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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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  • Conspiracy in Linux – The Debian Underworld
  • PC-BSD Teams With DuckDuckGo to Provide Enhanced Web Searches
  • Fedora Linux 16: A Business Powerhouse, in Pictures
  • Linux kernel 3.3 delayed
  • Open Source Coopetition Fueled by LF Growth
  • debian contributions to the linux kernel
  • Get Your Linux Game On
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 256
  • openSUSE Stable Maintenance Process Now Fully Open
  • GIMP 2.7.5 (last test before GIMP 2.8) now available
  • Raspberry Pi retailers clarify shipping costs on $35 Linux computer
  • This week in Fedora 17: Test Days galore
  • Easily Create Your Own Distribution Using Ubuntu Builder
  • Using Gimp in George
  • Keep an Eye on Your GNU/Linux System with Glances
  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part VIII - New SELinux Domains
  • Making Compiler, Disk Testing More Reproducible

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  • Fedora 17 New Security Feature part VII - thumbnail protection
  • Apache HTTP Server: New Features for Version 2.4
  • Tethered Shooting with digiKam
  • Unsettings- A graphical configuration tool for Unity
  • Linux Processes – Environment extern, environ, getenv, setenv
  • New, shiny, Unity 5.6 released!
  • SANE crashy crashy
  • Spotify for Linux Preview Gets Small Bug Fix Update
  • How Drupal combines open source, openness, and security
  • Virtualization Software For Ubuntu Linux
  • Dress Up Bash Script with YAD
  • configure mutt for gmail
  • Several Countries Have Triple-Digit Growth for GNU/Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 255 - Brian Blessed’s BeardBerry

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  • Why Enterprise Linux?
  • What Does One Serve With Raspberry Pi?
  • Desktop Freezes in 4.8.x
  • Yet another Linux story
  • Deepin-Scrot – Lightweight Screenshot Capture Program in Ubuntu
  • FOSS v proprietary software: image editing
  • Linux Mint 12 LXDE released
  • Debian Edu interview: Nigel Barker
  • The Linux Setup - Keith Milner, Telecom Engineer
  • The Best Disk Cloning App for Linux
  • The Linux 3.3 Kernel Is Not Yet Ready
  • The 2.6.32 Linux kernel
  • Got Privacy? Ubuntu Linux 12.04 Will Help Ensure It.
  • Ubuntu 12.04 .ISO Will Remain CD Sized
  • Richard Stallman | GNU/LAS | s20e10

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  • Coming Soon: A 3D Printable Case for Raspberry Pi
  • Linux in Saigon :-)
  • IBM streams Linux and Windows desktop through USB stick
  • Improving Hardware Support in Ubuntu
  • Exclusive Interview With Mark Shuttleworth
  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition Review
  • Fedora 17 new features
  • Rest in peace, daemon.
  • How to convert a Wheezy (or newer) system to btrfs
  • A Look At 3D Native Client Games Coming To Linux This Year
  • GIMP: Free, Open Source Photo Editing Software
  • The Linux Setup, Noah Lorang, 37signals
  • KDE 3 got upower support and more in openSUSE 12.1
  • Linux Outlaws 254 - Croatian Jaffa Cakes
  • System76 Big Rig | LAS | s20e09
  • FLOSS Weekly 203
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