Competition
  • Composite video output from chumby
  • Mobile Broadband on Linux, Revisited
  • A little know but very powerful tool for homeschooling: Free Software
  • Social Hosting, Good Parenting Are Keys to Open Source Success
  • AllmyApps – Ubuntu’s alternative to Ninite
  • helping perl packagers package perl modules for real
  • picon databases available online
  • Open for business?
  • Linux Outlaws 129 - The Year 2009 in Review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux-powered Packet Fence Protects Your Network
  • Fix A Stuck Pixel
  • Add actions to extend Nautilus functionality
  • How to Record Video Using VLC in Ubuntu / Debian
  • A Solution for “No Sound in Firefox Flash”
  • Solving the “Can’t boot from Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD, Showing Black Screen” Issue
  • How to install Ailurus 10.01 in *Ubuntu
  • AVR, Gentoo and Paludis

WiiCan: Easy Wii remote control on Linux

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: Félix Ontañón has just released a new versión of a systray application which help to configure and manage the Wii remote control on Linux.

Speed Dreams 1.4.0beta1

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: Speed Dreams is an open source motorsport simulator. It was forked in late 2008 from the famous open racing car simulator TORCS, in order to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponent.

New Exposure Blending Tool for digiKam

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Software

digikam.org: ExpoBlending is the name of a new tool that i implement currently for next kipi-plugins 1.1 release planed to end of January. This plugin use 2 command line tools available under Linux, Windows, and Mac : align_image_stack from Huggin project and enfuse from Enblend project

The best Linux games for kids

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SUSE
Gaming

downloadsquad.com: The best collection of Linux educational software for all ages that I know of is the openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education) Live DVD. There's a wide variety of "edutainment" software on this DVD.

Cleaning dust on photos: or “In Gimp We Trust!”

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GIMP

dodonov.net/blog: I bought a real camera for me: a Nikon D40 – which is, according to many, many people, is the best DSLR out there. I could not ever EVER got close to those pictures with all my previous cameras. I found out that it came with some dust on its sensor. So the next step was to start thinking like a computer geek.

Looking Ahead to Unix's Future

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OS

severwatch.com: Unix has been a major presence in computing for decades, with numerous businesses, government agencies and other organizations relying on it for their mission-critical applications. As a result, making changes to the platform's specifications isn't a task to be undertaken lightly.

My plan for fixing the current audio mess in Linux

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Linux

pdavila.homelinux.org: So sound issues STILL plague Linux in general. I think we can all agree that the decision to make Pulse Audio the default sound daemon in Linux has resulted in mixed results at best. While the creator of Pulse Audio has repeatably claimed the issue was entirely the fault of Linux distribution maintainers for not implementing it properly it still continues to be an eyesore more than 3 years since it was first introduced.

Byobu shows me next meeting

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Software

blog.nixternal.com: Have I ever told you all how much I love byobu? I have always used screen, though I really never tweaked it all crazy like many did. Recently I typed screen at the command line and I was presented with this thing called byobu.

10 Mistakes Google Is Making with Chrome OS

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Google

eweek.com: Google's Chrome OS might be exciting to some, but so far, Google has made some major missteps that could cost the company serious revenue when the operating system is released.

Should Pulseaudio Die? What do you think?

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Linux

When I was installing and testing Mandriva 2010 Cooker (new development) releases this last Fall season, I kept having persistent problems with sound. Eventually, the advice in the Mandriva Cooker forum for KDE users became: "Disable Pulseaudio, and set Xine as the preferred back end over GStreamer (in the KDE multimedia settings).

XBMC 9.11 makes your open source home theater look shinier

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Software

arstechnica.com: The developers behind the XBMC project have released a new version of the popular open source media player. It comes with an impressive new user interface theme.

The sad state of data and system files

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Linux
  • Why not separation between data and system files
  • The sad state of Linux distributions

How to get the Windows 7 look in Linux

techradar.com: Linux fanboys will probably have had one thought when they saw this article's title: 'Why would you go to the trouble of making Linux look like Windows when Linux already looks pretty good?' Well, there are a few good reasons.

2009: A Linux year in review

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen looks back over the year 2009 at developments in the world of Linux and Open Source. What do you think are the big stories?

A Bit of Welcomed Scumm on Your Linux Machine

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: This might make me sound like an old fogey, but I really do miss the old games like Space Quest, The Curse of Monkey Island and Return to Zork. The problem isn't that I don't have the games anymore, but rather that they were designed for my 386 computer running DOS. Thankfully, I'm not alone in my fits of nostalgia.

Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So

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Microsoft
OOo

computerworlduk.com: One of the unusual aspects of open source is the fact that the software development philosophy spills over into the way that the project is run. This means that how and why things are done, and by whom, is plain for all to see. Contrast that with Microsoft.

Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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Linux
OSS

groklaw.net: Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

Firefox 3.6 hits ice - won't show up till Spring

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has delayed the release of Firefox 3.6 until the first quarter of 2010. The outfit had been promising to deliver the next iteration of its celebrated browser before the decade was out, but nope.

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