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Original Articles from 2011

This began as a list of original articles found on tuxmachines.org, either by me or someone else, but it has since morphed into a list of original articles found on tuxmachines.org and the articles I've had published elsewhere.

  1. Bodhi Linux Gets Christmas Update - Dec 23, 2011
  2. Help Squash LibreOffice Bugs, Become Hero - Dec 21, 2011
  3. Big Winners and Losers of 2011 - Dec 15, 2011
  4. Blender 2.61 Released - Dec 14, 2012
  5. Children's Distro Releases Preview - Dec 13, 2011
  6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Risk Report - Dec 8, 2011
  7. GNOME 3 Gets New Extension Website - Dec 2, 2011
  8. TDF Celebrates 100 Extensions - Nov 30, 2011
  9. Mandriva Introduces New Media Player - Nov 29, 2011
  10. Kororaa 16 Beta Released - Nov 28, 2011
  11. Mageia 2 On Its Way - Nov 28, 2011
  12. Get Some LibreOffice Gear - Nov 18, 2011
  13. Going Incognito - Nov 17, 2011
  14. UEFI Won't Trouble Linux Users Much - Nov 15, 2011
  15. openSUSE 12.1 Gone Gold, Release Wednesday - Nov 14, 2011
  16. Sabayon Releases Even More Choice - Nov 10, 2011
  17. Gentoo Christens Shiny New Wiki - Nov 9, 2011
  18. Fuduntu Turns One, Forks Fedora Nov 8, 2011
  19. Fedora 16 Declared Gold, Release Tomorrow - Nov 7, 2011
  20. Linux Mint 12 to Blend GNOMEs 2 & 3 - Nov 4, 2011
  21. openSUSE 12.1 RC2 Released, Stokes Interest - Nov 03, 2011
  22. New LibreOffice Extension Website Live - Oct 28, 2011
  23. Is Firefox Released too Often? - Oct 27, 2011
  24. Kwort is Still Around? - Oct 26, 2011
  25. A Puppy for Slackers - Oct 25, 2011
  26. Mageia 2 Delayed a Month - Oct 24, 2011
  27. openSUSE 12.1 RC 1 Out - 23 Days to Go - Oct 24, 2011
  28. Mandriva 2011 Powerpack is Coming - Oct 20, 2011
  29. openSUSE Delayed, Ubuntu Birthday, Sabayon Releases - Oct 19, 2011
  30. Enough Ubuntu, YET? - Oct 19, 2011
  31. The Document Foundation Thinking Beyond Desktop - Oct 14, 2011
  32. Not Enough Ubuntu Yet? - Oct 13, 2011
  33. Sabayon 7 Brings Linux Heaven - Oct 12, 2011
  34. Another Linux Project Hacked - Oct 11, 2011
  35. Crazy Fan Geeko-gimps his Ride - Oct 10, 2011
  36. KDE to Celebrate 15th Birthday - Oct 05, 2011
  37. KDE to Say Buh-Bye to Screensavers - Oct 03, 2011
  38. No One Uses 32-bit Anymore... Right? - Sep 30, 2011
  39. FSF Relaunches Software Directory - Sep 29, 2011
  40. LibreOffice Celebrates First Anniversary - Sep 28, 2011
  41. PulseAudio Turns 1.0 - Sep 27, 2011
  42. Linux Mint Computer Case Stickers - Sep 26, 2011
  43. Fedora 16 Delayed by Two Weeks Too - Sep 23, 2011
  44. openSUSE 12.1 Beta Delayed Two Weeks - Sep 22, 2011
  45. Kororaa 15 Unleashed - Sep 20, 2011
  46. Happy Birthday Mageia! - Sep 19, 2011
  47. Linux Mint Debian 201109 Released - Sep 16, 2011
  48. PC-BSD 9.0 on its Way - Sep 15, 2011
  49. Do You Think Linux is Secure? - Sep 14, 2011
  50. Mark of a Good Distro - Sep 9, 2011
  51. Mageia Needs Artists - Sep 8, 2011
  52. Bacon Justifies Ubuntu Decisions - Sep 7, 2011
  53. Your Favorite Browsers - Sep 1, 2011
  54. Oh No, Kernel.org was Hacked - Aug 31, 2011
  55. KDE Performance Boost Ahead - Aug 30, 2011
  56. New Distribution: Dream Studio Introduced - Aug 29, 2011
  57. My Favorite Little Games - Aug 25, 2011
