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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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  • Linux 3.5 Kernel Power Regression Spotted
  • Dead Space 2: The Fear Factor
  • An Awesome GUADEC and a Bright Future
  • After 7 Years of Development, Linux Game 'Warsow' is Out of Beta
  • Take a tour of new Red Hat office tower
  • Optimizing a boot time, aka 2 second boot
  • A little bash boost
  • Managing new Machines with SUSE Manager
  • Steam on Linux Interview with Ethan Lee
  • Compare two images easily with Geeqie
  • LibreOffice skips to 3.6.0 release candidate 4
  • How to find IP addresses and use them in Linux

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  • We asked firms if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed
  • Can open source save HP?
  • Btrfs Filesystem In Linux 3.6 Kernel Has Big Changes
  • Firefox Add-ons Cross More Than 3 Billion Downloads!
  • Meet Linux Viruses
  • Microsoft profits from Linux patent FUD
  • Ex-NVIDIA Engineer Patent Issue With Open-Source
  • The Writing on the Wall: GNU/Linux Has Arrived
  • Red Hat’s Top 4 Priorities for 2013: Cloud, Virtualization, And…
  • From Windows to Linux In No Time
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Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
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    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

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    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.

Purism News

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  • New Inventory with TPM by Default, Free International Shipping
    In November, we announced the availability of our Trusted Platform Module as a $99 add-on for early adopters, something that would allow us to cover the additional parts & labor costs, as well as test the waters to see how much demand there might be for this feature. We thought there would be “some” interest in that as an option, but we were not sure how much, especially since it was clearly presented as an “early preview” and offered at extra cost.

Mycroft AI on Plasma

Mycroft is running through the last 24 hours of the crowdfunding campaign for its Mark II assistant. The machine looks awesome and offers similar functionality to other proprietary alternatives, but with none of the spying and leaking of personal data. The Mark 2 will be delivered to backers at the end of this year, but you can enjoy the pleasures of giving orders to an AI right now by installing the Mycroft widget on Plasma courtesy of KDE hacker Aditya Mehra. Read more

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