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  • DraftSight - Free CAD software, review and tour
  • Why I don’t like game rendering performance benchmarks
  • Gnome Shell 3.6 beta on Ubuntu – first impressions
  • More Unity Engine Games are Coming to Linux
  • Cleopix: A Simple Screenshot Tool for Ubuntu
  • Raspberry Pi manufacturing comes home to UK
  • Vim is a usability nightmare
  • Enough with the command line. Say hello to MSS 2.
  • FLOSS Weekly 225
  • openSUSE 12.2 Review | LAS | s23e06

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  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 472
  • Debian Project News - September 3rd
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 281
  • Firefox OS Marketplace leaks
  • Torvalds on the Linux desktop's popularity problems
  • war in the Linux world
  • Installing Software on Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux From Scratch 7.2 relies on latest GCC

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  • Torvalds pours scorn on De Icaza's desktop claims
  • Fedora + Cinnamon - Second attempt, great success!
  • How to create a simple text image with Imagemagick
  • Vote for Linux Games on Steam Greenlight
  • Zorin OS 6 Educational
  • Zorin OS 6.1 "Lite" Review
  • Libre Office in GTK3 and Wayland
  • The Future is Forever
  • Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February
  • Tips and tricks: watch and cat
  • Preview of ROSA Desktop 2012
  • Trisquel GNU/Linux Review | LAS | s23e05

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  • Things to do after installing Debian Wheezy
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 280
  • Ubuntu to drop alternate installer
  • Best Linux Applications For Learning Foreign Languages
  • Group Layers in the GIMP
  • NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs
  • Linux Outlaws 274
  • Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel
  • Emmabuntus 2.1.01 Review
  • Slackware 14.0 RC4 Announced

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  • Vector graphics shoot-out: Illustrator v open-source
  • Does Windows 8 belong on older PCs?
  • Building A Linux Distribution From Scratch | Interview
  • 20 Most Exciting Linux Games for 2012
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 (Report #1), (Report #2)
  • Edubuntu 12.04: Let’s Learn It!
  • Can Linux Succeed As A First-Rate Gaming Platform?
  • Kubuntu 12.04 - Two months later
  • Gnome 3.8: Fallback Mode?
  • Taking a peek at some Open Source software for writers
  • Stephen Fry: “I Use Ubuntu”

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  • Renaming multiple files in Linux
  • Controlling Privacy Setting in Ubuntu with Gnome Activity Log Manager
  • KDE News (dot.kde.org) undergoes major upgrade
  • Going Linux Aug 20: #181 Avoiding Windows 8

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  • Let's Play: Darwinia
  • Time to rely less on MySQL?
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - part VI
  • Pardus ANKA?
  • Canonical Comments On The Unity 2D Defenestration
  • New Ubuntu One Incentive Gives Twice!
  • How to Create Virtual Machines in Ubuntu

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  • Firefox Competitive Strategy Must Focus On Privacy
  • Tesla CTO Talks Model S, Batteries and In-car Linux
  • Using Open Source to Virtualize Old (Ancient) PCs
  • Pinta: Painting Made Simple
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.08.17
  • Debian Lenny: Installing software after End of Life
  • Jovovich reveals the new Gnome in its 15th birthday
  • Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler
  • Open Source Is Becoming a Military Necessity
  • What Carmack actually said about Linux
  • Quick introduction to SUID
  • Download Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day trial
  • Set A Live Wallpaper In Ubuntu With Slidewall
  • Mozilla Firefox Release Schedule
  • Linux Action Faux | FauxShow 103
  • Dual Boot Linux on Your Mac and Take Back Your Powerhouse
  • GCC shifts internal focus to C++
  • Gnome3 porting to FreeBSD
  • Log Linux IPTables Firewall Dropped Packets to a Log File
  • Gabe Newell: Steam Linux Beta Coming Soon
  • Debian and I
  • Linux Journal's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Survey
  • Gentoo-Fu: Building KDE branches

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  • Pixar Open Sources Its Animation Software
  • How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free
  • On Debian's Birthday, Raphaël Hertzog Looks Back at dpkg
  • Calligra 2.5 Released
  • Get it started with Gnome development
  • Peppermint 3 Review: A good replacement of Lubuntu
  • Keeping up with the Robinsons
  • Wayland Support For Cursor Themes
  • Would Unity Look Better Like This?
  • Fedora 18 Linux Set To Package Spherical Cow Load of Features
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.7.3 Add support for Linux Mint 13 & Ubuntu 12.10
  • NVIDIA 304.37 Linux Driver Brings 41 Official Changes
  • Best of BASH Scripts | LAS | s23e02
  • Microsoft Office Alternatives for Ubuntu
  • Troubleshooting SysRq

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  • Preview of GNOME 3.5.5
  • Legend of Aethereus 3D RPG Game Running Natively on Linux
  • Valve's L4D2 Linux Presentation Slides
  • A Look At OpenGL ES 3.0: Lots Of Good Stuff
  • How To Unfreeze a Linux Session
  • Mageia 2 GNOME: not that good
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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source?
    Back in the days, we used to focus on creating modular architectures. We had standard wire protocols like NFS, RPC, etc. and standard API layers like BSD, POSIX, etc. Those were fun days. You could buy products from different vendors, they actually worked well together and were interchangeable. There were always open source implementations of the standard, but people could also build commercial variations to extend functionality or durability. The most successful open source project is Linux. We tend to forget it has very strict APIs and layers. New kernel implementations must often be backed by official standards (USB, SCSI…). Open source and commercial implementations live happily side by side in Linux. If we contrast Linux with the state of open source today, we see so many implementations which overlap. Take the big data eco-systems as an example: in most cases there are no standard APIs, or layers, not to mention standard wire protocols. Projects are not interchangeable, causing a much worse lock-in than when using commercial products which conform to a common standard.
  • Firebird 3 by default in LibreOffice 5.4 (Base)
    Lots of missing features & big bugs were fixed recently . All of the blockers that were initially mentioned on tracking bug are now fixed.
  • Linux & Open Source News Of The Week — Comma.ai, Patches For Firefox and Tor, And OSS-Fuzz
  • Open Source Malaria helps students with proof of concept toxoplasmosis pill
    A team of Australian student researchers at Sydney Grammar School has managed to recreate the formula for Daraprim, the drug made (in)famous by the actions of Turing Pharmaceuticals last year when it increased the price substantially per pill. According to Futurism, the undertaking was helped along by an, “online research-sharing platform called Open Source Malaria [OSM], which aims to use publicly available drugs and medical techniques to treat malaria.” The students’ pill passed a battery of tests for purity, and ultimately cost $2 using different, more readily available components. It shows the potential of the platform, which has said elsewhere there is, “enormous potential to crowdsource new potential medicines efficiently.” Although Daraprim is already around, that it could be synthesized relatively easily without the same materials as usual is a good sign for OSM.
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