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  • Getting started with Linux commands
  • Linux-libre
  • What on earth is Dracut?
  • Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker on Being the Alternative
  • 10 GNOME Shell Extensions to Install
  • Protect Your BSD – BSD Magazine (May 2012)
  • Rosa Marathon 2012lts
  • Cinnamon Desktop Review | LAS | s21e08

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  • Kernel Log: Coming in 3.4 (Part 2)
  • Linux From Scratch Part Two
  • LibreOffice 3.5.3 Released
  • A history of Mozilla browsers design
  • How to enforce password complexity on Linux
  • Desktop: Debian vs. CentOS
  • The Most Awesome, Least-Advertised Fedora 17 Feature
  • Future of the Desktop Market
  • Why Linux Sucks & Why Linux Does Not Suck Videos
  • Linux Outlaws 263, 264
  • Debian Project News - April 30th
  • 4 things to do after installing Bodhi
  • EA talks at Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • A review of The Linux Command Line
  • openSUSE - the upstream of SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Moore's Law Nearing Collapse, Says Physicist
  • SoundBox Another GTK Multimedia player

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  • Getting Started Guide for LibreOffice 3.4
  • Review Sunflower twin panel file manager for Linux
  • Beefy Miracle Beta Review
  • What's the Deal With Red Hat?
  • Slackware Plays Nicer Than Ubuntu With Humble Bundle
  • Unsettings: Ubuntu Unity Desktop Tweaking Tool
  • Linux Outlaws 262 - Leisure Suit Larry Goes to Court
  • A New GLSL Backend For Doom 3
  • Many FSF Priority Projects Still Not Progressing
  • How to set up Raspberry Pi
  • TechTip: Unlock More Space in Linux
  • Devil Live twins of OpenBSD: the project is kicking
  • Opera gets new icon
  • Changing from Nouveau to Nvidia Graphics Drivers on LMDE 64-bit
  • Replace Oxygen with ROSA theme on any KDE-powered distribution
  • systemd Status Update
  • Nitro Task Manager Brings New Themes

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  • Fedora 18 Might Be A Frankfurter Or Spherical Cow
  • 3 Open-Source Benchmarking Tools
  • Linux Tycoon Online Launched
  • A look at the new Plasma Active File Browser
  • Latest Linux Mint News
  • Fedora 17 + Xfce 4.10
  • 5 user-friendly applications you could be using now
  • How to create Linux live multi-boot setups - Tutorial
  • openSUSE Factory switched to GCC 4.7
  • Arduino Uno on Debian 6 Squeeze Stable
  • How High Can Red Hat Fly?
  • FreeBSD 8.3 introduces new features
  • Heinlein Support Becomes openSUSE Project Sponsor
  • Tweaking KDE's KWin For Linux Gaming Performance
  • Oracle Linux: The Past, Present and Future Revealed
  • An OS in the Public Interest - a Mandriva Linux Foundation?
  • The Humble Botanicula Bundle

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  • Avadon: The Black Fortress On Gameolith for Linux
  • Bridge Linux 2012
  • Government of Malaysia Continues to Increase Usage of FLOSS
  • New package search on software.opensuse.org
  • KDE 4.8.2 Maintenance Release Out — Grab it
  • How To Fix Broken Packages In Ubuntu Or Debian
  • GCC 4.8 Aims To Switch To C++ Mode By Default
  • Automatically Lock Your Computer
  • Tip en Tricks about RPM Commands
  • Early Easter present in Fedora 17 beta
  • 6 Dropbox Tips and Tricks for Linux Users
  • BerliOS Projects Saved, Moving to SourceForge
  • How to create an animated gif from a video using mplayer
  • Open Build Service Delivers Website Integration
  • Floss Weekly Episode 206: Chamilo
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 449

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  • Review: “The Linux Command Line”
  • How to Back Up Your Linux System With Back In Time
  • Clear recent documents in Gnome 3
  • Why Not Open Source?
  • Securing GNOME 3.2.1 openSUSE 12.1
  • Introduction to AnoN-1mOS a new Linux Distribution
  • Nifty Vim Tricks
  • Reset account password (Ubuntu Linux) without CD
  • Stop An Application From Being Updated in Ubuntu
  • rc.local in Fedora
  • Open Source in Automotive Industry Rising
  • Linux Outlaws 259 - Turn to the Purple Side

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  • Linux 'internet of things' gizmo ships
  • Ex-Googler Fears Google's Greed, Protects People From It
  • Dell Linux Engineers work over 5000 bugs with Red Hat
  • Enea adds Linux to OS offering
  • ‘Moniz’ gets a logo
  • TACC Releases Open Source Display Tiling Package
  • HP says it will commit to Linux as market share rises
  • Linux 3.4 will support GeForce GTX 680 and Southern Islands GPUs
  • Why Linux Needs Malware Protection
  • Android Apps in Linux Changes Everything
  • PCLinuxOS Magazine Openbox Special Edition

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  • Five easy-to-use Linux encryption tools
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" On Linux? (on Windows)
  • Nouveau Project Has Huge Surprises Today
  • gnome 3 got my goat
  • Reality Check on Ubuntu's Enterprise Claims
  • Kernel Log: Drivers for new Radeon GPUs
  • Master Linux Now! 2012 - On Sale Now
  • 2012 Will be The Year of The GNU/Linux Desktop
  • Commodore outs Linux-running Amiga Mini desktop
  • Carla Schroder: Whoever controls technology controls society
  • Getting the integrated fingerprint reader on my laptop to work in Linux
  • Kubuntu and the state of free consumer software
  • LibreOffice 3.4.6 Released
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Development update
  • Xubuntu 12.04 Beta Screenshots
  • Bodhi Linux 1.4.0 Released
  • Drupal Open Source is Built on Passion (and soon Symfony)
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 447

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  • Puzzle Game 'Me And My Shadow' Is Quite Challenging
  • Dear Esther: A Source Engine Game On Linux
  • Talk Of GCC 5.0 To Be Modular, More Like LLVM
  • Simply Linux improves and polishes
  • Whoops, There's A Big Problem For Wayland GTK+
  • Distrowatch Top 20-somethings
  • GloboNote: A Sticky Notes Tool on Steroids
  • Linpus Lite Desktop 1.7 screen shot preview
  • My Dream Tablet Running GNU/Linux: The LINTAB
  • The Children of Linux
  • openSUSE 12.2 Milestone 2 Screenshot Tour
  • GNOME 2 vs. GNOME 3
  • A Linux Game That's Still Not Selling Well
  • 5 Ways To Make Linux Boot Faster
  • Dell Surveys Customers on GNU/Linux
  • Drupal's Plan for Open Source CMS Success
  • Interview: Richard Stallman
  • Bryan Hates Freedom | LAS | s21e01
  • Linux Outlaws 256 - The Beards are Coming!!!

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  • Kubuntu Active is Activated
  • Is Linux About to Take Off On Tablets?
  • Linux servers keep growing, Windows & Unix keep shrinking
  • Nvidia's Excellent Linux Adventure
  • Linux File System -- Analyzing Fsck Test Results
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