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  • Open source graphics drivers for the Raspberry Pi on the way
  • Thinking About Fuduntu
  • My new test box - and how it wasn't
  • Debian Wants To Play In The Mobile Space Too
  • Emdebian Grip: The Smaller, Embedded Debian
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - Part V

some leftovers:

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  • LibreOffice 3.5.5 Released
  • Selling Linux PCs to Senior Citizens: The WOW! Computer
  • Is Firefox's Rapid Release Cycle Causing Too Many Problems?
  • Web exploit figures out what OS victim is using, customizes payload
  • One day, three deals, $150 million in open source funding
  • Firefox: Can this Web browser be saved?
  • Small Copyleft.next Open Source Software License Project Attracts Big Interest

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  • Linux on x86 Set to Replace Unix on Itanium at HP
  • Dolphin 2.1 and beyond
  • LibreOffice for Android Is in the Works
  • Why aren't we helping?
  • Mozilla Foundation and EFF join hunt for Syrian open source developer
  • Beliefs and Misbeliefs about Open Source Software
  • Ex-Nokia guys start mystery company to build Linux-based phones

today's leftovers:

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  • Gentoo Summer of Documentation – Let’s do it!
  • Live Chat with Shuttleworth
  • AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints
  • Alien Arena Reloaded Coming Next Week
  • KDE on the Raspberry Pi
  • How to Change Your Default Applications on Ubuntu: 4 Ways
  • FLOSS Weekly 216
  • Network Gotcha
  • Set up a Mailing List in Minutes with Simple Mailing List
  • Revisited: SolusOS 1.1 "Eveline"

today's leftovers:

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  • DragonflyBSD 3.0 vs. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Wheezy
  • Kororaa 17 Delayed
  • Solaris, SCO, Linux, Open Source and Red Hat Summit
  • 4 Best Free AntiVirus For Ubuntu 12.04
  • How to Install Hundreds of Fonts at Once in Ubuntu
  • The Linux desktop, thanks to Chromebooks, goes retail
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 461

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  • systemd for Administrators, Part XIV, Part XV
  • Announcements Pour In from Red Hat's Conference
  • Red Hat CEO: We're at the Dawn of the Information Economy (and Linux is the Sun)
  • LibreOffice 3.6.0 is on Its Way
  • Power Programming: Bitwise Tips and Tricks
  • Tiny and Big, Episode 1 Released
  • Epic Action RPG “The Real Texas” Released
  • Mods and hacks for the Raspberry Pi
  • A slice of Raspberry Pi
  • Communicate with other users in your terminal using “write” command

today's leftovers:

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  • Opera 12: Not Ready For Prime Time
  • Xonotic and idTech4 news
  • Red Hat Rallies Linux, OpenShift Developer Partners
  • Orbitz Forgot Linux
  • Xonotic Aims To Be The Best Open-Source FPS
  • LinuxQuestions.org Turns Twelve
  • Linux Logging Basics | LAS | s22e05
  • Linux Outlaws 270 – Building His Own Community

today's leftovers:

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  • An Overview Of Qt 5.0 Features
  • Debunking x32 myths
  • Fedora Is Unsure About 256 Color Terminals
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 271
  • netrunner 4.2: everything but the kitchen sink
  • Mageia 2: smooth upgrade
  • Debian Wheezy GNU/kFreeBSD: Slower Than Linux
  • Ulteo OVD 3 – Open Source Remote Desktop
  • The Linux Setup - Chris, Open Source Developer
  • Discovering Zorin OS
  • GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?
  • Ubuntu TV: The Community Wish List Is Taking Shape
  • The Linux Directory Structure Explained
  • Edit your Videos with LiVES!
  • Zorin OS 6 Review

odds & ends:

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  • Dangerous commands you should not try
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz - Is It Worth It On Linux?
  • The reasons behind Gnome-Shell’s new face
  • Hardware accelerated video playback on EL6 (RHEL, Centos, SL) and Intel SandyBridge
  • Going Linux Jun 23: #176 Computer America #51

some leftovers:

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  • Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Ubuntu
  • Welcome To Ubuntu's Penguin Bar - How Can I Help You?
  • Gentoo Linux Health Report
  • This Week in Linux
  • Why companies must adopt the open source way
  • Improving font rendering on Fedora 17
  • Fedora introduces offline updates
  • NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob
  • Another Happy Linux User
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 4 Episode 11 Shineness
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.06.22
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