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Four Firefox 4 Features Worth Getting Excited About

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bnet.com: As a longtime Firefox user, I’m understandably jazzed about version 4, the first major update of the browser since 3.5 dropped in June, 2009. Firefox 4 is due to arrive in early 2011, and with it a host of new features.

5 Awesome Free Tools For Small Businesses

pcworld.com: These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably feeling the pinch. Here are five extremely useful computing resources that are free of charge for small business users.

RHEL 6: serious Linux built for growth

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the first major update for RHEL in over three years.

Raaaaaaawwwhide! (rolling rolling rolling)

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Linux

happyassassin.net: A couple of days back I decided a week was plenty long enough to be running a boring, stable OS like Fedora 14 on my desktop and decided to upgrade it to Rawhide instead.

8 Alternative PDF Readers For Your Consideration

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Linux users, regardless which distro you are using, it bound to come with a default PDF reader that you can use to read PDF files. If you are yearning for a better (or faster) PDF reader, here are several options for you.

KDEPIM 4.5 is Dead -- Here's to KDEPIM 4.6

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: So... we have decided that there is no point to putting any more effort into the long-awaited KDEPIM 4.5.

Debian 5

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: I’ve written a lot of reviews of distros based on Debian, but never a review of Debian itself. So this time around I decided to look at Debian 5 (Lenny).

Adventures in Kubuntu: Throwing in the towel

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Ubuntu

dwasifar.com: Regular visitors have already read about my ongoing experiment with Kubuntu. To recap, I’m a little worried about where Gnome is going, and want to be ready to switch desktop environments if need be. So I installed kubuntu-desktop over an existing Ubuntu.

It was 20 years ago today

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Web
  • Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays
  • 20 Years Ago, The Web’s Founders Ask for Funding

Quick look at Scientific Linux 6.0 Alpha

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: I was meaning to write this yesterday and before you know, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 final is out. But that doesn't mean we can't post a quick look at this one.

MariaDB 5.2 now faster and with alternative authentication

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Software

h-online.com: Launched by MySQL creator Michael "Monty" Widenius, the MariaDB MySQL fork has been released for downloading as version 5.2. The open source database is based on MySQL 5.1.51, although MariaDB contains additional functions.

Red Hat’s Secret Patent Deal

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Linux
Legal

gigaom.com: When patent troll Acacia sued Red Hat in 2007, it ended with a bang: Acacia’s patents were invalidated by the court, and all software developers, open-source or not, had one less legal risk to cope with. So, why is the outcome of Red Hat’s next tangle with Acacia being kept secret?

Did Ubuntu disrespect Fedora Linux with openrespect?

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Linux
Ubuntu

internetnews.com: Openrespect.org is founded by Ubuntu Linux community manager Jono Bacon, as a way to encourage mutual respect across Linux distributions. Apparently though that mutual respect didn't fully extend to Red Hat's community Fedora Linux distribution.

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: The Hexen: Edge of Chaos demo has been released for Doom 3 owners.

Fedora Plans For Wayland

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Wayland's not a usable default yet. It'll probably be packaged in F15 as something you can play with. We don't even have a complete list of transition criteria yet, let alone a timeframe.

Jolicloud's OS Isn't Just Similar to Chrome OS--Looks Like It Will Run With It

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OS

ostatic.com: Like Chrome OS, the Jolicloud OS is focused entirely on managing cloud-based applications as opposed to local ones (see the screenshot below). Its other similarity to Chrome OS is that it is squarely aimed at the netbook market.

UNR 10.10 Maverick Meerkat - Don't touch this!

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: After being tremendously pleased with Maverick, as it ran superbly on both standard PC and even Mac, and loving the UNR 10.04 Lucid on my eeePC netbook, I figured Maverick Netbook Remix edition could only be a doubly double win for me. And so I tried it.

Keeping Red Hat in Raleigh a constant fight

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Linux
  • Keeping Red Hat in Raleigh a constant fight – Szulik
  • Red Hat tries the value argument for open source

Linux Mint 10 “Julia” released

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Linux

linuxmint.com: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10.

Keeping up with the Unitys: KDE's Plasma Netbook

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KDE

techworld.com.au: Last week when I wrote about Canonical’s decision to go with Unity on Wayland I mentioned traditional desktop interfaces are mostly unsuitable for more mobile computers, including tablets, phones and netbooks. I should have been more specific.

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Linux 4.9.95

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