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Firefox, Free my memory

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Moz/FF

jeff.ecchi.ca/blog: My fellow Antistress argued that I should be going back from Chromium to Firefox today. I replied, “Only when it starts up in less than 3 seconds and frees my memory when closing tabs”.

Gnash needs more support

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Software

whilos.blogsite.org: I’ve just tested Gnash 0.8.8 in a recent firefox beta and it works very well with youtube here. Other famous video (e.g. vimeo) sites, checked some pr0n sites as well, don’t work (properly) though.

“Sent using Ubuntu” default in Ubuntu Evolution

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Ubuntu

lucidfox.org: A “bug” was filed asking to add a “Sent using Ubuntu” signature by default to Evolution. How did this happen and who decided it was a bug? Judging by the way it was so quickly responded to, it seems like a decision made in Canonical behind closed doors and filed on Launchpad as a mere formality.

The wonders of Digikam

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Originally started by photographers who wanted to "view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs under Linux systems", the Digikam project has come a long way.

Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On

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Software
Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The free Firefox add-on Pixel Grabber makes it dead easy to take screenshots in the browser. How does it work? Simply right-click on a page, or click on the status bar icon to grab a screenshot of the whole page, custom or visible area.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on OpenSUSE 11.3. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

5 Reasons Debian One of the Most Popular Distros

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Linux

tuxarena.blogspot: Debian is one of the oldest and most popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian. So, let's proceed and see what makes Debian so popular and loved among the Linux users.

GNOME 2.32 Release Candidate Makes It Out

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Software

phoronix.com: The release candidate for GNOME 2.32 is now available after it was delayed a few days due to technical problems.

Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: If you tend to have a large number of tabs open at a time, get ready to experiment considerably faster session restores thanks to cascaded session restore (CSR), an optimized approach that loads a limited number of tabs at a time (3 by default) when Firefox restarts.

Linux Journal be Taken Over by Pirates, ARRRR!

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Humor

linuxjournal.com: I regret t' inform ye that we've been boarded by a ban' o' filthy pirates while sailin' th' high seas. What? Isn't that what ye do on weekends?

shuttleworth video interview excerpt

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and Dell Tie Up
  • Edubuntu 10.10 Installer is Also Getting a Full Overhaul

Linux Out Performs Windows in OpenGL

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Late last year I did a posting detailing how Windows 7 crushed Ubuntu 9.10 in the area of 3D performance. Nine months later I am happy to say:

KDocker: Dock Any Application in the System Tray

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I bet at one point or another you felt you missed the system tray integration feature in some application, be it xterm, an audio player, a file manager or any other program. Well, KDocker is just the thing.

Are Kopete's Days Numbered?

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KDE
Software

thebluemint.net: Most KDE users use Kopete for their IM needs. There's a reason why it's the default IM client in Linux Mint KDE as well as nearly every other KDE-based distro out there.

Most Drivers Won't Be Merged Into X Server 1.10

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Software

phoronix.com: The last talk of the 2010 X.Org Developers' Summit was regarding X.Org Server 1.10. The good news is that nearly every X.Org graphics driver will not be merged back into the xorg-server repository.

Red Hat looks out of state for expansion

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Red Hat's heady growth has led it to explore out-of-state options for a whopping 300,000 square feet of office space.

50 Reasons to Love GNU/Linux for Schools

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Linux

pogson.6k.ca: We have all read articles with 5 or 10 reasons to love/hate some facet of IT. I thought I would go for 50.

Mono Mythbusting, September 2010 Edition

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Software

apebox.org: In an attempt to stem this flow of disinformation, here are some commonly held – but incorrect – beliefs about the Mono framework, and an explanation of the reality of the situation, as far as I understand it.

Mandriva is now forked as Mageia

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MDV
  • Mandriva is now forked as Mageia
  • Mageia: MandrivaLinux fork
  • Mageia – A New Linux Distribution
  • http://mageia.org
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Graphics: Wayland, RadeonSI, NVIDIA and More

  • Session suspension and restoration protocol
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    KDE Wayland developer Roman Gilg who started contributing to Wayland via last year's Google Summer of Code is proposing a new Wayland protocol for dealing with desktop session suspension and restoration. This protocol extension would allow for more efficient support for client session suspension and restoration such as when you are logging out of your desktop session and want the windows restored at next log-in or if you are suspending your system. While Roman Gilg is working on this protocol with his KDE hat on, he has been talking with Sway and GNOME developers too for ensuring this protocol could work out for their needs.
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Fedora and Red Hat: Fedora Atomic, Fedora 29, *GPL and Openwashing ('Open Organization')

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Server Domination by GNU/Linux

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HHVM 3.27 Released