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today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Execute a command automatically upon GDM/GNOME login
  • Opera still won't support H.264 video
  • KDEMU – Matt Rogers in the 25th Century
  • GTK+3 Completes Its Rendering Clean-Up
  • Movable Type
  • HOWTO: Install Firefox 4 on Ubuntu or any Linux Distro
  • Batch resize images using the command line in Linux
  • List of Top Popular Linux distributions
  • How to Install and Run Silverlight in Linux
  • How to Connect the ZTE MF636DB USB Modem on Ubuntu
  • Getting readline to work with Ruby Version Manager (RVM) on Linux Mint KDE
  • Apache : Get internal information about it
  • Finding the biggest files on the server
  • Linux Outlaws 167 - On Her Majesty's Secret Server

today's leftovers:

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  • Modern Perl: The Book: The (draft) PDF
  • Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Android
  • Toshiba AC100 dumps Android for Ubuntu 10.10, gets useful
  • Fedora Board Meetings, 27 Sept 2010 & 1 Oct 2010
  • Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 10.10
  • The data migration to Drupal
  • Outgrowing QuickBooks? Maybe open source ERP can help
  • Quick review: Sintel
  • what to do when your favourite Linux distro falls appart
  • Red Hat Near Resistance
  • Schwarzenegger Decriminalizes Marijuana in California
  • Revising the openSUSE Board Election Rules, 2nd iteration
  • The FSF and Project Harmony

today's leftovers:

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  • Warning: Google Chrome Removing Key Privacy Feature
  • Forking Time
  • Keeping Free Softare/Open Source Vendors Honest
  • Oracle is an open source of concern
  • The Needs of the Many
  • Catalyst Deluxe And Anirah Released
  • Is Linux Mint Debian Edition All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
  • Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
  • StarNet Brings Fast, Secure Linux Desktops to iPad
  • Fedora 14 Beta Screenshot Tour
  • Ubuntu 10.10 RC - What's New?
  • Insprit Joins Linux Foundation
  • The Awesome Croogo – Free and Open-Source PHP CMS
  • Learn Drupal Fundamentals
  • Firefox says Swiss Consumer Protection office not to be trusted
  • MySQL fork Drizzle goes beta
  • The Linux Box – a conceptual open source gaming platform
  • Novacut – FLOSS ideals for Video editing
  • FLOSS Weekly 137: Plone
  • OSS nets Red Hat prize
  • Unix’s Revenge
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 369
  • When a company asks for your copyright

today's leftovers:

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  • Six add-ons that already work with Firefox 4.0
  • Red Hat: The New Big Monopoly?
  • Minimalist kiosk distro revs to Ubuntu 10.04 foundation
  • Download Faenza Icon Theme For KDE4
  • Free Software News for September 29th 2010
  • Security features of Linpus Lite 1.4
  • Maddog: Late Night Frustrations
  • Red Hat Responds to USPTO Request for Guidance on Bilski
  • First Content Update to Quake Live
  • Data centres increasing reliability on Linux
  • Mad Money goes up close, personal with Red Hat CEO
  • Fund-raising and self-publishing (the open source way)
  • The Gaia '10 Linux Desktop
  • Vision control PC supports six IP video cameras
  • Windows users face as many choices as Linux users
  • The Right Approach to Deprecation
  • MindTouch Makes Technical Documentation A Snap
  • Teambox is an Open Source, Social Network-Influenced Online Project Management App
  • XtreemOS Consortium Announces Public Access to Open Test Bed
  • 6 Useful Nautilus Extensions and Scripts You Should Know
  • Novell to migrate all its Sun customers
  • 3.3.0 needs QA
  • Novell Announces Judges for First Annual aEURoeDisteraEUR Awards Celebrating Linux Innovators

today's leftovers:

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  • Bcache Testing: Large Files and a Wrap-Up
  • Uncluttered Minds Do Not Care...
  • Building a Community with SUSE Gallery from Novell
  • Red Hat's Whitehurst Sells 25,000 Shares
  • Mocking fortunes
  • UK: Open source gets a place in long-term strategy city councils
  • Feedback is a gift
  • OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition 2.2 released
  • Popper - Email Notifier
  • Another Wallpaper Collection
  • Harmony brush adoption in Krita: Sketch
  • fbida for viewing and editing images
  • OpenRUU For Linux And Mac OSX Users…
  • Graebert Releases ARES Commander for Linux
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • New ATI X.Org Driver Has Been Released
  • Red Hat KVM Virtualization Powers Banking Startup
  • EE: Government publishes open source policy and starts repository
  • CodePlex Foundation becomes OuterCurve
  • How I converted my Office to Linux
  • openSUSE 11.3 and nVidia

today's leftovers:

