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March 2013

some more leftovers:

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News
  • Firefox gets Unreal Engine 3 support - video
  • New Racing Game for Linux
  • Two from icculus now on Steam
  • Ubuntu Powered Promo Booth? You Bet
  • Heavily-Upgraded Postal Hits Steam
  • User Interaction with Ubuntu Components
  • Full Circle Magazine Issue 71
  • Predictably non-persistent names
  • Humble Troubles Again, more platform specific bundles
  • Open Source Software Bill of Materials, What are They Good For?
  • ZFS On Linux Is Now Set For "Wide Scale Deployment"
  • Experimental Compiz, Unity Work Continues
  • Monitor ‘Zeitgeist’ Logging Activities in Ubuntu using ‘Zeitgeist Explorer’
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE for Linux Gets Big Patch
  • Ubuntu End of Life
  • Smart Scopes Not Coming In 13.04

some leftovers:

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News
  • Playing w/ My Conky
  • Snappy, a cool media player with a Clutter interface
  • How to use anacrontab to schedule tasks
  • Why Wayland & Weston Were Forked
  • Indexing preferences in GNOME 3.8
  • Kali Linux ISO: Build a custom KDE image
  • Debian 6.0.7 (squeeze) Screenshots
  • Say Hi to J065514.3+540858
  • Distillation of KDE Git Issue
  • Are you a senior KDE developer? Join openSUSE
  • MailMerge on free Offices
  • The Linux Desktop Mess
  • Luminosity of Free Software, Episode 9
  • FLOSS Weekly 246
  • Linux Outlaws 304 – Hummusgate

Return to Root: How to Get Started With Debian

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Linux
HowTos

linux.com: Debian comes in four flavors: Stable, Testing, Unstable, and Experimental. Packages start out in Experimental, and migrate down through Unstable, Testing, and finally land in Stable.

SolidRun CuBox Review – A Tiny PC

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Linux
Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: The CuBox, announced in December 2011, has been slow in coming to the UK, but is finally available through compact computing specialist New IT. Has it been worth the wait?

Review: Pardus 2013 KDE

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: My spring break is coming to an end (I only have 1.5 more days), so I figured it might be nice to do another review while I still can. Today I'm reviewing Pardus 2013.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Google's New Open Source Patent Pledge: We Won't Sue Unless Attacked First
  • Migrating to LibreOffice? Here's Help
  • Migration to Document Freedom Isn't As Easy As It Seems
  • Why Did Wall Street Let Red Hat Off the Hook?
  • Red Hat CEO: Employees 'Often Call Me An Idiot To My Face'
  • RIT receives donation from Red Hat, Inc
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 189: Currywurst for Beginners
  • Power to the Raspberry PI
  • Speedy Synapse Fires Up Searches and Launches
  • Microsoft Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot complaint: The case for and against
  • Matthew Garrett: Secure Boot and Restricted Boot
  • Systemd 199 Has Its Own D-Bus Client Library
  • GNOME 3.8 Release Announcement
  • LibrePlanet 2013 T-Shirts

The Two Faces of Linux

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Linux
  • The Two Faces of Linux - Robust Server versus Stagnant Desktop Market Shares
  • ArchLinux Decided To Move To MariaDB
  • Red Hat Earnings Said Not As Bad As First Seemed
  • Red Hat, Rackspace win early dismissal of Uniloc patent suit
  • calamariOS, Huh, What?
  • MariaDB is conquering the “desktop” distributions
  • DistroRank Weekly rankings posted
  • Pardus 2013 Is Here
  • The GRUB Battle Again: Getting Mageia to Coexist with AntiX
  • My last comment on "Linux" vs "GNU/Linux"
  • DreamWorks Uses GNU/Linux For Workstations And Servers
  • What is going on for Kali Linux (Full Version)?
  • HOWTO : Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1 on ASUS Sabertooth X79
  • The Croods was made with the help of Linux
  • Netflix: Still no plans for Linux support

asciiquarium: Cheaper and cleaner than the real thing

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Software
HowTos
  • asciiquarium: Cheaper and cleaner than the real thing
  • Pass – A perfect shell based password manager
  • Converting ext3 to ext4 filesystem
  • textmaze: Let’s call it a game
  • 4 gui applications for installing Linux from USB key
  • weatherspect: Edutainment, I suppose
  • Nautilus Tips and Tweaks, openSUSE 12.3
  • How to dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux
  • Mastering The Linux Shell: Standard In, Out, and Error
  • Setup Mail Server In Minutes Using IRedMail In Ubuntu 12.10 / Debian 6
  • Writing and reading code

GNOME 3.8 & KDE 4.10 - See What's New

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KDE
Software
  • GNOME 3.8 Released - See What's New
  • KDE Plasma Desktop 4.10 Latest Features

Mark Shuttleworth ‘Most Disruptive Name in Computing’ Says Forbes

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Mark Shuttleworth has been named as one American magazine Forbes‘ ’12 Most Disruptive Names in business’

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