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gwenview: user friendly

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aseigo.blogspot: Carla Schroder wrote an editorial piece this week on Linux Today (a website I enjoy and frequent daily via their RSS feeds) entitled Editor's Note: What is User-friendly, Really?. I like tools that fit my hand when I use them.

What is User-friendly, Really?

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linuxtoday.com: User interfaces are the last great Linux problem. What really makes Linux user-friendly-- is it limited options and loads of eye candy? What about functionality, and depths of riches to explore?

Sun CEO Issues Memo in Wake of Oracle Acquisition Greenlight

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gigaom.com: After the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, it only took a few hours for an internal memo to go out from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, announcing that he is resigning. discussing the impact that change in control will have on Sun.

Also: Sun and Oracle's impact on open source acquisitions

The WordPress Foundation Is Live

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readwriteweb.com: WordPress founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has just announced that his nonprofit, charitable foundation is officially an open shop. The WordPress Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the very mission of WordPress itself.

Say CHEESE in Ubuntu

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mybroadband.co.za/blogs: Want to have some fun using a web-cam on Ubuntu? I suggest you get your hands on the Cheese application. One thing is for sure, your Facebook profile shots will never be the same.

Linux Desktop Environment Innovation Nonexistent

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daniweb.com: As a current GNOME user and former KDE user, I'd like to know when we can expect some new innovations from either of these desktop environments?

The importance of awesome

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shanefagan.com: Im going to plug a bunch of projects and stuff I like in this post so I hope you guys like it.

KOffice - Portability in Action

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ingwa2.blogspot: I have on several occasions been asked "why do you work on KOffice when OpenOffice.org already exists and does everything people need?". Well, there are several reasons.

Firefox, Opera downloads surge after IE security scare

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Moz/FF

smh.com.au: Internet browsers Firefox and Opera have experienced a massive surge in downloads since the security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) was exposed.

Also: IE is so secure we just had to build an OS out of it

Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy

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OOo
  • Oracle wins unconditional EU approval for Sun buy
  • Mergers: Commission clears Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems (PR)
  • Oracle power couple take Manhattan by billboard
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