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  • What Does “Chmod 777″ Means?
  • FAQ for Xubuntu 12.10
  • HowTo: Get rid of mosquitoes with FOSS
  • Dell's Ubuntu XPS 13 should worry Microsoft
  • Canonical Knows Unity is a Drag on Multitasking But Did It Anyway
  • Install MATE on Fedora 18
  • OpenOffice's Tale of Two Cities
  • Sorting a kernel upgrade error in Linux Mint 13
  • The Linux Setup - Jeremy Jongepier, Musician/Admin
  • Writing an OS is like playing chase
  • OLPC w/ telescope
  • Raspberry Pi: Personal Perspectives

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  • NVIDIA L4T R16 Ubuntu 12.04 Performance
  • PengPod raises more than $50,000 to ship Linux tables
  • Linux Podcast Clients
  • New QML components: IconItem
  • Gaming In Linux : Shatter (video)
  • The ITU and You
  • Blender 2.65 release candidates available
  • Fifteen years of KDE e.V.
  • MK802 Media PC Review
  • Genode OS 12.11 Is Now Self-Hosting
  • Online search for the Fedora source code
  • plonking away at the Plasma Active Alarms app
  • Another Enlightenment E17 Alpha Already Tips Up
  • Wake Up Linux With an RTC Alarm Clock
  • Linux Server Hardware Revenues Grow in 3Q12

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  • Ramblings about Firefox OS
  • Linux Kernel Developers and the Mystery of Slower Mounts
  • Fedora 18 on Its Way, Finally
  • 15 years of KDE e.V. - Growing Up, Today
  • Ubuntu Prepares To Kill Off Metacity, Ups Compiz
  • Install Cinnamon on Fedora 18
  • Run-up to Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy
  • Fedora 19 Schrödinger’s Cat Could Arrive in May, 2013
  • Please Support Open Source Projects
  • Full Circle Magazine Issue 67 Available
  • KLook 2.0: Better than ever
  • 8-Way NVIDIA Nouveau GPU Comparison
  • Qt 5.0 Release Still Planned By Year's End
  • quicky update on KDE window grouping
  • Sauerbraten Update Coming, Tesseract Still Going
  • Linux Outlaws 286 – Just Tactics
  • FLOSS Weekly 234
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 481

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  • Is Ubuntu Powering Wii U Demo Booths?
  • Mozilla investing in Everything.me
  • Linux Mint 13 Gets Features from Recent Nadia Release
  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition
  • Seamonkey Internet suite review - Hmm
  • OpenELEC 3.0 Linux distro launches in beta, rolls in XBMC 12
  • GNOME, an outer glance
  • SUSE joins Canonical and Red Hat in using Ceph to puff OpenStack cloud
  • Xubuntu 12.10 - Day 3 - 4 music players, Day 4 - LibreOffice
  • Gentoo: Graphing the Developer Web of Trust
  • sed to the rescue
  • How to set up a safe and secure Web server
  • GNOME finally pays some attention to users
  • What Is Open-Source Software and Why You Should Care
  • Multi-arch PPA-Purge
  • Install WEB server (LAMP) on Ubuntu with Firewall, Phpmyadmin and Firewall
  • How to integrate -better- Firefox in Gnome3

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  • Firefox 18 Gets an Ion Boost of Open Source Acceleration
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to be Codenamed Brilliant Broccoli
  • Firefox Beta 18.0 supports Retina Display
  • Linus Torvalds habló en LinuxCon Europe
  • Dell Vostro without Windows Tax
  • Reclaiming the Buffalo router with free and open source LibreWRT distro
  • Hooking the memory allocator in Firefox
  • New 'Serious Sam 3: BFE' Fixes lots of Bugs
  • More Open-Source Projects Eyeing Up C++11
  • NVIDIA joins in work on Tegra 2D graphics driver
  • Will Secure Boot Impact You?
  • Novell Files its Opening Appeal Brief in WordPerfect Case
  • Default Password of Raspberry Pi
  • How to Test ChromeOS in Ubuntu
  • People Who Support Linux: Damien Levac Gives 3 Tips for Developing Games
  • Building LibreOffice easily, killing an urban myth
  • Beware these open source lock-in schemes
  • Netflix open sources Hystrix resilience library
  • Support trick: Automatically receive the IP addresses of remote computers
  • id Software Releases Doom 3 BFG Source-Code
  • Is Linux better than Windows 8 for gaming?
  • Help openSUSE Choose or Design 12.3 Artwork
  • Unetbootin to the rescue

