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Leaked: Microsoft Office 2013 For Linux Screenshot

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thepowerbase.com: Last night at 1:30am EST, we received a surprise tip from faithful reader Chaucer. Chaucer will not reveal his true identity for obvious reasons, though he does want to make it known that this screenshot was leaked from Microsoft’s Canterbury campus.

Richard Stallman To Launch His Own Fashion Line

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techlaze.com: After making massive neckbeards a universal style statement, Richard Stallman, revered software freedom activist and computer programmer, has turned to the world of fashion. His new collection, titled RMS, is a luxury line of clothing specially designed for geeks and programmers.

Xfce's Early April Fool's Joke

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ostatic.com: I saw a post on the Xfce blog Tuesday or Wednesday about changing versioning scheme of the next Xfce release. I saved the URL knowing that I'd want to write about it. Just thank goodness that a storm blew in and caused my computer to shut off. Otherwise, I might have never seen the Update 2. Dirty rats!

Linux from Scratch: I’ve had it up to here!

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thelinuxexperiment.com: As you may be able to tell from my recent, snooze-worthy technical posts about compilers and makefiles and other assorted garbage, my experience with Linux from Scratch has been equally educational and enraging.

“I’m a Beefy Miracle” song

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Beefy Miracle was chosen as the release name for the May 2012 edition of Fedora. Being a man of my word, here is my version of the song.

Top 10 Runlevels for Windows 8

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fossforce.com: You heard the news, we’re sure, that Ballmer & Company unveiled a preview of Windows 8 this week. We FOSS types couldn’t help but notice that the upcoming Windows operating system mimics the penguin.

DtO: Every Linux desktop user can identify...

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Ten things to do after installing Ubuntu (humor)

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dedoimedo.com: Oftentimes, you come across articles suggesting tweaks and fixes and cools things that ought to be done after your successfully install Ubuntu. They are almost always related to software at hand, but with no strategy, and they are always personal. In other words, most of these articles should read: ten things I do after installing Ubuntu.

Top 10 Things to Call a Linux Distro from Microsoft

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fossforce.com: Gosh, how the time flies when you’re having fun! Here it is, Thursday again, time for another Top Ten list. This week, we wondering what we’d call a Linux distro from Microsoft…

Top 10 Things Linux Users Don't Understand

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fossforce.com: Well, as Three Dog Night said a long, long time ago, when it comes to Redmond, we find it “easy to be hard.” Anyway, this week, we’re taking that commenter’s advice and, in the interest of equal time, we’re going after our own kind, Penguinistas.

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