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GNOME 3: From an end-user’s perspective

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linuxbsdos.com: Released just a few days ago, GNOME 3 is the latest major version of the GNOME desktop environment. If you are currently running a GNOME-based Linux or BSD distribution, you are probably using version 2.30 or 2.32, but that should change in the upcoming release cycle. So while we wait,

today's leftovers:

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  • Slackware 13.37 RC 4.6692
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  • The Linux Kernel Trojan Horse Gift
  • Clementine Steadily Improving
  • Fast Two Way Sync in Ubuntu
  • GNOME 3: configuration wish granted
  • GIMP webpage plug-in
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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Plasma Active Installation
  • Creating Bootloader For Dual Boot
  • Printing to AirPort shared printers from Linux
  • Attempt to manage Fedora 15 KVM Server via Gnome 3 shell
  • Let your Ubuntu read documents aloud with Gespeaker
  • How To Switch Firefox Update Channels

A Better Way to Find & Install Windows & Linux Apps

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Web

mashable.com: n stark contrast to today’s heavily-financed mega-startups such as Facebook, Groupon or Color, consider the unassuming and newly profitable Ninite, maker of a bulk software installation tool for Windows and Linux.

Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th

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groklaw.net: I have decided that Groklaw will stop publishing new articles on our anniversary, May 16.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 170 is out

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How I multitask in Unity

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Ubuntu
HowTos

castrojo.tumblr: I have made a video of how multitasking works in Unity to demonstrate some of the more advanced features.

view here

PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome Zen Mini Review

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PCLOS

linuxlibrary.org: Elegance and simplicity unite to bring you another compelling reason to switch to PCLinuxOS. Gnome Zen Mini features the gnome desktop stripped to the core, with only a minimal selection of default applications

Quick look: Spiral Knights

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: Zelda and Final Fantasy are two names which most owners of consoles will be familiar with and whilst you either loved or hated them (in my case the later) don’t think as a Linux user (or any other user) you will be left out.

Best Screen Capture Software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS

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clickonf5.org: We need to capture a limited portion of screen or full screen of desktop for support or documentation purpose. Sometime we need to take screenshot of full webpage which is not possible with normal PrtScn key. There are lot many screen capture software available in the market.

Salix Xfce 13.37-beta2 - first impressions and screenshots

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: On 05/04 the second beta of the Salix main Xfce version was made available, and being one of my favorite distributions I just had to give it a quick spin and opted for a basic install. First impressions are excellent.

Great one, Gnome!

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  • Great one, Gnome! Would you like to reload and try for your other foot?
  • Drag Me to Shell, p2
  • Ubuntu, Unity, Linux Mint and other stuff
  • Making awesome even better; gnome back to work with gnome 3.2

Distro Hoppin`: Saline OS 1.3

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itlure.com: As this Debian-based operating system is quite easy to install, setup and, once that is done, it lets you run about your daily computing routine.

today's leftovers:

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  • The Battle for the Last Desktop
  • Iptables – Providing More Access Without Compromise
  • Understanding Project Harmony
  • Bash shell-scripting libraries
  • Where’s the Parallel Beef?
  • Using GNU/Linux is cooler than using Windows: Laura Lucas Alday
  • plasma active
  • icculus' "Gaming on Linux"
  • Sam and me on Ubuntu
  • Top five new things in Linux
  • Acer’s Chairman Speaks
  • Munich receives European Document Freedom Day Prize
  • openSUSE GNOME 3 DVDs & Repos next week
  • Gnome3 + porn can equal potential awkwardness

some howtos:

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  • 9 Best practices to secure your Linux
  • IPv6 and thttpd
  • build Text To Speech app for Android
  • Quick And Dirty Scanning On The Linux Desktop
  • Display Different Content to Visitors from Different Sites
  • How to read the content from the RAM
  • Easy way to create a Debian package and local repository
  • Practice with while Loops
  • Pimp My Bash Prompt
  • How To Create A Screencast In GNOME 3
  • Remove Mono from Debian 6

Internet Explorer 6 is Holding Back the Linux Desktop

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Microsoft

jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Linux kernel just turned twenty and according to Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation Executive Director) bashing on Microsoft at this point is like "Kicking a puppy". One thing I do not agree with Zemlin on however is that "traditional PC desktop is becoming less important."

Firefox 4 Is Faster, Cleaner, More Secure

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Moz/FF

informationweek.com: The latest version of the open-source Mozilla Web browser has finally arrived and it is a welcome upgrade. Firefox 4 includes a revamped look and feel, faster performance, strong standards support, and enhanced privacy controls.

Planning for MariaDB 5.6 at the MySQL Conference 2011

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monty-says.blogspot: MariaDB 5.3 / 5.5 are now almost in beta (the last features will be pushed directly after the MySQL conference) and it was time to start considering what features should be in the next MariaDB release.

Opera Barracuda RC 2 & 3

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Ubuntu Natty release countdown banners chosen

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  • Ubuntu Natty release countdown banners chosen
  • Unity and Me
  • Care robot runs on Windows and Ubuntu
  • New hardware, Sandybridge, and Ubuntu
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