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Intel Mesa 7.9 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: With Mesa 7.9 just around the corner and it sporting a new GLSL compiler, support for new OpenGL extensions, and months worth of other changes to core Mesa and its drivers, we decided to run some benchmarks.

Fedora presents...Graphics Test Week this week

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It's been creeping up, and now it's time: the world-famous Graphics Test Week begins tomorrow, with the Fedora 14 Nouveau Test Day! That is 2010-09-28. As always, the event runs all day in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC (you can connect with WebIRC). To complete Graphics Test Week, the Radeon Test Day takes place the following day, Wednesday 2010-09-29, and Intel Test Day takes place Thursday 2010-09-30.

60 Great Open Source Developer Tools

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earthweb.com: If you're looking for good open source developer tools, you literally have thousands to choose from. For this list, we focused on 60 of the best and most well known. Rather than trying to rank them, we've arranged them into categories and listed them in alphabetical order.

15 Cool KDE Wallpapers

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  • 15 Cool KDE Wallpapers
  • 6 More Blender Made Movies and Animations
  • Poll Results: Best Browser for Linux

Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

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linux-mag.com: System Administrators (SAs) need a set of tools with which to manage their often unmanageable systems and environments*. These ten essential Linux administration tools provide excellent support for the weary SA.

GNOME 2.32 Screenshots needed

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paulcutler.org: The GNOME 2.32 release notes need your help! If you have a GNOME 2.31.x development environment, I’m looking for 2 or 3 screenshots:

Clementine 0.5: New and Improved KDE4 Port of Amarok 1.4

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tuxarena.blogspot: Clementine is a port to KDE4 of one of the most beloved music players on Linux, Amarok 1.4. The latest release brings several new features.

A walk around the GNOME desktop

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ghacks.net: Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”.

Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges

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phoronix.com: Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse.

Krita - The KDE Answer to GIMP

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tuxarena.blogspot: I remembered I only tried Krita once, in KDE 3, and I was a little dissatisfied with it (can't remember exactly why), so at the time I decided to stay with GIMP. This is why this article brought Krita again in my attention, so I decided to give it a spin and see how it looks like.

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