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New GNOME Clipboard Manager Released - Glipper 1.0

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linux electrons: Glipper 1.0 released. Glipper is a clipboardmanager for the GNOME Panel. It maintains a history of text copied to the clipboard from which you can choose.

Screenshots from New ACCESS Linux Mobile Platform

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Linux

mobilemag: Remember how confusing it was when ACCESS acquired PalmSource, makers of the PalmOS? Remember how we told you they were working on a new Linux-based platform for cell phones that would remove its name away from the Palm brand? Well, that day has finally come.

What is GIMP?

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GIMP

what-is-what.com: GIMP is an open source graphics editor. Often referred to as "The Gimp", the program's name is properly written in all capital letters, with no preceding "the", to emphasize the acronym GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Yast too slow for you? Then be smart and use “Smart”!

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tuxtoday: Although Yast is a good tool, I experience it’s package management to be a bit slow for everyday “Oh my god I have to try out lots of new stuff!”-kinds of situations.

Here comes Linux, Thanks Vista!

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Linux

cyroot blog: PCMag.com announces the year(s) of the Linux desktop is finally here and I actually agree with them. Have you used Vista? It is like a foreign alien or something.

Top 10 Reasons I am converting from Microsoft to Linux

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gaycheckml: All the problems I have been having with Windows, Adobe products and cost of upkeep I have been playing and testing Ubuntu as a workstation and server.

Dell and Ubuntu: Still in the Closet

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Ubuntu

thefoulfish: I’ve been planning on getting a new PC, and figured I should check out the new Ubuntu PCs over at Dell. Dell started selling Ubuntu desktops not long ago, but the relationship kind of reminds me of a secret affair. Dell and Microsoft are still together, but Dell likes to hop in bed with Ubuntu occasionally. Of course, Ubuntu gets the short end of the stick because Dell is only leading them on.

Why Is PCLinuxOS 2007 Better Than Ubuntu ?

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PCLOS

pkblogs.com: I am one of Linux enthusiast like you people, and have used almost all major Linux distros in past. I am very impressed with PCLOS 2k7, even more than i was with Ubuntu. So here it goes as if why PCLOS 2k7 is better than Ubuntu :

An Exciting (open)SUSE Week

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SUSE

kdedevelopers: This week was so filled with events and news that it easily qualifies for the most exciting openSUSE week yet: On Monday the rush until feature and version freeze of openSUSE 10.3 started in the evening. The Final Draft of the openSUSE Guiding Principles was posted. The announcements that both Lenovo and Dell will start to pre-load SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and offer support.

Linux: Continuing 2.6.20.y -stable

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kernelTRAP: Greg KH and Chris Wright have been maintaining a -stable 2.6.x.y patchset for the 2.6.x and 2.6.(x-1) kernels since March of 2005. Thus, with the current stable release being 2.6.22, they maintain -stable patches for 2.6.22 and 2.6.21.

The open-source community's double standard on MySQL

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Matt Asay: Deja vu. Remember 2002? That's when Red Hat decided to split its code into Red Hat Advanced Server (now Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and Fedora. Howls of protest and endless hand-wringing ensued: How dare Red Hat not give everything away to freeriders everywhere? Enter 2007.

Linux World - Real World Success Story in the Making

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velocitywebdev: I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people at Linux World. One really caught my attention to a lot of problems that our education system faces today. In particular, inner city schools, or schools that are deprived of some of the things middle to upper class schools experience.

Big business on free software

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OSS

monitor.co.ug: Software costs money. Some people avoid this cost initially by slyly using an unauthorized version, or what is called pirated software. Ugandan businesses don't love Linux. The most efficient way to immediately migrate to Linux is to contact a Linux-friendly company, such as Red Hat or Novell.

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch on Linux

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HowTos

kahvipapu.com blogs: The original single player Half-Life 2 runs fine with Wine, even HL2DM runs fine when playing locally. But joining online game always crashed it. Gladly, someone came up with a solution! Wine has lately improved by amazing leaps, even DirectX support is nowadays pretty good.

Vista and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

BlindConfidential: For the past couple of weeks I’ve also been running VMWare and a Ubuntu distribution of the cap Linux operating environments. I’m enjoying being back in a UNIX environment for the first time in many years.

Automaker Peugeot Converts 20,000 Desktops To Linux

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Information Week: Peugeot is planning to give Linux desktops to a wide variety of computer users, including sales force workers and workers on the manufacturing floor.

Running AMD64 Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) on an Asus P5N32-E SLI

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tracylogan.com: One of the primary needs I have when shopping for a new motherboard is, like all right-thinking people, whether it will work well under Linux. Unfortunately, it's also relatively difficult to find out that information -- the manufacturers don't bother, the review sites rarely mention it, and even the Linux hardware sites are skewed by human nature: Most people only post about problems, not successes. Not so with this post!

Mozilla Aims To Warn Users About Dangerous Sites

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Moz/FF

information week: With the number of malicious Web pages mushrooming over the past several months, the Mozilla Foundation is looking to help users defend themselves. Window Snyder, who is Mozilla's "chief security something-or-other," says the company is taking a two-pronged approach.

Make your windows stay on top, toggle it

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HowTos

linux by example: Do you wish to have a shortcut way to make your window stay on top and toggle it after without needing it anymore ? Any EWMH compatible Windows Manager(WM) may support it, WM such as GNOME (metacity), fluxbox, xfce, compiz, beryl etc.

How to Convert chm files to HTML or PDF files

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ubuntu geek: CHM files, known as Microsoft Compressed HTML Help files, are a common format for eBooks and online documentation. It is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 1997 as a successor to the Microsoft WinHelp format.

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