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  2. Audiocasts/Shows: Late Night Linux, OpenSSH Coverage, and WordPress Briefing
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  3. Security Leftovers
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  4. Leftovers: Makula, IBM, and Kernel
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  6. Debian and Ubuntu Development Reports
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  7. Applications and Free Software Lists
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  8. today's howtos
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  9. Firefox 129 Enters Beta Testing with Improved Reader View, Other Changes
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  10. Android Leftovers
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  18. today's leftovers
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  19. Windows TCO Leftovers
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  20. LibreOffice 24.2 review - A pleasant surprise
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