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The best and worst TV series finales of all time (yes, including 'Game of Thrones')
The best and worst TV series finales of all time (yes, including 'Game of Thrones')In honor of 'Game of Thrones' signing off for good, we've ranked the 10 best and five worst TV finales of all time, from 'Six Feet Under' to 'HIMYM.'        

Dressbarn plans to start closing all of its nearly 650 stores
Dressbarn plans to start closing all of its nearly 650 storesFor now, the Dressbarn website and all stores are open. The company says there are no current changes to its return, refund, or gift card policies.        

Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow admits to infidelity, claims sex was consensual as rape trial starts
Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow admits to infidelity, claims sex was consensual as rape trial startsTrial starts for former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, who faces allegations of raping three women and victimizing two others.        

New gun laws spark secret messaging, obstruction, recalls
New gun laws spark secret messaging, obstruction, recallsThe nation’s firearm debate is playing out in rural counties, where sheriffs hold broad policing authority.        

White House tells Don McGahn, former counsel, not to testify to House panel
White House tells Don McGahn, former counsel, not to testify to House panelFormer White House counsel Don McGahn need not comply with a House subpoena ordering him to testify on Tuesday, the Justice Department said.        

Opinion: In trying to clear air, Magic Johnson sullies himself, Los Angeles Lakers
Opinion: In trying to clear air, Magic Johnson sullies himself, Los Angeles LakersMagic Johnson likes to profess how much he loves the Lakers and Buss family. Yet he managed to trash all of them - and further sully his reputation.        

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka denies he 'betrayed' Magic Johnson
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka denies he 'betrayed' Magic JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka calls former team president Magic Johnson's allegations "surprising" and "disheartening."        

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson hits a back flip while pregnant: 'Baby's first flip'
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson hits a back flip while pregnant: 'Baby's first flip'The former Olympic gymnast and her husband, Andrew East, are expecting their first child together after suffering a miscarriage.        

'Game of Thrones' finale sets records with 13.6 million TV viewers, 19.3 million overall
'Game of Thrones' finale sets records with 13.6 million TV viewers, 19.3 million overallThe series finale of 'Game of Thrones' Sunday is HBO's most-watched single telecast, surpassing a 'Sopranos' episode from 2002.        

Aeroflot crew member winds up with broken leg after altercation with passenger
Aeroflot crew member winds up with broken leg after altercation with passengerAn intoxicated passenger on a recent Russian airline flight attempted to break into the cockpit and broke an employee's leg in the process.        

Trump may pardon troops in war crime cases, including SEAL Edward Gallagher, reports say
Trump may pardon troops in war crime cases, including SEAL Edward Gallagher, reports sayThe reports said some high-profile cases are under consideration for pardons. One involves a Navy SEAL accused of killing civilians.        

Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. arrested on OWI charge
Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. arrested on OWI chargeAl Unser Jr., a two-time Indy 500 winner, was arrested early Monday on a drunken driving charge, records show.        

'Game of Thrones' series finale recap: A disaster ending that fans didn't deserve
'Game of Thrones' series finale recap: A disaster ending that fans didn't deserveSpoiler alert! "Game of Thrones" aired its final episode Sunday night on HBO and the series didn't end the way any fans might have expected.        

'The View': Meghan McCain spoils 'Game of Thrones' finale ending on air
'The View': Meghan McCain spoils 'Game of Thrones' finale ending on airMeghan McCain revealed the "Game of Thrones" ending during "The View," spoiling the finale for anyone who hadn't seen it, including co-host Sunny Hostin.        

Man accused in church shooting wanted to kill 'minimum of 10 white churchgoers,' prosecutor says
Man accused in church shooting wanted to kill 'minimum of 10 white churchgoers,' prosecutor saysIn note, Emanuel K. Samson said he planned to retaliate for the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine worshipers were killed.        

Kit Harington to 'Thrones' fans mad about Daenerys: 'You’re culpable, you cheered her on'
Kit Harington to 'Thrones' fans mad about Daenerys: 'You’re culpable, you cheered her on'"You’re in denial about this woman as well," the actor, who played Jon Snow, told EW of Daenerys Targaryen's spiral. "You knew something was wrong."        


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.