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Who Contributed The Most During X Server 1.9?

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phoronix.com: Tiago Vignatti has now compiled some statistics surrounding the top contributors to X.Org Server 1.9 and related X components just looking at this most recent development cycle. There's also numbers for the input, video, and Mesa components too.

GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 Has Been Released

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softpedia.com: The second beta of the next GNOME release has arrived full of bug fixes and updates. Many of the standard packages have been updated for GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 (2.31.91) and more translation work has been done.

PC File Manager: Another light weight file manager

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ghacks.net: In the seemingly never-ending quest to find the perfect, light weight graphical file manager, I have gone through just about every one I can find. What we now have is an incredibly fast, easy to use, light weight file manager that will please just about any level of user.

The 5 Best Instant Messenger Clients for Ubuntu

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: What is the best IM (Instant Messaging) Client for Ubuntu? Let's find out!

Photography with Open Source / Linux

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blog.worldlabel: Photography on the free software desktop has come a long way in recent years. All of the major desktop environments support camera import and provide image management and editing applications, including the all-important raw file conversion. But

The GNOME Journal September 2010

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  • Writing simple, real-time games for GNOME
  • Should I get involved?
  • Behind the Scenes with Joanmarie Diggs
  • Grilo: Integrating Multimedia Content in Your Application
  • Interview with Bradley Kuhn of the GNOME Advisory Board

2 Smart Backup Apps Show You the Way to Go Home

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linuxinsider.com: The sudden loss of PC data can be a gut-wrenching experience, but it can also be easily avoided by proper use of automatic backup software.

NVIDIA 256.53 Stable Linux Driver Release

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phoronix.com: Over the weekend there was a new Linux binary driver release from NVIDIA that was the 256.52 driver in a pre-release state. Today this driver has been released as stable after being branded the NVIDIA 256.53 driver.

Gigolo – it mounts what it’s told to

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openattitude.com: Okay, before we go any further I need to make it clear that we’re not talking about the latest adult video release, but rather a networking utility for Linux. Sorry. That cheeky tagline comes straight from the author. And it’s true!

Two magic words: “merged upstream”

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blog.flameeyes.eu: The lives of distributions packagers are full of words that make them cringe – backport, regression, hotfix, custom patch, … – but there are two that can make your day truly shine:

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