some odds & ends:
- Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), Beta 1 preview: Mir, Unity 7, kernel 3.11
- Back to school with open source: Five tools
- Full Bore: The First Dig unearths a release date of Sept. 10
- Red Hat U.S. Public Sector Chief Technology Strategist to Speak at NC Datapolooza
- Winter is Coming, Get Your (openSUSE) Code Inside!
- Linux Kernel 3.11 Release Boosts Performance, Efficiency
- Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4