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  • How to find the amount of RAM being used by Firefox
  • PacketFence - network access control (NAC)
  • GNOME 3 rocks
  • CentOS 5.6 is released, Upgrade now
  • GNOME3 iso by fcrozat and ATI radeon driver… a quick easy fix
  • Bash for loop with files containing white space
  • Beginning Shell Scripting
  • Linux Outlaws 200 - Winning!
  • opera Barracuda Release Candidate 3.11
  • KDE Commit Digest for 3 April 2011
  • Going Linux Apr 10: #134
  • The Drizzle tale: a fork that's growing
  • Taking video snapshots quickly: KDE VLC Snapper
  • how to disable the overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu

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  • DebConf11 call for contributions
  • Slackware 13.37 RC 4.6692
  • In praise of the D-Link Boxee Box
  • The Linux Kernel Trojan Horse Gift
  • Clementine Steadily Improving
  • Fast Two Way Sync in Ubuntu
  • GNOME 3: configuration wish granted
  • GIMP webpage plug-in
  • Facebook open sources hardware specs? Not really.
  • Opera Barracuda Release Candidate 3.1
  • Moar games sales
  • Tux Games Sale

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  • The Battle for the Last Desktop
  • Iptables – Providing More Access Without Compromise
  • Understanding Project Harmony
  • Bash shell-scripting libraries
  • Where’s the Parallel Beef?
  • Using GNU/Linux is cooler than using Windows: Laura Lucas Alday
  • plasma active
  • icculus' "Gaming on Linux"
  • Sam and me on Ubuntu
  • Top five new things in Linux
  • Acer’s Chairman Speaks
  • Munich receives European Document Freedom Day Prize
  • openSUSE GNOME 3 DVDs & Repos next week
  • Gnome3 + porn can equal potential awkwardness

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  • Desktop Sanity
  • Synapse 0.2.6 Released, Brings New Theme and Drag 'n' Drop Features
  • GNOME 3.0, Banshee 2.0 and Foresight Linux
  • Azulejo – User friendly window tilling
  • Test drive the whole Ubuntu archive with WebLive
  • Testing Writer documents rendering
  • Banshee sucketh the big one
  • Skype for Linux gets an update after almost 15 months
  • Google begins tablet version of Chrome OS
  • Smile becomes Mandriva partner
  • Puppy, Slax, and Puppy Slax
  • Eurocom Launches Dual Processor Phantom 4.0 Server-on-the-Go Solution
  • NetSupport Assist now available for Mac, Linux
  • AMD Puts Out A Catalyst Hot-Fix For Linux
  • Linux high availability group working on critical enterprise application stack
  • FLOSS Weekly 160: Open Source Software At The DoD
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 397
  • Surreal Gaming in 'Machinarium' Creator's Latest, 'Osada'

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  • PCLinuxOS 2010 E17 Review
  • Wishlist for gnome (and shell) 3.2
  • Yahoo: The Linux Company
  • Dual boot adventures
  • Linux 2.6.39-rc2 Is Uncommonly Calm
  • There's a new sudo in town
  • Harvard Business Review: FOSS Has Reached Tipping Point
  • Focusing on what's important, not sensational
  • Screen queens: 7 dual-screen devices you can buy now
  • GIMP 2.8 release planning gets more transparent
  • 8 strange places to find USB ports
  • Nokia confirms Symbian no longer open source
  • Testing stable; stable testing
  • OSU, Intel Expand Open Source Education
  • The GNU/Linux-Adoption Algorithm!
  • New OOo Snapshot
  • 10,000-core Linux supercomputer built in Amazon cloud
  • MS's Monopoly Is Now So Bad That Even MS Employees Complain
  • IBM bullish on Linux, but will keep DB2 proprietary

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  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Review
  • Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 Screenshots Tour
  • Review: System 76 Gazelle Professional Ubuntu Laptop
  • Brian Aker explains Memcached
  • Linphone- An Open Source SIP Phone
  • The compat-wireless dance
  • jnettop: Another network monitor
  • Graphical Desktop Wiki - Zim
  • Red Hat opens New Zealand office
  • Commodore 64 Gets Priced, Comes in 5 Models
  • Vote Beefy – seriously.
  • The history of the origin of grep command
  • Microsoft "A Little Puppy", We Should All Be So Lucky
  • Kicking Puppies or Giving Up on GNU/Linux Deskktops
  • Five more signs Linux is ready for mission-critical workloads
  • Must-have restartless Firefox add-ons
  • Linux Format issue 144 is on sale now
  • BSD Magazine 2011-04: FreeBSD: portability with VMware
  • SUSE Studio and Disters Recognized
  • new opera snapshot
  • Open source FusionDirectory forked from GOsa project
  • Two Linux-based NAS devices reach market

