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XSane Brings Sanity to the Mad, Mad World of Linux Scanning

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linuxinsider.com: Scanning documents into a computer running a Linux-based operating system can often be a maddening task if you approach it the same way you would with a Windows PC. For Linux, XSane can make a world of difference.

Rekonq: A Quick Glance At Kubuntu Next Default Browser

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maketecheasier.com: The talk of the town is that the next version of Kubuntu will have a new default browser, replacing Konqueror, the longtime KDE favorite.

Review Of Linux Torrent Clients

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maketecheasier.com: Bittorrent is the clear leader when it comes to efficiently distributing large files online. Today we’ll round up X of the top clients for Linux and compare features to help you decide the right one for you.

Ubuntu toolbox

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: AFTER installing a new version of Ubuntu Linux, I always add a number of utilities that make my computing tasks easier.

Lightspark Open Source Flash Player Enters Beta

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omgubuntu.co.uk: OpenSource Flash player implementation ‘Lightspark’ has entered beta. It is “…an open source Adobe Flash implementation, designed from the ground up to be efficient on current and (hopefully) future hardware.”

IDE 101: 5 Open Source Web Development Tools

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adtmag.com: It takes the right tools to do the job right. When it comes to writing code, it's important to consider both the needs of the job and the preferences of individual developers.

Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net

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eff.org: New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures -- creating identifiable "fingerprints" that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.

Internet Cafes With Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Linux is a great operating system for networking. So how is it possible to not see Linux in Internet cafes and lan houses ??? There are no cyber cafe / lan house managers in Linux?

Epiphany Browser for Gnome

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raiden.net: It's been awhile since I had used Epiphany. I had seen that they recently moved to a webkit browser engine, much like Google Chrome and Safrai use. I have been meaning to check it out.

Is GNOME or KDE Better for New Users?

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earthweb.com: Before Ubuntu became such a hit, many high-profile Linux distributions favored the KDE desktop environment over GNOME. Yet is KDE indeed the more “useable” desktop for the majority of users – particularly new ones?

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more