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  • Latest release of systemd includes time-based log rotation
  • ROSA Desktop 2012 Getting Closer
  • Firefox Patches Have Same Lifespan as a Mosquito
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  • Fedora’s Myriad information channels (part 1), (part 2), (part 3)
  • FOSS' Fight Against China's Free-as-in-Pirated Syndrome
  • Freedom to Innovate – Interaction Design for Plasma Active
  • 7 Amazing Custom Gnome 3 Desktops!
  • Looking For The Next $1 Billion Open Source Company
  • Wayland 1.0 Officially Released
  • Perfect Linux Server | LAS | s24e02
  • When I realized why open source rocks
  • Linux Outlaws 280 – Rusty Ringpiece
  • Team Fortress 2 poised for Linux support, beta update suggests

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  • Cinnamon and MATE are the future
  • Asia govts welcome OSS benefits
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  • Nvidia Wants to Remove Some GPL From Linux Kernel Code
  • TORCS 1.3.4 Racing Simulator Has Improved Tracks
  • Partner Gives Microsoft Assist in Windows 8 'Secure Boot' Controversy
  • ‘No thanks. I got Linux’
  • Linux Days 2012 Day One
  • Mono 3.0 is out
  • Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users
  • With Wayland 1.0, A Large TODO List Remains
  • Linux Tablet Lets You Tailor It to Your Needs
  • id Software Has No Plans For Doom 3 BFG On Linux
  • LG Scares Elevator Passengers With IPS Monitors
  • The implications of LightWorks coming to Linux

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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Linux Format 164 On Sale Today - Linux at CERN!

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  • 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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