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today's leftovers:

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  • Becoming a real Wine developer
  • Legacy Mesa Drivers Receive Their Death Sentence
  • Some console Utilities for Linux
  • Udev Discover - Tool for udev
  • Zero Install- Run software without install
  • Use parted for large partitions
  • BZFlag Tournament
  • Current Status of Plasma Media Center
  • 5 awesome Mozilla Firefox secrets
  • NetworkManager 0.9 Release Brings Networking Fun
  • KDE in France - the View from RMLL
  • A Photobomb Sale!
  • Three Worthwhile Open Source Project Management Apps
  • Shotwell 0.11.0 Released
  • Mandriva Dev USB Bug fixed, New EduMandriva images
  • Zorin PC
  • Self Reproducing Machines at the Berlin Desktop Summit
  • Marball Odyssey Needs GNU/Linux Testers
  • FLOSS Weekly 179: The Apache Traffic Server

today's leftovers:

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  • X.Org Server 1.11 Set For Release On Friday
  • No Policy Can Save Wrong Code
  • Do in Linux (ubuntu) as you would in Windows (video)
  • Mozilla Says Firefox Mobile Memory Usage Is “Pretty Bad”
  • RHEL 6 uses Upstart
  • libO extension repo growing
  • Tired of Patent Wars? Use Open Source Instead
  • Interesting Talks For Linux Plumbers Conference 2011
  • In The Dark’ Kickstarter Drive Update, Plus Gameplay Footage
  • Opera 11.51 (Swordfish) Release Candidate 1
  • Community-Wide Discussion of Mozilla in the New Era
  • Doubts over validity of Romanian ministry's banning of open source
  • Red Hat considering NoSQL/Hadoop acquisition
  • 35% of Tablet Owners Use Them in the Bathroom [STUDY]
  • Buy ‘Illumination Software Creator’ for Whatever You Want
  • GNOME 3.0 Live image release 1.5.0 available
  • LibreOffice Draw and Impress Guides Published
  • Mandriva 2011 almost ready for total freeze!

today's leftovers:

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  • GIMP 2.7.3 Released
  • GIMP Needs a Better Name
  • X.Org Developers' Conference 2011 Approaches
  • Microsoft to Co-develop Chinese Linux OS
  • GNU/Linux Rules in Brazil
  • Web Stats for July
  • Fun, fun, fun at OSC11
  • openSUSE Conference 2011: Straight from the Lab
  • In love with Linux again
  • Unexpected Bottle Neck: vector<bool>
  • Back from FrOSCon
  • 3 Puzzle games on Linux
  • a look at Argentinian Tuqito, Indonesian Blankon and Parsix 3.7
  • Zatikon: Legions Is Now Available For GNU/Linux
  • Good Luck Lincs LUG
  • Drupal Open App Standard Initiative Launched
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 229
  • Cabinet Office shuns open-source in IT-tracking deal
  • Ubuntu joins VMware Cloud Foundry
  • Going Linux Aug 22: #148 Linux Antivirus-Advanced

some odds & ends:

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  • Interview with Jonathan Prior of
  • Keep Your Data In Sync With DropBox For Linux
  • Use Giver to share files in a local network environment
  • Intel Thunderbolt Support Under Linux
  • Setting up a PPTP VPN in Linux
  • MP3 in Fedora 15
  • LinuxCon: Open Source is an Ecosystem, not a Zero Sum Game
  • Ubuntu tweaks Unity UI, adds ARM for servers
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: Desktop Summit 2011
  • Amavisd and SELinux
  • Big Blue Tweaks Red Hat Deal for Power Systems
  • Show Unity Launcher Using Top Left Corner Instead Of The Whole Left Edge
  • Happy Birthday Linux | LAS | s18e03

today's leftovers:

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  • Crossword Puzzle of Some Linux Distros...
  • Where's Wall●E?
  • The Friendly Black Screen that Talks (Espeak)
  • PlayOnLinux 4.0 Is Released 64-bit supported
  • infinite pool of great wallpapers
  • Fedora 15 KDE - How to upgrade to KDE 4.7
  • TeeWorlds Multiplayer Shooting Game Running On Linux | 0.6.1
  • Twinkle – KDE Soft-phone using the SIP protocol
  • Indie Game 'No Time To Explain' Released for Linux
  • Fix your icons package
  • 10 Good Inkscape Tutorials for Vector Graphic Designers
  • Anaconda Runtime for Clickteams Multimedia Fusion
  • How to make USB modem work on Arch Linux
  • Command Line | Change The Owner Of Files And Folders | chown
  • plasma active on opengl es
  • Linux Outlaws 224 - OggCamp 11 Live
  • LinuxCrazy Podcast 91 Interview with JD Horelick

today's leftovers:

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  • KWin turns 12
  • Wireless sharing with Plasma NM 0.9 (part 2)
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 14th August
  • "F" as in freedom, and in fun, and in the future
  • Jumping between operating systems
  • OpenELEC, a media center based on XBMC
  • Over 20% of new active domains run WordPress
  • How a Linux Distribution Review Should be Done
  • openSUSE-LXDE logo contest starting now
  • Behold The Power Cog [Minor Oneiric update alert]
  • How system update can break love
  • Full Circle Podcast 23: OGGCamp Part One
  • Marples-black – gtk2/3 dark style themes for Gnome
  • Future of Python programming language on a Linux platform
  • Thoughts about Network Trancparency
  • Dirk 2 Testers needed
  • National meet on Free Open Source Software
  • Revisited: openSUSE 11.4 GNOME
  • Yes, GNU/Linux is on Desktops and Notebooks and

today's leftovers:

