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Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net

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eff.org: New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures -- creating identifiable "fingerprints" that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.

Internet Cafes With Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Linux is a great operating system for networking. So how is it possible to not see Linux in Internet cafes and lan houses ??? There are no cyber cafe / lan house managers in Linux?

Epiphany Browser for Gnome

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raiden.net: It's been awhile since I had used Epiphany. I had seen that they recently moved to a webkit browser engine, much like Google Chrome and Safrai use. I have been meaning to check it out.

Is GNOME or KDE Better for New Users?

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earthweb.com: Before Ubuntu became such a hit, many high-profile Linux distributions favored the KDE desktop environment over GNOME. Yet is KDE indeed the more “useable” desktop for the majority of users – particularly new ones?

Streamlining Software Installation with PackageKit

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linux.com: Software packaging is one of Linux greatest strengths and weaknesses. If all or most of your software comes from your Linux distribution, managing software installs, updates and removal are a piece of cake. But, it can be a fragmented landscape.

A Peek Under the GNOME Covers

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paulcutler.org/blog: It’s been two months since I was appointed to the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors to replace Behdad. (And those are some pretty big shoes to fill!)

Dimpress 3D – Sliding Panels – First Results

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liveblue.wordpress: Three months has passed and there Dimpress 3D got his first cute face! We’ve developed a plugin structure and a plugin that describes a model for 3D presentations called Sliding Panels.

Do Package Managers Spoil Us?

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linux-blog.org: I thought of this interesting question the other day while messing around with Slackware 9.0 which was one of the last versions of Slackware to come on a single disk. The goal was to try to take a Slackware 9.0 install to the most recent stable and it was almost accomplished.

Does Nightingale Matter

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blogs.techrepublic.com: It didn’t take long before one of the active Songbird developers forked Songbird into a new Linux-first project called Nightingale. But already this project seems to be unstable enough to make one believe it will fail before it takes flight.

Writing made easy for young students: Introducing WriteType

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trombonechamp.wordpress: After several months of development, it is finally time to introduce the world to WriteType. WriteType is an application designed to aid young students in writing and typing on the computer.

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Why Dell’s gamble on Linux laptops has paid off

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A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

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