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'He still considers himself to be in the hospitality business': Mulvaney explains Trump's Doral decision
"He still considers himself to be in the hospitality business," Mulvaney said, adding that Trump wanted to "put on the absolute best show."      

Following debate criticism, Elizabeth Warren will outline how to pay for 'Medicare for All' plan
Following debate criticism, Elizabeth Warren will outline how to pay for 'Medicare for All' planIn Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged to release a plan on how to pay for her public health care program.       

Prince Harry gets candid about his relationship with Prince William, moving to Africa
Prince Harry gets candid about his relationship with Prince William, moving to AfricaPrince Harry has been open about his affinity for Africa. Would the British royal ever move to another continent with Duchess Meghan and baby Archie?       

Kyle Shanahan gives game ball to Mike Shanahan after 49ers' win over Redskins
Kyle Shanahan gives game ball to Mike Shanahan after 49ers' win over RedskinsKyle Shanahan was cryptic about his relationship with his former employer, but he sent a message about how the Redskins treated his father.       

'The worst public health crisis in decades': First federal opioid trial slated to begin Monday
The first federal trial related to the nation's opioid epidemic is scheduled to start Monday in Cleveland after settlement talks failed.      

A 'tragic' weekend in Philadelphia: 2-year-old girl killed, 11-month-old boy hurt in separate shootings
A 2-year-old girl died in a shooting at a North Philadelphia home on Sunday, a day after an 11-month-old baby was shot inside a car, police said.      

Aaron Rodgers plays at MVP level, earns first perfect passer rating for Packers
Aaron Rodgers plays at MVP level, earns first perfect passer rating for PackersAaron Rodgers accounted for as many touchdowns as he had incompletions during the Packers? 42-24 rout of the Raiders.       

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin fined, reprimanded for tweeting photo of blind referees
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin fined, reprimanded for tweeting photo of blind refereesUpset about officiating in FAU's loss to Marshall, Owls coach Lane Kiffin was hit with a $5,000 fine after poking fun at refs on social media.       

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney got married on Saturday. Who is this guy?
Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney got married on Saturday. Who is this guy?Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney got married on Saturday in Rhode Island. But who is the lucky guy? Here's everything you need to know.       

Opinion: In loss to New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears show they are what they said they weren't
Opinion: In loss to New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears show they are what they said they weren'tMitchell Trubisky?s woes can?t be blamed on the injury to his non-throwing shoulder that kept him out of the loss to the Raiders.       

Her son shot his way into an Indiana high school. Now she's facing six felony charges
Her son shot his way into an Indiana high school. Now she's facing six felony chargesMary York faces felony charges because of her son's actions at Dennis Intermediate School. Parents of school shooters are rarely charged.       

Wisconsin, Boise State takes major tumbles in latest Amway Coaches Poll
Wisconsin, Boise State takes major tumbles in latest Amway Coaches PollThe first loss of the season for both Wisconsin and Boise State saw each team fall back in the Amway Coaches Poll. Alabama remains No. 1 ahead of Clemson.       

Shay Mitchell and boyfriend Matte Babel welcome their first child, a baby girl
Shay Mitchell and boyfriend Matte Babel welcome their first child, a baby girl"Pretty Little Liars" actress Shay Mitchell posted a photo letting the world know that she and boyfriend Matte Babel are officially parents.       

High school soccer star Chloe DeLyser's national goal-scoring record isn't official
High school soccer star Chloe DeLyser's national goal-scoring record isn't officialChloe DeLyser scored varsity goals 317, 318 and 319 on Tuesday, but her career scoring mark won't be recognized as an official high school record.       

Chris Pratt teases wife Katherine Schwarzenegger's cooking fail: 'Did it go well? No.'
Chris Pratt teases wife Katherine Schwarzenegger's cooking fail: 'Did it go well? No.'Microwave: 1, Katherine Schwarzenegger: 0. Chris Pratt teased his wife of four months over a failed attempt at heating up some frozen food.       

Cowboys pull out of tailspin, throttle Eagles for win
Cowboys pull out of tailspin, throttle Eagles for winThe Dallas Cowboys snapped out of a three-game losing skid to claim sole possession of first in the NFC East by blasting the Philadelphia Eagles.       


DesktopLinux.com acquired ...
DesktopLinux.com's publisher, Ziff-Davis Enterprise, has been acquired by a Californian company -- as yet undisclosed, but rumored to be Foster City-based QuinStreet. Future plans for the site have not yet been announced ... At this point, the future of DesktopLinux.com is uncertain. What we can say

Red Hat unveils 10-year support plan
Red Hat has extended the life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years, with RHEL 6 now supported through 2020. Meanwhile, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman left Red Hat rival SUSE to join the Linux Foundation as a fellow.

