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Skype shutdown: where are free software and free protocols?

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Free software is definitely going strong in some areas, especially in the server market. However, there are other areas where free software and free protocols have failed.

some odds & ends:

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  • Canonical to offer Ubuntu desktop support

  • Survey: Linux expertise in demand
  • MySQL startup targets SSDs
  • Arora: A light-weight, cross-platform web browser based on WebKit
  • Fedora needs PHP/JavaScript hackers
  • Is Anyone at OLPC Actually Doing Windows-on-XO work?
  • a mono proposal
  • 5 Beautiful, Recently Updated Ubuntu Themes
  • Open Source: The Way, Not The Goal
  • Firefox Approaches 1 Billion Downloads, Could Hit It Tomorrow
  • CentOS developers threaten mutiny
  • Another (Red) Hat into the Ring
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day (-1)
  • Linux Virtualization with a lot of Moxie: ProxMox
  • Microsoft says Intel, HP 'Actively' Working with Linux
  • Alsaequal scratches the itch
  • Africa- A Fertile ground for Open Source and Linux

today's leftovers

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  • Vim Gives to Charity and Gives Back to Donors

  • Ubuntu Hard Lock – Not What I Thought
  • BIND name server vulnerable to DoS attacks
  • Boot-Up Manager: a graphical runlevel editor
  • Success with FOSS
  • Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer
  • Compiz Fusion boost my 3D performance
  • On The FAA's Slow And Steady SWIM To Open Source
  • An Updated ATI Kernel Mode-Setting Driver
  • Mozilla starts preparing developers for Firefox 3.6
  • Enterprise IT Hits Bottom - Open Source Holds an Intervention
  • Internet Systems Consortium using Drupal
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 0
  • Create your own system branding
  • Free Books For Approved LoCo Teams
  • Median filter in GIMP is called despeckle filter
  • Post-OSCON roundup
  • Easy Netbook Linux
  • OpenGL Programming Guide
  • Dell: New Ubuntu Desktop PC Within Days
  • Ubuntu Experiment – Part 1

today's odds & ends:

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  1. Fun with VirtualBox

  2. 5 things Windows 7 lacks vs Linux
  3. GNU Generation: Calling all pre-university students
  4. Alfresco Community Now Available for Ubuntu
  5. about:mozilla 7/28
  6. Mr Windowspants has a bad day
  7. Free like Franks Beer
  8. Asa Dotzler: microsoft's settlement proposal
  9. OLPC: the more we know, the more we marvel
  10. Babel Com buys Everything Linux
  11. Open Source or Cloud?
  12. Top 3 Linux HTML editors
  13. The Private Cloud: Opening the Door for Open Source
  14. What is Ubuntu linux, and is it ready for me?
  15. Sexism in Free Software
  16. Ultra X Linux: Ubuntu With A Faster Kernel
  17. Music Player Review: qmmp vs audacious
  18. Automatic Mandriva Linux Media Setup
  19. gcc-4.4.1 is out
  20. NVIDIA Issues 185.xx Stable Linux Driver Update
  21. Microsoft, the GPL, and Nonsense from Folks Who Know Better
  22. Knoppix - First glance
  23. U.C. Berkeley plans open source software for lecture distribution
  24. Interview: Stephen Carlyle-Smith
  25. WASC Honeypot Opens Up With Open Source
  26. openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 81

today's odds & ends

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  1. Noteworthy Cooker changes (15 June – 26 July 2009)

  2. 10 Reasons Why Africans Should Try Ubuntu
  3. Kopete Plugin Adds Account Assistant
  4. KDE4.3 in Kubuntu
  5. Tycoon Games releases Bionic Heart for Mac, PC, Linux systems
  6. Wookie widget server to incubate at Apache
  7. Future of Linux in Automotive Industry
  8. Ten years after: An Interview with MontaVista's Jim Ready
  9. Computer Memory - How Much Is Good Enough?
  10. Wallpaper a Day - Day 1
  11. Wallpaper a Day - Day 2
  12. Some improvements for Gentoo safety
  13. Create Oscar-Worthy Movie Scripts With Celtx
  14. Mrs Martin, she annoys me
  15. Security vs. Convenience
  16. Chrome to be Built with 3D Hardware Acceleration Plug-in
  17. Red Hat offers a tip of the fedora to Microsoft … oh really?
  18. SFLC: Microsoft violated the GPL
  19. What Linux really lacks
  20. Canonical’s Ubuntu Partner Program: Moves Worth Watching
  21. Parsing the Microsoft - EU Interoperability Commitment
  22. DON'T MISS: Red Hat boot camp
  23. Fedora 12 Picks Up Another Batch Of Features
  24. Miro Media Player Gets an Overhaul

today's odds & ends

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  • Ubuntu Desktop: Contacts as Indexed Files

