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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.

A Xonotic Preview Release Comes For Christmas

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Gaming

phoronix.com: In March of this year Nexuiz was forked as Xonotic following some disagreements among the Nexuiz developers and other contributors following the announcement of the Nexuiz commercial game. Since that point not too many details have emerged on Xonotic aside from it being said this new game would be a lot different. Well, the wait is now over.

Sabayon Christmas Gaming Edition is Here

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Linux
Gaming

ostatic.com: It's here. The long awaited Sabayon Christmas Gaming DVD is available for hours of enjoyment. Sabayon is a Gentoo-based binary distribution that's easy-to-use and comes complete with browser plugins, hardware drivers, and multimedia codecs that enhance usability. Now all that goodness comes wrapped up in a shiny new gaming package.

The 10 Coolest Open Source Applications Of 2010

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Software

crn.com: Here's a cross section of free, open-source applications released or significantly updated in 2010 that the CRN Test Center believes are among the year's best, either in terms of their usefulness to your customers or to you and your support staff.

Lesser known features in the latest Ubuntu Software Center

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: The Ubuntu Software Center that we have now is not the same as the one that was originally released…and many users are unaware of some of its more efficient and productive tools. Let’s see if we can change that.

Firefox 4 Nearly Fully Baked

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: For Mozilla's next browser version, let's hope eight is enough. The independent software foundation has just released Beta 8 of the heavily overhauled new version of Firefox.

Red Hat tantalizes with search for space

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Linux
  • Red Hat tantalizes with search for space
  • Oppenheimer Boosts Price Target on Red Hat to $55.00
  • Red Hat Upward Momentum Looks to Continue
  • U.S. Stocks Remain Slightly Higher; Red Hat Slides
  • What Makes Red Hat Tick?
  • From Red Hat to rPath: Erik Troan shares story of road from Linux to Windows

Why I Work on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

randall.executiv.es: There's been a lot of talk this year about two things. "Open Data" and "Open Web." These are seen as top priority projects by a lot of people, and I have been asked "Why don't you work on these?"

Rejoining Debian

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Linux

mdzlog.alcor.net: A couple of months ago, Debian project membership voted, after extensive discussion, to implement a fundamental change in the Debian community: to welcome as members people who make a valuable contribution to the project, even if they are contributing something other than source code.

Does 0 A.D. Signal a New Era in SaaS and Open-Source Gaming?

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OSS
Gaming

thevarguy.com: Traditionally, the computer gaming market has been among the niches least impacted by the open-source movement. But that could change dramatically if the developers behind the cross-platform, real-time strategy game 0 A.D. succeed in redefining the way games are created, marketed and distributed. Here’s why:

GnuCash 2.4.0 Accountng Software Released

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Software

phoronix.com: GnuCash is one of the Linux desktop accounting packages for small businesses, but it's not the greatest; I am still an Intuit customer for their superior financial products. GnuCash 2.4.0 was released yesterday and sadly it really doesn't change the situation at all.

Open Invention Network in the Spotlight

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Back in September, Mozilla made an announcement: This week Mozilla joined Open Invention Network as a licensee. At the time, I didn't pay much notice. Although I knew OIN, I wasn't particularly sanguine about its approach:

Mozilla denies Firefox 4 'do-not-track' privacy option

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Moz/FF

zdnet.co.uk: Firefox 4 will not include a 'do not track' privacy option to block targeted advertising, according to the web browser's maker Mozilla.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving - Your Time

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Linux
Software
OSS

linux-magazine.com: It is late, very late, and you are still trying to decide on a gift for your [loved one]. Why not give the gift that keeps on giving? The gift that most of these people will really appreciate, and that demonstrates the true meaning of the holiday season?

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