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  • Happy 27th Birthday GNU Project!
  • Double Standards on Open Standards
  • Debian != Ubuntu! -- "Please download the voice plugin to make a call"
  • Transparency
  • Clonezilla: Recovery for many file systems
  • Scanning tunneling microscope under GPL3
  • Interesting uses for Ubuntu One
  • Why is Red Hat promoting Flash video content?
  • Rugged, fanless PCs report for duty
  • Snort rival launches threat-detection start-up
  • Do Linux Distributions Innovate?
  • Is Adobe's open source strategy a commercial consulting trap?
  • Children in Brazil and Asia get low-cost Linux computers
  • Review: aptosid 2010-02 "Keres" KDE
  • PCLinuxOS Quartely ISOs due first week October
  • Educational Tools for my School
  • Krum – Hack-N-Slash cRPG Under Development!
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e09 | Ubuntu Store Concerns

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • a bug or a feature?
  • Minimum Profit, a programmer's text editor
  • Compiling and running PulseAudio from Git
  • Easily Integrate Thunderbird into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu
  • Bash Programming Tutorial 1 – A Quick Introduction
  • USB copy times on Ubuntu
  • 8,080 OLPC XO's stolen & sold
  • The GIMP metal wires and abstract background tutorial
  • KDE MU Kolab Groupware
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 147: The Looming Tower
  • The also-rans
  • An rss2email fork that sucks less
  • Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus
  • Accessing your encrypted home directory in Ubuntu

few day's leftovers:

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  • Can an Application Store Succeed in a Free Operating System?
  • Digital Primer Video Available from the Xiph.Org Foundation
  • Behind KDE: David Faure
  • Running An Encrypted LVM In Ubuntu 10.10
  • FocusWriter 1.3.0 Released – Distraction free writing on Ubuntu
  • Create Your Own Online Backup Service With SparkleShare
  • Install DeadBeef-Ultimate Music Player in Ubuntu
  • Atlanta hopes to draw Red Hat away from N.C.
  • Linux Outlaws 166 - Narwhals in Your Head
  • VideoEgg acquires Movable Type blogging software
  • Open Source Community Welcomes Government Support
  • Linux Mint 10 to use Faenza icon set?
  • Pithos Melds Pandora Streaming with Linux Desktops
  • Loving Squeeze & Small Victories
  • Tomboy To Zim Wiki Conversion Script
  • nVidia - There is No Optimus Support for Linux
  • Clubbing baby seals is GPL-compatible: Why Oracle can do better
  • Popular webOS Feed Reader Goes Open Source
  • Linux Link Tech Show Sept 22
  • The Rise or Fall of Open Source?
  • Linux: Paradox of choice
  • New life for Mandriva
  • Oracle's invisible elephant
  • Open Source vs Proprietary Software – The never ending Battle
  • Keryx: Offline Package Installation made easy in Ubuntu
  • Five Rhythmbox extensions
  • With Six You Get Netware
  • Government wants to break free from Microsoft? – France shows you how.
  • PCLinuxOS vs. Ubuntu - or - Linux XXX vs. Linux YYY
  • 5 Reasons to Wrap Your Enterprise in Python
  • Are We Entering the Golden Age of Forks?
  • FLOSS Weekly 136: Emacs Org-Mode

today's leftovers:

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  • GTK Impression – Stealth Menus
  • Cuba’s Own Operating System Nova OS
  • GNOME Theme Manager - Epidermis
  • Zim Desktop Brings Wiki Wizardry to Note Taking
  • Brief History: 35 Years of Open Source
  • Microsoft lock-in stalls Bristol council's open source strategy, Mulls Mixed
  • Some spring wallpapers, fall
  • DirectX 11 coming to Linux, games to follow ... Whoa, slow down there!
  • Ninite Brings No-Hassle Bulk Installations to Linux
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Do Read: Diaspora Contributor Agreement -> Bit Sticky
  • Cisco Rolls Out New Linux Switches
  • Linux Basement Episode 62 - Listener Call In
  • OLPC Madagasgar Photo of the Week
  • Thoughts on openSUSE Strategy
  • Modernizing from the Ground Up With Drupal
  • Server OS Landscape Rolls With the Punches
  • Cutting through the Baloney of Linux Job Ads
  • Forking an open source project: regaining internal motivation
  • Bernhard Wiedemann: openSUSE Automated Developmental Testing
  • PiTiVi video editor updated ready for Maverick freeze
  • UK Government pleas for open source business cases
  • Going Linux #114 - Setup Remote Desktop
  • Security is OS agnostic

today's leftovers:

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  • Weird Konsole Split
  • Ubuntu Software Center Screenshots
  • Storage Monitoring via SystemTap
  • Getting Started With FreeBSD 8.1
  • Experiments, adventures, and consequences
  • How to reduce Ubuntu 10.04 start-up memory usage
  • Anthony Kolasny Explains How KDE Software is Used At Johns Hopkins University
  • Wireshark for Network analysis
  • Canonical Hosts Leading ODMs At Ubuntu Hardware Summit
  • Linux Live USB Creator
  • Will PostgreSQL excite the open source DB community?
  • How is FreeBSD 9.0 shaping up?
  • If VMware Buys SUSE Linux, Could Red Hat Feel the Heat?
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