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The Two Elephant Problem

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h-online.com: When an open source project wants to make major changes in its core code, such as revamping a user interface library, it faces the two elephant problem. The difficulty is moving the second elephant into the room without disturbing the first or just filling the room completely with elephant.

Nero Linux 4 - Still the Best Burning Tool for Linux?

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techgage.com: One of the best features of Linux is its sheer number of free available applications. But once in a while, certain commercial offerings deliver enough features and an ease-of-use that makes it worthy of consideration. Nero Linux is one of those.

Gnome is Rapidly Becoming My Least Favorite Desktop

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penguinpetes.com: Part of my motivation when I made the big switch from Slackware to Ubuntu was a desire to step out of my comfort zone and give something different a try. And while I've warmed up to Ubuntu - heck, I even like it at times! - I'm still cold on Gnome.

Unreasonable Demands

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boycott-boycottnovell.com: There was a little bit of a set-to on identi.ca yesterday, wherein Bradley Kuhn of the SFLC felt it necessary to "denounce" people who were expressing some excitement there about "Hulu" bringing out a version for Linux. According to Kuhn, such interest is a "tragedy".

Definitive Guide to Viruses & Antivirus Softwares under GNU/Linux

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gauravlive.com: After having travelled through the virus infested land of Windows, new Linux converts often have queries about viruses on their Linux systems. Here I will demystify all those queries related to Viruses, Antivirus software’s etc once & for all.

Developers Plans To Break GTK 3.0 API

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digitizor.com: The GTK developers are actually planning to break the GTK 3.0 API intentionally. They are ready to break GTK 3.0 API in order to achieve new features and make changing theme engines easier.

Gnome 3.0 Reviews – Coming on Ubuntu 10.04, Fedora 13

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icewalkerz.blogspot: Gnome 3, which will be available to install in Ubuntu 10.04, Fedora 13 will mark the first radical change to the Gnome Desktop since it’s inception, thanks to it’s “new” interface ‘Gnome-Shell’.

F.B.I. Forensic Field Kit

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ddlhere.com: This is the ultimate bootable Disk for power user, or wannabe agent. Basically, the FBI Forensic Field Kit is a AIO Toolkit with compiled applications and ebooks designed to investigate and coordinate the user to look for buried files, and information logged inside your computers hard drive.

Desktop Environments

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elevenislouder.blogspot: The GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) have long been the Linux/UNIX options for fully graphical environments. Long ago, it seemed that these two were truly all we needed. Aside from KDE and GNOME we have:

Are Linux distros downplaying the Gnome 3.0 preview?

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linuxnewstoday.org: Lately, there has been some obervers in the Linux community that have been wondering if some Linux distributions might be sort of downplaying the Gnome 3.0 Stealth Preview.

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