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today's leftovers:

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  • Parted Magic Team Releases 2012_09_12
  • Build Your Own Personal Linux Distro
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: September 2012
  • We are almost there: Web in 3.6.0
  • How To Make Your Raspberry Pi Into a Home Theater System
  • Nouveau Releases New Driver With PRIME Support
  • 7 tips for dual-booting Linux distributions and Windows
  • Creating better art for open source games
  • Secure Your Network With pfSense
  • NVIDIA Puts Out A New Driver Pre-Release (304.48)

few odds & ends:

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  • How to set Password in Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)
  • All wrapped up in Python's embrace
  • 3 Free Alternatives To Nero For Ubuntu
  • NVIDIA Announces New Legacy Linux Support

some leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 282
  • Mageia 3 Alpha 1 brings /usr/ merge
  • The Limits of Open Source
  • Game engine Torque 3D will soon be free, open source
  • Valve Shows Off Steam's Big Picture
  • Lots of LUV on Software Freedom Day
  • The Gnome Desktop and Beyond
  • The Linux Setup - Jayson Rowe of Fedora
  • New Firefox OS Screenshots
  • Mandriva releases Mandriva Class
  • Our first UEFI challenge
  • Edgy penguins test-fly Ubuntu's Quantal Quetzal
  • Playing with Gnome Boxes Beta in Mageia Alpha
  • Ubuntu Reaches 220,000 PCs in Schools in Spain
  • Making Lists in Scribus
  • OpenSUSE: Not Everyone Likes SystemD

some leftovers:

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  • DraftSight - Free CAD software, review and tour
  • Why I don’t like game rendering performance benchmarks
  • Gnome Shell 3.6 beta on Ubuntu – first impressions
  • More Unity Engine Games are Coming to Linux
  • Cleopix: A Simple Screenshot Tool for Ubuntu
  • Raspberry Pi manufacturing comes home to UK
  • Vim is a usability nightmare
  • Enough with the command line. Say hello to MSS 2.
  • FLOSS Weekly 225
  • openSUSE 12.2 Review | LAS | s23e06

today's highlights:

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  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 472
  • Debian Project News - September 3rd
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 281
  • Firefox OS Marketplace leaks
  • Torvalds on the Linux desktop's popularity problems
  • war in the Linux world
  • Installing Software on Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux From Scratch 7.2 relies on latest GCC

today's odds & ends:

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  • Torvalds pours scorn on De Icaza's desktop claims
  • Fedora + Cinnamon - Second attempt, great success!
  • How to create a simple text image with Imagemagick
  • Vote for Linux Games on Steam Greenlight
  • Zorin OS 6 Educational
  • Zorin OS 6.1 "Lite" Review
  • Libre Office in GTK3 and Wayland
  • The Future is Forever
  • Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February
  • Tips and tricks: watch and cat
  • Preview of ROSA Desktop 2012
  • Trisquel GNU/Linux Review | LAS | s23e05

some more leftovers:

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  • Things to do after installing Debian Wheezy
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 280
  • Ubuntu to drop alternate installer
  • Best Linux Applications For Learning Foreign Languages
  • Group Layers in the GIMP
  • NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs
  • Linux Outlaws 274
  • Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel
  • Emmabuntus 2.1.01 Review
  • Slackware 14.0 RC4 Announced

some leftovers:

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  • Vector graphics shoot-out: Illustrator v open-source
  • Does Windows 8 belong on older PCs?
  • Building A Linux Distribution From Scratch | Interview
  • 20 Most Exciting Linux Games for 2012
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 (Report #1), (Report #2)
  • Edubuntu 12.04: Let’s Learn It!
  • Can Linux Succeed As A First-Rate Gaming Platform?
  • Kubuntu 12.04 - Two months later
  • Gnome 3.8: Fallback Mode?
  • Taking a peek at some Open Source software for writers
  • Stephen Fry: “I Use Ubuntu”

today's leftovers:

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  • Renaming multiple files in Linux
  • Controlling Privacy Setting in Ubuntu with Gnome Activity Log Manager
  • KDE News (dot.kde.org) undergoes major upgrade
  • Going Linux Aug 20: #181 Avoiding Windows 8

today's leftovers:

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  • Let's Play: Darwinia
  • Time to rely less on MySQL?
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - part VI
  • Pardus ANKA?
  • Canonical Comments On The Unity 2D Defenestration
  • New Ubuntu One Incentive Gives Twice!
  • How to Create Virtual Machines in Ubuntu
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Security Leftovers

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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

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Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.