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  • Slow boot? Blame systemd!
  • The Costs of Supporting Legacy Hardware
  • Linux Setup - Amelia Andersdotter, EU Parliament
  • Users Want AIM Client for Ubuntu… AOL Says No
  • LibreOffice Foundation Symbolises Maturity
  • Dotzler: LibreOffice update
  • A Patch That Can Make Btrfs 5~10% Faster
  • How to transform Archbang into Arch Linux with Xmonad
  • Mageia at FOSDEM 2012
  • Manually Install New Cinnamon Themes (Linux Mint/Ubuntu)
  • aseigo: on the economics of Spark
  • Package Management in Emacs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Inspecting the Gentoo 12.0 Live DVD
  • Conky in CruchBang
  • Oil Rush Review
  • world’s most energy friendly Linux at Embedded World
  • Bricsys Releases Bricscad V12 for Linux (pr)
  • HijackThis now open source

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  • Meet Linux Mint 12 'Lisa': A Tour in Pictures
  • KDE 4.8 is really really nice! Congrats! Just KMix popup is confusing…
  • Casper, the Friendly (and Persistent) Ghost
  • Moniz – openSUSE 12.1 based with Cinnamon
  • 75% Off On Hacker Evolution Linux Games
  • Git Gets Enterprise Equipped
  • GNOME Components Version Clarifications For Ubuntu 12.04
  • Wayland Is Almost Ready For Showing Off
  • The open source behind gov.uk revealed
  • Fact: Open Source Software saves money
  • Linux Game Publishing...the return?
  • Make Google Earth 6.2 Look ‘Native’ in Ubuntu
  • Kazam Screencaster 1.0 Released
  • Bruce Perens on Open Source Hardware
  • Open Source License Interpretation Made Easy
  • LibreOffice CorelDraw Import filter
  • DEFT Linux 7 Is Based on Lubuntu 11.10
  • Fix Ugly Fonts in Google Earth 6.2 on Ubuntu

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  • Emulators on Linux, part 4
  • IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork
  • User Friendly? I Choose Expert Friendly
  • Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware
  • GCC 4.7 Moves Along Into Stage 4
  • GNU Project renews focus on free software in education
  • Razor-qt 0.4 - Qt based Desktop Environment
  • Linux at CES 2012: Everything You Need to Know
  • Discover Cool Bash Tricks With Bash One-Liners
  • Proprietary vs. Open Source Support – Common Misconceptions
  • Mozilla Working On Developing A Reset Button For Firefox
  • Linux: a lot of hullabaloo about a vulnerability
  • Announcing The Lima Open-Source GPU Driver
  • Learning Python: a good IDE can help
  • Mozilla Readies Firefox 10 With Better Extension Updating
  • Why lazy consensus is the Apache way
  • ODF Toolkit gets first Apache release
  • People Behind Debian: Josselin Mouette
  • Red Hat Quietly Joins the OpenStack Effort
  • Stella - a Centos desktop remix
  • Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets

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  • Behind Ubuntu's shift into mobile
  • KDE 4.8 in Cauldron
  • Dude! Where’s My Data?
  • First Impression on KDE 4.8.0
  • MEPIS 11.5...
  • GNOME 3.3.4 Development Release Is Here
  • Going Over The Good & Bad For UEFI On Linux
  • MythTV Sees First Update In Nearly One Year
  • Status Update: KDE Partition Manager
  • 'Lttle Dew', Cute Zelda Like Coming Soon to Linux
  • Google Wants YOU!
  • Btrfs To Go Production-Ready In Oracle Linux
  • Fallout Meets Minecraft In New Linux RPG: 3079
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Development update
  • HP webOS to be fully open-source by September
  • Extremadura moves 40,000 computers to Debian
  • Avoiding The Vendor Perl Fad Diet
  • Red Hat juices speed freak MRG Linux
  • SyncWall – Wallpaper Changer
  • 4Linux, Erlang Solutions and Linux Professional Institute Join The Linux Foundation
  • Hack, Slash, Loot - A New Roguelike/Dungeon Crawler
  • Reverse-Engineered NVIDIA Driver Works On Re-Clocking
  • SOPA and PIPA: What Bills Like These Mean to Open Source Software
  • FLOSS Weekly 199

