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  • Indicator-Synapse Brings Spotlight-Like Search Bar to Linux
  • Knockd – Detailed And Simpler
  • Linux Advanced Routing Tutorial
  • bsod: Exactly what I was expecting
  • Interview with Pam Chestek of Chestek Legal
  • FreeBSD 9.2 Is Behind Schedule, RC4 Released
  • The Firefox Flicks Global Film Competition Winners are In
  • The New #182 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component: Red Hat
  • Playing with Coder (on Ubuntu)
  • Ubuntu Developers Discuss Dropping ReiserFS
  • Buyers bet on momentum in Red Hat
  • Samsung to put open-source Tizen OS on… TVs?
  • A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch
  • Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB
  • Test Internet Connection Speed From the Terminal
  • The Linux Kernel: Configuring the Kernel Part 9

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  • openSUSE: zypper - the basics and beyond
  • Freeware: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
  • EditShare Serves Up Lightworks on Windows, Mac and Linux at IBC2013
  • ScreenFetch: The BASH Screenshot Information Tool
  • Introducing run-one-constantly, run-one-until-failure and run-one-until-success
  • Intel MinnowBoard Review – No Competition
  • My Developer Wants to Use Open Source Software: Now What?
  • FreeBSD Is No Longer Building GCC By Default
  • Binary diff between libc from ScientificLinux and CentOS
  • KarBOOM A Car-Crashing Game With A Multiplayer Focus
  • Linux Pmap Command – Find How Much Memory Process Use
  • Install Linux from USB Device using Unetbootin & dd
  • Highly Recommended LaTeX Editors for Linux
  • TLLTS Episode 522
  • FLOSS Weekly 264

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  • Mageia 4 Alpha 2 Released
  • KDE 4.12, KDE Frameworks 5 and Barcelona
  • Kate Vim Progress
  • digiKam Software Collection 3.4.0 released...
  • A Nepomuk Integration Plugin for Firefox
  • Sloth Patrol A FREE Fast Paced Twin Stick Shooter On Desura
  • Tecmint Quiz 3 – “Test Yourself” 21 Linux Basic Questions
  • BleachBit – Free Disk Space, Shred Files, more
  • Unvanquished The Open Source FPS/RTS Reaches Alpha 19
  • Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS New Build 255
  • Git Rebase and Vim

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 1 Released
  • How to Turn Off Google Search Results Indirection?
  • Alien Arena: Combat Edition Released
  • Penguins, prepare to get SPACED OUT: Ubuntu 13.10's Mir has docked
  • Dynamically discovering settings for a cluster?
  • Advancements with Pisi Linux
  • bwm-ng: Flexible, smart and pretty
  • OBS Stopped Building, Will be Back Tomorrow
  • Kate Vim Progress

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  • Suse drops LibreOffice -- and helps Collabora pick it up
  • Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition
  • Mozilla gets aggressive in updating Firefox OS
  • Did Linus Torvalds backdoor Linux random number generation?
  • Blender Conference 2013
  • Zack's Kernel News
  • GNOME 3.10 Will Have a Beautiful and Handy System Menu
  • Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1 Includes the GNOME Classic Session
  • Come to the Kubuntu Bug Squashing Party in Munich
  • Magic SysRq key on Lenovo Ideapad U300s ultrabook
  • Open Source Weekly wrap-up: Pay for news with Bitcoin, open source jobs, and more
  • Linux4You: Codesport Column

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  • Debian LXDE with LXLE Added Features
  • Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Review
  • S06E28 – Raiders of the Lost Ubuntu
  • Hubs vs Switches vs Routers – The Fundamentals
  • Canonical – Dell launching Ubuntu in China in 1,000+ stores
  • Booting Fedora 20 TC4 on Wandboard Quad
  • GOG.com Don't Plan On Introducing Linux Support In The Foreseeable Future
  • Debian Virtualization: LXC Desktop Virtualization
  • Microsoft Resembles Novell, Circa 1995
  • Korora - The little blue penguin shows off it's happy feet
  • A Look Inside the 2013 Red Hat North American Summer Intern Program

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  • 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

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  • Richard Stallman: e-tolls are evil
  • GNOME Photos 3.10 Beta 2 Fixes Five Bugs
  • Unix: Flexibly moving files with lftp
  • LUV not to merge with Linux Australia
  • GNOME Developers Re-Implement Middle-Click Paste
  • PAX Prime 2013: Become the Legend of Dungeon, or die trying
  • Open source is always an option
  • My AC100 travel laptop
  • Fedora 20 Will Be Named After A Software Bug
  • Minecraft has been sold 12 million times on PC, Mac and Linux
  • Oh My Vim!
  • A New Log-Structured Linux Caching Software Driver
  • IVI Shell Proposed For Wayland's Weston
  • Amnesia A Machine For Pigs GOL Teaser
  • Steam Linux Usage Drops During August
  • 4 favourite C's in Ubuntu setup
  • My OpenELEC Media Center - Is this Paradise?

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  • Use Google+ Hangouts in Linux Distributions
  • Sync local calendar with Google Calendar in Debian XFCE
  • A little hard disk nostalgia
  • PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI
  • Doing is Doing – my 10 open source principles
  • py3status v1.0
  • Linux Kernel 3.4.60 LTS Officially Released
  • Full Circle Magazine #76
  • Linux 3.12 To Support AMD "Berlin" HSA APU
  • KDE 4.12 Release Schedule Announced
  • The Demographics Behind DuckDuckGo
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