  58. Gentoo Gets an Installer - Aug 24, 2011
  59. Countdown to Mandriva 2011, Codename Announced - Aug 19, 2011
  60. Dead Cyborg Brings Excitement, At First - Aug 18, 2011
  61. Do You Like Tux the Penguin? - Aug 17, 2011
  62. GIMP Single-Window Mode Almost Ready, Hardware Acceleration Planned - Aug 15, 2011
  63. Ultimate Edition 3.0 "Gamers" Released - Aug 12, 2011
  64. ConnochaetOS 0.9.0 Released to Replace DeLi - Aug 11, 2011
  65. Does Linus Run Linux Mint? - Aug 9, 2011
  66. Gentoo Releases 11.2 LiveDVD to Crickets - Aug 8, 2011
  67. KNOPPIX 6.7.0 Delivers a Few Surprises - Aug 5, 2011
  68. Torvalds Dumps GNOME for Xfce - Aug 3, 2011
  69. LibreOffice Developer Glimpse Proves Balance - Aug 2, 2011
  70. New Pup is Born, Dolphin 2.0 - Aug 1, 2011
  71. Mandriva 2011 Almost Ready, RC2 Released - July 28, 2011
  72. Mandriva's Dodonov Leaves Goodbye Gifts - July 26, 2011
  73. Spotlight on Linux: Linvo GNU/Linux - July 26, 2011
  74. Zorin OS Releases a "Lite" Version - July 25, 2011
  75. Get a Glimpse of Unstable Apps in Ubuntu Without Risk - July 22, 2011
  76. Oracle Fires Another Shot Over Red Hat's Bow - July 21, 2011
  77. Can We Trust Microsoft? Part 2 - The Video - July 20, 2011
  78. Can We Trust Microsoft? - July 19, 2011
  79. Another day, Another PCLOS - Xfce Edition 2011-07 - July 18, 2011
  80. Mageia 2 Release Details Revealed - July 18, 2011
  81. Introducing Linvo GNU/Linux - July 15, 2011
  82. PCLinuxOS 2011.07 MiniMe KDE Released - July 14, 2011
  83. Mandriva 2010.x Reaches End of Desktop Support (updated) - July 13, 2011
  84. Linux Mint 11 KDE to be Based on Debian, Maybe - July 11, 2011
  85. Closer Look at Mageia 1 - July 8, 2011
  86. Plasma Active Trims Down - July 7, 2011
  87. Eugeni Dodonov Sails Away, Quits Mandriva - July 6, 2011
  88. The Mistake that is Upgrading to KDEPIM 4.6.0 - July 5, 2011
  89. Mandriva 2011 RC 1 Available - Quick Look - June 29, 2011
  90. Mandriva 2011 RC 1 Released, Almost - June 28, 2011
  91. PCLinuxOS 2011.6 Released - June 27, 2011
  92. Quake Turns 15, Frag On! - June 24, 2011
  93. Bitcoin - I Hardly Knew Ya - June 24, 2011
  94. Debian Dumps OpenOffice for LibreOffice - June 23, 2011
  95. openSUSE 12.1 On its Way - June 22, 2011
  96. Is Ubuntu on the way out? - June 20, 2011
  97. Would You like GNOME 2.32 on Fedora 15? - June 17, 2011
  98. LibreOffice 3.3.3 Released for the Cautious - June 16, 2011
  99. SUSE, Red Hat, and FSF on New TDF Board - June 15, 2011
  100. Sabayon 6 to be Released this Week - June 14, 2011
  101. Spotlight on Linux: Mageia 1 - June 14, 2011
  102. ClearOS - Now for Workstations Too - June 13, 2011
  103. IPv6 - Today or the Future? - June 9, 2011
  104. The Fruits of DEX Begin to Emerge - June 8, 2011
  105. Zenix GNU/Linux - Fun, Fast, Different - June 7, 2011
  106. Is Oracle Holding Back OpenOffice Files from Apache? - Jun 7, 2011
  107. The Open Source Office Software Sector Heats Up - Jun 6, 2011
  108. The Magic is Born -> Mageia 1 Released - June 1, 2011
  109. Kororaa 14 - Linux Mint of Fedora? - May 31, 2011
  110. Fedora Blogs Going Bye-Bye? - May 30, 2011
  111. Linux Mint 11 - Vital Service or Prolonging Agony? - May 26, 2011
  112. KAlarm - A Handy App that Gets Little Attention - May 25, 2011
  113. Fedora 15 Released, GNOME 3 Looks Good - May 24, 2011
