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What Will Happen To xf86-video-nv In 2010?

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phoronix.com: Thanks to the surprise push this morning of the Nouveau driver for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, this free software, reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver stack is on its way to being used in a lot more Linux systems and distributions. The xf86-video-nv driver just doesn't have any future compared to the Nouveau driver. A few months back when we interviewed NVIDIA's Andy Ritger we asked him about the situation for this driver:

On the possible merging of Nouveau

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lwn.net: Some sites are reporting that the Nouveau driver (a reverse-engineered 3D driver for NVIDIA hardware) will be merged for 2.6.33. It is worth pointing out that this has not (yet) happened. Here's what has happened:

Uget My best Download Manager

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linuxcrunch.com: I have been using GNU/Linux for two years so far. Over this period, I have tested a lot of download manager applications; unfortunately, I can't find the one that suits best for me, because what I have in mind was a program which more or less is simple, lightweight and practical. But when I tried Uget.

Docky Feature Mock-Ups

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omgubuntu.co.uk: We’re massive fans of Dock application ‘Docky’ here at OMG! Ubuntu! and one of the principle designers working on it is a young man with a wonderfully conceptual imagination by the name of ‘Dan Rabbit’.

Make Linux look awesome!

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tuxradar.com: It's now fair to say that the Linux desktop is at the forefront of visual effects, a cornucopia of eye-candy overflowing on to your desktop. And with a few tweaks, it can look even better.

The Malware Problem (and a solution)

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amarok.kde.org/blog: Some of you might have heard about the Malware incident that recently has hit our friends from gnome-look.org. While some of you might chuckle, there have been some discussions about possible solutions for this issue.

Two task organizers

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kmandla.wordpress: I came across two organizers of sorts the other day, one for the console and one for the QT toolkit. One is rather impressive, while the other has the potential.

Review: Thunderbird 3 with tabs, enhanced search

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the official release of Thunderbird 3. Ars takes a hands-on look at the improvements in the new version—including tabbed messaging and enhanced search—and finds a lot to be excited about.

Is There Any Good Screencasting in Ubuntu?

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the things I've personally found frustrating in Linux is the development status of screencasting applications, or lack thereof. I think many of us are aware of some of the commonly mentioned packages, but, I just wanted something that will work.

Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

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itworld.com: I don't think about Adobe Flash much. I just use it. I think that's the case for most of us. Almost all the video on the Web is in Flash, and we just take it for granted. That's a mistake. Like any other popular application, it can be an easy way for a cracker to hack into your computer.

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