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  • HowTo run commands from Gjs
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  • GCC Cauldron 2013 Recap
  • Thoughts on Security
  • International character sets and encodings are hard
  • usevim: Repeat Side-Effects
  • Meeks: pretty overview of non-leaf modules
  • The main reason I love Linux: it works. Plain and simple.
  • KStars GSoC: Aberration with a Stereographic Projection
  • Experience Booting Linux Using the Windows 7 Bootloader
  • A Couple of Rebuilds and Upgrades in Slack-Current
  • Sayonara – A small, clear and fast audio player for Linux
  • This week in fedora infrastructure
  • Memories of Akademy 2013
  • Happy 5th birthday,!

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  • The Indian connection to Red Hat's growth story

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  • Wasteland 2 Has Been Delayed But There Is Still Some Good News
  • 7 More Titles Greenlit On Steam For Linux
  • Microsoft pledges Linux boost for Windows Server and Center R2 duo
  • The rise of Linux in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
  • Find And Block Who Is Tracking You Online
  • Interview: Mike Woster Discusses The Yocto Project
  • kobo aura hd: first impressions
  • Install virtualbox guest additions in Debian 7 wheezy
  • Fedora 19: Installing Software from DVD After System Installation
  • pyradio: Now that’s different
  • bugs and fixes in LibreOffices issue tracker — beyond the 3.6 series
  • Will Ubuntu Edge commit to using only free software?
  • Gluon and the state of the project
  • How to Enable and Tweak Ubuntu’s Flashy Graphical Effects
  • Open source in the era of digital marketing
  • A Command Line Web Browsing with Lynx and Links Tools
  • S06E22 – I Still Know What You Did Last Ubuntu
  • Report BoF KDE France
  • Install Facebook Messenger in Linux Mint 15

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  • Ubuntu Edge might just change the computing world
  • Another day another hacked website
  • install HotShots on Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.04
  • LXDE waves goodbye to GTK in merge with Razor-qt
  • usevim: Powerline Escape Fix
  • A good "second board" for learning
  • Parsix 5.0 Test 3 (Lombardo) Distro Is Optimized for Laptops
  • Day: Things I’ve been doing
  • Bored again: Looking into Gestures
  • GUADEC Keynote Speaker: Cathy Malmrose
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  • Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel "Haswell" OpenGL Performance
  • FLOSS Weekly 258

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  • SUSE Cloud 2.0 Launches in Beta
  • A Peek At What Some Governments Are Doing With FLOSS
  • Fedora Project Developer Proposes Layered, More Agile Design to Distribution
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  • shred: A power for good or evil
  • setterm: Some minor magic
  • Call for Automotive Linux Summit Speakers
  • E17 Enlightenment Revist | Configuration from scratch (video)
  • Join Fedora 19 to Active Directory Domain
  • Sync Progress Display
  • Short Tip: Write buffers and jump to next in Vim
  • How To Extract Images From PDF Files With Pdfimages
  • new default artwork for lubuntu
  • OOXML improvements in LibreOffice Writer 4.1

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  • Securely Erasing Your SSD with Linux: A How-To
  • Are donations effective for open source projects?
  • How to migrate your server from Debian to CentOS
  • Managing Linux Services at Startup With Chkconfig Command
  • Canonical Invests In Failure Hyping
  • find: Simply the best tool out there
  • XBMC on Mir
  • GNOME raises $20,000 to enhance security and privacy
  • The future of Razor and LXDE-Qt
  • AudioCD. Week 5.
  • Rwanda’s laptop project making progress
  • SETI – What are we looking for?
  • openSUSE Conference 2013 3rd day
  • A great and unexpected first Akademy experience
  • gnome-screenshot Utility
  • Embedded Pi Review
  • Team Fortress 2 Linux version now runs on older Intel graphics cards
  • Oracle Linux Gains Momentum
  • Bacon: Announcing the Ubuntu Edge
  • Sailing Through The World of Linux BASH Scripting – Part III

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 517

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Welcome to this year's 29th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Converting computer users from Windows to Linux isn't always an easy task, but there are distributions that try hard to recreate a Windows-like experience in Linux to make new users feel more at home in their new operating system. One of such distributions is Zorin OS.

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  • Happy pi approximation day
  • My Revised Linux Wish List
  • Astro Emporia On Desura
  • Rush And Edge Follow Toki Tori Onto Steam For Linux
  • Akademy Impressions
  • Mobile Media Converter on Linux
  • Enlightenment On Wayland Still Being Done
  • Two Hacks For The NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver
  • Gnomecraft | GNOME Software App for Fedora 20?!
  • Burning Circle Episode 123
  • Linux Drive Recovery | LAS s27e10
  • Linux Outlaws 317 – Heatwave

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  • What’s new in the Akonadi World
  • Firefox OS Emulator is available for Linux
  • Open Source Dictation: Wrapping up

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  • openSUSE Conference 2013! The conference begins!
  • How to set Focus-Follows-Mouse in GNOME 3
  • Latest Steam for Linux Update Fixes Pipeline Problems
  • The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.7
  • This week in Fedora Infrastructure
  • Akademy and openSUSE Conference
  • New TCL smart TVs to run Linux-based Opera TV
  • Worms Reloaded Looks Set To Hit Linux
  • 4 Tweaks to Super Charge Your Raspberry Pi
  • canto: A practical newsreader
  • Clear memory cache on your Linux server
  • Canonical Posts 15 Mesa Patches To Support Mir
  • Akademy 2013 - A Blast!
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