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  • Fedora 16 Might Be A Beefy Miracle
  • Cheese in The Board
  • Have Some Cheese with that Webcam
  • Same place, slightly different way
  • Freedom through a clear governance model
  • digiKam Tricks 3.0 Released
  • People of openSUSE: Per Jessen
  • The entropy factor
  • Few days with GNOME3
  • GNU GPL Version Three Adoption Rates
  • Rooting a Nook Color: Is it Worth It?
  • A Hot-Replace Server For Wayland Is Proposed
  • Linux Outlaws 199 - Hail to the King, Baby!
  • Penguin Computing overclocks Opterons for Wall Street
  • Stunt Rally 1.1 looking awesome
  • 120 Megabits/s
  • I'm loving open source in schools
  • Why being an approved loco team doesn’t actually matter a jot
  • Legacy should never be a burden
  • Government Procurement: Great Expectations for FOSS
  • Sony PS3 'Other OS' Litigation Update
  • Linux's Own 'Canterbury' Tale: Laughing, Wishing and Hoping
  • Spiral Knights Released
  • Debian wheezy: lots of fixes, new stuff

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  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 169 is out
  • Exploring Software—Getting a Hang of Zope’s Grok
  • LibreOffice
  • kernel weekly news – 02.04.2011
  • Music production in linux 3
  • Securing the future of openSUSE
  • Using a monome with Ubuntu Studio
  • Ubuntu 11.04 quick review & Screenshots Tour
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.04.01
  • KDE Commit Digest for 27 March 2011
  • Gwibber lens for Ubuntu Unity available; adds social awesome to the 11.04 desktop
  • end of an era: pygtk
  • Linux: Updating BIOS on an Old SCSI Controller

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  • Red Hat execs pushed hard for incentives
  • Introducing snapper: A tool for managing btrfs snapshots
  • Major security hole found in Linux kernel
  • A SCO Openserver to Red Hat Linux Conversion
  • 6 Linux Pranks for April Fools' Day
  • 10 Advanced Plugins, Features for gedit
  • Coming soon: PlayOnWindows, by the creators of PlayOnLinux
  • Announcing: Fedora Cheat Ball
  • Opera Speed Dial, now with crisp thumbnails
  • Questions For Ryan Gordon, The Linux Game Porter
  • Steam for Linux confirmed
  • The kde-www war: part 3
  • Linux Outlaws 198 - GNU/Linux Outlaws
  • Free Gamer = Freeware Gamer
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Novell not phased by Red Hat changes
  • FR: Space agency to use Apache Commons Math
  • Fuduntu Weekly Update - Improving Terminal
  • Top five datacenter stories that sound like April Fool's, but aren't
  • VIDEO: Duke Nukem Vids Feature Jetpack, Poop
  • I am Jef Spaleta
  • Install Firefox 4 on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

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  • Hardware review I
  • Google open source guru: 'Why we ban the AGPL'
  • Linux and ARM Power New 10-Inch Netbook
  • Ryan "Icculus" Gordon Will Be Talking This Weekend
  • Red Hat the Master Packager
  • BPEL engine on Red Hat's shopping list
  • OSI: The Open Source Road Ahead
  • It isn't open source if it doesn't pass "The patch test"
  • Swiss Supremes Re-invent Catch-22
  • Firefox 4 borked by Compiz bug in Linux
  • SNAFU—Situation Normal, All Fouled Up! | The Joy of Programming
  • the book was better
  • Postal III Pushed Back, Linux Fate Unknown
  • GNOME:Ayatana – being populated
  • Is Android FUD a forebearer of Linux-like success?
  • Announcing Penny Red
  • UK: Researchers say open source lowers costs, increases security
  • The Fuduntu Programming Challenge
  • ‘Creepy’ app threatens the privacy of social network users
  • Some Thoughts on Diaspora
  • Microsoft Gives Up, Says It Can't Win
  • Ballmer: Linux Still Like Cancer
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 396
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