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Gimp Paint Studio [Gimp Optimized for Drawing and Painting]

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GIMP

Gimp Paint Studio is a package of new tools and additions which provide improved capabilities focused on drawing and painting for Gimp.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 301

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Minimal Xubuntu 9.04

  • News: Mandriva 2009.1 and beyond, why use NetBSD, updated openSUSE 11.1 install media, Ubuntu releases as social events, Arch Linux magazine, Barry Kauler on Puppy 5.0, Solaris 11, choosing a distribution
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2009.1, FreeBSD 7.2, OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 7 RC1, BlankOn 5.0
  • Donations: Python receives US$300
  • New additions: CAINE
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Monday: The Laptop and the Jackalope

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Ubuntu

jdeeth.blogspot: The laptop is back. So I did the upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 Friday night, and it appeared to go smoothly. But as soon as I had time to sit down and try stuff I found two issues.

Kernel log: X.org 7.5 coming, Intel's graphics driver

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Linux

h-online.com: X.org 7.5 is scheduled to appear in summer, and could include a new Intel graphics driver. The developers have slashed its code to boost reliability and performance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Does Windows SPK2 With ODF Support Really Work?

  • Configure Bash to Show Some Info and Greet the User
  • Connecting Linux to a Bubba 2
  • Linux alternatives to Windows, Mac
  • Xfce hardly usable in Jaunty?
  • I got Ubuntu fixed.
  • Netbook OS Shouldn't Matter, But It Does
  • Out and about with the Acer Aspire One and Ubuntu 9.04
  • gmusicbrowser: A Linux Player for Big Libraries
  • Phraymd - an image collection manager
  • Fedora Devshell is now packaged in Fedora
  • Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix from a USB stick

Can Konqueror Compete? A Look at KDE’s Browser

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KDE
Software

linux-mag.com: With Firefox marketshare now above 20% and rising fast, can the KDE Project’s browser, Konqueror, compete? Recently I started running KDE 4.2.2 and decided to use Konqueror in place of my default browser — Firefox. Let’s see how Konqueror stacks up.

Why Users Aren't Moving to Linux

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: If you read enough blog posts, or more specifically, comments posted on blog posts, you might get the idea that there are specific structural, technological or systemic reasons why Linux has only a small slice of the desktop market.

That Non-X Linux Thing

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Software

jehurst.wordpress: Let’s talk about Linux without X. Sure, there are several nice lists of applications which don’t require X. I use several of them. However, there is a whole range of things not considered if we simply talk console.

Firefox: Some security tips

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: There are several reasons why Firefox is the Web browser of choice for many of us. Providing a safe Web surfing experience is one of the more important ones. I’d like to offer some tips.

Mandriva and its R D projects PR

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Last time I talk about the Xtreem OS. As we could see, there were very few communication/PR about this on Mandriva website. This complete lack of communication from Mandriva about theses R&D projects is very strange.

People of openSUSE: Jim Henderson

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: I noticed Jim by his thoughtful replies on openSUSE mail lists and forums. He has ability to listen, understand and answer in the way that correspondent can not only find correct, but also understand, which is seldom found talent.

Overview of Ubuntu in the Highstreet

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: I’m constantly vigilant, assesing how much of the general public who are not technically minded use Ubuntu. Here I found an interesting anti-Linux movement forming.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #140

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #140 for the week of April 26th- May 2nd, 2009 is now available.

Jaunty: kernel 2.6.30 fixes the Intel video

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Ubuntu

beranger.org: The Jaunty kernel team should apologize to the whole Universe: the Intel video regression is because of the kernel, and here’s the proof.

Mandriva Cooker (2010.0) opened

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Since Friday the cooker repositories, which will lead to Mandriva 2010.0 in 6 months, are open again. In only 3 days about 400 new package releases were made.

A Taste of Spring: The Mandriva One 2009.1 Experience

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MDV

zwuser.wordpress: I just got the news last week that Mandriva released their latest and greatest version, 2009.1 a.k.a Spring. For convenience sake, I decided to get the Mandriva One KDE CD image.

Tech Evangelists and open source

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: What I thought I wanted to do was take a look at how tech evangelism really effects the IT industry - especially open source. We have all been evangelists at one point or another, but for some of us, especially in the open source world, being an evangelist is looked upon poorly.

5 Ways to Get Involved with Ubuntu–for Non-technical Users

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: If you are not a technical user of Linux but want to get involved with the sweeping wave of Linux/GNU operating system, Ubuntu offers you some great opportunities.

The Android name kerfluffle

blogs.zdnet.com: The media is absolutely filled with “oh noes” stories concerning Google, and its partners in the Open Handset Alliance, being sued by Erich Specht of Palatine, Ill over its use of the word Android to describe its mobile phones.

Windows 7 RC1 Review

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Microsoft

blog.scotsnewsletter.com: I’ve been working with the Windows 7 RC1 (release candidate 1) for about a week and a half now. Barring unforeseen bugs, I doubt at this point that Microsoft is more than four months away from the release of Windows 7.

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