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Getting to Gno GNU Utilities

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HowTos

linux.com: The GNU Project has provided dozens of useful utilities that you can find on almost every major Linux system, but many new Linux users have no idea where to start to learn these handy utilities.

Head to Head: Office 2010 vs Open Office 3.1

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OOo

itpro.co.uk: It's a battle of the office productivity suites as we look at how Office 2010 shapes up against its main open alternative. We find out which is best in this head to head review.

Gnome 3 Will Be Amazing

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Software
  • Gnome 3 Will Be Amazing
  • What's new in Gnome Shell 2.29.0 (w/ screenshots)
  • GNOME Shell 2.29.0 with new notification system
  • GNOME 2.29.91 Beta Available

Linux 2.6.33 Kernel Released, Woohoo!

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Linux
  • Linux 2.6.33 Kernel Released, Woohoo!
  • What's new in Linux 2.6.33
  • Kernel Log: Linux and hard disks with 4-KByte sectors
  • Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros

Open Source vs. the White Supremacists

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OSS
  • Open Source vs. the White Supremacists
  • Use open source? Then you're a pirate!
  • open source: There are three types of software ...
  • Open Source 101: Paying for Free Software

OpenOffice4Kids - Educating kids the right way

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dedoimedo.com: Office suites are mainly intended for adults. But sometimes, kids write too. And when they do, they work with tools intended for their parents, functionality and looks wise. This makes the chance of a child liking big, complex word processors and spreadsheet software less likely. This is exactly what OpenOffice4Kids.

When will Microsoft sue Google over Linux?

news.cnet.com: Microsoft once made the mistake of broad-brushing Linux as an intellectual property quagmire. It made Microsoft headlines, but few friends: lawyers didn't believe it, customers didn't want to hear it, and competitors dared it to sue.

Kate Puts Other Text Editors to Shame

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linuxinsider.com: Kate is a multi-document editor that grew from a rewritten version of the KWrite editing widget of the KDE desktop. It's runnable on both Gnome and KDE desktops. Kate's feature set goes above and beyond.

Codeweavers Crossover Games Rules

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Software
Gaming

wine-reviews.net: After being a computer game fiend for almost all of my childhood up until early college, since moving exclusively to using a Macbook, I have been absent from the gaming world for quite some time. I eventually stumbled on the wonder that is Crossover.

Ubuntu To Make Big Announcement Tomorrow?

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Word has reached my ears that tomorrow, 25th February, at around 18:00 UTC, a big announcement concerning the branding of Ubuntu will be made.

Ten 'Must Have' Firefox Add-Ons

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Moz/FF

earthweb.com: Firefox users -- make your Firefox browser even better with these 10 extensions:

Also: Firefox Private Browsing Mode ByPassed By Add-Ons

Apple: The Gold Standard for GNU/Linux

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Linux

igneousquill.net: In the team interview one of the developers asked me if I ever worked with Macs before. My reply was something like, "Well, I never had to, but I can learn." He chuckled and said, "'...never had to,' I like that." It all worked out and I got the job, but I still had to get accustomed to a big, bright, shiny iMac.

Need a job? Learn Drupal

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  • Need a job? Learn Drupal
  • Drupal goes to Mars
  • How To Learn Drupal

Nine Linux projects in 90 minutes

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Software

tuxradar.com: Previously we gave you 7 Cool Linux Projects that anyone could do, but if you still have a few hours to kill and you've already watched the latest Maru videos on YouTube, we have the perfect follow-up article for you: read on to discover just how versatile Linux is by trying nine easy projects that should take no longer than the kettle does to boil - learn how to run your own wiki, encrypt files, blog from home, create your own network wormhole and more!

Seeking the One True Linux: Is Linux Distro-hopping a Thing of the Past?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Distro-hopping is easy and fun. Linux users distro-hop to solve problems and to try new software. But is it necessary? Haven't most Linux distributions reached a state of polish that makes distro-hopping unnecessary?

John Carmack Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

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tomshardware.com: John Carmack, one of the geniuses in 3D gaming technology will be recognized in March at 2010 Game Developers Choice Awards for his lifetime of achievement.

A preview of Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

thepcreport.net: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) is only in the Alpha stage of testing at this moment. It doesn’t look extremely different from the current version of Ubuntu but there are a few noticeable differences.

Built to last

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: It has now been almost exactly five years since kernel development community tentatively started using the git source code management system with the 2.6.12-rc2 commit. That was an uncertain time;

Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx to Facebook and Twitter you

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channelregister.co.uk: PCs running Ubuntu will be getting more social thanks to changes that will set the popular Linux distro's look and feel for the next five years.

Why I Will Not Sign the Public Domain Manifesto

Richard M. Stallman: The Public Domain Manifesto has its heart in the right place as it objects to some of the unjust extensions of copyright power, so I wish I could support it. However, it falls far short of what is needed.

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