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  • graesslin: Next step: running
  • Calligra and Krita Release 2.7
  • opensource.com Weekly wrap-up
  • Unity 8 Available For Testing in Ubuntu 13.10
  • Include File Searches
  • Raspberry Pi camera adds Sprite logo to its photos
  • GUADEC 2013, Day 2
  • alphaOS Is an Interesting Blend of Arch and Puppy
  • And Your First Linux Distro Was…
  • Crop PDF Pages in Ubuntu 13.04 using ‘krop’
  • Raphaël Hertzog Free Software Activities in July 2013

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  • create your own textures in blender
  • MinnowBoard: First open-source PC with x86 processor
  • Top 10 BeagleBoard Projects
  • August 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Programming
  • Organize Your Media Collection with Data Crow 3.11.1
  • New Portal Beta Version Out After Official Release
  • Kubuntu Now Open for Donations
  • Openfiler is moving to CentOS
  • Debian: Compile Rekonq 2.3.2 from source (Git)
  • gimpusers.com contest: create a still life painting in gimp
  • Google sued over MPEG-2
  • moosic: Simpler style, similar results
  • New Wikis for Ubuntu GNOME!
  • GUADEC 2013, Day 1; Gallery
  • customize "print screen" button in ubuntu
  • obconf ported to QT
  • In Conversation with Andreas Raninger
  • S06E23 – Edge of Ubuntu
  • Khan Academy rolls out plan to fund open-source developers

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  • Reiser4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.10 Kernel
  • High prices? Just stop using the software
  • What if we replace GTK/Qt with WebKit?
  • GUADEC 2013 Starts Tomorrow (today)
  • Introducing the new Blender Guru Podcast!
  • Miscellaneous FreeBSD links and news
  • PC-BSD rolling-release updated and 9.2-BETA1 Released
  • The Unforgotten Heroes of oSC13
  • 6 Source Code Search Engines You Can Use For Programming Projects
  • my patches verified and merged
  • Format USB Drive In The Terminal
  • Canonical Starts Work On Mir Multi-Monitor Handling
  • Reiser4 File-System Shows Decent Performance On Linux 3.10
  • mpg123 and ogg123: Two workhorses
  • Upgrade From Fedora 18 To Fedora 19 With FedUp
  • SunFlower Twin-Panel File Manager for Ubuntu Derivatives
  • The Guy Who Turned Off Cookies In Firefox Just Quit The 'Do Not Track' Negotiations
  • How to create a self-extracting archive or installer in Linux
  • How to generate documentation from source code in Linux
  • You Can Now Try KDE Frameworks 5 On Kubuntu
  • Joshua Lock is the new maintainer of Brasero
  • VimGenius for learning and practicing Vim
  • How to install a printer in Ubuntu
  • No more “unknown” icons in Dolphin
  • FLOSS Weekly 259

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  • Martin Michlmayr gets the O'Reilly Open Source Award
  • Announcing Season of KDE 2013
  • Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release
  • The Old Reader to shut down – in 2 weeks, Old Reader Alternatives
  • Twitter reportedly hiring for its new office in Sunnyvale
  • Whisker Menu Update Brings Support for Keyboard shortcuts & more
  • NVIDIA's Linux Driver On Ubuntu Is Very Competitive With Windows 8
  • Mandriva announces New ServicePlace
  • Version 4.1 pushes LibreOffice across the 500 border, Contest Results
  • What inspires Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst?
  • Gentoo Vanilla sources stabilization policy change
  • Marble: an open source alternative to Google Earth
  • AudioCD. Week 6.

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  • Padre Review – Perl Scripting Environment
  • Open source races to the top
  • Open Source Alternatives that Ease the Transition to Linux
  • Linux Groupadd Command – Adding New Groups
  • Track your dives with Subsurface!
  • Installing Netflix on Kubuntu
  • Open Source Conference 2013 Okinawa
  • herrie: Similar, yet different; orpheus: An appealing arrangement
  • DynDNS and ddclient: access your Linux from anywhere
  • In-depth coverage of 3 Popular Command Line Music Players
  • Four ways to generate or process Inkscape vector graphics automatically
  • mplayer and alsaplayer: A text-only twofer; cvlc: Surprise of the week
  • Desktop Publishing Software Scribus 1.4.3 Fixes Scrapbook
  • Liferea 1.10.1a Is an Excellent Alternative to Google News
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition to Arrive on Steam for Linux, Soon
  • How To Use And Configure Your Xbox 360 Controller on Linux
  • G-Videos new design won’t be ready for 3.10 ..but

