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    The KDE Project announced the release of KDE Gear 23.08.5 as the fifth maintenance update to the latest KDE Gear 23.08 series of this collection of over 120 apps for the KDE Plasma desktop environment.
  2. Calamares 3.3.2 Installer Improves Manual Partitioning and Qt 6 Compatibility
    Adriaan de Groot released today Calamares 3.3.2 as a new maintenance update in the latest Calamares 3.3 series of this popular universal installer program for GNU/Linux distributions.
  3. GNU/Linux in Iceland: From 1% to 6% in Less Than a Decade [original]
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  4. GNOME 46: Best New Features
    Learn about the brand-new features of the GNOME 46 desktop environment.
  5. Miracle-WM Is a New Tiling Wayland Compositor Based on Mir
    Canonical employee Matthew Kosarek announced today a new project that leverages the Mir display server, called miracle-wm, which is a tiling Wayland compositor with a window manager in the style of i3, Sway, or Hyprland.
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  9. Audio/Video: GNU World Order, This Week in Linux (TWIL), and LINUX Unplugged
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  10. today's howtos
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  11. Software Releases and Software in Review
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  12. Mozilla Firefox 123 Is Now Available for Download, Here’s What’s New
    The Mozilla Firefox 123 open-source web browser is now available for download ahead of its official launch on February 20th, 2024.
  13. Android Leftovers
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  14. 7 Features That Make Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Cool
    Curious what Ubuntu's next big LTS release brings? We tell you all about it here
  15. LXQt 2.0 to Rely Entirely on Qt6, Qt5 Support Concluded
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  16. Security Leftovers
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  20. BSD: OpenBSD and grumpy BSD guy
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  21. Programming Leftovers
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  22. today's howtos
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  23. Errands: A Simple and Elegant To-Do Companion for Linux
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  24. elementary OS 8 Enters Early Access, Here’s What’s Planned
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  25. Microchip announces the PolarFire SoC Discovery Kit, a low-cost devkit for Linux and real-time applications
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  26. 5 Best Free and Open Source Tox Clients
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  27. A Complete Guide to Lubuntu Default Apps and Their Purposes
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  28. Review: Drauger OS 7.6
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  30. Software Leftovers
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  31. Open Hardware/Modding: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and More
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  32. Today in Techrights
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  33. today's howtos
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  34. Best Linux Distributions in 2024
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  35. Linux 6.8-rc5
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  36. 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: February 18th, 2024
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    The corresponding text-only bulletin for Monday contains all the text.

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