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  • KDE Manifesto: On The Doorstep
  • Which Linux Distribution would you save? The Results
  • The heroes of Fedora updates testing in Q1 2013
  • Half-Life 2 has been released for Linux
  • Protect Yourself Online With Tor, TAILS, and Debian
  • Gaming with Linux: Growing the game and app market
  • cgroups: A BIG WIN for Systemd
  • Finnix 108 Distro Fixes CD Tray Ejection Bug
  • Mount Android 4.0 with gvfs on Ubuntu
  • Results of Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

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  • CrunchBang 11 “Waldorf” – Overview and Screenshots
  • Handy Linux tools With Python
  • Installer memory usage in F19 Beta TC3
  • The Samsung U1000 Ubuntu Phone Isn’t Real
  • How to install GRUB customizer in ubuntu 13.04
  • Change your Grub options with Grub Customizer
  • BSDTalk Interview with Marshall Kirk McKusick and George Neville-Neil
  • Fedora and Ubuntu Kernel Config Comparison
  • Half-Life 2, EP1, EP2 and Lost Coast hit Linux!
  • LinuxDevices.com vanishes from the Web
  • Install TrueCrypt on Linux

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  • Raspberry Pi operating systems: 5 reviewed and rated
  • Raspberry Pi housed inside a computer monitor
  • From squeeze to wheezy and back, and how not to backup your / filesystem
  • Fix Rebellious Screen Backlights
  • Steam Taken Down for 30 Minutes Due to Multiple Hardware Failures
  • The Breakouts: UEFI
  • LibreOffice, Blender, and KDE, Oh My
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 504

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  • Linux, Freedom and Cold Cash (blog safari)
  • ISS PCs to switch to Linux
  • Ceph improves Red Hat support in new release
  • How An Open Source Operating System Jumpstarted Robotics Research
  • Is it time to give KVM hypervisor a go?

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  • A short introduction to TPMs
  • MiraBox Review – Super Raspberry Pi?
  • Module turns Raspberry Pi into robot navigation computer
  • What's So Great About Open-Source IMS?
  • Video: Vivaldi (KDE Plasma) Tablet Hardware Porn
  • Raspberry Pi and Valve Top Keynote Speaker Line Up for LinuxCon
  • FOSS Knowledge, Part 1: Where Are We Now?
  • Trying to Tame the Tablet
  • FLOSS Weekly 251
  • The Luminosity of Free Software, Episode 12

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  • How to Make Ubuntu 13.04 Look Like Windows 7
  • People behind ubuntu quality: Javier
  • Facts and Fictions About GNU/Linux Desktops
  • New repoman option “–include-arches”
  • Knock for OpenSSH
  • Sizing up open source: Not so simple
  • Overview of Linux capabilities, part 2, part 3
  • Vriting Vim Plugins in Python
  • EasyShutdown: Lets you Schedule Shutdowns in Ubuntu
  • Free (with strings attached): Keeping track of open-source code
  • Build your own cloud – Tutorial
  • Linux Outlaws 309 – I’m with Lex Luthor
  • LinuxFest NW PT 2 | LAS s26e09
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 315
  • How to Dual Boot and Virtualize the Same Partition on Your Computer
  • $599 for Alienware X51 mini gaming PC with Ubuntu

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  • Do unseen passwords really need masking?
  • Elive 2.1.40 Is Based on Debian 7.0 Wheezy
  • Xubuntu 13.04 review - Et tu, Brute?
  • improve Ubuntu Laptop Power Management
  • Ten Reasons Why You Can Use GNU/Linux
  • How Linux found its home in the enterprise
  • Upgrade from squeeze to wheezy
  • The Bank, the Budget and the OS Shocker
  • A Review of UbuntuKylin: Chinese ubuntu
  • The Linux Setup - Gary Newell, EverydayLinuxUser.com
  • ‘Effects’ of Using ‘preload’ (‘readahead daemon’) in Ubuntu 13.04
  • What Social Media (And the World) Owes to Open Source
  • Adventures in PC-BSD LXDE Part 1

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  • Monty Widenius: There is no reason at all to use MySQL
  • The Elegant Mageia Linux Prepares a New Release
  • Linux Shorts: Sabayon 13.04, Korora 18, and SythOS
  • Mozilla Releases Firefox OS Sim 3 As Extension
  • Mapping the Apache Software Foundation
  • Linux Mint 14: Sound Issues
  • People behind ubuntu quality: Sergio
  • Spy vs. Spy; Wikipedia Sports New DB
  • The first web server, first web browser
  • I am vi, the great and powerful . .
  • Auto-EDID Results [updated]
  • Dear Schmuck
  • Turbulenz Game Engine Open-Sourced
  • Weekly Fedora kernel bug statistics – May 03
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 503

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  • XFS In Linux 3.10 To Put On Extra Protection
  • Interview with the openSUSE derivative FuSE Team
  • new release of KDE SC on Windows
  • manually download, compile and install RHEL 6 updates
  • devtodo: Much to do, about something
  • Portal Confirmed on Steam for Linux
  • Email App Inky Coming to Linux ‘Soon’
  • LibreOffice Unconfirmed Bug Statistics for March
  • Ten New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 12.10
  • Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi Running XFCE
  • How To Change Time Zone In MYSQL

some odds & ends:

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  • Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit
  • development builds of inkscape for fedora
  • Windows 8 Legacy: Unacceptable Level of Risk
  • Font boost for Linux from Adobe and Google
  • From GNOME Linux Desktop to OpenStack Cloud
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