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  • This Week in Linux: Fedora, Mandriva, and Mageia
  • SysAdmin Corner: 7 Network Security F-Ups Small Offices Make
  • Mozilla Crosses 800,000 Filed Bugs
  • Custom grids with GIMP
  • My Firefox Setup
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 12.10
  • LinuxDays, Gentoo, SUSE Prague Is This Weekend
  • Btrfs File-System Tuning On Linux 3.7
  • A little bit of history
  • Would You Buy This Ubuntu-Branded Smartphone Speaker?
  • Ubuntu 12.10: what is new and how to test it
  • First thing to do after installing Ubuntu 12.10, protect your privacy!

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  • The Pioneers of UNIX
  • LibreOffice 3.5.7 Released
  • Apache OpenOffice now a top-level project - So What?
  • A few links you might find interesting
  • Kaspersky Lab announces a new OS focused on security
  • Gentoo Linux Miniconf Gentoo on the OLPC XO1.75
  • Achieving Photorealism in Blender
  • Whose cloud is the open-sourciest... Who cares?
  • New Features Coming Up For The GCC 4.8 Compiler
  • New Version of Calibre Brings a Slew of Improvements
  • NVIDIA 304.60 Driver Fixes Bugs
  • Going Linux Oct 17 #187
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 475

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  • Fedora 19 Might Replace Rsyslogd With Journald
  • Slax 7.0 Getting Closer
  • The KDE PIM meeting, just awesome!
  • Lightworks for Linux: The developer's story
  • Sourceforge October 2012 Developer Newsletter
  • Red Hat Developer Day
  • Fedora 19 Continues With Unique Names
  • Disabling Secure Boot signature validation
  • Linux df Command Usage Examples
  • FLOSS Weekly 229

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  • Solus OS: Debian on steroids
  • Open Sankoré: Open source whiteboard software
  • New Security Feature in Fedora 18 Part 6
  • Indie Royale Fall Bundle has Oil Rush and more
  • Signed Kernel Modules Support For Linux 3.7
  • Plasma Active 3 : First Look
  • Red Hat Challenge announced for students from Far East
  • Free Software Foundation Annual Free Software Awards
  • Mutter 3.6.1 Fixes a Few Bugs
  • Fedora 18 Is Now One Month Behind Schedule
  • Free Software Foundation, the irony phone is ringing
  • HOWTO : nVidia Optimus on Back|Track 5 r3

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  • Mageia 3 Alpha 2: Return of the LiveDVD
  • Some statistics about GNOME.org
  • KDE Plasma Active 3 Released
  • How to Keep Your Ubuntu System Secure
  • Upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10
  • Bug Reporting Rate in Debian
  • Issues after Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 at boot
  • Superfluous and Awesome: Notepad++
  • The Browser State
  • 60 OS Replacements for Storage Software
  • Pedagogical Bundle – Pay What You Want
  • Interesting features coming to Fedora 18
  • Fuduntu: Best of Two Worlds
  • Reiser4 Benchmarked On Linux 3.5 Against EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, ReiserFS
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Review | LAS | s24e01
  • Linux Outlaws 279 – Double Oh Seventy

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  • Stella 6.3 - Simple, elegant and beautiful
  • Build an Arch Linux system from scratch
  • Maintaining history – done wrong
  • Two Simple Tricks with Shell Scripts To Improve Your Productivity
  • My Linux Rig: Nick Schermer, Xfce Developer
  • GIMP 2.8 and the Taming of Two Decades' Graphics Habits
  • Santoku a new Linux distro focused on Security
  • Ubuntu 12.10: 32-bit vs. 64-bit Linux Performance
  • Linux Outlaws 279 – Double Oh Seventy

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  • Debian undecided on method for secure boot
  • More Linux!
  • systemd for Administrators, Part XVI
  • Text Mode for Fedora 18
  • Fedora: Some basic tips with Yum
  • Raspberry Pis Burned by Counterfeit Apple Chargers
  • Fedora 19 Might Be A Prime Rib Or Crop Circle
  • There's Still Interest In A Fedora Software Center
  • Fedora is retiring Smolt hardware census
  • The Performance Between GCC Optimization Levels
  • Linux Format 164 On Sale Today - Linux at CERN!

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  • Linux on ARM breakthrough to take away Torvalds' arse pain
  • A few thoughts on cloud computing
  • Linux Install Fest by the Numbers
  • 3D Space Combat Game 'Salvation Prophecy' Coming to Linux
  • LibreOffice Writer now supports first page header/footer
  • NoteCase Is Back in Pro Form - but There's a Hitch
  • Adobe Patches Flash Player in Masssive Security Update
  • How to Reset Unity in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’: Beta 2 Sneak Peek
  • A Significant Release Of DragonFlyBSD Coming Up
  • KDE Pens Manifesto
  • 1366x768 not allowed in EDID block. You need modeline. Here's how.
  • Simple trick that lets you code twice as fast
  • Ubuntu's Shopping Lens Might Be Illegal in Europe
  • Jim Whitehurst's big idea: Effective leaders must operate as catalysts
  • Major Unvanquished update (Alpha 8)
  • First openSUSE Conference Sneak Peek
  • Password Tools: Creating secure passwords and testing their quality
  • Four Games to Increase Your Vocabulary and General Knowledge
  • Tuxradar Open Ballot: What can Linux really steal from Apple?
  • Keep Your Desktop Fresh with Variety Wallpaper Changer

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  • Two Slackware Derivatives Still Alive
  • Scratch, a programming language for kids
  • Solus Eveline 1.2: good for newbies
  • Work at Linux Format!
  • Linux 3.8 Kernel May Have Better Nouveau Re-Clocking
  • KDE's KWin Gears Up To Advance At Faster Pace
  • Rekonq 2 Web Browser Enters Development For KDE
  • Build a file server with the Raspberry Pi
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.0: The Apps Generation
  • Watch HDTV from Internet on your TV with Linux PC (Legally)
  • KLook from File->Open/Save dialogs Added
  • KWin maintainer to join Blue Systems
  • Top Three Unix Tools
  • Compete In Rigs Of Rods Multiplayer!
  • How To Boot (Embedded) Linux In Under One Second
  • One Linux for all ARM systems
  • Cinnarch – Where Arch Meets Cinnamon
  • Let your creativity explode with MyPaint!
  • OpenShot Founder Interview | LAS | s23e10
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