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  • Ten days to SELF 2011.
  • Gnome Shell
  • Boot-Repair - Simple tool to repair frequent boot problems
  • UI Forensic Tool for File Information - FileInfo
  • Unity interface makes Ubuntu worse.
  • Zenix 2.0
  • Anki - An alternative learning program
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  • Celebrating 20 Years of Linux
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Features Defined
  • System76 quietly updates Starling Linux netbook with Atom N570 chip
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  • DE: Open source in coalition agreement Badem-Wuerttemberg
  • Webian Shell: A full screen web browser built on Chromeless
  • Picking up the pieces
  • GNOME Shell available for Ubuntu 11.10
  • Super OS 11.04: Ubuntu 11.04 With Muscles
  • Should a Power-User Key Mapping Change Be This Difficult?
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  • Bodhi Linux Service Pack 1 Ready to Go
  • music made with gentoo: 20110530
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  • Is Red Hat's Stock Expensive by the Numbers?
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  • Bodhi Linux 1.1.0 Review (video)
  • Debian moving to Linux 3.0
  • Compositing Modes of KDE Plasma Workspaces Explained
  • FOSS is Fun: A Testing Time
  • Full Circle Podcast #20: A Dutch Pirate with False Teeth
  • Elaine Negroponte on Computer Usage in Schools
  • The Five Pillars Of Ubuntu Server 11.10
  • Small happy things: Fedora 15 and Bluetooth
  • Hey, Ridley, ya got any bmon?
  • Fedora 15 Review | LAS | s17e01
  • aseigo: libplasma2
  • XMonad: a tiling window manager
  • aseigo: Plasma Active: Quick Catch-Up!
  • Ricoh Announces Enterprise Device With Tablet Features

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  • Compact 1.8GHz Atom PC is just $200
  • KDE 4.7 – A First Look At Beta 1
  • Fedora 15 KDE: When New Old Is Better Than New New
  • Red Hat gives executives raises
  • The First Image Of Desura Running On Linux
  • MeeGo Could Switch Over To Wayland This Year
  • Zero Bugs in Linux
  • OBS—The New Name Speaks Volumes
  • Plasma Compositor and Window Manager in 4.7
  • The Underlying KWin Improvements In KDE 4.7
  • Is AMD Open-Sourcing Something Next Week?
  • Linux Outlaws 209 - FABRAGE x3

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  • Fedora 15
  • Does Amazon "owe" open source? Maybe a little
  • Hex-a-Hop...heard of it?
  • Gmediafinder - Stream/download files
  • TermKit: The Best of Both Terminal and Graphical World
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.05.27
  • Ubuntu Power Users: first meeting
  • A computer is not a toaster!
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) end-of-life reached on April 30, 2011.
  • Mozilla Intros Website Permissions Manager In Firefox 5
  • Changes to Ruby in Debian (and Ubuntu)
  • Developer Interview : Rob Snelders
  • Red Hat (RHT) Could Fall Through $42.42 Support Level
  • KDE Commit Digest for 22 May 2011
  • 4 LibreOffice Splash Screens Worth Checking Out

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  • Bodhi Linux 1.1.0 Released
  • Yesterday I did a new release of Kraft
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 404
  • Giving Away Unigine's New Real Time Strategy Game
  • Still with ConnochaetOS
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 10
  • 3 Best Free Partition Managers For Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Fedora 15 and offlineimap users beware
  • MK: Public involved in finalisation of national Open Source policy
  • Awesomium Windowless Web Browser Framework Ported to Linux
  • CleanCache Merged Into The Linux Kernel
  • Need open source policy? Ask the DoD.
  • Why there's no Gentoo Weekly Newsletter Anymore
  • 3 Best Free iTunes Alternatives For Linux
  • Zukitwo: Beautiful GNOME Theme Pack
  • U.S. Considers Open-Source Software for Cybersecurity