  114. Unity Coming to openSUSE After All - May 20, 2011
  115. Fedora 15 Goes Gold - May 18, 2011
  116. Mageia 1 RC Available, Final Not Far Off - May 17, 2011
  117. Mono Continues without Novell / Attachmate - May 16, 2011
  118. DNSMasq - Best Way to Surf Internet - May 13, 2011
  119. Bye Bye Skype, Top 3 Free Replacements - May 12, 2011
  120. Next Gen KDEPIM Coming in June with KDE 4.6.4 - May 11, 2011
  121. LibreOffice 3.4 Will Have Native Support for Ubuntu Global Menu - May 10, 2011
  122. Ubuntu 11.04, Unity Released to Mixed Reactions - May 6, 2011
  123. SimplyMEPIS 11.0 Released, Looks Good - May 6, 2011
  124. A Sneak Peek at Upcoming Linux Mint 11 - May 5, 2011
  125. antiX M11 is Still Quite Impressive - May 4, 2011
  126. Linux as Social Justice Symbol - I Think Not - May 3, 2011
  127. Debian May Begin Rolling Release Branch - May 2, 2011
  128. Another LibreOffice Developmental Release Emerges - April 29, 2011
  129. 514cKW4r3 1337 R313453d - 700 (00L Ph0R 5(|-|00L - April 28, 2011
  130. Pinta 1.0 Released, Looking Good - April 27, 2011
  131. Mageia 1 Beta 2 Released - April 26, 2011
  132. Spotlight on Linux: Toorox - April 26, 2011
  133. Breaking in a Kingston SSD - April 25, 2011
  134. LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 2 Released - April 22, 2011
  135. Offline Two Days - What Did I Miss? - April 21, 2011
  136. FVWM Manager Sees First Release in Five Years - April 20, 2011
  137. Mandriva 2011 Beta 2 - The Return of XKill - April 19, 2011
  138. OpenOffice and LibreOffice Won't Be Kissing and Making Up - April 18, 2011
  139. LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1 Available, Oracle Unchains OpenOffice - April 18, 2011
  140. SimplyMepis Shaping Up - 11.0 RC 2 Released - April 15, 2011
  141. Torvalds Honored by Gaggle of Lawyers - April 15, 2011
  142. Zorin OS Finds a Home on Rotatable Notebook - April 13, 2011
  143. Testing Plasma Active - April 12, 2011
  144. KDE's New Project for Portable Devices - April 11, 2011
  145. Have You Heard of AUSTRUMI Linux? - April 7, 2011
  146. Future openSUSE Versioning Decided - April 6, 2011
  147. The GNOME Desktop Project Unleashes GNOME 3.0 - April 6, 2011
  148. Are You Looking Forward to GNOME 3? - April 5, 2011
  149. Graesslin Has Compositing Dreams, But is it Yours? - April 4, 2011
  150. Spotlight on Linux: Supergamer Supreme 2.5 - Mar 31, 2011
  151. Particularly Exciting Week in Linux - Mar 30, 2011
  152. New Mageia Forums Bring Community Together - Mar 29, 2011
  153. The Document Foundation Marks Six Months of Freedom - Mar 28, 2011
  154. LibreOffice Rolls Out the Updates, Latest 3.3.2 - Mar 25, 2011
  155. GNOME Shell 3.0 Nears Release - Mar 24, 2011
  156. The Board Makes Progress, Now with Distro Packages - Mar 23, 2011
  157. Did You Know there was a Fork of MPlayer? - Mar 22, 2011
  158. Mingle with openSUSE-ites on connect - Mar 22, 2011
  159. DEX: Bridging Gaps Between Debian and Derivatives - Mar 21, 2011
  160. Lessons Learned from Canonical, Banshee, and GNOME - Mar 17, 2011
  161. Mandriva Releases 2011 Beta 1 - Mar 16, 2011
  162. Mageia Moves Forward, Releases Alpha 2 - Mar 15, 2011
  163. KDE 4.6.1 Almost Perfect - Mar 14, 2011
  164. openSUSE Thinking about Naming Change - Mar 11, 2011
  165. openSUSE 11.4 Turned out Really Great - Mar 11, 2011