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  • New Note-taking App ‘Springseed’ Debuts on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu may do it better, but Canonical head sees merits of Windows 8 efforts
  • Ubuntu: One OS, one interface, all devices
  • What Linux Distribution Should Be Benchmarked The Most?
  • Hands on With the Ubuntu SDK Beta
  • Firefox: let us tell websites what you're interested in
  • As Linux stalks windows, the poor countries will benefit
  • Fidus Writer: Open Source Collaborative Editor For Non-Geek Academics
  • OSCON 2013: Find a Nonprofit Home for Your Open Source Project
  • Mozilla experiments with users sharing interests with websites
  • Microsoft reorganization should begin with Steve Ballmer’s departure
  • Open Source Typing Software List Rolled Out (pr)
  • Europa Universalis IV brings global domination to OS X, Windows, and Linux
  • Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

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  • Arch Linux Is the First Stable Distro with Linux Kernel 3.10
  • HowTo run commands from Gjs
  • How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in Mageia 3
  • GCC Cauldron 2013 Recap
  • Thoughts on Security
  • International character sets and encodings are hard
  • usevim: Repeat Side-Effects
  • Meeks: pretty overview of non-leaf modules
  • The main reason I love Linux: it works. Plain and simple.
  • KStars GSoC: Aberration with a Stereographic Projection
  • Experience Booting Linux Using the Windows 7 Bootloader
  • A Couple of Rebuilds and Upgrades in Slack-Current
  • Sayonara – A small, clear and fast audio player for Linux
  • This week in fedora infrastructure
  • Memories of Akademy 2013
  • Happy 5th birthday, BeagleBoard.org!

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  • Neurology student invents software for video game makers (video)
  • Open Source Solves J.K. Rowling Mystery
  • You err, it stirs… (linux spellcheck pen)
  • No bees in the support bonnet for Red Hat
  • The Indian connection to Red Hat's growth story

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 2 Released, Five Flavours Taking Part
  • Watermint Game, Open-Source Engine Move Forward
  • Wasteland 2 Has Been Delayed But There Is Still Some Good News
  • 7 More Titles Greenlit On Steam For Linux
  • Microsoft pledges Linux boost for Windows Server and Center R2 duo
  • The rise of Linux in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
  • Find And Block Who Is Tracking You Online
  • Interview: Mike Woster Discusses The Yocto Project
  • kobo aura hd: first impressions
  • Install virtualbox guest additions in Debian 7 wheezy
  • Fedora 19: Installing Software from DVD After System Installation
  • pyradio: Now that’s different
  • bugs and fixes in LibreOffices issue tracker — beyond the 3.6 series
  • Will Ubuntu Edge commit to using only free software?
  • Gluon and the state of the project
  • How to Enable and Tweak Ubuntu’s Flashy Graphical Effects
  • Open source in the era of digital marketing
  • A Command Line Web Browsing with Lynx and Links Tools
  • S06E22 – I Still Know What You Did Last Ubuntu
  • Report BoF KDE France
  • Install Facebook Messenger in Linux Mint 15

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  • CANDLE - A Handmade Dynamic Graphic Adventure
  • Enable KDE style for Iceweasel and other GTK apps in Debian
  • Ubuntu Edge might just change the computing world
  • Another day another hacked website
  • install HotShots on Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.04
  • LXDE waves goodbye to GTK in merge with Razor-qt
  • usevim: Powerline Escape Fix
  • A good "second board" for learning
  • Parsix 5.0 Test 3 (Lombardo) Distro Is Optimized for Laptops
  • Day: Things I’ve been doing
  • Bored again: Looking into Gestures
  • GUADEC Keynote Speaker: Cathy Malmrose
  • Transparent Decompression Support For EXT4
  • Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel "Haswell" OpenGL Performance
  • FLOSS Weekly 258
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