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  • Linux 2.6.37-rc4 Kernel Released On Schedule
  • Linus on branching...
  • Three Awesome GTK Themes to Use With Faenza Icons
  • Garmin using Drupal
  • Crowdsource Is Not Open Source
  • Leveraging Linux for Supercomputing
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL, Part 1: Table Organization
  • AskUbuntu firefox Add-on
  • Norwegian Regions and Municipalities Have Gone Open Source
  • 4 Great Places To Find Free Beautiful Photo Wallpapers
  • ‘Ubuntu Light’ available to download from Dell
  • Kwin + desktop switching – the solution
  • Panasonic Jungle "doing something very different"
  • Age of Conquest III 3.0.4669
  • The Emacs 30 Day Challenge
  • Get juiced with Pulp
  • 5 Operating Systems Making News This Week
  • Irvin Kershner, 'Empire Strikes Back' director, dies at 87
  • Linux Basement - Episode 64 - Fine Corinthian Bieber Groupies

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  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 7
  • Indie side-scrolling shooter BEEP hitting Ubuntu shores soon
  • An Environment to Test Linux and OpenOffice? What about an Academic Dissertation?
  • A New Clutter Development Release
  • Faenza Cairo-Clock theme
  • Tycoon Games Super Bundle
  • Oracle erects mystery Sparc SuperCluster
  • LXC: Ubuntu Working to Improve Containers
  • Red Hat Closing In To Resistance
  • Ubuntu 11.04: Network Manager Finally Gets AppIndicator Support
  • Dr.Saleem Khan needs prayers

today's odds & ends:

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  • Compiz in November 27 daily build of Ubuntu 11.04
  • Cassidy: As valley changes, so do startups
  • Gnome Activity Journal’s "mystery" hacker continues
  • 9 Videos from the 2010 Blender Conference
  • Introducing Module-Format
  • Google Insights and Tweets for CentOS 6
  • VideoLan Movie Creator (VLMC) Gets Video Effects
  • Linux Radio
  • Symbian Sputters Towards Open-Source Irrelevancy
  • Linux Outlaws 178 - I Want It Dead!

today's leftovers:

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  • Muine - A simple playlist based Audio player
  • KDEMU with Nuno Pinheiro
  • Banshee UI changes
  • Cardapio gets mini-mode & Docky helper
  • Natty Update Finally Sets Unity Default (For Desktop) [Video]
  • Was This The Original Intent Of Homeland Security?
  • Wayland Now Has A Nested Compositor Back-End
  • Lightspark 0.4.5 With New Graphics Engine Nears
  • M.A.R.S. - A Ridiculous Shooter
  • Subdownloader - A subtitle downloader for Linux

today's leftovers:

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  • RHEL 6.0 Server Evaluation - thoughts and screenshots
  • “Seasons after Fall” created in Blender slated for 2011 release
  • New Rubrique in the openSUSE Weekly News
  • Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 Coming December 2
  • University of Warwick to spend £1.3m on Linux supercomputer
  • Amarok and my Stats Fail
  • M$ Needs GNU/Linux
  • Red Hat Breaking Out?
  • Demo Of Wayland Display Server In Ubuntu
  • Atom Zombie Smasher coming to Linux
  • Tanberg rips off an open source project
  • The kde-www war: part 1
  • Gnome Activity Journal becomes Draggable
  • PeaZip 3.5 is released

today's odds & ends:

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  • ADeskBar – A lightweight and gorgeous GNOME panel replacement
  • Is Ubuntu Unknowingly Introducing FUD?
  • Things for which I'm Grateful
  • The best netbook distro of 2010
  • Q&A with Larry Augustin, SugarCRM CEO
  • HP Deskjet 3050 j610 on Debian Squeeze
  • Variety On The Desktop
  • The automated testing of Ubuntu SRUs
  • Open Source Monitoring, Icinga vs Nagios
  • People behind Debian: Colin Watson
  • Impressive 3d slide transations for OpenOffice presentations
  • It's Becoming Very Easy To Run Wayland
  • TrueHD, DTS-HD, E-AC3 Over HDMI On Linux
  • 5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 22

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  • Shuttleworth's Ubuntu makes like Space Shuttle
  • FreetuxTV – Web TV and Radio player
  • Viewsonic and the GPL
  • Hands-on: Opera 11 tab stacking vs Firefox Panorama
  • A replacement for X finally!
  • French social security now run on PostgreSQL and Red Hat Linux
  • Fuduntu 14.5 - Subtle improvements
  • Introduction to the Blender Fluid Simulator
  • Control Points and Steering Mechanisms in Open Source Software Projects
  • Norway: All regions and nearly all municipalities now use open source
  • PL: Poznań city's e-Government platform built on open source components
  • Ubuntu One — good or bad?
  • Nero Linux 4 - Never Knew Nero had a Linux Version
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 151: #150 reloaded!
  • Watch for Shares of Red Hat to Approach Resistance at $43.87
  • 7like GNoMenu theme: Ambiance meets windows
  • Xen Dom0 Support May Come Back To Fedora
  • Last Day at Mozilla
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th October
  • FLOSS Weekly 143: Ganymede

today's leftovers:

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  • Enlightenment... Now Running On Refrigerators
  • PiTiVi Startup Assistant
  • CrossOver Linux Review
  • OverView Zoomy presentations with OpenGL
  • Nvidia upgrades toolkit for GPU programming
  • 100 Websites To See Before You Die (Part 1)
  • Rage developer interview: John Carmack
  • Calendar Systems in KDE 4.6
  • Open source feats to be proud of
  • Intel Windows vs. Linux GPU Performance Q4'2010
  • OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 6
  • Opera 11 Beta Introduces Tab Stacking, Extensions
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x03: i Don't Store
  • Going for gold (OLPC)
  • David Reveman lands GPU acceleration for Moonlight…
  • Lucidity theme for Linux adds pastel elegance to the desktop
  • Released: FreeNAS 8 (Beta)
  • Seigo: multihead saga continues
  • Red Hat: Cowen Says Hold; A Buyout’s Unlikely
  • ‘Ubuntu Invaders’ wallpaper is retro win
  • Implications, questions on SUSE Linux, but not the end

today's leftovers:

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  • NetBSD 5.1 feature update arrives
  • Clementine music player adds Ubuntu Sound menu support
  • Bangarang – What The Dilly Yo?!
  • FI: Scientific study into migration proves value of open source
  • Why VIM is not my favorite editor
  • Open source: It’s not all or nothing
  • Bringing Up Hardware First In Linux, Then Windows
  • No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer!
  • Running The Native ZFS Linux Kernel Module, Plus Benchmarks
  • Fusion Garage GPL update
  • Red Hat Near The 50 Day
  • Canonical's new partnerships: A challenge in the enterprise space?
  • GNU contributor statistics for November 2010
  • Best Open Source Database: Its probably a NoSQL
  • Tiled View: New Gnome Shell Mockup
  • Planet Ubuntu Facelift
  • Burg Gives Your Multi-Boot Screen a Big Facelift
  • KDE Part of Google Code-in
  • Remote Linux Administration | LAS | s14e06

today's shorts & stuff:

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  • Gentoo Documentation Updates
  • OpenTeacher language tutor hits 2.0 beta 2
  • x2x - keyboard & mouse on another X
  • Canonical Boosting Linux Kernel Contribution
  • Petition To Bring The Old Firefox Status Bar Functionality Back
  • Linux Link Tech Show #377 11/20/10
  • Going Linux Nov 21: #121 - Switching to Linux-Through the Years
  • Linux Outlaws 177 - The Orgasmatron
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