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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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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

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • 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

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • 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

yesterday's leftovers:

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  • gray area: darkstat
  • A Tiny Wayland Compositor Emulates Four Displays
  • Ninite automates installation of Windows, Linux apps
  • Where ends the Workspace and where begins the Application?
  • Revisiting the tabbed desktop
  • Chris Rock using Drupal
  • Solutions Linux & LinuxTag 2011
  • Qt: Open Governance Roles and Responsibilities
  • Geniatech launches a TV with Android on board!
  • Psensor 0.6.2.8 Released
  • Attachmate Divides To Integrate Novell Acquisition
  • 0 A.D. Alpha 5 Released
  • Evolution 3.0 in Ubuntu 11.04
  • New Version for Xnoise Brings Tags Editing and Subtitles Support
  • KDEMU Swidish Meatballs with Krammeberry Sauce
  • Linux Outlaws 208 - Mint for Pillow?

today's leftovers:

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  • Top Games for Linux
  • OSI set to expand open source mission
  • Why You Should Always Update Your Software
  • Open-Source AMD Fusion Driver Stabilizes
  • gprename - Complete batch renamer for Linux
  • Fedora needs version 16 theme artists
  • Turpial, microblogging client from South America
  • Finding gPodder podcast software on Ubuntu
  • Attachmate sets SUSE course, but Linux faithful still worry about support
  • Revisited: SimplyMEPIS 11.0
  • DNASTAR announces release of SeqMan NGen Linux Software
  • Unity 2D to enter GNOME:Ayatana soon…
  • Things I wrote down during OSBC 2011
  • Lessons learned from Munich's migration to Linux
  • Conky
  • Red Hat intros PaaS for open source developers
  • KDE Commit Digest for 15 May 2011
  • Android, its (Lack of) Copyleft-ness, and GPL Enforcement
  • Minecraft 1.6 Next Week
  • Third day at Solutions Linux 2011
  • DOD Releases Open Source Development Guide
  • Plasma Components

today's leftovers:

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  • Whoops, Intel SNB Is Borked At The Last Minute In Linux 2.6.39
  • The GNU GPL and the American Dream
  • Dell Releases Chromium OS for the Mini 10v
  • Eveinstaller - software manager for Ubuntu & LinuxMint
  • Perl 5.14 Improves IPv6, Unicode
  • When Open-Source Graphics Drivers Break
  • Mozilla Preps For Firefox 5 Beta Launch Day
  • Bad Chakras of DarkDuck
  • Selecting Open Source: a Practical View
  • Attachmate has high hopes for Novell products
  • BackTrack 5 Released – Most Advanced Linux Security Distribution
  • MP3 player success with Rockbox
  • Sweeping changes blow through Novell's board
  • Open Source Software Is Now a Norm in Businesses
  • FLOSS Weekly 166: Compiz
  • HTML5 in Drupal 8
  • Attachmate's SUSE Linux Sticking with Mono
  • Book Review: Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery
  • Midori 0.3.6 brings welcome fixes, small speed bump
  • Don't miss TuxRadar / Linux Format's IRC session on Friday
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