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Banshee 1.7.3 brings the Amazon Store to Linux

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Software

banshee.fm: Banshee 1.7.3 is part of the active-development 1.7 series, leading up to a 1.8 maintenance series release in the fall. It contains many new features and a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

Drupal looks beyond open source zealots

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Drupal

theregister.co.uk: Every few years, Drupal violates done of the industry's most sacred rules: don't break your APIs.

Linux Desktop: Command Line vs. User Interface

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Linux

earthweb.com: In the Linux desktop world, the graphical user interface is here to stay. Old Unix hands may grumble, but the fact remains that, without all the efforts poured into GNOME, KDE, Xfce and others, Linux would not be as successful as it is today.

2 Photo Managers That Tie Features Into Neat Little Bundles

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Software

linuxinsider.com: When I first eyeballed the apps digiKam and Shotwell, I saw the former as being far more intricate and professional-looking. But first looks can be deceiving. Shotwell's features and advantages are initially less obvious.

4 Reasons Every Windows User Should Have An Ubuntu Live CD

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Think Ubuntu is useless? Think again. Ubuntu can be an extremely effective tool for repairing and working on computers, even if you consider yourself a Windows purist.

OS Review: Haiku Alpha 2

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OS

lunduke.com: A little less than a year ago we reviewed Haiku Release 1 Alpha 1 and it was pretty damned impressive. With one glaring problem: No WiFi. Nearly a year later, we finally get our grubby little hands on Alpha 2…

How useful is anti-virus in Linux?

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Linux

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: In almost three years of using Linux, I've never come across any Linux malware. I have come across tales of Linux malware. Do these stories suggest that using anti-virus software is necessary or advantageous?

Lifehacker's List of the Best Linux Downloads

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Software

lifehacker.com: We love Linux, and want to make it easier for others to do so, too. This first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Linux includes our favorite apps that get things done and make your desktop great.

10 best Linux distros for 2010

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Linux

techradar.com: Hardware compatibility, ease of use, the size of a software repository. These three attributes are unique to each Linux distribution. But at the same time, each Linux distribution is at liberty to take and mix whatever it wants from any other.

Lubuntu 10.04 Review

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Ubuntu

raiden.net: One of the defining characteristics of Linux is its open nature. As one of the most popular modern distributions, Ubuntu has seen its share of modifications, respins, and derivatives. One of the latest Ubuntu offspring is Lubuntu, which mixes the basic distribution with the LXDE desktop environment and Openbox window manager.

Tax office goes Ubuntu for AUSkey Linux standard

onlysoftwareblog.com: The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to release a Linux port of its AUSkey authentication software with Ubuntu being the reference distribution for testing and development.

China and the Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop

computerworlduk.com: It's an old joke by now that this year will be the year of the GNU/Linux desktop – just like last year, and the year before that. But now there's a new twist:

Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit

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Software

tomshardware.com: Last week we showed Opera 10.60 to be the world's fastest Web browser. That was in the Windows world. But where do Chrome, Firefox, and Opera stand in Linux? Today we find out.

PC Linux OS : Radically Simple

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PCLOS

mohamedmalik.com: Over the last few years have used many Linux distros. However very recently a friend of mine told me that PC Linux Os is a very good distribution and that I should try it. I must say that it ranks number one in my list of favourite Linux distributions

Why I'm jolly impressed with Jolicloud 1.0

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I've spent the last few days using, rather than cursing at, my netbook.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Orifli - Simple Desktop Flickr image uploader
  • Ubuntu 10.04 sudoers file complications
  • Master file renaming tasks with KRename
  • A simple declaration about "Open Core"
  • 50 Open Source Replacements for Popular Financial Software
  • NASA drops Ubuntu's Koala food for (real) open source
  • FOSS dev launches petition against software patents
  • Blackboard - No Linux for Online Education
  • Blizzard: new role at mozilla – director of web platform
  • Ubuntu Developer Week 2010: End Notes
  • Linux Genealogy Live CD
  • Firefox 4.0 (Nightly) Gets A New Download Dialog
  • Distro’s and 2011 as the year of Linux – Opensuse 11.3 showing the way
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE available
  • FreeBSD Core Team 2010 Elected
  • Latest FreeBSD Funded Projects
  • CapStone Slaps a Sell on Red Hat, ets $24 Price Target
  • NASA and Rackspace part the clouds with open source project
  • Autotools Mythbuster: autoscan? autof---up
  • Fresh Mono Baked
  • Ubuntu Customization Kit 2.2.1 is out
  • SFLS Episode 0x2C: Eben on Software Liability

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Head off problems by monitoring servers with munin
  • Anonymity On-line
  • Nautilus Memory Leak Fix
  • 4 Ways of Executing a Shell Script in UNIX / Linux
  • track internet dialup with vnstat
  • Simplest Way To Convert *.mp3 Format To *.aac Using Ubuntu
  • Lock down Heartburn: Windows to Linux Migration
  • Track your sports training with pyTrainer
  • Disable Login Sounds in Ubuntu

Spotify Comes to Linux - Well, Some Linux

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Spotify is a streaming music service that previously was only available to Windows and Mac users. Spotify offered a way for music lovers to enjoy their favorite tunes on their computers and gadgets legally. But Linux users were left out in the cold... until July 12.

A lesson in Linux: Eating one’s own dog food

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Linux

ghacks.net: There is an old saying in the Linux community (actually in just about every community – but I heard it from a Linux developer first) “eating your own dog food” (or the shorter “hipster friendly” version dogfooding. This basically means using the product you create.

Firefox 3.6.7 and 3.5.11 security updates now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://firefox.com. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox.

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