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today's odds & ends:

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  • Realtime Sunlight wallpaper v0.3.3 released
  • Plymouth manager lets you change boot theme, resolution in Ubuntu
  • Spacewalk 1.2 released, PostgreSQL ready, first analysis
  • Unity Place People – Day 2
  • openSUSE ambassador life
  • A Short Video Tour Of The Wayland Display Server
  • Should You Sell Red Hat Right Now?
  • Opera 11 One Step Closer to Beta
  • Fedora 14 Updates

today's leftovers:

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  • A Linux server OS that's fiddly but tweakable
  • Feature Guide for KDE 4.6 Releases
  • New Ubuntu Pilot Patch Scheme
  • Unity Linux 2010_02 Is Powered by Linux kernel
  • DockBarX 0.40 Has Been Released
  • Xdriller - Mr Driller Clone
  • Shark Attack - Deep Sea Adventure
  • A Closer Look at the Next Generation Address Bars
  • Creative Commons retiring the Public Domain dedication
  • The First NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Linux Benchmark
  • Pinguy OS Review (Video)
  • Open standards policy in India: A long, but successful journey
  • Private Agreements Harm Communities
  • How we choose software
  • Red Hat broadens scope of open-source academic program
  • Oracle Support ‘Too Costly’, Say Customers
  • Linus: What's Wrong With The Whole DRM Crowd?
  • Forget 200 lines, Red Hat speeds up Linux with 4 lines of code

today's leftovers:

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  • KDE 4 Look Part 2: Amarok 2.3.2 in KDE 4.5 and Fedora 14
  • A young and pretty Linux server OS that takes a bit of work
  • Baracus: Novell's New Open Source Network Boot Project
  • Daniel Robbins Working on Funtoo
  • The ~200 lines patch that does wonders? Sabayon has it
  • I Love Thunderbird 3.x
  • Firefox vs. Explorer: Which is better?
  • Seigo: multihead plasma desktop needs YOU!
  • Mageia supports LibreOffice
  • Software bug derailed Windows bid to top Linux in supercomputing speed
  • Contributor Agreements Say Your Contribution Is Unwelcome
  • Mee too ... the 200 line kernel wonder patch
  • litl in the GNOME Event Boxes
  • No webcam in Meebo with Flash on Squeeze
  • No Source Code for Nook either
  • Going Linux: Nov 17: #120 - Computer America #32
  • Linux Link Tech Show #376 11/17/10

today's leftovers:

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  • Back In Time, a Free and Simple Backup Software
  • 7 Brilliant GNOME GTK Themes
  • I Hate Thunderbird 3.x
  • Test-driving Bordeaux 2.0.8
  • Top 20 Open Source Packages
  • Clam AntiVirus management tools
  • KMyMoney 4.5.1 stable version is out
  • A Linux server OS that's had 11 years to improve
  • Linux servers for Windows folk: go on, give it a bash
  • Linux Box Goes Live With Email
  • Context Toolbars in The Board
  • Polishing KGet and Friends
  • New: 3.3.0 Release Candidate 5
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • - New Online Magazine Using Drupal 6
  • Linux 2.6.37-rc2 Kernel Released; So Far Looks Painless
  • AMD Catalyst 10.11 Linux Driver Released
  • Hard Lessons Learned: Malicious Ads on SourceForge
  • New Opera address field, mouse gestures, and updated mail panel and extensions
  • Linux distros advance on the networking front
  • FLOSS Weekly 142: CentOS

today's leftovers:

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  • In Defense of Bacon
  • WebYaST – now for openSUSE
  • Video: Gnome-Shell Update Nov 16 2010
  • Debian Women IRC Training Sessions
  • Viewing and Analysing music audio file - Sonic Visualiser
  • Command Line Fun: Magic 8 Ball in Your Terminal
  • Fedora Board Meetings, 12 & 15 Nov 2010
  • GNOME Terminal with Google search support
  • The lesson of Google Android fail
  • PCLinuxOS LXDE Review and Screenshots
  • Slamd64 to be discontinued
  • OOo Initializing an I-Team for the improvement of the ODF-icons
  • Red Hat Breaks Through Support at $40.87
  • 'Megafon Siberia implements Linux-based video call-centre'
  • Convirture and Canonical to Team Up
  • New openSUSE Package for packager: whohas

today's leftovers:

