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RAR 5.00 Beta 8 Released for the Linux Platformview story

http://news.softpedia.com – RAR, a powerful archive manager that can be used to reduce the size of files and to decompress RAR, ZIP and other format, has been updated to version 5.00 Beta 8.Archives created with RAR 5.0 can only be opened with the new software. (IT news)

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Fotoxx 13.08 Photo Editing Software Released with New Featuresview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Fotoxx, a free open source Linux program for photo editing and collection management that’s easy to use and install, has just reached version 13.08.Fotoxx provides a hassle-free solution to simple photo edition and library management. (IT news)

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Legendary File Manager Midnight Commander 4.8.10 Released with Lots of Fixesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Midnight Commander, a visual file manager and a feature-rich full-screen text mode application that allows users to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell, is now at version 4.8.10.Highlights of Midnight Commander 4.8.10:• The Gmodule is no longer linked if it's not required. (IT news)

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Precise Puppy 5.7.1 Released with Major Fixesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Precise Puppy 5.7.1, a distribution built from Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04.2, alongside the binary DEB packages, providing full compatibility with Ubuntu and access to the vast Ubuntu package repository, has been released.Precise Puppy 5.7.1 features two web browsers, SeaMonkey and Opera, and a lot of other new features and fixes.Highlights of Precise Puppy 5.7.1:• Non-US keyboard layouts a (IT news)

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IBT Media Buys Newsweek From IACview story

http://techcrunch.com – I guess today is the day for announcing the sale of struggling media properties: IBT Media just said that it has reached an agreement to acquire Newsweek from IAC. Back in 2010, Newsweek merged with IAC-owned website The Daily Beast. (IT news)

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CrunchWeek: MotoX Says Hello, Ridesharing Regulation Wars, More Google Surveillance Suspicionsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Another seven days have come and gone, July has turned into August, summer is closer to its end than its beginning, and precious time is just as fleeting as ever. The good news is that we have a new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few of us TechCrunch writers together to run our mouths about the most interesting tech news stories from the past week. (IT news)

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Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPadsview story

http://techcrunch.com – President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent held by Samsung. In a letter to the ITC (embedded below), US Trade Representative Michael Froma (IT news)

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The New York Times Company Sells The Boston Globe (And Related Properties) For $70Mview story

http://techcrunch.com – The New York Times is selling the Boston Globe and the rest of its New England Media Group to John Henry, the billionaire who’s principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, for $70 million in cash. The news has prompted some rather depressing comments about the Globe’s relative worth. (IT news)

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Gillmor Gang: What's Up Docview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Gillmor Gang — Bret Taylor, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — gather in real time to try out Bret’s new startup, Quip. The last time we saw Bret, he was selling Friendfeed to Facebook and becoming CTO. Now, he’s back (sporting Marc Benioff as one of his investors) at the intersection of mobile and collaboration. (IT news)