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We have released MonoDevelop 2.4

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tirania.org: We have finally released MonoDevelop 2.4. You can read a high-level description of the changes or see screenshots with the details.

Transmission 2.0 BitTorrent Client released

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kabatology.com: The popular open-source BitTorrent client Transmission has updated to version 2.0, bringing with it several bugs fixes found in the previous 1.93 release, improvements and new features.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 3

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g33q.co.za: Today is a National Holiday in South Africa, hence I did not use the laptop much, and my work with Gnome-Shell was again minimal. I did have some time to figure out some features of it, lets check out one or two…

Big Thank You to Contributors

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I want to formally thank all those who contributed to the Tuxmachines' fund raiser this past 24 hours. The response has been heart warming to say the least.

A Roundup on Microblogging Clients

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linuxforu.com: The latest buzz in social networking is microblogging—the next generation of blogging where people share their status, images, audio and video files with their friends without being verbose. When you microblog, you answer one simple question: “What’s happening?”

10 ways to dodge Linux hardware issues

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Hardware

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve been grappling with Linux hardware problems, take heart: Jack Wallen has some strategies for resolving common issues — or avoiding them in the first place.

Impressions – HaikuOS R1 Alpha 2

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g33q.co.za: HaikuOS has been in development for so long though that the R2 Alpha1 release is fairly stable and represents a major milestone. Let’s see what I discovered…

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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theinquirer.net: CANONICAL'S UBUNTU has a lot of hype to live up to. First released in 2004, Ubuntu has established itself as one of the most intuitive and accessible Linux distributions and has never shied away from giving both Microsoft and Apple a run for their money.

Spotlight on Linux: Linux Mint 9

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linuxjournal.com: Linux Mint is another distribution that seems designed for new users, although many seasoned users find it as handy as anyone. Linux Mint takes Ubuntu and makes it usable by adding drivers and codecs and adjusting the default application stack for more mainstream appeal.

Fedora 13 Boasts Many Leading-Edge Enhancements

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eweek.com: Red Hat's Fedora 13 open-source software can serve in a full gamut of Linux roles, as long as users are prepared to upgrade their systems about once a year.

10 Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

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junauza.com: The full and complete package of Office costs more than some people's mortgage payments. Fortunately, Office is not the only option available to get the work done. Here are ten FREE alternatives to what Microsoft Office has to offer.

So Dell, is Ubuntu safer than Windows or not?

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pcpro.co.uk: Dell appears to be back-tracking on a claim made on its website that Ubuntu is safer than Windows.

Linux, trojans and viruses. A real threat?

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toolbox.com/blogs: While there is no excuse for inattention and lack of knowledge, the fact is that there are Linux virus's (viruses, virii?) and there will be more.

Why Ubuntu is harder than Windows

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Ubuntu
Humor

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I use Ubuntu on all my personal computers and I even recommend it to friends. I am starting to think maybe I shouldn't though, because it is obvious:

Flock is now based on Chromium

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  • Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Firefox
  • Flock 3 Beta drops Firefox, switches to Chromium
  • New Flock divorces Firefox, snuggles up to Chrome

today's leftovers:

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  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-06-15
  • OpenCL 1.1 Specification Released
  • Red Hat Summit: Even Microsoft Will Lend a Virtualization Hand
  • 'Appleseed' Open Source Alternative to Facebook Gathers Steam
  • Why Learn Linux at All
  • Red Hat Provides Snapshot Into Red Hat Summit
  • Geek Of The Week: Larry Ellison
  • Java father Gosling backs managed runtime gallop
  • More thoughts on FSF action against Apple over GNU Go
  • FOSS Compliance: What Are the Basics You Must Know?
  • Find a community's cheeseheads when not wearing foam hats
  • How does Ubuntu do it?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backing up with Deja Dup
  • Linux rename user command
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 1
  • Understand at, atq, atrm, batch Commands using 9 Examples
  • How to Assign a Static IP to an Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Computer
  • cppcheck - A tool for static C / C++ code analysis
  • font tip
  • Learn more about how you can use SQLite
  • Tuning MySql with MySqlTuner to increase efficiency and performance
  • Weird Gnome Panel Behavior

Ubuntu Netbook Edition (Remix) not just for netbooks?

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Ubuntu Netbook Edition (formally netbook remix) is a collection of applications that make Ubuntu more usable on smaller screens. But you don't have to be running a netbook to benefit. This article looks at how to use the best netbook remix features in a standard Ubuntu 10.04 install.

AWN 4 is fine

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Occasionally I decide that someone has made such an impressive application that I have to give it its own review. This is one of those times.

The Desktop PC Is *NEVER* Going Away. Period.

penguinpetes.com: I don't know why the electronics industry as a whole is in such a rush to declare the desktop PC dead. You could of course make the first assumption that they want to sell more handheld gadgets to fill the void, but really they make money from selling PCs too, you know.

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