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Get to know Linux: Window Maker

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ghacks.net: Continuing with our introduction to old-school Linux window managers, I would like to bring to you Window Maker. The Window Maker window manager was designed to look and feel like the old NeXT GUI.

Moonlight 2 preview shows promise, still needs work

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arstechnica.com: The developers behind the open source Moonlight project have announced the availability of a Moonlight 2.0 preview release. This version brings preliminary support for Silverlight to the Linux platform.

BIOS flashing comes to Linux at last

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apcmag.com: No more dirty DOS bootdisks need touch your pristine Linux box, now that a new Linux app FlashROM is on the verge of release.

Adeona: Open Source Lojack For Laptops

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linuxplanet.com: Adeona has been widely touted (194K hits at google) as the Open Source solution to protecting your laptop or netbook.

Video Drivers Are All That Is Holding Linux Back

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lockergnome.com: The title statement is one that became immediately clear with the unsuccessful installation of Windows 7 Release Candidate on a machine of mine that has perfectly serviceable video with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and many versions of Linux.

XBMC (Open-Source Media Center) Has Been Updated to Version 9.04, Codename Babylon

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XBMC (“XBMC Media Center“) has been updated to version 9.04, codename Babylon, available now for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Apple TV, the classic Xbox, and bootable CDs or USB drives.

Watching your hard disks is a S.M.A.R.T. thing to do

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toolbox.com/blogs: Almost every aspect of our daily and business lives are stored on hard disks. But the hard disk is a mechanical device with moving parts. You know what that means. Eventually they will fail.

Open Source iTunes Look-Alike

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pcmech.com: aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems,

Songbird in Linux

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ghacks.net: Recent “upgrades” to Rhythmbox and Banshee which left either 1) much to be desired or 2) the application unusable made me take a look at Songbird.

10 Other Great Linux Browsers

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geektechnica.com: Firefox has been a reliable browser for me for many years and it still continues to be so to a certain extend. However, over the last few releases Firefox has become bloated and slow. I have been looking for an alternative Linux browser. Here are 10.

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