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Lightweight Equinox Desktop Environment needs polish

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Software

linux.com: Desktop environments like KDE and GNOME offer a popular interface to computing. Unfortunately they are also often heavy on resource usage. By contrast, the Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) is the fastest desktop environment I know of -- but its lack of standards support and a few missing features may be troubling to some users.

KDE4... what usability means to me

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Software

beranger.org: I've just read aseigo's no more desktop icons in 4.1, and I am not sure I understood the beauty of the new folder view applet.

10 Reasons Why I Switched To Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

kozaru.net: I’ve been running Ubuntu as my sole OS on my laptop for around 8 months now. I had some teething problems at first, managed to fudge a few things to work, but the latest Ubuntu has sorted out the last few niggling things for me. Here is a list of some reasons.

Open Movie Editor Releases New Version

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Movies

Linux based non-linear video application, Open Movie Editor, has released a new version. Originally new sourced were rolled out on May 21st, with a small bug fix update now available from May 23rd.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron on the OLPC XO-1

  • Reporting bugs the Debian way
  • Delete Windows/DOS carriage return characters from text files
  • Going virtual with Windows apps on Novell’s SUSE
  • Try Enlightenment For Your Ubuntu Hardy
  • How fast will you upgrade your Linux installation?
  • Linux opens London's Oyster
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05 VS Ubuntu 8.04
  • Using Who To Find What And When On Linux and Unix
  • Is Open Source software safe and secure?
  • Fedora 9: Fix Embedded Youtube Video Browser Problem

More adventures with Mepis

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Linux

arnoarts.blogspot: Things don't usually go as smoothly as we'd like. I had better luck with my computers. As you know I made the switch to Mepis 7.0 and it just works. I am learning to like KDE desktop, it has so much stuff, but I miss Xfce.

Why open source needs an attitude adjustment

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OSS

weblog.infoworld.com: Recession be damned. The first quarter of the year saw a record $203.7 million of venture capital flow to young open source companies. You'd think that would be a cause for celebration, but for too many members of the open source community money is, well, icky.

Linux sales grow 22 per cent in China

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vnunet.com: The commercial Linux market in China has seen sales value increase 22.6 per cent over the past year, according to new research. "Servers are still the major application for the Linux market," CCID analysts noted in a recent report.

Linux start-up Sugar Labs in informal talks with four laptop makers

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OLPC

betanews.com: Sugar Laboratories, Inc. is now in informal discussions with four ultra-low cost laptop manufacturers about the possibility of running its Linux software on their hardware, according to the new company's founder.

Ubuntu to announce its mobile Linux in June

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Ubuntu

cnet.com: Canonical will announce Netbook Remix, its version of Ubuntu Linux tailored for mobile devices, in two weeks, Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth said.

Firefox is your nanny?

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Moz/FF

commandline.org.uk: Extension frameworks are a good way to add new functionality to large applications that are messy to alter directly, they also help to quickly add functionality now. The whole fun of extensions is that you can make your own and download random ones from the Internet, try them out for a bit. This of course implies two things.

Also: Firefox 3 — The “End Game”

no more desktop icons in KDE 4.1

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: I just committed a change to the default desktop containment that removes desktop icon support. Yes, it has finally happened ... no more splattering icons from the "desktop" folder across the screen. Buh-bye.

EU shows size of Microsoft credibility gap

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: The European Union will investigate Microsoft’s support for the Open Document Format (ODF) in Office. It wonders whether the move increases competition.

Also: Is Microsoft Office in trouble?

Miro

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: Miro is a open-source cross-platform application, the program can read RSS feeds and it will let you download those videos. Besides that it can also download videos from url and bittorrent and it will let you import all the videos on your harddrive and create playlists for them.

Fedora 9 tools demystify installation and upgrades

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Linux

linux.com: The Fedora project has always offered installation options. The best known of these options are the Fedora spins -- roll-your-own install images that emphasize a particular desktop or purpose, such as providing the distribution's complete repository on DVD. With Fedora 9, the project has expanded its traditional emphasis with two new tools: LiveUSB Creator, a Windows application for producing live Fedora flash drives, and PreUpgrade, a wizard to help existing users move from one release to another.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 23

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #23 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3, People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller, and Status Updates.

Two Hidden Features New in Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

sitepoint.com/blog: Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 was revealed to the world last week, which means the final release is only about a month away. If you haven’t yet checked that your site works smoothly in the new browser, now’s the time!

Also: about:addons - AMO changes, Future of add-ons, Bundling components & more

Flock draws $15 million for social browsing

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Flock, a Firefox-based Web browser that plays up social networking online, has raised $15 million in a fourth round of funding led by Fidelity Ventures. Flock, which was built on Firefox code, caters to people who want to stay on top of services like Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and Flickr with features that make it easier to broadcast messages to your network.

Asus EeePC, Part Four: A miscellany of Tips and Tricks

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HowTos

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Since the first three parts of this series came out, (One, Two and Three) the beginning of May has seen the launch of the new EeePC 900 series. Yes, the E900 series has a larger screen but you make as well make the most of every available seven or nine inches. Other tips and tricks aimed at boosting performance should also apply.

Microsoft and ODF: Has Hades Gone Sub-Zero?

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: As I've written elsewhere, I see increasing signs of new Microsoft approach to open source, which involves loving applications to death, while undermining GNU/Linux. The idea might be to lull the wider free software community into a false sense of security while digging away at the foundations, so that one day open sources apps find themselves running mostly on Windows, with Microsoft in the driving seat.

Also: Should We Fear the (Redmond) Geeks Bearing Gifts?

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