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today's leftovers:

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  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 195
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 235
  • Mozilla releases Rescuefox prototype
  • Firefox Rapid Release Follow-Up
  • 3 new virtual party on SecondLife for upcoming openSUSE 12.1
  • On the University migration to Free Software
  • 4 programs to update your Blog from Linux
  • NVIDIA 285.05.09 Linux Driver Pre-Release
  • New Blender Movie Kickoff
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 25th September
  • VC funding for open source – existential question time
  • openSUSE 12.1 delivers GTK+ 3.2 with Broadway backend
  • Replicant: Making Android truly free
  • Intel Linux Graphics and their friends
  • Parted Magic 6.7 Comes with Linux 3.0.4
  • Simple File Sharing | LAS | s18e09
  • Linux Outlaws 231 - Engage the Noise Gate

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  • The word from kernel.org
  • Face off
  • Quake 2 Source Code Review 1/4
  • When Forking is Not an Act of Love
  • Playing To Our Strengths
  • Cairo Dock 2.4.0 Released | Install
  • Shotwell Photo Manager For Gnome
  • Autism - Where Linux Falls Silent
  • A year after the agreement between KDE eV and KDE Spain
  • Metamorphosis
  • Berlios to shut down
  • Roberto Galoppini SourceForge Senior Director of Business Development
  • UK public administration's use of open source growing in importance
  • ODF 1.2: Approved as an OASIS Standard
  • Friday FOSS Week in Review
  • Free software spur innovation in South Tyrol
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 18th September
  • Is LiLo the Answer to MS UEFI?
  • New, Generic X.Org KMS Driver Work
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.09.30

today's leftovers:

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  • Windows 8 Metro Style Conky Theme
  • New games at the House of Lunduke BBS
  • DIY GNOME Applets
  • Review: Minus Desktop Application for Linux
  • Free Software: the reason Amazon Fire is Android 2.1
  • Would you like for me to install that for you?
  • Quicklink Current Files on the Desktop Panel (Ubuntu)
  • KDE on Minecraft?
  • World's most profitable Android company? Microsoft!?
  • MeeGo and openSUSE - an invitation
  • Jupiter Applet for Ubuntu 11.10
  • Interview with Daniel Bray (Lupine)
  • Microsoft woos open-sourcers to float Hyper-V clouds
  • Slackware-Current Hidden Activities
  • Jukka Ehto is the Linux Contributor of the Year 2011 in Finland
  • Romanian and Moldovan school eager to use open source

today's leftovers:

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  • Top 5 Gnome Shell Themes
  • Interview with Stuart Langridge
  • Ubuntu Broke so Now I Use Windows
  • Tumbleweed image dream
  • Inside M$
  • Measuring vocabulary richness with python
  • KDE GSoC Achievements: Part 2, Part 3
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 167: Exporting Grumpy Bears
  • Mandriva 2011 - A magnificent attempt but is it enough...
  • OLPC Canada Progress
  • Gaming In Linux: Company Of Heroes Installation
  • Mandriva Directory Server 2.4.2 now available
  • Blender 2.5 Character Animation Cookbook review
  • Two FaiF Episodes
  • FLOSS Weekly 184

today's leftovers:

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  • GTK+ 3.2 Is Gold With Wayland, HTML5, Etc
  • That Was the Breach That Was
  • Unity Updates | Ubuntu
  • Zombie mobile Linuxes mate
  • Meeting the KDesktop from Alt Linux
  • Webcam Drivers For Ubuntu
  • The Future Of The Broken Hourglass
  • García demonstrates the power of Free Software to 15 year old
  • Tiny Core Linux 4.0 released
  • Linux Hardware: Western Digital USB3 PCIe card
  • GNOME 3 Theme Added to Ubuntu 11.10
  • Re-settling Mageia and Debian
  • Mozilla Firefox Significantly Reduces Memory Use
  • GNOME Pie: cool visual application launcher
  • KDE GSoC Report
  • Cardapio gets GNOME Shell extension

some odds & ends:

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HowTos
  • Still hating Kde4/cups
  • How open source got its groove back
  • How-to Change Boot Order in Ubuntu 11.04
  • More Ways To Use Docky
  • Going Linux Sep 25: #151 Computer America #42
  • Playing DVDs On Ubuntu
  • GNOME's Sandler: Is there a killer in the code?
  • Amnesia the Dark Descent
  • KDE’s Infrastructure
  • Grub Customizer 2.2
  • systemd for Administrators, Part X
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update
  • Anaconda Whiteboards

some odds & ends:

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  • Is VIA Back To Playing With Linux, Gallium3D?
  • Quickly setup a Gentoo system
  • Interview w/ Elizabeth Krumbach, Ubuntu Women Project
  • Easy LVM | LAS | s18e08
  • new Kubuntu Low-Fat Settings package
  • More Ideas for Thunderbird
  • Recoll Finds Text Virtually Anywhere on a Linux Computer
  • X.Org Server 1.11.1 Brings Two Brown-Bag Fixes
  • Introduction To Gaming In Linux : Part Three - Desura
  • Your Move, Valve
  • Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System
  • plasma active workshop wrapup
  • Introducing Plack::Test::Agent
  • Linux Portable Security 1.2.5 has been released
  • About Kate Redesigned
  • Linux Outlaws 230 - Wait, There's the Ice Cream Van

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  • Pardus 2011.2: new version or service pack?
  • The State of Linux on ARM
  • New Release Of Pinta Readies, Needs Help
  • “Happy Pony” openSUSE?
  • SUSE Hackweek 7 – Next Week
  • Taking the Fedora 16 Beta plunge!
  • Playterm, Platform of the Gurus
  • Lightspark 0.5.1 released
  • Security Vulnerabilities in Messaging Software
  • New FreeBSD Foundation funded projects: DIFFUSE, Porting of libc++
  • Linus releases dive tracking application
  • Linux fixin' to go diving
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 421

today's leftovers:

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  • Fedora 16 Verne Beta Wallpapers
  • Interview Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst
  • Qt 5, KDE 5 To Be Written In C++11 (C++0x)?
  • A new Ubuntu-based OS is currently under development
  • openFATE News
  • Novell v. Microsoft Antitrust Trial Re: WordPerfect
  • www.LinuxFoundation.org is Back
  • Beta Testing Phase Beginning for Plasma Active OS
  • FLOSS Weekly 183: Cassandra

today's leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu Linux and Wayland Display Server: Status Update
  • 'Tiny & Big in : Up That Mountain'
  • Interview: Stuart Langridge, Strategic Architect for Ubuntu One
  • Linux Online Backups
  • Malta open source apps on government desktops doubled
  • Fuduntu Quarterly Release
  • Gentoo Stabilizations: situation stable
  • Moorfields opens its eyes to open source software
  • Windows 8, Metro, and the Linux Desktop
  • 20 years of Microsoft at the tender-free European Commission
  • Pardus 2011.2 screenshot preview
  • Samsung Looking to Open-Source Bada
  • Want to work for Red Hat?
  • Acid3 Test Simplified; All Modern Browsers Score 100
  • SUSE Linux Prepares Partner, Customer Surprises
  • openmamba 2.2 review
  • Going Linux Sep 20: #150 Nosillacast and Mintcast
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