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kmandla.wordpress: I have a brief list of sites that mention software alternatives. Some of these are explicitly aimed at life without X, while others are concerned mostly with making a transition between Windows and Linux.

X.Org Server 1.9 Makes It Out

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  • X.Org Server 1.9 Makes It Out On Time!
  • Another Benefit To Kernel Mode-Setting

Gmail Voice and Video Chat - Too Little too Late?

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linuxjournal.com: Today Google released a plugin to allow Debian-based distros video and chat capabilities through Gmail accounts. Two years after the Windows and Mac releases, one has to wonder if it might be too little too late.

Wicked simple networking with Wicd

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omgsuse.com: I'm travelling this weekend, which means I inevitably will end up putting my laptop's battery through its paces. Every so often when I travel, I try to find more and more ways to squeeze more minutes out of my ThinkPad.

Ok, I’m calling it… DVD-Video is dead.

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openattitude.com: Look, this isn’t just because I use Linux, okay? Although it has certainly helped me to see the light. But the days of DVD-Video have clearly come and gone. Off the top of my head…

IBM Lotus Symphony - Weird but good

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dedoimedo.com: When IBM is concerned, a software product is going to be either a revolution or total failure. There's no middle ground. Is there? IBM Lotus Symphony may just be the product that could be somewhere in between.

Use Linux? Now you can video chat too

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gmailblog.blogspot: If you’ve been wanting to use voice and video chat on Linux (our top video chat request), then we have good news for you: it’s now available!

Banshee sheds HAL

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lamalex.net: Yesterday it finally landed. Gabriel Burt, one of Banshee’s maintainers, merged in the GIO/udev hardware backend that Alan McGovern and I have been working on. This is awesome for everyone. Here’s why it’s awesome for you.

Ubuntu One – The KDE Way

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apachelog.wordpress: Over the past couple of months I had the great opportunity of taking part in this year’s Google Summer of Code. I moved out to bring Ubuntu One to the KDE desktop and I think I was rather successful with it.

GNOME 2.32 Beta 1 Is Here

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softpedia.com: The first beta of the upcoming GNOME 2.32 has landed to give early adopters, distro builders, developers and generally curious people a taste of things to come.

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