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  • Indicator-Synapse Brings Spotlight-Like Search Bar to Linux
  • Knockd – Detailed And Simpler
  • Linux Advanced Routing Tutorial
  • bsod: Exactly what I was expecting
  • Interview with Pam Chestek of Chestek Legal
  • FreeBSD 9.2 Is Behind Schedule, RC4 Released
  • The Firefox Flicks Global Film Competition Winners are In
  • The New #182 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component: Red Hat
  • Playing with Coder (on Ubuntu)
  • Ubuntu Developers Discuss Dropping ReiserFS
  • Buyers bet on momentum in Red Hat
  • Samsung to put open-source Tizen OS on… TVs?
  • A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch
  • Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB
  • Test Internet Connection Speed From the Terminal
  • The Linux Kernel: Configuring the Kernel Part 9

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HowTos
  • openSUSE: zypper - the basics and beyond
  • Freeware: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
  • EditShare Serves Up Lightworks on Windows, Mac and Linux at IBC2013
  • ScreenFetch: The BASH Screenshot Information Tool
  • Introducing run-one-constantly, run-one-until-failure and run-one-until-success
  • Intel MinnowBoard Review – No Competition
  • My Developer Wants to Use Open Source Software: Now What?
  • FreeBSD Is No Longer Building GCC By Default
  • Binary diff between libc from ScientificLinux and CentOS
  • KarBOOM A Car-Crashing Game With A Multiplayer Focus
  • Linux Pmap Command – Find How Much Memory Process Use
  • Install Linux from USB Device using Unetbootin & dd
  • Highly Recommended LaTeX Editors for Linux
  • TLLTS Episode 522
  • FLOSS Weekly 264

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Gaming
  • Mageia 4 Alpha 2 Released
  • KDE 4.12, KDE Frameworks 5 and Barcelona
  • Kate Vim Progress
  • digiKam Software Collection 3.4.0 released...
  • A Nepomuk Integration Plugin for Firefox
  • Sloth Patrol A FREE Fast Paced Twin Stick Shooter On Desura
  • Tecmint Quiz 3 – “Test Yourself” 21 Linux Basic Questions
  • BleachBit – Free Disk Space, Shred Files, more
  • Unvanquished The Open Source FPS/RTS Reaches Alpha 19
  • Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS New Build 255
  • Git Rebase and Vim

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Software
  • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 1 Released
  • How to Turn Off Google Search Results Indirection?
  • Alien Arena: Combat Edition Released
  • Penguins, prepare to get SPACED OUT: Ubuntu 13.10's Mir has docked
  • Dynamically discovering settings for a cluster?
  • Advancements with Pisi Linux
  • bwm-ng: Flexible, smart and pretty
  • OBS Stopped Building, Will be Back Tomorrow
  • Kate Vim Progress

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OSS
  • Suse drops LibreOffice -- and helps Collabora pick it up
  • Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition
  • Mozilla gets aggressive in updating Firefox OS
  • Did Linus Torvalds backdoor Linux random number generation?
  • Blender Conference 2013
  • Zack's Kernel News
  • GNOME 3.10 Will Have a Beautiful and Handy System Menu
  • Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1 Includes the GNOME Classic Session
  • Come to the Kubuntu Bug Squashing Party in Munich
  • Magic SysRq key on Lenovo Ideapad U300s ultrabook
  • Open Source Weekly wrap-up: Pay for news with Bitcoin, open source jobs, and more
  • Linux4You: Codesport Column

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  • Debian LXDE with LXLE Added Features
  • Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Review
  • S06E28 – Raiders of the Lost Ubuntu
  • Hubs vs Switches vs Routers – The Fundamentals
  • Canonical – Dell launching Ubuntu in China in 1,000+ stores
  • Booting Fedora 20 TC4 on Wandboard Quad
  • GOG.com Don't Plan On Introducing Linux Support In The Foreseeable Future
  • Debian Virtualization: LXC Desktop Virtualization
  • Microsoft Resembles Novell, Circa 1995
  • Korora - The little blue penguin shows off it's happy feet
  • A Look Inside the 2013 Red Hat North American Summer Intern Program

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), Beta 1 preview: Mir, Unity 7, kernel 3.11
  • Back to school with open source: Five tools
  • Full Bore: The First Dig unearths a release date of Sept. 10
  • Red Hat U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Strategist to Speak at NC Datapolooza
  • Winter is Coming, Get Your (openSUSE) Code Inside!
  • Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Boosts Performance, Efficiency
  • Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4

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  • Richard Stallman: e-tolls are evil
  • GNOME Photos 3.10 Beta 2 Fixes Five Bugs
  • Unix: Flexibly moving files with lftp
  • LUV not to merge with Linux Australia
  • GNOME Developers Re-Implement Middle-Click Paste
  • PAX Prime 2013: Become the Legend of Dungeon, or die trying
  • Open source is always an option
  • My AC100 travel laptop
  • Fedora 20 Will Be Named After A Software Bug
  • Minecraft has been sold 12 million times on PC, Mac and Linux
  • Oh My Vim!
  • A New Log-Structured Linux Caching Software Driver
  • IVI Shell Proposed For Wayland's Weston
  • Amnesia A Machine For Pigs GOL Teaser
  • Steam Linux Usage Drops During August
  • 4 favourite C's in Ubuntu setup
  • My OpenELEC Media Center - Is this Paradise?

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  • Use Google+ Hangouts in Linux Distributions
  • Sync local calendar with Google Calendar in Debian XFCE
  • A little hard disk nostalgia
  • PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI
  • Doing is Doing – my 10 open source principles
  • py3status v1.0
  • Linux Kernel 3.4.60 LTS Officially Released
  • Full Circle Magazine #76
  • Linux 3.12 To Support AMD "Berlin" HSA APU
  • KDE 4.12 Release Schedule Announced
  • The Demographics Behind DuckDuckGo
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    LibreOffice has reached its hard feature freeze and branching period with the first beta release being imminent. As of yesterday is now the libreoffice-6-1 branch for continued with on this next open-source office suite while the Git master code is tracking what will later become LibreOffice 6.2.
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    The increasing popularity of open source code continues to be a boon for developers across the industry, allowing them to increase efficiency and streamline delivery. But there are security risks to be considered when leveraging open source and commercial code components, as each carries with it a significant risk of becoming the enemy within, creating a vulnerability in the program it helps build.
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    The Intel AI Lab has open-sourced a library for natural language processing to help researchers and developers give conversational agents like chatbots and virtual assistants the smarts necessary to function, such as name entity recognition, intent extraction, and semantic parsing to identify the action a person wants to take from their words. Just a few months old, the Intel AI Lab plans to open-source more libraries to help developers train and deploy artificial intelligence, publish research, and reproduce the latest innovative techniques from members of the AI research community in order to “push AI and deep learning into domains it’s not a part of yet.”
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Firefox 63 Plans and Mozilla's Error Code Plans

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OpenStack News/Leftovers

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