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News: Cinnamon 1.8 gets released. (cinnamon.linuxmint.com) International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability . (extremetech.com) Open Compute to open source high-end network switches. (zdnet.com) Ubuntu To Get Its Own Package Format, App Installer. (phoronix.com) Desktop Support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS & 11.10 Officially Ends. (omgubuntu.co.uk) Google’s cloud dumps custom Linux, switches to Debian. (theregister.co.uk) Josh Boyer of Red Hat compares the Fedora and Ubuntu kernels. (jwboyer.livejournal.com) Half Life 2 is now available on Steam for Linux. (phoronix.com) Valve’s Gabe Newell To Keynote LinuxCon 2013. (phoronix.com) The Main Topic: Microsoft is lagging behind Linux in performance. (tgdaily.com) “I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why.” (blog.zorinaq.com) Featured Websites: Morten Juhl-Johansen ZÅlde-FejÃ©r tells us, “I am a heavy podcast user, but a few of them stand out. I did an article on this kind of casts worthy of support. (writtenandread.net) Also from Morten, “As for your mention of Newsbeuter, I did an introduction to using it for podcatching.” (http://writtenandread.net/newsbeuter/) Tip: Michael sends us this tip, “I couldnât help feeling sorry for you when you mentioned the “tree” command this week. You said that it beats navigating the directory hierarchy and typing “ls”, “cd ..” etc. Maybe youâve not heard of the “find” command? Surely you have! But if you had, you wouldnât be doing that! find lets you specify a shell pattern to match against file names at any level in the directory hierarchy.” (linux.die.net) Your browser does not support the audio element. MP3: OGG: More Information: Hosts:: Rob, Scott, James Live Stream (Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern): mintcast.org Subscribe: [iTunes] [Zune] [RSS MP3] [RSS OGG] Contact Us: Forum: forums.linuxmint.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @mintCast @Linux_Mint @3dbeef @jamescoyner @txhawkins IRC: irc.spotchat.org – #mintcast Google+: mintCast YouTube: