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  • Torvalds pours scorn on De Icaza's desktop claims
  • Fedora + Cinnamon - Second attempt, great success!
  • How to create a simple text image with Imagemagick
  • Vote for Linux Games on Steam Greenlight
  • Zorin OS 6 Educational
  • Zorin OS 6.1 "Lite" Review
  • Libre Office in GTK3 and Wayland
  • The Future is Forever
  • Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February
  • Tips and tricks: watch and cat
  • Preview of ROSA Desktop 2012
  • Trisquel GNU/Linux Review | LAS | s23e05

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  • Things to do after installing Debian Wheezy
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 280
  • Ubuntu to drop alternate installer
  • Best Linux Applications For Learning Foreign Languages
  • Group Layers in the GIMP
  • NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs
  • Linux Outlaws 274
  • Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel
  • Emmabuntus 2.1.01 Review
  • Slackware 14.0 RC4 Announced

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  • Vector graphics shoot-out: Illustrator v open-source
  • Does Windows 8 belong on older PCs?
  • Building A Linux Distribution From Scratch | Interview
  • 20 Most Exciting Linux Games for 2012
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 (Report #1), (Report #2)
  • Edubuntu 12.04: Let’s Learn It!
  • Can Linux Succeed As A First-Rate Gaming Platform?
  • Kubuntu 12.04 - Two months later
  • Gnome 3.8: Fallback Mode?
  • Taking a peek at some Open Source software for writers
  • Stephen Fry: “I Use Ubuntu”

today's leftovers:

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  • Renaming multiple files in Linux
  • Controlling Privacy Setting in Ubuntu with Gnome Activity Log Manager
  • KDE News (dot.kde.org) undergoes major upgrade
  • Going Linux Aug 20: #181 Avoiding Windows 8

today's leftovers:

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  • Let's Play: Darwinia
  • Time to rely less on MySQL?
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - part VI
  • Pardus ANKA?
  • Canonical Comments On The Unity 2D Defenestration
  • New Ubuntu One Incentive Gives Twice!
  • How to Create Virtual Machines in Ubuntu

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  • Firefox Competitive Strategy Must Focus On Privacy
  • Tesla CTO Talks Model S, Batteries and In-car Linux
  • Using Open Source to Virtualize Old (Ancient) PCs
  • Pinta: Painting Made Simple
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.08.17
  • Debian Lenny: Installing software after End of Life
  • Jovovich reveals the new Gnome in its 15th birthday
  • Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler
  • Open Source Is Becoming a Military Necessity
  • What Carmack actually said about Linux
  • Quick introduction to SUID
  • Download Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day trial
  • Set A Live Wallpaper In Ubuntu With Slidewall
  • Mozilla Firefox Release Schedule
  • Linux Action Faux | FauxShow 103
  • Dual Boot Linux on Your Mac and Take Back Your Powerhouse
  • GCC shifts internal focus to C++
  • Gnome3 porting to FreeBSD
  • Log Linux IPTables Firewall Dropped Packets to a Log File
  • Gabe Newell: Steam Linux Beta Coming Soon
  • Debian and I
  • Linux Journal's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Survey
  • Gentoo-Fu: Building KDE branches

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  • Pixar Open Sources Its Animation Software
  • How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free
  • On Debian's Birthday, Raphaël Hertzog Looks Back at dpkg
  • Calligra 2.5 Released
  • Get it started with Gnome development
  • Peppermint 3 Review: A good replacement of Lubuntu
  • Keeping up with the Robinsons
  • Wayland Support For Cursor Themes
  • Would Unity Look Better Like This?
  • Fedora 18 Linux Set To Package Spherical Cow Load of Features
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.7.3 Add support for Linux Mint 13 & Ubuntu 12.10
  • NVIDIA 304.37 Linux Driver Brings 41 Official Changes
  • Best of BASH Scripts | LAS | s23e02
  • Microsoft Office Alternatives for Ubuntu
  • Troubleshooting SysRq

today's leftovers:

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  • Preview of GNOME 3.5.5
  • Legend of Aethereus 3D RPG Game Running Natively on Linux
  • Valve's L4D2 Linux Presentation Slides
  • A Look At OpenGL ES 3.0: Lots Of Good Stuff
  • How To Unfreeze a Linux Session
  • Mageia 2 GNOME: not that good

today's leftovers:

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  • What type of Linux users are you?
  • Mainlining XWayland To Be Discussed Next Month
  • A New Round Of Enlightenment EFL 1.7 Alphas
  • Bringing New Steampunk Fantasy Game to Linux
  • Ubuntu Desktop Environment Usage Statistics
  • Interview with Jasna Benčić

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  • Happy Birthday openSUSE!!!
  • UEFI Secure Boot and openSUSE
  • A Few Thoughts on Why Businesses Resist Migration to Linux
  • What’s up with Banshee? A quick interview
  • 3 and a Half Reasons You Really Need to Scan OSS
  • Dear Esther
  • No TextMate Port for Linux
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Turn Off Discrete Graphic Card on Boot
  • Learning OpenSuse and Yast2…slowly
  • Top 10 signs your company doesn't "get" open source
  • The Linux Setup - Stephen O’Grady, RedMonk
  • Linux Outlaws 272 – The Bezel is in the Details
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