KDE 4.8 adds adaptive power management, new windowing tricks
Version 4.8 of the KDE desktop environment and software bundle was released, featuring improved, adaptive power management and new windowing layouts. KDE 4.8 is also faster and more stable, and offers new features like Qt Quick-based Plasma widgets and the KDE Telepathy IM framework, says the community.

Ubuntu 12.10 will bypass menus via predictive search
Canonical unveiled a search-oriented Head-Up Display (HUD) interface that will debut in Ubuntu 12.04. Aiming to reduce dependence on menus and eventually replace them with the help of gesture and voice interactions, HUD could find its way into future versions of Ubuntu designed for smartphones and TVs.

Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Arch Linux patch Linux kernel exploit
Canonical, Red Hat, and Arch Linux have released patches that fix a vulnerability in Linux kernels 2.6.39 and above that enable attackers to gain system root access. The distro patches followed a kernel patch to fix the vulnerability, but proof-of-concept exploit code examples have already been posted.

'Cinnamon' GNOME 3 fork now 'fully stable' with version 1.2
The Linux Mint team announced a "fully stable" version of its "Cinnamon" fork of GNOME 3.x. Available for several major Linux distributions, Cinnamon 1.2 is more customizable than GNOME 3.x, restores much of the GNOME 2.x interface, and adds features such as desktop effects and layout options.

Linux gains share on enterprise servers -- and desktops, too
Linux jumped to 1.4 percent desktop market share from 0.97 percent in July, according to Net Applications. Meanwhile, a Linux Foundation survey on enterprise Linux says 79.8 percent of organizations are planning to increase their Linux deployments, citing affordability, technical features, and security as Linux advantages.

Linux Foundation tips 2012 schedule, sends LinuxCon to San Diego
The Linux Foundation posted a calendar of its 2012 conferences. These include the Linux Kernel Summit, which will be held Aug. 26-28 in San Diego, where it will be co-located with the larger LinuxCon North America event and the Linux Plumbers Conference, both held Aug. 29-31.

Linux 3.2 goes bigtime on file systems, improves thin provisioning
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.2 kernel, featuring file-system enhancements such as support for Ext4 block sizes up to 1MB, and faster Btrfs scrubbing. Linux 3.2 also adds some process scheduler improvements, better thin provisioning support, and new Wi-Fi, graphics, and DSP drivers.

CentOS and Oracle release their Red Hat 6.2 clones
A week after releasing CentOS 6.1, the CentOS project launched version 6.2 of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone, while Oracle released its own RHEL 6.2 variant with Oracle Linux 6.2. Meanwhile, Red Hat unveiled a beta of RHEL 5.8, and announced strong third-quarter earnings.

CentOS turns 6.1, still trails Red Hat by a lap
CentOS 6.1 has arrived to bring the features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 to those who can live without a Red Hat subscription. CentOS 6.1 offers non-proprietary improvements found in RHEL 6.1, including virtualization performance optimizations, enhanced development tools, and some YUM package management enhancements.

How to replace Ubuntu 11.10's Unity desktop with good ol' GNOME
Ubuntu users who dislike the Unity desktop environment have other alternatives besides sticking with "Maverick Meerkat" or jumping ship to another distro. An illustrated DeviceGuru tutorial shows how to load the GNOME Fallback mode on Ubuntu 11.10 and configure it to provide a GNOME 2.x-like experience.

Red Hat 6.2 scales up on multicore platforms
Red Hat revised its enterprise-focused Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution with claims for greater performance and scalability on multicore platforms. RHEL 6.2 also offers enhancements in resource management, high availability, storage and file system performance, and identity management, says the company.

Linux Mint 12 ships as distro's popularity soars
The Mint project released the final Linux Mint 12 ("Lisa"), which offers "MGSE" extensions to GNOME 3.2 that let users create a more GNOME 2.3x-like environment. Based on Ubuntu 11.10 and Linux 3.0, Linux Mint 12 features upgrades to Firefox 7.0, LibreOffice 3.4.3 and Thunderbird 7.0.1.

OpenSUSE 12.1 ships with GNOME 3.2, SystemD, Snapper, Go tools
The OpenSUSE project released OpenSUSE 12.1, featuring Linux 3.1, GNOME 3.2, KDE 4.7, plus support for KDE's "OwnCloud" cloud platform. OpenSUSE 12.1 introduces the SystemD configuration utility and Google's Go programming language, and integrates a Btrfs-based "Snapper" tool for rolling back system updates and configuration changes.

Linux Mint 12 RC1 adds GNOME 2.x-like extensions to GNOME 3.2
Linux Mint 12 ("Lisa") RC1 was released, based on Ubuntu 11.10 and Linux 3.0. RC1 offers GNOME 3.2 -- but augments it with "MGSE" extensions designed to let users customize a GNOME 2.3x-like desktop environment -- and Mint also supplies a GNOME 2.x clone called MATE.