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What Programming Language Should You Learn?

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penguinpetes.com: I'm going to attempt to answer the number-one most common technology question on the web, and hopefully do it so I can just link people here. Wish me luck, I'll need it!

OpenMovieEditor And Blender: More NLE Delights

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linuxjournal.com: We're getting close to the last stops on our tour of NLEs for Linux. This week I've focused my attention on two editors, both of which surprised me in many ways.

Emesene 1.6 Released, What’s New?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Instant Messaging client ‘Emesene’ slipped a new release out on Monday but what’s new in it?

Flock 2.5.6 addresses security issues

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Moz/FF
  • Flock 2.5.6 addresses security issues
  • Firefox 3.6 finally hits the release candidate phase
  • Firefox 3.7 to feel need for speed with multicore boost
  • Iron Browser (Chromium with all the required add-ons)

Linux-based media center Enna ready for its close up

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downloadsquad.com: It's here! Enna, a media center application made for Linux is finally ready for public release. Yay?

MySQL: decision time is nigh

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  • MySQL: decision time is nigh
  • Why MySQL's creator thinks IBM could acquire the database
  • Monty Widenius wants another billion dollars, should we help him?

A Bushel of Free FOSS Resources

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ostatic.com/blog: On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours. Hopefully, you'll find something to learn from here, and the good news is that everything found in this post is free.

Hulu Desktop for Linux

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Hulu is one of the most popular video sites on the web. You can watch all kinds of different television shows and movies right in your browser. But there’s also another way to watch Hulu and that’s to download the Hulu Desktop application for Linux.

Get to Know rsync

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linux.com: One of the handiest tools you'll ever have on Linux (and other *nix systems) is rsync. As the name implies, rsync is used to sync files on remote and local machines. You can use rsync to copy files to remote systems and back again, or to make backups to locally mounted hard drives.

Change default applications easily in GNOME

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen walks you through the easy steps for changing the application defaults associated with certain file types in the Gnome desktop.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Now Certified on Intel's NUC Mini PCs and IoT Boards

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