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Two task organizers

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kmandla.wordpress: I came across two organizers of sorts the other day, one for the console and one for the QT toolkit. One is rather impressive, while the other has the potential.

Review: Thunderbird 3 with tabs, enhanced search

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the official release of Thunderbird 3. Ars takes a hands-on look at the improvements in the new version—including tabbed messaging and enhanced search—and finds a lot to be excited about.

Review: Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009

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  • Review: Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009
  • Red Hat Summit 2010 Call for Papers
  • Red Hat open sources SPICE for desktop virtualization
  • Red Hat to Webcast Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010
  • IBM's newest mainframe is all Linux

Linux Mint 8 'Helena' Review

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gadgetmix.com: Linux Mint 8 is the newest Linux distro on the block. We, at Gadgetmix, have been testing the new Mint from the past few days on a variety of netbooks. So, does this distro offers something newer, better than the popular Linux distros like the amazing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala? Can it be used as Windows alternative? How user friendly it is?

Is There Any Good Screencasting in Ubuntu?

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the things I've personally found frustrating in Linux is the development status of screencasting applications, or lack thereof. I think many of us are aware of some of the commonly mentioned packages, but, I just wanted something that will work.

Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

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itworld.com: I don't think about Adobe Flash much. I just use it. I think that's the case for most of us. Almost all the video on the Web is in Flash, and we just take it for granted. That's a mistake. Like any other popular application, it can be an easy way for a cracker to hack into your computer.

Which Server to Pick?

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Linux
  • Ubuntu Server 9.10 - Review and Commentary
  • Linux vs Windows – Which Server to Pick?

2010: A Virtual Retrospective

  • 2010: A Virtual Retrospective
  • What the Google Web will look like in 10 years

Ubuntu Misses A Trick

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pcplus.techradar: Open source OS wants to challenge Windows and OS X, but fails to back this up with the marketing gusto required for such a task

Two Minimalist Linux Text Editors That Make Writing Easy

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makeuseof.com: It took decades of writing, but I’ve come to a realisation: word processors do way more than what I need. And so I started to wonder: why should I be doing my writing with software designed to make it easy to arrange text for being printed out on letter-sized pieces of paper? Why can’t I find software that just lets me write?

The Quest for an Ubuntu Netbook

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: I recently came into the market for a new Ubuntu netbook, and have been scouring the Internet looking for the best deal. It’s been a fun experience, but also one replete with frustration at certain large computer vendors with byzantine websites that treat Linux as a dirty word.

Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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OSS

canada.com: Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy. Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

New openSUSE Board Members

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opensuse.org: The election committee announces the three new members of the openSUSE board:

Museum unearths Web origins

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theinquirer.net: THE WORLD'S FIRST museum gallery showcasing the technology of the Internet opened recently at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) and the interactive exhibit tells the story of the pioneering British boffins without whom the World Wide Web could have been a very different place.

Time to look at the Linux GUI?

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raiden.net: Graphical interfaces have come a long way since the fertile minds at Palo Alto came up with a way to make the nowadays plague proportions of plastic rodents useful. While GUI's look very pretty and are so full of eye candy I am surprised that our eyeballs don't have cavities, the current GUI's seem to be lacking in user efficiency.

Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

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maketecheasier.com: Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need.

Linux for "DoublePlusHuman"

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nuxified.org/blog: I have a purpose in life. It is the evolution of what I call "DoublePlusHuman" which represents a human individual that is free of all self-contradiction, superstition and coercion. That is the ideal and every progress towards it in my view comes with a tremendous world changing potential.

10 Netbook-oriented Linux Distributions... and Counting

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junauza.com: I can say that Linux on netbook is gaining momentum right now contrary to what others believe. Just take a look at the growing number of Linux distributions that are optimized for netbooks. For those of you who are interested, I've compiled a list of well-known, netbook-oriented Linux distributions.

GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed

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linuxplanet.com: For many Linux desktop users, GNOME is their home. But it's a home that's in the process of a major renovation.

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Off To A Poor Performance Start

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phoronix.com: Tomorrow will mark the first alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, and while there is still a long journey ahead for this Long-Term Support release before it officially makes its debut in April, we could not pass up the opportunity to provide some early benchmarks.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more