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Eyes on the Skies

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barrons.com: AS THE DAYS GROW SHORTER AND THE NIGHT skies clearer (if also colder), gazing at the heavens through a telescope or binoculars can again be a delight. But it's much more fun if you know what you are looking at -- and the best thing for that is a good computer astronomy program.

Does it come with includes or?

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blog.flameeyes.eu: Shared objects are, generally, a good thing because they allow different programs to share the same code in memory; this is why we consider shared libraries better than the static archives. Unfortunately, simply using, boilerplate, a shared object is a bad thing: you need to know what you’re doing.

Teaching Kids Programming with Free Programming Languages

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junauza.com: Teaching young students or even your own kids to learn or be interested in programming can be really daunting. However, there are free programming languages that are designed to teach children the basic concepts and elements required in traditional programming that you can use to get the job done quite easily.

Amarok 2.2 "Sunjammer" released

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kdenews.org: The Amarok team is excited to announce the release of Amarok 2.2. In three and a half months, Amarok has made a huge leap forward, gaining many new features and a lot of old features from 1.4 have returned.

Top Video Editing Apps for Linux

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intranetjournal.com: In this article, I'll highlighting existing video editing software for the Linux platform, in addition to also making sure that you understand the benefits and hurdles of each software title included in this round up.

3 great educational apps for Linux newbies

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sinaisix.blogspot.com: One of the greatest things about Linux is that there is never a shortage of applications to meet virtually every need. Below are 3 very great educational applications that most newbie Linux users will find very useful.

Putting Linux on Parental Control

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earthweb.com: Over the years I’ve witnessed desktop Linux distros evolve dramatically – change the very core of the way we look at how an operating system interacts with its users. However, I still find plenty of forum posts on the Web stating that Linux as a platform still lacks suitable parental controls.

Celestia 3D Space Simulation Software For Linux

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cyberciti.biz: Celestia is a real-time visual space simulation astronomy program. NASA and ESA have used Celestia in their educational and for interfacing to trajectory analysis software.

Chromium test (two days without Firefox)

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linuxtidbits.wordpress: With Firefox becoming fully-fledged, I wasn’t on the look-out to try another browser. Curiousity, however, creeped in short of my expectations and I have been taken quick glimpses of Chromium the last two months.

Puppy Linux 4.3 and Woof

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lwn.net: Puppy Linux 4.3.0 was released several weeks ago and with it came several interesting developments. First, this release saw the return of Barry Kauler, founder and project lead of Puppy Linux. Second, 4.3.0 includes some great new tools.

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