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  • Ubuntu – Beginner’s First Choice
  • Text Encryption Made Easy With Scrambled Egg
  • MOC (music on console) - Console audio player for LINUX/UNIX
  • Debian 6.0: Fat, Fatter, Slim
  • Six Quick Tips Get You Started with Open Compliance
  • Ailurus is not just a powerful tweaker
  • Debian announces Chinese Mirror
  • Ubuntu Ambiance Theme for Gnome Shell
  • Northern Islands & Fermi Busted On Open-Source
  • In Search Of Enterprise Organizations Utilizing KDE
  • Linux 2.6.40/3.0 Kernel Has New Microsoft Kinect Driver
  • NCIX, a very nice choice for *nix
  • Time for Amazon to pay its dues to open source?
  • New opera snapshot
  • Defending against Firefox extensions that may spy on you
  • FLOSS Weekly 167: Racket
  • FSF license recommendations guide
  • Xamarin recruits best CEO in the Industry

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  • X Server 1.11 Breaks The Video Driver ABI
  • Quicklist Editor for Unity Launcher
  • Another great app to convert your webcam into a security camera
  • systemd Documentation
  • Keep up to date with GNOME Shell Extensions
  • Using Scribus to Draw George
  • GNOME Tweak gets option to disable/enable extentions
  • Having Linux Support For Your Hardware At Launch
  • The Open Source Road Ahead: Individuals matter
  • Debian 6.0: Cleanup
  • No party for you. Fedora Tradition cancelled.
  • SE: Framework agreement increases use of open source
  • Phonon’s New Awesome Website + Wallpaper

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  • Opening up the Open Source Initiative
  • Hacker Evolution Duality
  • Iptables – A poor man’s firewall
  • Drupal 7 simplifies Web site management
  • Terminator - a terminal program for Linux
  • De-Googling My Life, Part 1
  • Super boot manager
  • The Humble Homebrew Collection
  • Calligra Announces First Snapshot Release
  • One Laptop per Child takes off in Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District
  • GNOME 3 Live image release 1.3.0
  • Assign Different Wallpapers To Different Workspaces On Ubuntu 11.04
  • EU/UK: FSFE appeals for information on OSS deployments
  • IKEA using Drupal
  • Community Team Plans For Oneiric
  • 55 Open Source Replacements for Information/Project Management Tools
  • GNOME Shell Weather Extention
  • Fuduntu 14.10 Release Candidate
  • New Opera Snapshot
  • When FOSS Became Mainstream
  • How to request GNOME 3 PromoDVD

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  • difference between Fedora and Ubuntu
  • Fedora 15 Release Party!
  • Xtreamer Ultra HTPC
  • Steadyflow Is An Easy To Use Download Manager For Ubuntu
  • Get your Free Copy of Bullet Candy Perfect
  • Zeitgeist’s journey in the land of KDE
  • Nepomuk
  • Case Sensitivity with Regular Expressions
  • Debian on Think pad Edge 11
  • 2 Ways to Make Ubuntu Notification More User Friendly
  • five examples to set your own Bash prompt
  • Active widget explorer
  • Write/wipe with zeros to USB drive in Linux
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 161: Playing with Wavelets
  • Going Linux May 22: #139 Audacity Tutorial & Noscillacast

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  • Data From Canonical…
  • Gentoo LinuxTag 2011 and static gallery generators
  • The Next-Generation Browser: No URL Bar
  • Activity config UI for Contour and Active
  • DocFetcher : Simplifying searches
  • Create a New Shell With Two sh-bangs?
  • Unico, New GTK3 Theme Engine in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Re-Add The Weather Indicator To Ubuntu 11.04′s Panel
  • Open-source platforms benefit developer and user
  • Counterstrike : Condition Zero on Fedora
  • What's Inside Mozilla's Firefox 5 Beta?
  • Bumbleebee brings NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching to Linux
  • Meet the Krita Gang
  • Using Kernel Linux 2.6.39 in Slack
  • wget with username and password
  • Another gray area: Ascii Sector
  • Invasion of the Blobs
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