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  • Dead Cyborg Brings Excitement, At First
  • Asylum
  • Trine 2 New Co-op Trailer
  • Introducing Cobalt
  • Why 2011 Is The Year Of Open Source
  • Remote Wayland Server Project: Does It Work Yet?
  • Linux Mint Debian 201108 RC (Gnome and Xfce) released
  • San Diego open-source software makers meet up and geek out
  • Linux and multi-form factor platforms
  • Will Nokia Ever Realize Open Source Is Not a Panacea?
  • SFLC Co-Hosts The Community Distribution Patent Policy FAQ with Debian
  • maddog: Not-So-Angry Birds Need to Flock Together
  • Beginner’s Guide to Shell Scripting 4: Conditions & If-Then Statements
  • Android GPLv2 termination worries: one more reason to upgrade to GPLv3
  • Copenhagen hospitals use LibreOffice
  • NVIDIA Releases 285.03 Beta Linux Driver
  • Red Hat CEO thinks the desktop is becoming a legacy application
  • Zentyal The Linux Small Business Server
  • Linux Outlaws 223 - Did You Say Orgy?
  • Aug 16: #147 Computer America #41
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 3 Episode 16

today's leftovers:

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  • Most Popular Open Source Platform Isn’t
  • Ubuntu Wallpaper Update
  • 4 way to administer Linux with a web interface
  • The Community of One
  • Photobomb released
  • SPDX spec standardizes open source compliance reporting
  • FLOSS Weekly 178: Synergy
  • Blender at Siggraph 2011
  • Linux Journal's Reader's Choice Awards 2011
  • Linux Wallpaper App ‘Wallch’ Adds Unity Support
  • Telepath RPG: Servants of God Released
  • OggCamp11 – Fear & Loathing In Farnham
  • 245 Desktop Summit Attendee Names to Find
  • openSUSE Conference 2011 Schedule Available
  • Review: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" LXDE
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 416

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux 3.1 Kernel Supports Wake On Wireless LAN
  • Five reasons why the PC is not dead
  • stat Command
  • Open Source Reality Check
  • Research identifies benefits of the open source software market
  • SFLC Oggcast: Legal Basics for Developers
  • Longterm kernel proposal signals ongoing Linux growth
  • Hacker Evolution Duality Released !
  • In a tough job market, your open source experience may be an asset in more ways than one
  • Non-profit Group Releases Open Source Mesh WiFi Network Software
  • Why Intel & Canonical Should Make A Deal for Ubuntu MeeGo
  • HowTo: run Flickering Lights on Linux
  • All Your BASH Are Belong To Us
  • Seven Points About Ereaders You Should Know Before Buying
  • No Time to Explain Soon
  • Interview: Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical
  • Survivors of Ragnarök, New Linux Game Inspired by Dwarf Fortress

today's leftovers:

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  • Open Surface vs Open Core
  • Has Microsoft defeated Linux?
  • Building a personal data locker
  • 16 Cool Linux Commands
  • KDE release team changes
  • Mozilla Readies Its New Public License
  • PCManFM-Mod To Be In Parted Magic 6.7
  • Peter Brown and Stormy Peters Directors of Software Freedom Conservancy
  • Lots of stable kernel updates
  • Dead Cyborg Ep 1 Linux download
  • Future of the -longterm kernel releases
  • Programmer's Life: The Freelance
  • Romanian Unreasonableness
  • Opera Mini vs Opera Mobile: What’s The Difference?
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  • Desktop Gmail Client `WMail` 2.0.0 Stable Released
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  • SpaceView: Ubuntu File System Usage Indicator
  • FunYahoo++: New Yahoo Messenger Plugin For Pidgin / libpurple [PPA]
    Yahoo retired its old Messenger protocol in favor of a new one, breaking compatibility with third-party applications, such as Pidgin, Empathy, and so on. Eion Robb, the SkypeWeb and Hangouts developer, has created a replacement Yahoo prpl plugin, called FunYahoo++, that works with the new Yahoo Messenger protocol. Note that I tested the plugin with Pidgin, but it should work with other instant messaging applications that support libpurple, like BitlBee or Empathy.
  • GCC Lands Loop Splitting Optimization
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  • GCC 7 To End Feature Development Next Month
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  • Unifont 9.0.03 Released
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Leftovers: KDE

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  • colord-kde 0.5.0 released!
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  • Call for attendees Lakademy 2017
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  • Plasma 5 Desktop on FreeBSD Branding
    The FreeBSD packages of KDE software — the KDE 4 desktop, and soon KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 Desktop and KDE Applications — have traditionally been shipped pretty much as delivered from the upstream source. We compile, we package, and there is very little customization we do as a “distro”. The KDE 4 packages came with a default wallpaper that was a smidgen different from the one shipped with several Linux distro’s. I think Ivan Cukic did that artwork originally. For Plasma 5 Desktop, we also wanted to do a tiny bit of branding — just the default wallpaper for new users, mind.
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