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  • 'Dungeons of Dredmor' Released for Linux
  • Transmageddon Video Converter
  • KWin on Pandaboard
  • Interview about openQA
  • Easily Rename Files And Directories With GPrename
  • Easily Change The Ubuntu 11.10 Login Background With This Small App
  • Upgrading to Drupal 7, not always easy
  • 75 Per Cent Of Stock Exchanges Worldwide Run On Linux
  • Ubuntu Spotted at Best Buy - Not for sale though
  • Why Stallman is right about Steve Jobs
  • Linux on my new computer
  • Utilities for Making and Checking MS-DOS FAT Filesystems
  • Alien Arena 7.52 Released with New Levels and Game Mode
  • Spotify Gets Better Ubuntu Integration In Latest Update
  • MeeGo & SUSE: What's Up With That?
  • Linux on the Desktop Rolls in India
  • France rules right of local government to opt for open source
  • Paraguay OSS for all government agencies
  • Open Source Drupal Marks the Spot for eBay’s X.com
  • Meet the New Monk: Donnie Berkholz
  • Blender 2.60 Release Candidate
  • ‘restricted’ repository for Mandriva/ROSA 2011 is available for public testing

today's leftovers:

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  • Fedora 16 super-quick-mini-review
  • DRM Improvements Coming Up For Linux 3.2 Kernel
  • Win Free Copies of Linux Game 'Blocks That Matter'
  • My number one reason to use Mutt: Managing multiple profiles
  • Fedora To Implement Security Changes
  • Humble Synapse Bundle Ends With $1.1M USD
  • PayPal developer community using Drupal
  • Happy news for Ubuntu 64 bit users
  • FLOSS Weekly 186
  • Universities foster the next big tech innovation through open source
  • Suse Linux top exec: Interoperability is key
  • Novell President and General Manager Speaks at BrainShare 2011
  • How open source can help you build a voice-activated robotic arm
  • Linux-based CUE system to debut on 2012 Cadillacs
  • 2 days to go and KDE turns 15!
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 424
  • It Only Took Sixteen Years
  • In Search of Minimum Viable Utility
  • Unigine OilRush On Linux Nears Gold
  • Red Hat Pledges Commitment to AMQP Open Messaging
  • Samba makes change to enlist corporate developer support
  • Pulp Community Release 17
  • Handly little tool setrans I have written to analyze policy
  • PL: Classes on and employing FLOSS introduced to schools
  • What’s next for MeeGo? “Join openSUSE”, says Jos Poortvliet
  • Linux: The Textbook [Paperback]

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  • LibreOffice takes on OpenOffice
  • Wireless Printing from Linux
  • Integrating NetworkManager into KDE while keeping the Gnome out
  • openSUSE Announces First Public Release of openQA
  • Top five drawbacks of open source
  • Active building blocks: Nepomuk
  • ownCloud 2 released
  • Want to help update a FLOSS Manual?
  • DinoRubbish MegaBundle: Two Linux Games for $5
  • Fourth Fedora Design Bounty Ninja identified!
  • Ubuntu, the only web server OS showing growth?
  • Thanks to HP and Canonical Simple Scan team
  • Debian KDE: Performance, Comfort and Stability
  • Steel Storm is on sale on Desura
  • Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.3 released
  • Unknown Horizons 2011.3 RC3 ready for testing on openSUSE
  • Why I Linux user Never Had A Problem With Steve Jobs
  • LF announces new members
  • Mos Speedrun Coming Soon to Linux

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  • OpenIndiana—a Free Fork of the Solaris OS
  • A message from the Eocene; or, the ballad of WordPerfect
  • How Cute can Konqui Be?
  • Million Dollar Baby… (or mageia financials)
  • Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux
  • State of Mozilla and 2010 Financial Statements
  • Evolution Mail Client To See Significant Changes
  • Humanizing metal and electrons
  • Interview Dave Whitinger, LXer
  • LF Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit
  • A Plumber’s Wish List for Linux
  • Bristol Council gets open source go-ahead after CESG discussions
  • Embedded Linux Conference Europe features Torvalds
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 19
  • plasma active perspectives: the app story
  • FLOSS software things I wonder about…
  • Bodhi Linux 1.2.1 and other Updates
  • Different computer users, one common Linux complaint
  • Why Military Forces Should Use Linux

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  • Rage Linux Port Is Not Likely Until 2012
  • SpaceChem Added To The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle
  • 3 independent displays are getting really close..
  • Well That’s One Way to Pimp Ubuntu…
  • Simple LightDM Manager
  • OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Preview
  • PCLinuxOS Build server moved to rpm 4.8.x
  • Red Hat Shares Given New $50.00 Price Target
  • Video: Default to Open
  • Privacy Extension for Firefox, Priv3
  • Lively Alphabet – coloring book and DTP example
  • New fonts, unique features for LibreOffice DTP
  • Interview with Rubi1200
  • FLOSS Weekly 185

