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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 517

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Welcome to this year's 29th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Converting computer users from Windows to Linux isn't always an easy task, but there are distributions that try hard to recreate a Windows-like experience in Linux to make new users feel more at home in their new operating system. One of such distributions is Zorin OS.

today's leftovers:

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  • Btrfs Mount Option Performance Tuning On Linux 3.11
  • Happy pi approximation day
  • My Revised Linux Wish List
  • Astro Emporia On Desura
  • Rush And Edge Follow Toki Tori Onto Steam For Linux
  • Akademy Impressions
  • Mobile Media Converter on Linux
  • Enlightenment On Wayland Still Being Done
  • Two Hacks For The NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver
  • Gnomecraft | GNOME Software App for Fedora 20?!
  • Burning Circle Episode 123
  • Linux Drive Recovery | LAS s27e10
  • Linux Outlaws 317 – Heatwave

today's few leftovers:

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  • DraftSight: a free and cross-platform alternative to AutoCAD
  • What’s new in the Akonadi World
  • Firefox OS Emulator is available for Linux
  • Open Source Dictation: Wrapping up

some odds & ends:

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  • Announcing "Wear a Tux Penguin Day"
  • openSUSE Conference 2013! The conference begins!
  • How to set Focus-Follows-Mouse in GNOME 3
  • Latest Steam for Linux Update Fixes Pipeline Problems
  • The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.7
  • This week in Fedora Infrastructure
  • Akademy and openSUSE Conference
  • New TCL smart TVs to run Linux-based Opera TV
  • Worms Reloaded Looks Set To Hit Linux
  • 4 Tweaks to Super Charge Your Raspberry Pi
  • canto: A practical newsreader
  • Clear memory cache on your Linux server
  • Canonical Posts 15 Mesa Patches To Support Mir
  • Akademy 2013 - A Blast!

some leftovers:

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  • Dota 2 patch adds Linux and Mac support
  • LibO Server Install GUI LE
  • Color Balance Filter Implemented in Krita
  • Lumail: There must be a name for bugs you only find post-release
  • Sourceforge New Community Manager
  • Mozilla, maker of Firefox, to open Portland office
  • Red Hat CEO weighs in on sign debate
  • Sayonara Audio Player 0.4.0 for Ubuntu & Derivatives
  • How to install Orange in Ubuntu 13.04
  • How Sourceforge's new revenue sharing is working for developers
  • Powerline Alternatives for Vim
  • Krita meets 3D-Coat
  • Is this the Ubuntu Edge smartphone?
  • Mysterious Ubuntu countdown pops up and disappears
  • How does Firefox stack up to Chrome these days?
  • Blender 2.68 Released

today's leftovers:

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  • Half-Life 2 Receives Major Update on Steam
  • How To Video Record Your Desktop
  • Torvalds Calls For More Linux Kernel Patches
  • Buy All Valve Games, in One Package, with a 60% Discount
  • The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.6.7
  • Apache Kills Off Its C++ Standard Library
  • Chaos Engine Remake Will Come To Linux
  • Brazilian techies to wait longer for local Raspberry Pi
  • Adding Home, Trash and Web Icons to Linux Desktop
  • Has One Laptop Per Child Totally Lost Its Way?
  • setup logrotate
  • The pain of my CUPS printing
  • OpenGL Frame Latency / Jitter Testing On Linux

today's leftovers:

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  • How to Enable and Tweak Ubuntu’s Flashy Graphical Effects
  • Could Linux 3.11 for Workgroups win the Desktop for Linux?
  • Find Best DNS Servers To Optimize Internet Speed
  • Linus, Linux, Civility and Fighting in Hockey
  • There's Browser in My SSH
  • Vim: The Basics
  • Write Your Own Linux Kernel Module in Two Easy Steps
  • Valve Mistakenly Launches a Beta Version of Steam for Everyone
  • scp not working?
  • How to Unblock Facebook With Ubuntu
  • Everything you need to know about licensing in 2 minutes
  • Missing Open Source Licenses May Cost Channel $59B
  • Getting Started with Linux Using Mint - Part 1 (video)
  • FLOSS Weekly 257

some leftovers:

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  • How to Replace the Unity Desktop on Ubuntu Using apt-get
  • KDE File Manager, Hamsi 1.2.2, Released with Bug Fixes
  • Restore Synaptic Mark All Upgrades Button in Linux Mint
  • How open is Open Source?
  • Amarok MTP (Android) GSoC: week 4
  • traGtor – GUI for ffmpeg
  • Is Torvalds too abusive on the Linux Kernel Mailing List?
  • Linux users more likely to ignore browser security warnings
  • 5 Shell Scripts for Linux Newbies to Learn Shell Programming – Part II
  • Books: Programming the Rasberry Pi: Getting Started with Python
  • FreeBSD Quarterly Report June 2013
  • Extend the Dolphin File Manager with KDE-Services 1.8-6
  • Create bootable Windows PE live ISO w Linux
  • kde AudioCd. Week 4.
  • Welcome to Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
  • Is Mozilla anti-business, led by 'techno-libertarians'?
  • Netrunner 13.06 Enigma Tweaks for the Memory Deprived PC
  • Childish names are becoming a real problem for Linux

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux Games: Left 4 Dead 2
  • archbang
  • Selene Media Encoder – An audio/video converter
  • 3 New features for Nautilus 3.10 that promise a better File Manager!
  • Never Again with RetroShare
  • PRISM Free Chat | LAS s27e09

some odds & ends:

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  • Introduction To SSH
  • Install GNOME Shell Themes in less than 2″ -Live Demo
  • iotop: In, out, up, down
  • The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.6 The mac mini
  • Has Ubuntu lost it?
  • Burning Circle Episode 121
  • opensuse basics: application preferences
  • 5 pillars of Ubuntu Touch success
  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About BitTorrent
  • Protect your Privacy in a Post Prism World
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