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Xfce 4.6.2 Released

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The second bugfix-release of xfce 4.6 has been released. This release features a lot of updated translations and fixes some bugs or regressions with new GTK+ versions.

Nigori: Storing Secrets in the Cloud

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links.org: Nigori is a protocol for storing secrets in the cloud such that the storage need not be trusted and only a single password is required to access secrets.

ROX-desktop

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kmandla.wordpress: I’ve seen a few screenshots of ROX-desktop around the Internet, and for fun I decided to put it together myself.

More flexible firmware handling in debian-installer

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skolelinux.org: After a long break from debian-installer development, I finally found time today to return to the project. Having to spend less time working dependency based boot in debian, as it is almost complete now.

NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver Released

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA has rolled out its first beta in the expected 256.xx driver series for Linux, Windows, and other supported platforms.

a better web is winning

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  • a better web is winning
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari have finally killed Internet Explorer

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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testfreaks.com: Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?

How Linux works: the ultimate guide

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tuxradar.com: Ever wanted to learn how the internals of your Linux desktop work? In this article we're going to explain how everything in a modern Linux distro works, start to finish.

Lightworks Open-Source Video editor –IS- Coming to Linux

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omgubuntu.co.uk: At the time of the announcement it was unclear as to whether Lightworks open-sourcing would lead to a Linux version. Today we have the answer: Yes.

The Cost Of Running Compiz

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  • The Cost Of Running Compiz
  • Beware the benchmarks
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