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HowTos
  • How to Hide data (Steganography) into MP3 file - mp3stego
  • The Kerala State Electricity Board Saves a Whopping Rs 8 Crore, Using FOSS
  • A better way to use xclip (clipboard from the command line)
  • Gnucash accounts for a successful summer
  • Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
  • Fedora, OpenSuse betas embrace GNOME 3.2
  • Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source
  • OpenShot Video Editor
  • Linux Mint - The Trio
  • Make KDE feel like home for the Firefox
  • Going Back to eth0 & eth1 in Fedora 15
  • Firefox 3.6 Update To 7.0
  • Source View in Fedora Packages
  • Geek & Poke on Firefox updates
  • Introduction to Cgroups
  • multiple monitors improvements in KDE
  • KDE's New Screen Locker
  • Using less

today's leftovers:

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  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 195
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 235
  • Mozilla releases Rescuefox prototype
  • Firefox Rapid Release Follow-Up
  • 3 new virtual party on SecondLife for upcoming openSUSE 12.1
  • On the University migration to Free Software
  • 4 programs to update your Blog from Linux
  • NVIDIA 285.05.09 Linux Driver Pre-Release
  • New Blender Movie Kickoff
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 25th September
  • VC funding for open source – existential question time
  • openSUSE 12.1 delivers GTK+ 3.2 with Broadway backend
  • Replicant: Making Android truly free
  • Intel Linux Graphics and their friends
  • Parted Magic 6.7 Comes with Linux 3.0.4
  • Simple File Sharing | LAS | s18e09
  • Linux Outlaws 231 - Engage the Noise Gate

today's leftovers:

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  • The word from kernel.org
  • Face off
  • Quake 2 Source Code Review 1/4
  • When Forking is Not an Act of Love
  • Playing To Our Strengths
  • Cairo Dock 2.4.0 Released | Install
  • Shotwell Photo Manager For Gnome
  • Autism - Where Linux Falls Silent
  • A year after the agreement between KDE eV and KDE Spain
  • Metamorphosis
  • Berlios to shut down
  • Roberto Galoppini SourceForge Senior Director of Business Development
  • UK public administration's use of open source growing in importance
  • ODF 1.2: Approved as an OASIS Standard
  • Friday FOSS Week in Review
  • Free software spur innovation in South Tyrol
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 18th September
  • Is LiLo the Answer to MS UEFI?
  • New, Generic X.Org KMS Driver Work
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.09.30

today's leftovers:

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  • Windows 8 Metro Style Conky Theme
  • New games at the House of Lunduke BBS
  • DIY GNOME Applets
  • Review: Minus Desktop Application for Linux
  • Free Software: the reason Amazon Fire is Android 2.1
  • Would you like for me to install that for you?
  • Quicklink Current Files on the Desktop Panel (Ubuntu)
  • KDE on Minecraft?
  • World's most profitable Android company? Microsoft!?
  • MeeGo and openSUSE - an invitation
  • Jupiter Applet for Ubuntu 11.10
  • Interview with Daniel Bray (Lupine)
  • Microsoft woos open-sourcers to float Hyper-V clouds
  • Slackware-Current Hidden Activities
  • Jukka Ehto is the Linux Contributor of the Year 2011 in Finland
  • Romanian and Moldovan school eager to use open source

today's leftovers:

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  • Top 5 Gnome Shell Themes
  • Interview with Stuart Langridge
  • Ubuntu Broke so Now I Use Windows
  • Tumbleweed image dream
  • Inside M$
  • Measuring vocabulary richness with python
  • KDE GSoC Achievements: Part 2, Part 3
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 167: Exporting Grumpy Bears
  • Mandriva 2011 - A magnificent attempt but is it enough...
  • OLPC Canada Progress
  • Gaming In Linux: Company Of Heroes Installation
  • Mandriva Directory Server 2.4.2 now available
  • Blender 2.5 Character Animation Cookbook review
  • Two FaiF Episodes
  • FLOSS Weekly 184
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Leftovers: OSS

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    Unless the Defense Department and its military components levy increased importance on software development, they risk losing military technical superiority, according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security. In the report, the Washington, D.C.-based bipartisan think tank argues the Pentagon, which for years has relied heavily on proprietary software systems, “must actively embrace open source software” and buck the status quo. Currently, DOD uses open source software “infrequently and on an ad hoc basis,” unlike tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook that wouldn’t exist without open source software.
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