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  6. Programming Leftovers
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  7. Security Leftovers
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  8. Red Hat Leftovers
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  11. today's howtos
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  19. today's howtos
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    The corresponding text-only bulletin for Tuesday contains all the text.

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    913 /n/2024/06/05/Kali_Linux_2024_2_Ethical_Hacking_Distro_Released_with_GNOME_46.shtml
    852 /n/2024/06/05/Ubuntu_23_10_Mantic_Minotaur_reaches_End_of_Life_on_July_11_202.shtml
    846 /n/2024/06/05/Software_Morphosis_Incus_6_2_DNF_5_2.shtml
    838 /n/2024/06/05/NVIDIA_550_90_07_Linux_Graphics_Driver_Is_Out_Now_with_Various_.shtml
    801 /n/2024/06/08/today_s_leftoverss.shtml
    792 /n/2024/06/05/Raspberry_Pi_Kit.shtml
    739 /n/2024/06/05/today_s_howtos.shtml
    721 /n/2024/06/01/Linux_Lite_7_0_Galena_Officially_Released_with_Xfce_4_18_Based_.shtml
    705 /n/2024/06/06/Immutable_Distro_blendOS_4_Officially_Released_Now_Fully_Declar.shtml
    674 /n/2024/06/08/today_s_howtos.shtml
    669 /n/2024/06/05/Programming_Leftovers.shtml
    663 /n/2024/06/05/Programming_Leftoversd.shtml
    660 /n/2024/06/05/FreeBSD_14_1_RELEASE_Announcement.shtml
    659 /n/2024/06/05/Perl_Programming.shtml
    652 /n/2024/06/06/LibreOffice_24_2_4_Office_Suite_Is_Now_Available_for_Download_w.shtml

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