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Why Google's Go Might Be A No-Go

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informationweek.com/blog: After news of Google's Go language surfaced, I went to my programmer friend for some additional perspective on Google's new experiment. He wasn't impressed -- and actually, neither was I. We had different reasons.

Introducing Testdrive

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Ubuntu

blog.dustinkirkland.com: Testdrive makes it simple to run any Ubuntu release in a virtual machine, safely, and without affecting your current Ubuntu installation.

Reviewed: Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux

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tuxradar.com: After conquering the desktop virtualisation space on the Mac, Parallels has decided to take the fight to VMware with a client for Windows and Linux desktops. So, what does Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux (let's just call it PD4) have over the competition?

Unigine Heaven For Linux Status Update

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Heaven is the most-impressive tech demo / benchmark yet, but when released in October it only came out for Windows with its DirectX 11 renderer. However, as we exclusively shared, Unigine Heaven is coming out to Linux. What pushed back their Linux release was waiting on functional Linux drivers from AMD.

Read your RSS feeds on your Linux desktop with Liferea

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ghacks.net: RSS has become such a common source of information for us information junkies. Whether you are following Ghacks via RSS, your favorite news site, or your favorite blog, it’s nice to be able to get all of those feeds centralized on your desktop.

Why oh why did Epiphany have to ditch Gecko?

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nancib.wordpress: If you read my review of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” you probably noticed that GNOME’s Epiphany web browser has ditched it’s Gecko rendering engine for the WebKit engine.

Painting with cadubi

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kmandla.wordpress: Cadubi, which I happen to like as a vaguely artistic and somewhat amusing way of “painting” text for the console, is basically a stamp-painting program, with a few simple hot-wirings that make it more usable.

Tabu Audio Player

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blogs.gentoo.org: This morning I found an interesting media app: Tabu Audio Player. It had only a single configure option, "debug," and a very short list of dependencies, so I figured it'd be a simple ebuild to write, right?

GNOME Office: Is it a viable office suite?

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ghacks.net: When you think about office suites, two names come to mind: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. Although the vast majority of Linux users depend upon OpenOffice for their office needs, the alternatives should not be overlooked.

Screencasting Software Applications for Linux

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junauza.com: A screencast (also known as video screen capture) is a digital recording of computer screen output. If you are using Linux and are looking for a screencasting tool that would suit you needs, then you are in luck because there are plenty to choose from. Here are some.

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