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  • Make your own games with Syntensity
  • Comments on Perens' Comments on Software Patents
  • Schmidt: Google Chrome OS 'a few months away'
  • Kmart debuts $180 Android tablet
  • GIMP's Van Gogh filter - Does something that nobody understands
  • Attn: Slackware 13.0 | Thunderbird Users
  • Top 10 Firefox Add-ons to Make Browsing Safe, Secure and Private
  • KNotify Plugins
  • 3 Triangle titans pile up billions in cash
  • KDE 4.4 on Slackware 13.1
  • F# development under Mac OS X and Linux
  • Ebay using Drupal
  • Introducing the Halls - Developers of Qimo 2.0
  • Fedora Board likely to reconsider SQLNinja, but should they?

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • VLC v1.1.5 released
  • Speed Limit: 75MPH. Ubuntu: 110MPH.
  • FlBurn - Optical disc burning software for Linux
  • x2vnc
  • Linux Mint 10 manual disk partitioning guide
  • Drupal 7.0 Beta 3 released
  • Release of KGraphViewer, version 2.1.1
  • Burg manager app updated with new themes, new features
  • Quick and easy printer sharing in GNOME
  • Ubuntu 10.10 for the O2 Joggler
  • More Thoughts On Fedora 14
  • My first podcast - Switching from CentOS to Slackware
  • Linux Basement: Episode 63 - Just Us, Just News

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Firefox 4, How To Undo The Changes
  • Nautilus Extensions – Right-Click Menu to Extend Functionality
  • OpenSearch in Rekonq
  • Parsing Bazaar Logs with PHP
  • Nautilus Extensions – Add “open in terminal”,”set as wallpaper” in Menu
  • The Java crisis and what it means for developers
  • Monitoring Processes
  • kde e.v. board meeting in nijmegen
  • Turning Kate into a Prolog IDE

today's leftovers:

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  • Ever Wondered WTF Gnome vs Ubuntu?
  • Introducing KDualAction
  • Hacked Kinect Handles Photos, Minority Report Style
  • Ten KDE tools for all types of Linux user (rerun)
  • 8 Beautiful Linux/Ubuntu Wallpaper Packs
  • Introducing students to the world of open source: Day 2
  • Novell Operations Center
  • "Modern Perl" available
  • OLPC Samoa School Deployments
  • Mini PC touted for upgradeable design
  • UI Application for create and verify md5, crc32 and other checksum - PySum
  • X.Org 7.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Finally Here
  • Indian Open Standards Policy Finalized
  • Pinguy OS 10.10 Has Been Released
  • Beta 2 Of The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
  • Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" (Part 4: Standard)
  • Court Orders Michael Robertson to Pay Former Employee $300,000+
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.11.12
  • Linux Outlaws 175 - Clusterfork

today's leftovers:

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  • 3 Beautiful Conky Configurations
  • Some interesting stats about gentoo portage tree
  • The JooJoo Tablet is Officially Dead
  • One does not imply the other
  • Mozilla releases Firefox social networking extension
  • Back to the future
  • Is MySQL open core?
  • First day of Latinoware
  • Latinoware: first day
  • MeeGo 1.1 vs Ubuntu Netbook Edition: Comparative Review
  • ZaReason CEO Keynotes at FOSDEM
  • Deep Thoughts on Being a Geek
  • Banshee 1.9.0 released
  • openSUSE medical team releases stable version 0.0.6
  • Dungeon crawler game for IM-ME (and Linux)
  • Default Squeeze Artwork chosen
  • Fedora bars SQLNinja hack tool
  • Paul Frields: Insight into Insight
  • Linux Link Tech Show #375 11 10 10
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 21
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today's howtos

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Call for attendees Lakademy 2017
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