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Avoiding Mono

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: Mono is a trap. It is a divisive topic if ever there was one in the Linux community. There are anti-Mono and anti-Novell sites and there is no shortage of strong opinion. This distracts us from what we have traditionally done which is to lead and set our own course.

Free and Open Source CAD Software for Linux

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junauza.com: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects whether 2D or 3D, real or virtual. Here are some of the best free and open source CAD software for Linux that you may want to check out:

Empathy ... best voice and video chat

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Making chats and even video calls using Empathy

Appreciating Rhythmbox Again

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everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox for the longest time because Listen met my needs. Well, it was Listen, Sound Juicer and Ex Falso.

6 Awesome GDM Themes for Gnome

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online-blogger.net: GDM (GNOME Display Manager) is a highly configurable reimplementation of XDM, the X Display Manager. It starts the X session and shows a login window to the user.

Opera 10.10 Smashes Download Records

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eweek.com: Opera Software has announced that within one week of its release, more than 12 million people downloaded Opera 10.10 with Opera Unite.

The Phoronix 2009 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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phoronix.com: For the month of November we ran the 2009 Linux Graphics Survey, which is a survey in regards to X.Org and the Linux graphics stack that we have been hosting annually for the past three years. This year there was 13,836 results submitted and we have now had the time to go over these results and are publishing all of the numbers today.

Review: Crossover Games (Linux) 8.1.3

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raiden.net: Now gamers can play the games they want, on whatever platform they want! With CrossOver Games, you can run many popular Windows games on your Intel, OSX Mac or Linux PC.

Personal Financial Management Software for Linux

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: One of the few things which still require me to use Windows is my personal financial management program - I have been a Quicken user for a very long time. This seems like a good time to reconsider the alternatives available for Linux, so I spent some time looking at a few of the possibilities.

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