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  • A Restart For The Botched RandR 1.4
  • X.Org Server 1.11 Release Planned For Mid-August
  • LibreOffice Conference to be held in Paris this October
  • The Ins and Outs of Open Source Audits: Part One
  • froglogic Confident of the Qt Platform's Future
  • Sabayon “App Store”, abbr: Entropy Store
  • Scale 9x: Day 3
  • SCALE 9X: It’s a wrap
  • Software Freedom Is Elementary, My Dear Watson
  • Open Source Junction: cross-platform mobile apps
  • GNU/Linux in Turkey
  • Exciting developments in GNU Radio
  • True Open Standards; Open Source Next?
  • Is Linus’ Law still valid?
  • Boxee Gets $16 Million in Funding for Media Center
  • Windows shuts door on user, Linux welcomes the guest
  • Volume icons disappear from Ubuntu Places menu & Nautilus sidebar
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD will offer Upgrade
  • Unity 3.6.0 Will Come with Option to Maximize Dash
  • openSUSE Build Service team releases new versions
  • Origins of Programming and Computers
  • Open Source Tool Helps US DoD Eye in the Sky
  • U.S. Government Configuration Baseline for RHEL 5
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode0x0A

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  • Linux-based Anti-virus rescue CDs
  • Btrfs May Be The Default File-System For Fedora 16
  • Five ideas for escaping the Blu-Ray blues
  • Novell openSUSE 11.4 nears completion. First Linux distro with LibreOffice
  • 3 Reasons Why Open Source Brings Better ROI
  • Legally open, socially closed: part 2
  • Further adventures in mobile Linux
  • Red Hat Announces Extended Lifecycle for RHEL 4
  • OpenOffice.org 3.4 Alpha Released
  • SI: Slovenian pub admins moving to open source desktops
  • Jacobsen v. Katzer concludes, Open Source wins
  • Arch’s Dirty Little Not-So-Secret
  • Arch's lax security for mirrors
  • Faster Help Browser coming for Ubuntu 11.04
  • Sun's Scott McNealy Recalls Triumphs, Near Misses
  • Next project-builder.org version will support Mageia

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  • Best Ubuntu 10.10 Feature
  • Day one at SCALE9X
  • LibreOffice gives OpenOffice a run for its Money
  • SCALE 9x: Day 2
  • Making the most of the planet
  • Emergence of the Tablets
  • Firefox Loves Linux | LAS | s15e08
  • Script to set the ‘NASA wallpaper of the day’ as your wallpaper daily
  • Linux Outlaws 193 - Comments Are Off

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  • Stupid Unix Tricks: Workflow Control with GNU Make
  • Fedora - Missing /etc/syslog.conf a syslog configuration file
  • Peyote - Audio player with friendly MC-like interface
  • Ubuntu Software Center validating packages quality
  • Overthinking Embedded Systems
  • history of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files
  • Linux 2.6.38 EXT4, Btrfs File-System Benchmarks
  • A finished product: The weather clock project
  • AMD Opens Up XvBA Catalyst Linux Video API
  • Quickie Conference Report: Day One - SCALE 9x
  • Dwarf Fortress 0.31.19 Released
  • Saturday Mono Update
  • Meego: Can it survive?
  • Install free and open source photo processor Photivo in Ubuntu
  • Slax Community Remix Renamed to Porteus Portable Linux
  • Overview of Xrandr

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  • Installing Windows 7 SP1? Be Careful If Dual Boot Linux
  • Vehicle-mount PC offers dual-core Atom, choice of screens
  • SCALE: The Best Little-Big Open Source Conference
  • Quest Sponsors Open Source Project
  • Does Committing Code to an Open Source Project Mean Committing Career Suicide?
  • Tweak Center - Download Themes, Icons, Tweaks in USC (mockup)
  • Fedora 15 alpha delayed - Btrfs may be default in 16
  • magpie update now waaaaaaay faster!
  • NL: Three nominees for the ‘Open call for tenders of the year’
  • The first GNOME 3 User Day
  • Penguin Pills: A Single GUI For 9 Different Linux Antivirus Programs

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  • Nokia and open source – a trial by fire
  • Red Hat: Sell The Stock, J.P Morgan Advises Investors
  • The mighty Linux spreads wings
  • The role of Open Source and Free software in today’s world
  • Protect an Entire Network with Untangle
  • openSUSE Open-Bugs-Day Held Last Sunday, Results
  • Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Talks Firefox 4 and Chrome
  • Top 3 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • New Unity 2D Design on the Way (video)
  • Grand Glest Unification
  • Roundup: Open source in the DOD
  • Bruce Perens' Recent Articles on Open Source and Business
  • Alternative search engine’s
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 391
  • Filelight – Graphical Disk Usage information
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 3 Episode 4

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HowTos
  • First setup and configuration MySQL server on Slackware
  • Applying xargs
  • Minecraft Beta 1.3 Released
  • This GLX Patch Can Really Boosts The FPS (~ +60%)
  • digiKam Tricks 2.0 Released
  • A Miniature Linux Office Solution (Mini ITX)
  • How to wipe out Windows to install Ubuntu, then decorate with a penguin
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 6th February 2011
  • How to Remotely Control KTorrent
  • Open Source with the Home Office and the British Computing Society
  • Install nfdump and nfsen netflow tools in Linux
  • Vi move (vimv) - rename files using vi text editor
  • Goodbye MS Exchange: Good Linux Email Servers
  • GTimelog: A Beautifully Bare-Bones Approach to Time Tracking
  • Current AIM Issues
  • FLOSS Weekly 154: Sunlight Labs

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  • F.lux - Ice for your Eyes
  • Let us access the databases in the Easy Driver way
  • new gnome bluetooth panel
  • Review: Boxee Box
  • Photostory - turn series of pictures into video
  • Edubuntu’s installer ready for 11.04
  • Why is Linux security so much better than Windows? Part 2
  • Firefox 4 improves appearance in Ubuntu
  • Intrinsyc Joins Linux Foundation
  • Linux Mint 11 Will Be Based on Ubuntu 11.04
  • Dude Plays Super Mario Kart In Real Life
  • Open source, a healthy choice
  • Web browser Midori ditches menu bar by default
  • I thought we had deprecated regedit

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  • How to get your Realtek card reader working in Ubuntu
  • Default Wallpaper for GNOME:Ayatana
  • RhythmCat – A Linux only music player
  • Unifying the Two Worlds of Perl 5
  • Tips for an open source process
  • Check Websites for Broken Links with LinkChecker 6.4
  • TDF: A Warm Welcome To Canonical
  • Mandriva primary mirror outage is now fixed and a re-design is in progress
  • Install a Wireless Card in Linux Using Windows Drivers
  • Penetration Testing data management and reporting tool
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 30th January 2011
  • Fix Gnome Mouse Cursor Theme Change Back to Default in Opera
  • A Textures Primer
  • Instant Vintage Photo Effects with the FIL Script for GIMP
  • Output/Input Redirection With awk
  • NYSE, Deutsche Borse merger places IT on the front line

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  • QEMU 0.14 Improves Linux Virtualization
  • Software Center adds ‘inappropriate rating’ link, and more
  • CeBIT in Germany: the trade show I hate to love
  • Packman service interruption and migration
  • Intel to preview Poulson processor
  • Firefox 4 Final Beta Delayed – March Release Appears Likely
  • Firefox 4 beta 12 delayed, beta 13 possible
  • Replay Great Old Games on Dosbox
  • Going Linux Feb 20: #130 - Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux
  • Linux Action Show s15e07: Ubuntu vs Banshee
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