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Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

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theregister.co.uk: When it comes to video editing platforms, Windows and Mac own the field. They run the software from Adobe, Apple, and Avid that's preferred by professionals, and most –including all Windows machines – come with free, basic editing software for everybody else.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Apache, KDE

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blogs.fsfe.org: Recently the Apache Software Foundations SVN repository hit the 1,000,000 commit milestone (landmark?). There are very few projects that last so long and survive being so large and so active. In fact, I can think of only one other:

Celebrating the release of GNOME 2.32!

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gnome.org: Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.32, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform free desktop environment and of its developer platform.

Portable Linux Apps: Not Always an Easy Schlep

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linuxinsider.com: Portable Linux applications are versions of familiar apps that can be carried around from computer to computer with the user's settings and preferences intact. But sometimes getting them to work correctly is more hassle than it's worth.

Emacs in the real world – part 2

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linuxuser.co.uk: Here’s a quick start guide for Emacs in the real world. We show how to make Emacs the centre of your organised life.

If you fork it, will they come?

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blogs.the451group: There is much excitement this week about the LibreOffice fork of Openoffice.org. Alan Bell sees correlation with the previous fork of Joomla and has illustrated that forking a with a Google Trends chart.

My Migration from Kontact to Evolution

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blog.eracc.com: I will say again, for the record, I am not a fan of bloated GUI desktops like KDE and GNOME. I am a GUI minimalist and use the fluxbox window manager for my “GUI desktop”. However, I do like some of the applications that are available for both KDE and GNOME.

Open Source Databases Have Come of Age

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linuxinsider.com: Client/server systems with SQL interfaces jockey for position against upstart NoSQL systems with intimidating (and exciting) new models for data representation, distribution and consistency.

Tuxpaint: hook ‘em on open source graphics while they’re young

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Tuxpaint is an open source graphics program that occupies a special niche: it is designed for children. This makes it a rarity in the software community known for every developer scratching his or her own itch.

How will GNOME 3.0 be Received?

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earthweb.com: Either way. After a week of using GNOME Shell, the preview of GNOME 3.0, on Fedora 13, that is the closest I can come to a prediction about how GNOME's new desktop will be received when it is officially released in the spring of 2011.

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