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  • Linux and the GPL: A Storm Erupts
  • Firefox 17.0.1 to fix blurry font issue in the browser
  • Why I Use Generic Computers and Open Source Software
  • Improved drawing performance in MyPaint brush engine
  • Hit Mac Game ‘RC Mini Racers’ Gears Up for Ubuntu Release
  • Easily Install Windows Applications In Linux with q4wine
  • The fairest Debian mirror of them all?
  • Popular Indie Game 'Dear Esther' Coming to Linux, Testers Needed
  • add Gnome-Shell Weather Extension on Arch Linux
  • Skype on Wheezy
  • Half of the package maintainers are not DDs or DMs
  • Why you need the real_* thing with genkernel
  • Troubleshooting common KVM problems
  • The Dark Mod For Doom 3 On Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 285 – Party Drones
  • Windows 8 Review from a Linux User Part 1, Part 2
  • Open source community up in arms over proprietary software for Ubuntu
  • GEGL Dev Seeks Crowd-funding Model For GIMP Components
  • 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Jonathan Corbet
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 293

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  • Is it worth to promote openSUSE?
  • Why is installing openSUSE software using Yast slow?
  • Using the gcc cleanup attribute
  • An Alternative Windows Switcher might come in Gnome 3.8
  • GNOME's Next Step
  • A Crack In The GNOME Monolith
  • Solving Ubuntu design problems
  • Fedora 18 Beta Finally Ready For Release
  • The Security Incident on FreeBSD Infrastructure
  • Orca 3.7.2 Switches to Python 3
  • systemd 196 Drops Support for Various Legacy Concepts
  • Linux brings over €10 million savings for Munich
  • Manage Your Perl Installation with Perlbrew
  • Firefox not saving cookie exceptions anymore
  • LINUX For You is Now Open Source For You
  • Setting limits with ulimit
  • Adventures of Rick Rocket on Desura
  • Install Wordpress on Ubuntu Server
  • Groklaw Bashes Florian Mueller Of FOSSPatents
  • How to install Ubuntu on non-pae cpu

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  • New Ubuntu community-announce mailing list
  • Linux file not found error for binaries that worked
  • Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'
  • DreamWorks Open Sources Software Used in 'Guardians'
  • Enlightenment E17 Alpha 4 Released
  • Saying thanks to the open source community
  • Microsoft dragging its feet on Linux Secure Boot fix
  • Ubuntu fails to select the closest mirror
  • Bio-Linux 7.0.3 Is Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • German govt comes out against Trusted Computing and Secure Boot
  • AMD's New Catalyst Linux Driver Isn't Too Good
  • The Linux Setup - Max Bernstein, Programmer
  • Salix OS XFCE 14.0 RC3 Ditches GNU Privacy Assistant
  • Gnome is the most active OS project inside 550k others
  • [Steam Autumn Sale] Save Money on 23 Linux Games
  • Linux Mint 14 Screenshots
  • Get Indie RPG 'The Real Texas' at Half Price
  • Calligra 2.5.4 Released
  • A Screenshot Tour to Gnome Shell 3.7.2+Git
  • FLOSS Weekly 233
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 4 Episode 22

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  • Tips for Linux Beginners
  • Opera 12.11 Final Released
  • Systemd journal provides more informative messages
  • New Book Teaches Kids Open Source Programming
  • How to use multiple monitors in Xubuntu
  • Let’s hear it for Konqueror
  • Archiving on Kmail
  • Red Hat to offer online Linux and JBoss courses
  • GNOME Forums are coming
  • GhostBSD 3.0 Almost Ready to Go
  • Eschalon: Book III RPG Announced for Linux
  • Split a spreadsheet into multiple files with commandline
  • Fedora Upgrader – “fedup” for short
  • Portuguese government goes ODF only
  • Team Fortress 2 Arrives on Steam

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  • DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1 vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance
  • Gentoo Developers Unhappy, Fork udev
  • Gentoo Hardened going forward
  • Relicensing VLC to the LGPL the hard way
  • Blizzard Will Re-Review Banned Diablo 3 Linux Accounts Upon Request
  • Control vs. influence: Which way for open source?
  • Puppy Linux 5.4.1 Is Now Available
  • Gnome help becomes more helpful
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 479
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