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Kismet – vital Linux wifi security tool

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linux.bihlman.com: Kismet is a network detector, packet sniffer, and intrusion detection system for 802.11 wireless LANs. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring mode, and can sniff 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g traffic.

Amarok Refreshed: Better, Stronger, Faster!

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ostatic.com: Even though it's a point release, the latest Amarok comes with some major new features and all the benefits of the 2.2.0 release. Dubbed "Weightless," the 2.2.1 release is full of bug fixes and polishing as well as improvements.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta For Linux

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phoronix.com: Last night Adobe pushed out their first beta release for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. Alongside the Windows and Mac OS X beta releases was a 32-bit Linux build.

What’s GNU in Virtualization

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linux-mag.com: Taking a new operating system for a spin is easier than ever before with virtualization software but when that software is free, it’s even better.

Ubuntu Karmic is the venue for Gnome V KDE

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Ubuntu

openbytes.wordpress: Ladies and gentlemen! In the blue corner weighing in at 9.10 is KDE and in the red corner also weighing in at 9.10 is Gnome..”For the thousands in attendance and the millions watching around the world..lets get ready to rrrrrrrumble!”

nVidia PowerMizer powersaving/cooling in Linux

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aldeby.org/blog: Driver 169.07 featured some performance enhancements for GeForce 8 series onwards, but above all features the linux port of PowerMizer powersaving feature.

This I call fun

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  • fe and dehtml: This I call fun
  • Tablet Note-taking Made Easy with Xournal
  • A couple of apps to note
  • Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 Further Expands Linux Benchmarking
  • 8 steps for Drupal 8
  • Meet the GIMP: Inkscape and other graphical software

Chromium bookmark sync now cross-platform, lands on Linux

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downloadsquad.com: Jay posted yesterday about the arrival of bookmark sync on Chromium for Mac, and it appears as though Linux users have been invited to the dance as well.

NetworkManager in Mandriva

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Already for some time, I experience some annoyances in Mandriva’s wifi configuration tools especially when moving my laptop from one to another location with a different wifi network where I connect to.

Linux: Making Your Desktop Calm

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jjinux.blogspot.com: Have you ever noticed that the more you tweak your desktop theme, the more it drives you crazy? I've always sought after the perfect wallpaper. However, the cooler the wallpaper is, the more it drives me crazy.

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ONAP Rolls Out Amsterdam Release

Less than nine months after AT&T and the Linux Foundation merged their open source projects to become the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), the group today rolled out its first code release, Amsterdam. The highly anticipated release, which integrates AT&T’s ECOMP and the Linux Foundation’s Open-O code bases into a common open source orchestration platform, aims to automate the virtualization of network services. Read more