  166. Great New Edutainment Application for Kids: Color it by Numbers - Mar 9, 2011
  167. Gentoo Releases New LiveDVD - Mar 9, 2011
  168. Linux and The Crashy Firefox 4 - Mar 9, 2011
  169. FreeBSD and PC-BSD Release New Versions - Mar 7, 2011
  170. Adventures in Debian - Mar 4, 2011
  171. Spotlight on Linux: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" - Mar 3, 2011
  172. What is Your Favorite Desktop? - Mar 2, 2011
  173. Why Did They Take my GNOME Buttons Away? - Mar 1, 2011
  174. Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice? - Mar 1, 2011
  175. The Document Foundation Reaches Goal of €50,000 - Feb 25, 2011
  176. Ubuntu Compromises on Banshee Revenue Recipients - Feb 24, 2011
  177. GNOME 3 Almost Ready, or is It - Feb 23, 2011
  178. Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in new Movie Streaming Service - Feb 22, 2011
  179. Follow Ubuntu Progress at a Glance, or Not - Feb 21, 2011
  180. LibreOffice Raises €10000 for Foundation in One Day - Feb 17, 2011
  181. Fedora, openSUSE Give up on Unity - Feb 15, 2011
  182. openSUSE to Celebrate 11.4 with Virtual Dance Party - Feb 15, 2011
  183. Mageia Announces First Alpha Release - Feb 14, 2011
  184. LibreOffice Sees First Update Already - Feb 11, 2011
  185. New GTK+3 is Released - Feb 10, 2011
  186. SimplyMEPIS 11.0 Starting to Look Good - Feb 9, 2011
  187. Mandriva Linux 2011TP - Quick Look (by gfranken) - Feb 8, 2011
  188. Is PCLinuxOS on the Ropes? - Feb 7, 2011
  189. Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Released, Updated Website - Feb 5, 2011
  190. Does The Document Foundation Support OOXML? - Feb 4, 2011
  191. Where's My Mageia ISO? - Feb 3, 2011
  192. Nelson Continues Importing Ubuntu to openSUSE - Feb 2, 2011
  193. Fedora Goes to the Dogs - Hot Dogs That Is - Feb 1, 2011
  194. The New Features in LibreOffice 3.3 - Feb 1, 2011
  195. Mandriva 2011 Delayed Due to Major Changes - Jan 31, 2011
  196. What's Next for LibreOffice? - Jan 27, 2011
  197. Spotlight on Linux: Puppy Linux 5.2 - Jan 27, 2011
  198. OpenOffice.org 3.3 Released to Deaf Ears - Jan 26, 2011
  199. The Document Foundation Unleashes First LibreOffice Release - Jan 25, 2011
  200. One Package Manager for them All - Jan 24, 2011
  201. Popular Free *BSDs in Full Development - Jan 24, 2011
  202. Pardus 2011, Independent Distro Releases Latest and Greatest - Jan 22, 2011
  203. New Linux Distribution Brings Goodies to Debian - Jan 20, 2011
  204. Debian 6 Expected by February 6 - Jan 19
  205. Interesting Twist in the openSUSE Board Elections - Jan 18, 2011
  206. OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice Release Candidates Duke It Out - Jan 18, 2011
  207. Loss of Installer Dampens Xfce 4.8 Release - Jan 17, 2011
  208. openSUSE Board Forced to Terminate Membership - Jan 14, 2011
  209. Fedora Board Proposes Project Goals - Jan 13, 2011
  210. Punny Name, Serious Distro - Jan 11, 2011
  211. Mageia Alpha 0 on Track for January Release, Joins OIN - Jan 11, 2011
  212. Boot Issues Plague SimplyMepis 11 Development - Jan 10, 2011
  213. Is the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Release Upon Us? - January 8, 2011
  214. DACA Could Mean Fewer Bugs in Debian - January 5, 2011










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