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Snap Spiffy Linux Screenshots with Shutter

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Snapping a quick screenshot is a capability you get out of the box with most current Linux distributions. Shutter brings a full range of functionality to the screen grab process.

Claws Mail: Mail with Attitude

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Software

linux-mag.com: When other mailers aren’t doing the trick, it’s time to break out Claws: An extremely configurable and extensible GUI mailer that gives you all the control you’d ever want over your mail without sacrificing ease of use.

Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers

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Linux
Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: Dell has told a Linux-loving Reg reader that he can't receive a refund on the copy of Windows 7 that shipped with his new Dell netbook because it was bundled with the machine for "free".

Ubuntu Lucid Lynx: Ubuntu's Most Innovative

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Ubuntu’s Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) is still six weeks away from release. However, on the eve of the first beta release, the daily builds and news releases suggest that Lucid will be one of the most innovative versions of Ubuntu for several years.

Ten Linux Downloads Worth Considering

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Software

earthweb.com: Have you just started to experiment with Linux? Are you looking for more than the basic applications? Here we'll quickly review 10 Linux apps you might want in addition to those preinstalled with Ubuntu or other Linux distribution (distro). Now lets get started!

Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on CentOS 5.4. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Greenie Linux: A distribution for ALL users

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Linux

ghacks.net: Recently (in my Pardus Linux article) Ghacks reader PeterB mentioned one of his favorite distributions Greenie Linux. Of course I had to give this a whirl and see what it was all about.

Hosted Drupal CMS planned for midyear

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Drupal
Web

infoworld.com: Acquia hopes to make a hosted version of its Drupal open-source content management system widely available in about three months, the company's CTO said Wednesday.

OOo PotM: the Irish community

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Interviews
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: Recently at OpenOffice.org we have decided to give more highlight to our many native-language communities, who are in charge not just of localization, but also QA, users support, documentation translation and marketing. This month, we start with the Irish native-language project, lead by Kevin Scannell.

With KMS, Now Run Two X Servers Off One GPU

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Last month David began on a project rampage by bringing hybrid graphics to Linux via code he called "vga_switcheroo" to switch between ATI/NVIDIA/Intel GPUs without rebooting the system. Last week another David Airlie project was multi-GPU rendering support for Linux.

My week running Linux

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Linux

webmasterworld.com: I set myself with a the challenge of using nothing but Linux for a week to see if modern versions of the Linux operating system really are mature and stable enough for an average user. I choose to use Ubuntu because I had heard and read good things about it.

Cool OpenOffice.org Easter Eggs

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OOo

junauza.com: Since it's almost Easter Sunday, I will be sharing with you several cool virtual Easter eggs hidden inside some of our favorite software applications. Today, we will take a look at OOo.

When Will Steam Come to Linux?

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Gaming

extremetech.com: I hesitate to use a word as melodramatic as "evil" here, but Microsoft's near monopoly on computer gaming via its proprietary DirectX code has made it incredibly difficult for any company to consider releasing both Windows and Linux versions of its games.

TerminalRun Allows Firefox To Run Commands

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Linux

TerminalRun can execute commands and scripts from websites via right click and has the ability to detect malicious scripts and warn users when a command requires administrative privileges to run.

It comes with ubuntuforums.org integration and support for help.ubuntu.com as well as some other nice features.

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today's leftovers:

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News
  • What's Bilski got to do with open source?
  • Liberate your documents
  • BE: Minister: "Open source prevents monopolies, increases innovation"
  • Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. The Cloud Log
  • A Secure Nagios Server
  • IBM, Red Hat Team Up for Development, Test Cloud Works
  • Ubuntu One Music Store: Tops or Flop?
  • MagicFolder in KDE4: Plasmoid Now, but what is the future?
  • Categories of Free and Non-Free Software
  • Smart phones get their smarts from open source
  • What are the most popular Firefox menu items?
  • Contacts in the Browser
  • Hooking Up The Big Brother Machine... And Fighting It
  • Ubuntu prerelease testing made easy with TestDrive
  • Letters to the editor about my breakup with Windows
  • New Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10
  • Red Hat CEO: Open-source economics key to innovation
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Reads File Sizes Differently
  • Asking the Hard Questions about Open Source Software
  • Novell, Ingres partner for appliances

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 9 Powerful Awk Built-in Functions for Numeric
  • How to Use Dropbox in a Non-Gnome Environment
  • Resolve Skype webcam issue in ubuntu 10.04
  • inkscape 0.47 and libpoppler.so.4
  • Exaile music player released with Equalizer and new plugins
  • Understanding Samba security modes
  • Optimise OpenOffice.org

How much big tech companies have in the bank

royal.pingdom.com: Have you ever wondered how much money Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Yahoo, Amazon and other tech giants have in the bank? What kind of assets do they have, how much spending money do they have?

Windows Versus Ubuntu

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

macaudailytimes.com.mo: Like most people I use Microsoft Windows and Office on my computer at work, and up until recently I had a similar setup for my home computer. But I recently changed to use the Ubuntu version of Linux and OpenOffice at home and and feel that both systems perform comparably.

Firefox, Gecko, HTML5 and more: Interview with Mozilla's Asa Dotzler

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Interviews
Moz/FF

internetling.com: If it were not for Mozilla and its numerous open source projects that saved us from the IE Dark Ages, the browser market today would definitely be very different.

Internet Explorer 9 vs Firefox 3.7 : Open beats Closed

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Moz/FF

blog.internetnews.com: Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is now out for developers to try out and test -- well kinda/sorta. You see the IE9 Test Drive Platform Preview isn't really a browser is it?

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