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3 Visually-Pleasing Linux Distributions That Use Enlightenment

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makeuseof.com: Continuing the recent trend of highlighting lesser-known operating systems, this week we bring you three that should at least look good. As opposed to the usual GNOME or KDE window managers found on most Linux distributions, these have all chosen in favour of Enlightenment.

The first english Issue of PET (our Python Magazine) is out!

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netmanagers.com.ar: Hell yeah! It has been a lot of work but it's out at http://revista.python.org.ar

Linux backlight control

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mjg59.livejournal.com: Backlight control is one of those things that you'd think would be simple, but ha ha this is computing so of course it's an utter disaster and everything is a huge mess.

Best 3D Graphics Software for Linux

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linuxaria.com: 3D computer graphics software refers to programs used to create 3D computer-generated imagery. This article only covers some of the software used.

Linux Mint 9 Xfce or LXDE?

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bargincomputing.com: Another round in the battle between Xfce and LXDE. This time the distro is Linux Mint 9. So far, the Xfce desktop has lost two rounds in a matches with LXDE on the same distro.

Opera 10.62 released

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my.opera.com: Opera 10.62 has been released as a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements.

nvidia, opengl, compositing: play nice!

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nthrbldyblg.blogspot: I was pleased to see this in the ChangeLog for the nvidia drivers 256.53: "Fixed a bug that caused extremely slow rendering of OpenGL applications on X screens other than screen 0 when using a compositing manager."

Launching the Revolution: Kickoff's redesign ideas

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anditosan.blogspot: The launcher menu paradox has almost been around ever since graphical environments were created. It is time for a revolution, a change. The first thing that we need to do in order to change the start menu is to understand it.

emelFM2: Another fast file manager

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ghacks.net: Today I’m going to take a look at another lightweight Linux file manager called emelFM2. This particular file manager will pull at the heart-strings of old school Linux and UNIX users because it is based on the old Norton Commander file manager.

4 Linux and BSD Firewall/Router Projects pfsense and m0n0wall

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BSD

linuxplanet.com: Here we'll look at four different firewall/router projects from the open source community:

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