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  • TTYtter – Tweet via The Command Line
  • Canonical announces Ubuntu Apps Showdown
  • A free Raspberry Pi for every child is a bad idea, says its designer
  • X.Org Applications On Wayland Are Working
  • Sabayon 9 Gnome Screenshots, Xfce
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - Part IV
  • Close the terminal without killing the running program
  • OpenBSD Is Now Forked As Bitrig
  • Kororaa 15 support ending
  • FLOSS Weekly » Episode 214: LibreOffice

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  • Turn Your Ubuntu Laptop into a Wireless Access Point
  • My Mighty Debian Squeeze 64-Bit
  • Sabayon 9 Released
  • Sixth Issue IFOSS L. Review
  • Thresholds between freedom and convenience
  • Linux Detect Mouse Button Numbers Easily

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 269
  • Mageia 3 is on Its Way
  • Tweeting from the Linux desktop with Polly
  • Things to know about leap seconds and your Unix system
  • The 'Leet Text Filter Toys Of Linux
  • One Giant Leap | LAS | s22e03
  • The MagPI Raspberry PI Magazine Issue 02
  • Debian wheezy for Raspberry Pi goes into testing
  • Linux Outlaws 268 – Software Necromancy
  • A Bodhi Linux 2.0.0 FAQ
  • TDF InfoGraphics, May 2012

some odds & ends:

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  • Use any computer without leaving a trace with Tails
  • Project Magenta is ambitious Linux-based mobile OS
  • Why IBM Is Trying To Surf The Linux Wave With Power Systems
  • How to run Ubuntu Linux on the MK802 $74 PC-on-a-stick
  • Banking on open-source software

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  • The security of Secure Boot
  • Filling out my FAFSA on FOSS
  • Emesene 2.12.5 Release, Single-Window Mode
  • Is Microsoft Allowing Ubuntu Linux on Azure without a Patent Deal?
  • Get Multi-touch Working on Ubuntu 12.04 HP dv9000
  • Create and enable new swap space on a Linux server
  • On the future of Graphics Drivers
  • News flash: Sky NOT falling
  • Encrypt Your Home Folder After Installing Ubuntu
  • What’s your favorite desktop environment?

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  • openSUSE Back on Track with 12.2 Beta 1
  • antiX-base M12.0 has been set up for Mother to use
  • Samsung Joins Linux Foundation as Platinum Member
  • Open Source Law Releases Report On Open Standards
  • Linux Game Publishing Still Silent On New Titles
  • Kororaa 17 (Bubbles) Beta released
  • Fedora Makes a Deal | LAS | s22e02
  • BlackBuntu – Ubuntu-flavored Linux Penetration Distro
  • Fedora 17 on Samsung Netbooks
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 4 Episode 10
  • Canonical’s Computex Booth is a Thing of Beauty
  • Trading Ubuntu for Chromebox Running Google Chrome OS
  • New STM32 Discovery board can now be programmed on Linux

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  • How To Take Screenshots On Ubuntu
  • Raspberry Pi Cases Now Avialable From ModMyPi
  • Impresive Designs
  • LibreOffice Receives “Technology For Citizens Award” From Guarulhos City, Brazil
  • Going Linux Jun 02: #174
  • PinguyOS 12.04 Beta Screenshots
  • Voxeliens Is Being Ported To GNU/Linux!
  • Reasons Why You Should Use FreeBSD
  • Reasons Why You Should Not Use FreeBSD
  • Nonfree DRM'd Games on GNU/Linux: Good or Bad?
  • Beautify Grub 2 Boot Loader by Installing Themes
  • Reverse DNS, It’s easier than you think
  • Fedora 17 Tips and Tricks
  • Debian Edu interview: Mike Gabriel
  • Humble Bundle Devs Talk Gaming on Linux
  • KDE3 gets Udisks2 backend

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  • 'Lilly Looking Through' Adventure Game is Just Beautiful
  • 5 Nice GNOME 3.4 Themes
  • Humble Indie Bundle in Ubuntu
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 457
  • This Week in Linux
  • Floss Weekly 212 - Gentoo
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (review)
  • First monitor calibration using ColorHug
  • Tonido, an Opera Unite Alternative?
  • Download and Organize Photos with Fotobasher
  • Linux system debugging super tutorial
  • OpenOffice – A House Of Sand
  • ERROR: database disk image is malformed in Fedora 17
  • AMD admits it has to work on improving Linux OpenCL support
  • Tiny & Big in: Grandpa’s Leftovers Now Available for Pre-order
  • A Bodhi Linux 2.0.0 Beginning
  • Start your Linux terminal with a running train

today's leftovers:

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  • Why Doesn't Fedora 17 Linux Have a Beefy Miracle Theme?
  • Linux Desktop Environments
  • Why do I contribute to open source?
  • Overgrowth finally supports Linux
  • 10 Classic UNIX and C Programming Books to Enrich Your Library
  • LF Announces New Tool for Tracking Free and Open Source Software Components
  • Jobs That Nobody Qualifies For
  • Bootstrapping Awesome: Gentoo Miniconf 2012 in Prague, CZ
  • Don’t Make Us Treat Our Customers Like Criminals!
  • SUSECon and openSUSE Conference 2012: A One-Two Punch?

yesterday's eye catchers

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  • 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 13
  • Xubuntu 12.04: upgrade, how it should be
  • New Ubuntu Phone Concept
  • How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu Won’t Boot
  • Software Freedom Conservancy's Coordinated Compliance Efforts
  • Open source still feared within Whitehall, says IT architect
  • Fedora 17 Review | LAS | s22e01
  • The Linux Setup - Lee Hachadoorian, Geographer
  • Red Hat to support Korean financial firms’ migration to open-source platforms
  • XFS, Btrfs, EXT4 Battle It Out On Linux 3.4
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