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  • Ubuntu App Showdown: 15 Hot Apps to Watch
  • Linux Foundation Heads to Korea w/ Torvalds
  • Does the Surface spat open the door for Linux?
  • Don't wait for Valve, install Steam on Ubuntu now
  • Debian GNU/Linux Switches To XFCE4 Desktop By Default
  • Emulate A TI Calculator On Linux
  • Flight of the Maxima
  • Moving to Arch Linux from Fedora, Screenshots
  • How John Carmack Has Missed The Boat He Is Already Riding In

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  • Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1
  • Damn Small Linux Returns, Hints at Modernization
  • Scientific Linux 6.3 Beta 1 Review: Simply outstanding but...
  • Is GNOME in Free Fall? (blog safari)
  • Saluki Linux 023 - Why use anything else? (video)
  • Dnsmasq for Home User
  • KDE Ships August Updates to 4.8.x
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 277
  • Humble Music Bundle shows charity disparity
  • Quick review for SING , first distro of 31 Flavors of Fun project
  • Avoid Linux HDD Faults & Errors With These Tools
  • The Phoronix Man | LAS | s23e01
  • Building a Linux kernel module without the exact kernel headers
  • Fixing Slow Window Movment in KDE 4.9
  • Biased Buyers Blocking Open Source
  • Insync For Linux Brings Google Drive Desktop Sync to Ubuntu
  • The Uphill Climb of Linux Gaming
  • Knock-knock – Platform Horror Survival Game
  • Kernel Development Made Easy? Not Yet.
  • Going Linux #180 August 05

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  • This Week in Linux: Debian, Fedora, & Slackware
  • Linux Friendly Game Engine 'Unigine' Shows Impressive Graphics
  • Three LXDE-based distributions
  • Slackware Current Goes Beta – And I Upgrade Now
  • Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for July 2012
  • Disk Improvements Within GNOME 3.6
  • Oculus Rift: Step Into The Game

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  • Bodhi Linux RaspBerry Pi Beta
  • Valve's L4D2 Is Faster On Linux Than Windows
  • New Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Concept Looks Amazing
  • KDE colours in Firefox, finally resolved
  • NVIDIA Linux Driver Hack Gives You Root Access
  • Canonical – To Skype or not to Skype?
  • KickStarter Indie Bundle
  • Windows 8 is complete
  • Microsoft and Amdocs: The Linux Connection Is Just FUD
  • Does Archlinux need a new slogan?
  • Gumstix New Waysmall™ Silverlode w/ Ubuntu
  • Create Partition on Linux for >2TB Size
  • Cropping (lossless) JPEGs with CropGUI

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  • Linux 3.5 Kernel Power Regression Spotted
  • Dead Space 2: The Fear Factor
  • An Awesome GUADEC and a Bright Future
  • After 7 Years of Development, Linux Game 'Warsow' is Out of Beta
  • Take a tour of new Red Hat office tower
  • Optimizing a boot time, aka 2 second boot
  • A little bash boost
  • Managing new Machines with SUSE Manager
  • Steam on Linux Interview with Ethan Lee
  • Compare two images easily with Geeqie
  • LibreOffice skips to 3.6.0 release candidate 4
  • How to find IP addresses and use them in Linux

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  • We asked firms if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed
  • Can open source save HP?
  • Btrfs Filesystem In Linux 3.6 Kernel Has Big Changes
  • Firefox Add-ons Cross More Than 3 Billion Downloads!
  • Meet Linux Viruses
  • Microsoft profits from Linux patent FUD
  • Ex-NVIDIA Engineer Patent Issue With Open-Source
  • The Writing on the Wall: GNU/Linux Has Arrived
  • Red Hat’s Top 4 Priorities for 2013: Cloud, Virtualization, And…
  • From Windows to Linux In No Time

few odds & ends:

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  • Torvalds and Shuttleworth to Speak at LinuxCon
  • Firefox OS – New Pictures Emerge
  • Why Kororaa Wasn't Announced
  • WinFF Makes Multi-File Conversion Painless
  • DrWright for Linux Forces You to Stop Typing and Take a Break
  • Linus Torvalds reviews, loves, the Google Nexus 7
  • Red Hat warns "Big Boobs" could sink Microsoft Azure
  • Project Neon provides daily builds of KDE modules
  • Because Penguins Like to Blow Sh*t Up Too

some odds & ends:

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  • Fear not, Linux admins: There are TOOLS to help you
  • Peppermint OS Three: The real-deal desktop cloud Linux
  • Linux Will Play Games As Well As They Perform Under Windows
  • Linux Mint 13 Xfce released: Installation tour
  • Gentoo debates recruitment schemes
  • Raspberry Pi Gentoo Stage 4
  • Free Guides for Getting Up to Speed with Linux
  • Linux Mint 13 KDE Released

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  • Using Linux to fight spam
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Powers Europe's Fastest Supercomputer
  • How to automagically activate the NUMLOCK on gentoo
  • CentOS penguins maul Oracle's Linux migration pitch
  • Blender Network launches August 6th
  • Explore Gnome OS Designs in G-Live
  • Is NSA's Accumulo open source or Google knock-off?
  • Serious Sam 3 Now Runs on Linux
  • Linux Format 161 On Sale - Upgrade Your PC Today
  • Going Linux: Jul 19: #178 Computer America #52
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