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LibreOffice prints on Tuesdays (only)!

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skyfromme.wordpress: Although the “OOo does not print on Tuesdays” OpenOffice.org-bug is long fixed, OpenOffice.org never indemnified Tuesday for its loss in reputation. This is unacceptable and Tuesdays rage at the event has even passed on to its successful successor: LibreOffice.

Grand Theft Gentoo: Full-metal Stallman

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Gaming
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linuxgamecast.com: The fine folks over at /g/ are working on a GTA inspired top-down where you play as RMS. Team up with Richard Greenblatt, Tom Knight, Bill Gosper, Eric S. Raymond and, Linus Torvalds and fight the evil Corps like Microshaft and, Crapple.

Also: Half-Life 2 Single Player Coming

Mandriva invests in Formula One racing

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mandriva.com: Mandriva S.A. , the leading European Linux based software vendor, is unveiling the new milestone in its corporate strategy. Mandriva S.A. will now invest in Formula One racing.

Why this Linux user is now using Windows 3.1

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Microsoft
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networkworld.com: This is the story of how a Linux user...switched to Windows 3.1. At least in part. You read that right. Windows 3.1. Yes. That Windows 3.1. The 16-bit one that came out in 1992...

The Linux’s perception of my neighbours

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dragonsreach.it: I’ve always presented myself as a Linux geek to my neighbours and it has been nice seeing how the Linux word evolved (with funny and surprising quotes) during the past ten years in their minds.

Ubuntu for Eyewear

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ubuntu.com: Don't call it an interface. Call it an inter-FACE. Miniaturisation has come a long way. In fact, today Canonical introduces a new class of personal productivity device, so unobtrusive that neither you nor your co-workers need even know it's there.

Gentoo Linux releases 12.1 LiveDVD

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gentoo.org: Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers.

Special Report: First Look at GNOME 4

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distrowatch.com: Almost exactly one year ago, GNOME 3 was released with much fanfare. But to the surprise of many, it was not warmly welcomed. Despite the backlash, not everyone agrees that GNOME 3 was overambitious. GNOME 4 developers have doubled-down.

Hell Freezes Over in Slackware Current

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