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  • The Importance Of Anonymity On The Web
  • FLOSS Body of Knowledge
  • Manage Tasks with nag
  • Thoughts on Progress
  • systemd for Administrators, Part XII
  • running openSUSE on ARM
  • Install A Perl Module In Linux Without Root Permission
  • Red Hat Particularly Vulnerable To European Slowdown
  • Meet Debian at FOSDEM 2012
  • Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. (Solved)
  • Finding what binaries to restart
  • Beginning Linux - Part III
  • CentOS upgrade from 6.1 to 6.2
  • Multitouch is near…
  • IBM and Red Hat Introduce Local Virtualisation Facility in Sydney
  • Can you demand my name to give me a public link?
  • All aboard the Bendy Bus
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.01.20

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  • Is Steam Finally Coming to Linux?
  • fuk the kit you will love
  • New LibreOffice Ubuntu versions
  • Poor Mans GoogleEarth
  • Sony Reader and Linux
  • DIY: Quick and easy Samba print server setup
  • Bitwig Studio: A Professional Music Creation Software (DAW) Comes To Linux
  • Postal And Postal 2 For Linux Now Available On Desura
  • Calligra Words style selection combo
  • X.org screensaver bypass found
  • setting up a talking clock easily in Linux

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  • Rhythmbox 2.95 has been released
  • Linux.conf.au 2012: three threats and a balloon
  • DragonFlyBSD: Desktop is not a target
  • Thinkfan for Fedora
  • XAA In X.Org Has Finally Met Its Executioner
  • Novell Kanaka for Mac Enhances Interoperability and Choice
  • KDE Plasma Desktop Activities
  • Adaptive Tickless Linux Kernel Support Status
  • Linux-ready multitouch PC has huge 65-inch screen, quad-core CPU
  • Samsung backpedals on bada/Tizen OS merger
  • Plasma QML documentation
  • George Lucas: 'No more Star Wars'
  • Peeking up the skirt of Microsoft's hardy ReFS
  • FLOSS Weekly 198
  • Linux Outlaws 246 - The Shape of Chestnuts to Come

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  • Improving Battery Life in Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS, (part 2)
  • Oxygen-gtk3 1.0 is out
  • Introducing Ubuntu Secured Remix 11.10
  • Sourceforge's Featured projects, January 16
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 248
  • Phosphor: a terminal for the Hipster generation
  • New developments in the color management world
  • Photography software for Linux

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  • New Unity Features: Shortcut Hints Overlay & Launcher Switch
  • Bash Lamp Setup
  • happy with Gnumeric: text as "text"
  • happy with Gnumeric: finding the leading apostrophe
  • GRUB 2 Editor
  • Wi-Fi And NBN Lessons From An Open Source Town
  • Feedback & Errata 2 | LAS | s19e10
  • Linux Outlaws 245 - Dirty I/O
  • Trying out initramfs with selinux and grsec
  • How we enable others to write 3rd party plugins with Maliit
  • testing Linux Mint 12
  • Sorry state of dynamic libraries on Linux
  • Peppermint OS Two Review
  • Lubuntu 12.04 News Roundup
  • Aurorae 3: Window Decorations with QtQuick
  • 3 must-have extensions for GNOME 3
  • Why Open Source is Good for German Software Businesses
  • Samsung Sacrifices Bada To Make Linux OS Great
  • New GIMP brushes collection

UK Government u-turns on open standards policy - and look who's behind it?

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When the coalition UK government was formed following the last general election there was some guarded optimism among those who support open standards (many of whom also support the ideals of free software).

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