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today's leftovers:

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  • The Last Big Lie
  • KDE 4.10.5 for Slackware 14.0
  • Inky to Update Users on Progress of Linux App
  • introducing sources.debian.net
  • Interview Concurrent's Chris Wensel
  • Firefox OS mobilises HTML5, without the added Steve Jobs
  • Mozilla Prepares to Launch First Firefox OS Smartphones
  • WattOS R7 x64 Linux Distro Review (video)
  • Blender 2.68 rc released
  • Interstellar Marines released in Early Access on Steam

few odds & ends:

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  • Everything in Mozilla’s new office is open source
  • Red Hat May Be a Buy After Turning the Corner
  • Intel brings Linux support to System Studio Extended

some leftovers:

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  • Fedora release days aren’t as frantic as they used to be, and why it’s mostly a good thing
  • Nouveau Changes Pulled For Linux 3.11 Kernel
  • an OpenSUSE 12.3 Minimal Server
  • Linux Tail Command Options With Examples
  • R.I.P. Altavista
  • 20 Advanced Commands for Linux Experts
  • On my movement to GRUB2
  • New To Linux Programming? Say Hello To Memory Corruption
  • Using hash tags to organize bash history
  • LibreOffice At FISL 14
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • 3.10 Linux Kernel Development Rate
  • XenServer Goes Open Source
  • Newbies Guide to Debian 7 – Part One
  • 22 Linux Foundation newbies slideshow
  • Interviewed: madddog answers your questions
  • Working on Pisi: Display and GRUB 2
  • Game Preview: Mad Max
  • Name your price for Shank and Shank 2
  • Go with the Best of Breed: Fedora 19
  • Linux Outlaws 316 – Sentient Sideburns

today's leftovers:

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  • The Linux Setup - Igor Ljubuncic, Dedoimedo.com
  • HowTo: Use ip instead of ifconfig
  • Mozilla is a community of do-ers
  • Over 100 teams registered for Software Freedom Day
  • Ubuntu Alarm Clock
  • Manage a security bug
  • Keep Journal with jrnl
  • renameutils: Underappreciated tools
  • TechBytes Episode 79: Richard Stallman Speaks
  • Some examples of how to use the paste command
  • July 2013 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine released
  • What’s New In Gimp 2.8.6
  • Switching shells
  • gearhead: Saving the best for last

few leftovers:

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  • Fedora 18 to 19 yum upgrade
  • Full Circle #74 hits the streets!
  • GhostBSD 3.1 Ditches the Nvidia Drivers
  • How to build Ubuntu packages from source the easy way
  • Use an Android Device as Screen and Input for Raspberry Pi
  • So I have a new desktop computer. I installed Wheezy
  • Make a personal wiki with DokuWiki
  • Gnome Weather 3.9.3
  • Install ‘Glances’ (system monitor) on Ubuntu 13.04

some odds & ends:

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  • Set Up a Secure Proxy Server in Ubuntu
  • Universal "share" button for Firefox
  • Firefox 23 Beta arrives
  • JW-11 is a cheap, Linux-friendly ARM PC with a 2.5″ drive bay
  • Five simple ways to avoid Android malware

today's leftovers:

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  • Xfce Composite Editor
  • Valve updates Source SDK with Linux Support
  • Nouveau Gets H.264/MPEG2 Decoding From VP2
  • SUSE Hack Week 9
  • More Good LibO Contest News
  • Dedoimedo celebrates its seventh birthday
  • Monitor Raspberry Pi with RPi-Monitor
  • Hardening Gentoo is our business… new monthly report
  • More Great Linux Awk, Sed, and Bash Tips and Tricks
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Arrive Soon on Linux
  • How to reverse a string
  • Tales of tor 3
  • more vim expressions
  • Genius Math Tool gets updated
  • Linux Shell: DF and DU report different values
  • Natural Selection 2 is looking to come to Linux
  • What can you do with a headless server in 35 minutes?
  • A guide to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 13.04
  • Easily Create A Linux Live USB in Mac OS X
  • Change repeat rate in awesome WM
  • freesweep: I shall never understand

some odds & ends:

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  • My open source 3D game engine
  • Firefox aims to develop 'self-healing' browsers
  • Avira says farewell to Linux
  • Open source projects aren't tax scams
  • Get into Linux in under an hour on a Raspberry Pi

today's leftovers:

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  • Two years later: Vim, Tmux and my Linux desktop
  • First contact with oss
  • Firefox gets a new logo
  • tails of tor, part 2
  • Improve security with MySQL stored procedures
  • Language Drills with Raspberry Pi
  • Cleaning up MySQL binary logs
  • Valve Opens Portal for Linux Gamers
  • Don't Like KDE's Cashew? Move it out of sight
  • systemd units vs openbsd rc.d
  • Half-Life 2 Is Now Stable On Linux
  • TLLTS Episode 511 June 26

some leftovers:

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  • Planet Linux Caffe: Miami's First Bitcoin Restaurant
  • Five More Common Myths About Open Source
  • TrackingPoint to crowdsource next Linux-powered rifle
  • using tor to acccess the darkside, part 1
  • All Hail Konqi
  • 99th Reason To Migrate To FLOSS and GNU/Linux
  • Parsix 5.0 Test 2 (Lombardo) Is Based on GNOME 3.8.3
  • LinuxQuestions.org Turns Thirteen
  • Red Hat, Inc. Investors: A Breakdown Of The Shorts
  • Mandriva releases Pulse2 1.5
  • Killing the desktop by omission; so the clouds can move in.
  • FLOSS Weekly 256
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  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
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  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
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  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
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    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
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    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

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  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
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