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few leftovers:

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  • Fedora 18 to 19 yum upgrade
  • Full Circle #74 hits the streets!
  • GhostBSD 3.1 Ditches the Nvidia Drivers
  • How to build Ubuntu packages from source the easy way
  • Use an Android Device as Screen and Input for Raspberry Pi
  • So I have a new desktop computer. I installed Wheezy
  • Make a personal wiki with DokuWiki
  • Gnome Weather 3.9.3
  • Install ‘Glances’ (system monitor) on Ubuntu 13.04

some odds & ends:

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  • Set Up a Secure Proxy Server in Ubuntu
  • Universal "share" button for Firefox
  • Firefox 23 Beta arrives
  • JW-11 is a cheap, Linux-friendly ARM PC with a 2.5″ drive bay
  • Five simple ways to avoid Android malware

today's leftovers:

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  • Xfce Composite Editor
  • Valve updates Source SDK with Linux Support
  • Nouveau Gets H.264/MPEG2 Decoding From VP2
  • SUSE Hack Week 9
  • More Good LibO Contest News
  • Dedoimedo celebrates its seventh birthday
  • Monitor Raspberry Pi with RPi-Monitor
  • Hardening Gentoo is our business… new monthly report
  • More Great Linux Awk, Sed, and Bash Tips and Tricks
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Arrive Soon on Linux
  • How to reverse a string
  • Tales of tor 3
  • more vim expressions
  • Genius Math Tool gets updated
  • Linux Shell: DF and DU report different values
  • Natural Selection 2 is looking to come to Linux
  • What can you do with a headless server in 35 minutes?
  • A guide to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 13.04
  • Easily Create A Linux Live USB in Mac OS X
  • Change repeat rate in awesome WM
  • freesweep: I shall never understand

some odds & ends:

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  • My open source 3D game engine
  • Firefox aims to develop 'self-healing' browsers
  • Avira says farewell to Linux
  • Open source projects aren't tax scams
  • Get into Linux in under an hour on a Raspberry Pi

today's leftovers:

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  • Two years later: Vim, Tmux and my Linux desktop
  • First contact with oss
  • Firefox gets a new logo
  • tails of tor, part 2
  • Improve security with MySQL stored procedures
  • Language Drills with Raspberry Pi
  • Cleaning up MySQL binary logs
  • Valve Opens Portal for Linux Gamers
  • Don't Like KDE's Cashew? Move it out of sight
  • systemd units vs openbsd rc.d
  • Half-Life 2 Is Now Stable On Linux
  • TLLTS Episode 511 June 26

some leftovers:

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  • Planet Linux Caffe: Miami's First Bitcoin Restaurant
  • Five More Common Myths About Open Source
  • TrackingPoint to crowdsource next Linux-powered rifle
  • using tor to acccess the darkside, part 1
  • All Hail Konqi
  • 99th Reason To Migrate To FLOSS and GNU/Linux
  • Parsix 5.0 Test 2 (Lombardo) Is Based on GNOME 3.8.3
  • LinuxQuestions.org Turns Thirteen
  • Red Hat, Inc. Investors: A Breakdown Of The Shorts
  • Mandriva releases Pulse2 1.5
  • Killing the desktop by omission; so the clouds can move in.
  • FLOSS Weekly 256

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  • Xen comes back to CentOS with Xen4CentOS
  • Why the IRS is Targeting Open Source Software Groups
  • Grsync: An Easy Rsync Front-End GUI Backup Tool
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 322
  • Initial LibO Triage Bug Count Numbers
  • LibO QA Bug Squash Contest Banner
  • Red Hat aiming for 25% growth this year in Argentina
  • Tuxradar Open Ballot: Desktop Wars
  • Bacon: Ubuntu Weekly Update Videocast
  • Have you any experience with MariaDB?
  • Desperate times call for Tux Paint
  • Puzzling Case of Google Chromebook Packaged Apps
  • NVIDIA Releases 319.32 Linux GPU Driver
  • Linux Deepin 12.12 Overview - Linux for Dummies (video)
  • GIMP 2.8.6 Released
  • Time to Take Advantage of Microsoft’s Vulnerabilities
  • Monty Says: Business Source (A software license with some Open Source aspects)
  • Firefox Delivers 3D Gaming, Video Calls and File Sharing to Web
  • Xfce, LXDE, & GNOME Are Running On Ubuntu XMir
  • GTK+ 3.9.6 and GLib 2.37.3 released

some leftovers:

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  • Debian Project News - June 24th
  • The most popular end-user Linux distributions are... not what you think
  • 4 Text Editor for Linux
  • Mr. Cranky Pants takes the soapbox
  • Getting the pretty grub screen back in Fedora 19
  • 5 Commands to get Host info
  • Running With Rifles releases 0.89 with a new map
  • xkcd: Screensaver
  • Microsoft's Brilliant Idea: A Bug Bounty Program
  • Media Streaming on Linux | LAS s27e06
  • GNOME 3.9.3 Arrives with New Features
  • What Microsoft's Secure Boot means for the future of Linux
  • Nihilumbra coming to PC, Mac & Linux
  • Stats-Quake!
  • Mageia 3 ::: User Friendly Linux (video)
  • RMS' "selling exceptions", Harmony, et al.
  • Blog from the Command Line with bashblog
  • conconky: A conky for your console
  • Pimp My Shell: Quítale lo feo a Gnome 3
  • Mount Your Pogoplug on Linux Automatically
  • Linux Process And Directory Structure Tree Commands
  • Inspect CentOS yum exclude policy

some leftovers:

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  • The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.3 The case + plans
  • Planetary Annihilation starting alpha testing
  • D-Ptr, the modern way
  • The value of a good distro wide test suite...
  • Zorin OS 7 Review (video)
  • How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again?
  • SSH tunnelling on insecure networks
  • sc: Old as the hills
  • How to get a virtual keyboard in Linux Mint MATE
  • Finding changes in a sorted list: a trick
  • iLinux icons for *buntu family
  • Linux Lite 1.0.6 Final released
  • Psychocat Ubuntu Tutorials Are Now CC Licensed
  • OpenMandriva Association (OMA) will be at FISL 14

some odds & ends:

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  • Cool Indicator Sticky Notes For Ubuntu
  • Our week with Soylent: don't chuck out your vintage food quite yet
  • The Perfect Operating System
  • Install Gentoo using Ubuntu
  • Mac OS X vs Windows 8 vs Chrome OS vs Linux OS
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