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Openbox: A fun and lightweight window manager

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I am always on the lookout for a new way of doing things when it comes to personal computing, and one of the best ways to do so is to experiment with different window managers for Linux.

Opera 10 tops 10 million downloads

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techradar.com: Opera 10 was downloaded 10 million times in the first week of its release, breaking the company's download record for the popular browser.

Apache Web Log Analyzer

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ghacks.net: Webmasters have a few log file analysis options. Many web hosting companies provide pre-installed scripts like Webalizer that automatically perform an Apache log file analysis and display the results in a web browser.

On the question of MySQL’s state of health

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blogs.the451group: Matt Asay has written an interesting post speculating that Oracle might use the delay caused by the European Commission investigation into its acquisition of Sun to drive the price down. Sounds reasonable enough to me.

Also: Why the EU should block Oracle/Sun

Four Nifty Blogging Clients for KDE

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ostatic.com/blog: When you sit down to put together a blog post, the last thing you want getting in your way is a finicky blogging client. This week, we'll take a look at open source blogging software designed for the Linux operating system.

Is Spicebird The Best Desktop E-Mail Client?

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d0od.blogspot: SpiceBird is a desktop E-Mail application that combines E-Mail, Instant Messaging, Calendar, Task management and an iGoogle gadgets in one application.

Review: Ubuntu Tweak

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ardchoille42.blogspot: I was browsing the Get Deb site and happened to find an application called Ubuntu Tweak which piqued my interest. I never install anything outside of the official Ubuntu software repositories unless I am able to audit the source code - this is one of the benefits of open-source software.

Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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linuxlinks.com: I have been an unashamed Windows user for longer than I care to remember. However, I took a big step about six months ago when I commenced my adventure with Linux. There remained one significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux.

Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

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phoronix.com: Last year Canonical resorted to publishing an unreleased Catalyst driver within Ubuntu 8.10 so that there would be a ATI driver available to provide proper 3D support to its user. This happened again with Ubuntu 9.04. Well, now we have it a third time.

uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy

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tuxtraining.com: Like Vimperator for Firefox? Want something a bit smaller? Easier to config from plain text files? Well meet Uzbl.

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