  • Proper Multi-Seat X Support Is On The Way
  • Compare files in Linux
  • Top 25 Ubuntu Programs
  • Photo Collage Maker - Shape Collage
  • Linux Outlaws 103 - It's a Trap!
  • Make MPlayer play h264 video files faster on multicore machines
  • How to safely dual-boot Windows & Linux with Wubi Installer
  • Howto install and Enable Broadcom Wireless in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Proper word-wrapping in vim
  • Chrome v Firefox: Can Innovation Happen Without A Fight to the Death?

today's odds & ends:

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  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 4

  • NVIDIA + 2.6.30 Kernel + Compiz = Slowness
  • What is this "Multisearch" thing in my Firefox about?
  • Gentoo Safe Flags for Make.conf
  • Download and install Ubuntu faster with a Minimal CD
  • rsync and screen
  • Epic: Unreal Tournament On-Hold for “Several Years”
  • Fedora == Debian ?
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 3
  • Warsow - call for demos
  • antiX M8.2 has been released and I recommend it

today's leftovers:

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  • Shared Desktop Notifications from Canonical

  • Wallpaper Roundup: Ocean Views and Abstract Blues
  • NVIDIA Releases An OpenGL 3.2 Driver Update
  • Dell Mini 9: I'm baaack...
  • Blogging, Linux & Law
  • Using an Old Wacom Graphire + Bamboo Pen on Linux
  • Open source advocates still called zealots
  • Moblin 2.0 Beta Impressions
  • My Favorite Firefox Feature
  • Viewing Autocad files in Linux
  • Migrating to Linux, Part 2: Avoiding Separation Anxiety
  • PureOSlight 1.0 beta 1 Released
  • Intel Atom N280 Benchmark with Super_pi
  • Commercial open source's awkward teen years
  • Google's Chrome OS: The Web is the computer
  • Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand
  • The Florida Linux Show 2009 Orlando Sponsored by Red Hat

today's leftovers:

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  1. 16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back

  2. GPLv3 hits 50 percent adoption
  3. Amazon apologizes, FSF says free the ebook
  4. Microsoft aims to be a Linux kernel contributor: What's in it for them?
  5. id Software will no longer support linux
  6. Ubuntu for Netbooks
  7. DD-WRT security fix
  8. Intel's Wind River Claims Lead in Embedded Linux
  9. MSFT, Red Hat Disagree over Patents
  10. Firefox add-on in Karmic redirects Google searches to Ubuntu Start Page
  11. Microsoft Gives Red Hat a Taste of the Real IP World
  12. blogging with gnome-blog
  13. OSCON: Building Belonging (in communities)
  14. News Limited phases out Solaris
  15. Producing Podcasts with FOSS Slides
  16. How UCSB Grad Students Put Cloud Computing Power into Ubuntu
  17. Wallpaper a Day - Day 5
  18. Wallpaper a Day - Day 6
  19. Karmic Alpha 3 released
  20. Okay, Linux Gamers Are REALLY Excited!
  21. What Ubuntu has done to improve energy efficiency
  22. Google is not going to have its way.
  23. Microsoft Profit down 17% on Ubuntu, Google, Apple threats
  24. Volume control in Karmic is UP/DOWN
  25. Windows is Dead, Long Live FOSS

today's leftovers:

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  • Contributing to Apache Open Source Projects

  • Microsoft seeks to take crumbs from OpenOffice
  • Microsoft, the GPL and Linux: The Q&A
  • How I make my Ubuntu more beautiful and usable
  • Bordeaux 1.8.0 for Linux review
  • Five Ways to Save Money on IT Software
  • Windows Update owns my machine
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Air Cursor Software Coming for Windows, Linux
  • Opera - Opera 10 review
  • Top 3 Open Source Web Analytics Software
  • openSUSE
  • New open source initiatives for the Flash Platform
  • Kaltura launches open source video platform
  • 100% Pure Synth Heaven : Ubuntu Studio 9.04
  • Linux Mint 7 Review
  • Tuxradar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 13
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