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  • First Beta of Snowlinux 3 Enlightenment Is Here (Aug 30, 2012, 19:00)
    Softpedia: Snowlinux 3 E17 Beta Edition is based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy) and powered by Linux kernel 3.5.

  • 18 great IT tools for Android (Aug 30, 2012, 15:00)
    InfoWorld: These Android apps, from network sniffers to SNMP MIB browsers to SSH tools, will come in handy for network and IT pros.

  • One more reason to not use Skype for Linux (Aug 30, 2012, 14:00)
    LinuxBSDos: This should not come as a shock to anybody, considering that Skype is now owned by Microsoft, the anti-Linux and anti-free software company, whose operating system and other software products are riddled with backdoors.

  • Android users finally buying paid apps (Aug 30, 2012, 12:00)
    Pocket-lint: The theory that Android smartphone users don't buy apps is wrong, according to new data that shows 93 per cent of Android phone owners are buying apps rather than just downloading free ones.

  • Why the Linux desktop has not gained traction (Aug 30, 2012, 10:00)
    ITWire: For a long time, the co-founder of the GNOME desktop project, Miguel de Icaza, has not been heard of in the media. A few days back he surfaced, claiming to know why the Linux desktop has made little or no gain among computer users.

  • GNOMEbuntu Will Be Released on October 18th (Aug 30, 2012, 09:00)
    Softpedia: GNOMEbuntu will probably be based on the Ubuntu 12.10 release and it will definitely include GNOME Display Manager (GDM) and the GNOME Shell user interface, all powered by the GNOME 3.6 desktop environment.

  • Linux Mint 13 with a hint of Cinnamon (Aug 30, 2012, 08:00)
    Everyday Linux User: This article is a review of the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 13.