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GRUB 2 Receives New Font Engine

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phoronix.com: GRUB 2, the next-generation Linux boot loader, has received a new font engine. Version 2 of the GRand Unified Bootloader introduces this new font engine that's written in C and with a font tool in Java.

7 Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you are using Linux, there are plenty of backup software to choose from. I have here a list of some of the best free and open source backup software that you may want to check out.

Evolution vs Kontact - Part 2 - Kontact & Conclusion

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fosswire.com: Welcome back to Part 2 of this series - pitting GNOME’s Evolution Personal Information Manager (PIM) suite against KDE’s Kontact.

6 best personal finance apps for Linux

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techradar.com: In the past, Linux was not overly blessed with decent budgeting software, and installing GnuCash was regarded by many as the epitome of a descent into dependency hell. Thankfully, things have since changed.

Antivirus for Linux

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aronzak.wordpress: One of the questions that many new Linux users ask is “Should I run antivirus software on Linux?” I have two reasons why not to and three why you should.

Evolution vs Kontact - Part 1 - Evolution

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fosswire.com: A Personal Information Management (PIM) suite is supposedly a single application that gives you your email, contacts, calendar and other important information. On the Linux and Unix platforms there are two main competitors in this space - Evolution 2.24.2, for the GNOME desktop and KDE’s Kontact 4.1.3.

Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

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itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to use Dropbox on the popular Ubuntu distribution.

10 Best Instant Messengers for Linux

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anewmorning.com: Like other Operating systems, there are some great Instant messengers for Linux. These IM’s comes with features like any other, including custom emoticons, web-cam support, nudges, themes, plugins, customizations and lots more. Here’s a list of 10 Best Instant messengers for Linux.

Choosing an Open Source CMS -- Planning, Playing, and Page Views

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ostatic.com/blog: There are a number of full featured open source content management systems out there. Content management systems (CMS) are used increasingly in lieu of more "traditionally" managed web pages, on various sites with diverse audiences and very different goals.

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