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  • Preview of GNOME 3.5.5
  • Legend of Aethereus 3D RPG Game Running Natively on Linux
  • Valve's L4D2 Linux Presentation Slides
  • A Look At OpenGL ES 3.0: Lots Of Good Stuff
  • How To Unfreeze a Linux Session
  • Mageia 2 GNOME: not that good

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  • What type of Linux users are you?
  • Mainlining XWayland To Be Discussed Next Month
  • A New Round Of Enlightenment EFL 1.7 Alphas
  • Bringing New Steampunk Fantasy Game to Linux
  • Ubuntu Desktop Environment Usage Statistics
  • Interview with Jasna Benčić

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  • Happy Birthday openSUSE!!!
  • UEFI Secure Boot and openSUSE
  • A Few Thoughts on Why Businesses Resist Migration to Linux
  • What’s up with Banshee? A quick interview
  • 3 and a Half Reasons You Really Need to Scan OSS
  • Dear Esther
  • No TextMate Port for Linux
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Turn Off Discrete Graphic Card on Boot
  • Learning OpenSuse and Yast2…slowly
  • Top 10 signs your company doesn't "get" open source
  • The Linux Setup - Stephen O’Grady, RedMonk
  • Linux Outlaws 272 – The Bezel is in the Details

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  • Slackware 14.0 RC1 Announced
  • If Windows is closing down, Linux may remain the only major open OS
  • Ouya Raises Big Money for Open Source Game Console
  • BeagleBoard.org hobbyists unleash 20 new "cape" plug-in boards
  • Long-Term Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" KDE
  • Pear Linux 5 Review: Best Mac OS X look alike
  • Damn Small Linux (DSL) 4.11: Can run on 64 MB RAM
  • Rebecca Black (Wayland & KDE)
  • Yay, mainstream! – and trojaned GIMP (windows) installers
  • Thoughts on the SUSE Secure Boot implementation
  • LibreOffice 3.6.0 is Here

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  • The new GDM, the new Screen Shield and Ubuntu
  • A freasy future for GNOME
  • Linux distributors duke it out in cloud OS market
  • How to Make Your Linux PC Wake From Sleep Automatically
  • How to use quilt to manage patches in Debian packages
  • What’s new in Gwenview 2.9?
  • X.Org Server 1.13 Nears: Baking Cookies
  • Urban Myth: Unity on openSUSE
  • Commercial games and Linux

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  • Ubuntu App Showdown: 15 Hot Apps to Watch
  • Linux Foundation Heads to Korea w/ Torvalds
  • Does the Surface spat open the door for Linux?
  • Don't wait for Valve, install Steam on Ubuntu now
  • Debian GNU/Linux Switches To XFCE4 Desktop By Default
  • Emulate A TI Calculator On Linux
  • Flight of the Maxima
  • Moving to Arch Linux from Fedora, Screenshots
  • How John Carmack Has Missed The Boat He Is Already Riding In

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  • Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1
  • Damn Small Linux Returns, Hints at Modernization
  • Scientific Linux 6.3 Beta 1 Review: Simply outstanding but...
  • Is GNOME in Free Fall? (blog safari)
  • Saluki Linux 023 - Why use anything else? (video)
  • Dnsmasq for Home User
  • KDE Ships August Updates to 4.8.x
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 277
  • Humble Music Bundle shows charity disparity
  • Quick review for SING , first distro of 31 Flavors of Fun project
  • Avoid Linux HDD Faults & Errors With These Tools
  • The Phoronix Man | LAS | s23e01
  • Building a Linux kernel module without the exact kernel headers
  • Fixing Slow Window Movment in KDE 4.9
  • Biased Buyers Blocking Open Source
  • Insync For Linux Brings Google Drive Desktop Sync to Ubuntu
  • The Uphill Climb of Linux Gaming
  • Knock-knock – Platform Horror Survival Game
  • Kernel Development Made Easy? Not Yet.
  • Going Linux #180 August 05

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  • This Week in Linux: Debian, Fedora, & Slackware
  • Linux Friendly Game Engine 'Unigine' Shows Impressive Graphics
  • Three LXDE-based distributions
  • Slackware Current Goes Beta – And I Upgrade Now
  • Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for July 2012
  • Disk Improvements Within GNOME 3.6
  • Oculus Rift: Step Into The Game

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  • Bodhi Linux RaspBerry Pi Beta
  • Valve's L4D2 Is Faster On Linux Than Windows
  • New Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Concept Looks Amazing
  • KDE colours in Firefox, finally resolved
  • NVIDIA Linux Driver Hack Gives You Root Access
  • Canonical – To Skype or not to Skype?
  • KickStarter Indie Bundle
  • Windows 8 is complete
  • Microsoft and Amdocs: The Linux Connection Is Just FUD
  • Does Archlinux need a new slogan?
  • Gumstix New Waysmall™ Silverlode w/ Ubuntu
  • Create Partition on Linux for >2TB Size
  • Cropping (lossless) JPEGs with CropGUI
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