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Take Webshots from the Linux Command Line

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khtml2png is a helpful tool for capturing an image of a webpage with ease. It's nice to use because it will get the entire length of the site, no matter whether it is fully visible in the browser.

Top 10 Coolest Fedora Themes

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taragana.com: If you are one of those open source aficionados using Fedora, you must be looking to lend a cool look to your system. What could be better than allowing a complete makeover to your Fedora.

Fastpatx – A Quick and Simple Web Browser

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blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: I recently stumbled across Fastpatx web browser, which is written in PyQT and contains around 50 lines of code. It is very simple and has a very plain and uncrowded interface.

Five Open Source Apps to Manage Your Collections

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ostatic.com/blog: Comic books, DVDs, old vinyl albums, Star Wars figurines -- collecting things is fun. What's not fun, though, is keeping track of it all. Here are five open source collection management apps to help you organize your stuff.

Open-Source Apps Earn Software Security Seal Of Approval

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bmighty.com/blog: Two prominent open-source projects recently got a thumbs-up from Veracode, a company that applies a standards-based approach to software vulnerability testing.

It LiVES! Video Editing For FOSS Movie Makers

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linuxjournal.com: Studio Dave is set up for personal audio production, but video capabilities are on the horizon. Now the fun level has jumped up a few notches with version 1.0.0pre1 of LiVES, a video editing system for Linux.

NVIDIA 190.16 Driver Brings OpenGL 3.2 To Linux

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phoronix.com: Yesterday NVIDIA released their first 190.xx Linux beta driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. The NVIDIA 190.16 Beta driver brought a number of VDPAU fixes, PowerMizer control features, a number of new official and unofficial OpenGL extensions receiving GLX protocol support, and a number of other fixes and enhancements too.

Xfce: New Life For Old Hardware

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connectedinternet.co.uk: My time on X is relegated to my secondary computer, a dual 1.46GHz pentium 4 laptop with only 1 Gb of ram. My growing sentiment about running KDE4 on that laptop is that the experience is rather, well, pokey. So, I had three ideas in mind: Xfce, LXDE and ROX Desktop.

10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

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blogs.techrepublic.com: A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.

Adobe goes corporate open source against Ogg Theora

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blogs.zdnet.com: It may have been upstaged by Microsoft but Adobe’s strategy with its Open Source Media Framework looks very similar.

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