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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.

AMD R600/700 2D Performance: Open vs. Closed Drivers

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phoronix.com: While the ATI Radeon HD 5800 graphics cards were introduced last week, the open-source support for the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series is finally maturing. In this article we have benchmarks showing the 2D performance between these two driver options with both an R600 and R700 graphics card.

Power searching Linux with SearchMonkey

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ghacks.net: There are search tools and then there are SEARCH TOOLS. Any Linux user that has ever needed real power for their searches generally has to resort to the command line. But what if you could have a GUI tool that could also handle regular expressions?

Can You Boycott a Boycott?

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ostatic.com/blog: From the things-that-should-never-happen-but-you-knew-they-would-eventually department, comes more flamage in the Mono advocates vs. anti-Mono advocates vs. the now anti-anti-Mono advocates.

Evince: Speed and Functionality Combined

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softpedia.com: In the heterogeneous computing world of today, documents are encapsulated in a variety of formats, from the mundane PDF to the high-resolution tiffs needed in typography. To be able to view all of them you could use four or five different applications, or you could just employ Evince.

Free, Native Linux Plug-ins for energyXT for Linux

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createdigitalmusic.com: It’s simply stunning some of the terrific instrument and effect plug-ins available that are now free and open source – yes, free as in freedom, not just freeware. I had commented in the past something along the lines of, “boy, wouldn’t it be great if this now meant, say, a Linux port?”

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