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Linux thumbnail viewers

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Thumbnail viewers are utilities that let you quickly view or manipulate images. For instance, many let you display, rotate, and zoom images. Here's an introduction to several common Linux thumbnail viewer programs.

Firefox releases 2nd 1.5 beta, tops 11% marketshare

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The Mozilla project Wednesday released another beta version of the Firefox 1.5 browser and now topped the 11 percent mark of the browser market.

The Concept of "Interfaces"

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Novell recently released some video of "usability" testing featuring 11 people who were familiar with Windows trying to accomplish various tasks under the Linux Desktop. Now, to me, that doesn't sound really effective.

Image Management with F-Spot

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Images. Oodles and oodles of images. Images coming out of your ears. Images scattered all over your hard drive. Images everywhere, relentlessly growing in numbers! How can your organize such an insane glut of images? Help!

My sysadmin toolbox

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Every administrator has a set of software tools that he just can't live without. These are the utilities that you install as soon as you log into a new machine, to help make day-to-day tasks a little easier. Here are my top 10 tools.

E17 for SUSE

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Interested in trying out an alternative desktop on your SUSE Linux? If so, then you might want to check out this guide to installing Enlightenment 17 on SUSE 10.0.

Oracle releases free database

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Oracle has released its entry-level database, Oracle Database XE, which can be used for development or deployed as a live system at no cost and runs on 32-bit Linux.

CROSSOVER OFFICE 5.0 a Hit!

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The list of Windows programs that run in Linux just increased. CROSSOVER OFFICE has announced they are shipping version 5. I would recommend you take a look!

MySQL CEO on e-mail's failings and MySQL's next steps

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Widespread corporate adoption of Web-based applications is a sure bet for the future, and that future will also bring a more scalable and user-friendly MySQL, said MySQL AB CEO Marten Mickos.

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