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GIMP 2.6.1 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.6.1 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Fixed: PSD file crashes PSD plug-in, JPEG Save Options Dialog does not remember, Gimp crashes creating a new image using a template, and some gif files will not be open.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

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MDV

softpedia.com: a special day for all Mandriva users. Why? Because the MANDRIVA S.A. just released into the wild the new and greatly improved version of the Mandriva Linux operating system.

Also: Mandriva packs in changes for new release

today's leftovers

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News
  • Monitor your network with GroundWork Monitor Community Edition

  • OS and Virtualization or Virtualization and OS: Red Hat Analyst Day
  • Open-Source ATI R500 PowerPlay Support
  • Linux For The Masses: Are We There Yet?
  • Linux-to-BlackBerry sync tool goes beta
  • check your internet speed in Real-time (Ubuntu)
  • Mixing Windows and Linux: How Do You Manage Choice?
  • ubuntu, ATI and two monitors
  • Open source and software protectionism?
  • Changing open source terms bad move in a recession
  • Drupal 6.5 and 5.11 released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Famous Sed One-Liners Explained, Part I

  • Network Performance Fine Tuning in openSUSE
  • Short Tip: grep with more than one expression
  • Bash Extended Globbing
  • Write a Perl module
  • PClinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Remastering
  • HowTo: Creating Desktop Shortcuts
  • PHP5 vs. daylight saving in Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS
  • Nautilus Actions: Do just about anything to a file by right-clicking it
  • Forcing Ubuntu (and Debian) to upgrade to a newer distribution version
  • Blubuntu!

Mepis 8: It's a beautiful thing!

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Linux

eyemeansit.blogspot: As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used Mepis for quite a while, back in the Mepis 6 days. I have to say that I am very glad to see that they have gone back to using a Debian base and repositories instead of Ubuntu (which is Debian based). Why put one more layer of complexity between you and Debian?

Mozilla locks in Firefox 3.1 feature list

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. will use a several-week delay it recently added to the Firefox 3.1 schedule to build a private browsing mode and beef up the browser's address bar, the company said today.

two more mono interviews

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Software
  • Interview: Miguel de Icaza

  • Interview With Joseph Hill - Mono

After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future

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Interviews

linux.com: Few free and open source software projects have attracted such a range of reactions as Mono. On one hand, as an implementation of Microsoft's .Net that's sponsored by Novell, it has been vilified both for the company it keeps and as a possible source of patent claims, should Microsoft choose to get nasty.

The ‘other’ value of open source in this economy

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OSS

blogs.the451group: We’ve talked recently about how the down economy can be both good and bad for Linux and open source software in general. The more I consider the continued gloomy outlook, the more I am convinced the economic struggle will translate to increased interest, use and adoption for open source software.

Windows XP takes on Linux in the netbook market

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Linux
Hardware

guardian.co.uk: Shen -- who is keen on Linux -- said Asus had hoped sales of Eee PCs would be 50:50 between XP and Linux, but actually they were 60:40 in XP's favour.

Does OpenOffice.org Still Matter?

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OOo

blogs.eweek: For the past six years or so, I've watched the suite progress slowly but steadily toward the goal of being "just as good" as Microsoft Office. For my needs, OpenOffice.org has been better than good enough. Given the rise of these Web-based alternatives it's worth asking whether OpenOffice.org will continue to matter as we move forward.

Missing features in Amarok 2

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Software

kde.org: Today on IRC a user asked the following question: "Is there a list of 1.4 features that are still missing in Amarok 2?" As this question comes up rather frequently, I will try to shed some light on this topic here.

In search of bigger, stronger calculators

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Software

linux.com: If I had had SpeedCrunch or Qalculate! during high school, finishing homework really would've been child's play. From breaking down complex algebraic equations, to solving your calculus problems, to performing geometric computations and providing statistical answers, SpeedCrunch and Qalculate! are tools that offer quick solutions to difficult questions.

Debian postpones Lenny, calls for help

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Debian, the granddaddy of Linux distributions, is in trouble. Its planned September release date for Lenny - its latest release - has come and gone and there is still no sign of the new product. It seems the Debian team is battling “too many release critical bugs” to make Lenny viable. And now the team is calling for help from the community to squash the remainder of these bugs.

Andreas Jaeger: Retiring from the openSUSE Board

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SUSE

Andreas Jaeger: I have served as chairperson of the openSUSE board the last year and would like to announce that I decided to pass the honours on for the next election period.

Pentagon: Open source good to go

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OSS

gcn.com: Military IT folks wondering if their use of Apache, Perl, Linux and other open source software is copacetic with the brass will soon get some answers from the Defense Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Going to a Linux or Open-Source Show?

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OSS

practical-tech.com: Even before our recent economic crash, flying has become increasingly more costly. So have hotels, the price of gas, on and on it goes. Can you afford to go to a show? Can your company afford to send you to a show? The answer for most of us and our businesses is increasingly ‘no.’

Opera maverick is still making waves

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Software

theinquirer.net: TRIVIA QUIZ: Which browser was the first to implement tabs, integrated search, zoom, saved sessions, and runs on mobile phones and TVs? Hint: it wasn't Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.

Red Hat tells Wall Street it wants Main Street

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat hosted its annual analyst day in New York today, and as Wall Street continues to hemorrhage, the company couldn't have picked a gloomier time for the occasion.

Hands on: How to get more from Linux

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Linux
Software

pcw.co.uk: Following the recent releases of two popular Linux distributions, Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, we are looking at a couple of additional pieces of software you might want to install onto a fresh installation of either.

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