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Sneak Peek at Opera 10.5

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linux-mag.com: If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Opera hasn’t cracked double digits in the desktop browser market, but that doesn’t mean the company is giving up. A few days ago, Opera released alpha builds of Opera 10.5 and made them available for download.

What's your vision of GNOME?

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stormyscorner.com: The GNOME Foundation's mission is to provide a free desktop accessible to everyone. Accessible regardless of their ability to pay, their physical ability or the language they speak.

Arora web browser review

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linuxuser.co.uk: Arora is a simple and lightweight cross-platform web browser based on the WebKit web browser engine, which has a small memory footprint. It can do some things that the more sophisticated web browsers can do.

Three console audio mixers

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kmandla.wordpress: I mentioned byobu the other day, and a few days before I mentioned a slew of audio players for the console. Here’s a mis-mash of those ideas, with three audio mixers running inside the Ubuntu version of byobu.

Bangarang: The new KDE media player

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linuxcrunch.com: Most KDE4 users know the default KDE media player Dragon player. It is simple and easy. In this post I will introduce you a new media player for KDE4 which intends to be simple in stylish way, more integration with KDE4 technologies like phonon and Nepomuk, and has more features than Dragon player. It is Banarang.

Six office alternatives

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mybroadband.co.za: In June Microsoft will release a final version of its Office 2010 productivity suite. Naturally many users will upgrade, at substantial cost, to the latest version of the popular Office suite, but for those not so eager to hand over their money to Microsoft there are still many great alternatives. And they are free.

Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

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theregister.co.uk: A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

LemonPOS: Linux Point of Sale

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ghacks.net: I work with Quickbooks Point of Sale which is considered, by most, to be the de facto standard of Point of Sale systems. But for those clients that don’t have the budget to afford such a system, I have to turn to other choices. Those who need a simpler inventory/POS system, and want this system to run on the Linux operating system, what is the best option? One choice is LemonPOS.

Task managers for the console

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kmandla.wordpress: I’ve already pointed out a few note-taking, organizer-type applications — hnb is my favorite, probably followed by vimwiki; but that’s certainly not the end of the list. You’ll need a list, just to keep track of all the programs you can use to make lists.

SpamAssassin's new year hangover

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h-online.com: A rule in SpamAssassin is scoring email sent in 2010 as "grossly in the future" increasing the chances of false positives. A fix has been pushed into the update channel.

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