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some leftovers:

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  • Linux on x86 Set to Replace Unix on Itanium at HP
  • Dolphin 2.1 and beyond
  • LibreOffice for Android Is in the Works
  • Why aren't we helping?
  • Mozilla Foundation and EFF join hunt for Syrian open source developer
  • Beliefs and Misbeliefs about Open Source Software
  • Ex-Nokia guys start mystery company to build Linux-based phones

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  • Gentoo Summer of Documentation – Let’s do it!
  • Live Chat with Shuttleworth
  • AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints
  • Alien Arena Reloaded Coming Next Week
  • KDE on the Raspberry Pi
  • How to Change Your Default Applications on Ubuntu: 4 Ways
  • FLOSS Weekly 216
  • Network Gotcha
  • Set up a Mailing List in Minutes with Simple Mailing List
  • Revisited: SolusOS 1.1 "Eveline"

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  • DragonflyBSD 3.0 vs. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Wheezy
  • Kororaa 17 Delayed
  • Solaris, SCO, Linux, Open Source and Red Hat Summit
  • 4 Best Free AntiVirus For Ubuntu 12.04
  • How to Install Hundreds of Fonts at Once in Ubuntu
  • The Linux desktop, thanks to Chromebooks, goes retail
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 461

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HowTos
  • systemd for Administrators, Part XIV, Part XV
  • Announcements Pour In from Red Hat's Conference
  • Red Hat CEO: We're at the Dawn of the Information Economy (and Linux is the Sun)
  • LibreOffice 3.6.0 is on Its Way
  • Power Programming: Bitwise Tips and Tricks
  • Tiny and Big, Episode 1 Released
  • Epic Action RPG “The Real Texas” Released
  • Mods and hacks for the Raspberry Pi
  • A slice of Raspberry Pi
  • Communicate with other users in your terminal using “write” command

today's leftovers:

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  • Opera 12: Not Ready For Prime Time
  • Xonotic and idTech4 news
  • Red Hat Rallies Linux, OpenShift Developer Partners
  • Orbitz Forgot Linux
  • Xonotic Aims To Be The Best Open-Source FPS
  • LinuxQuestions.org Turns Twelve
  • Linux Logging Basics | LAS | s22e05
  • Linux Outlaws 270 – Building His Own Community

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  • An Overview Of Qt 5.0 Features
  • Debunking x32 myths
  • Fedora Is Unsure About 256 Color Terminals
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 271
  • netrunner 4.2: everything but the kitchen sink
  • Mageia 2: smooth upgrade
  • Debian Wheezy GNU/kFreeBSD: Slower Than Linux
  • Ulteo OVD 3 – Open Source Remote Desktop
  • The Linux Setup - Chris, Open Source Developer
  • Discovering Zorin OS
  • GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?
  • Ubuntu TV: The Community Wish List Is Taking Shape
  • The Linux Directory Structure Explained
  • Edit your Videos with LiVES!
  • Zorin OS 6 Review

odds & ends:

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  • Dangerous commands you should not try
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz - Is It Worth It On Linux?
  • The reasons behind Gnome-Shell’s new face
  • Hardware accelerated video playback on EL6 (RHEL, Centos, SL) and Intel SandyBridge
  • Going Linux Jun 23: #176 Computer America #51

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  • Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Ubuntu
  • Welcome To Ubuntu's Penguin Bar - How Can I Help You?
  • Gentoo Linux Health Report
  • This Week in Linux
  • Why companies must adopt the open source way
  • Improving font rendering on Fedora 17
  • Fedora introduces offline updates
  • NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob
  • Another Happy Linux User
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 4 Episode 11 Shineness
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.06.22

some odds & ends:

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  • 9 Tricks for Using List Styles in LibreOffice
  • Another major game platform to support Ubuntu; Unity 4
  • Linux Format 160 On Sale Today - How to make a billion dollars the Red Hat way
  • New KDE Copy Dialog: First Preview
  • Summer of beautiful installations
  • GNOME Foundation Board Elections Results
  • FLOSS Weekly 215 - Excito
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 460
  • Going Linux #175 An Interview with Jono Bacon

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  • Fedora 18 will install certain updates when rebooting
  • First look at the curved tabs in Firefox's new Australis design
  • Valve Picks Up Another Key Linux Developer
  • Linux cool hacks - Compilation 4
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 270
  • Red Hat Shares Slide After Missing Estimates
  • why we need anti-harassment policies
  • Five principles of an open source company
  • How to have animated wallpapers in KDE
  • Measuring the Raspberry Pi's Current Consumption
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Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
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Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

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    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
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Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

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