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Easily run Windows apps on Linux with CrossOver Linux 8

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blogs.computerworld: I was running Windows, and before it came along, MS-DOS, applications on Unix and Linux for ages. It was never especially easy, but experts could do it. With CodeWeavers' latest CrossOver Linux 8, though, it's become so easy that anyone should be able to do it.

Minirok 2.0 - Minimalist Audio Player for KDE4

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tuxarena.blogspot: Minirok is a minimalist audio player which ships with a simple and intuitive interface, which kind of resembles Amarok.

Opera web browser re-invents meaning of word "re-invent"

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Software Opera gained fame for being a featured web browser that consumed a minimum of memory. It fit on a floppy disk, and it ran on mobile devices. Trying to regain a place in the spotlight, Opera announced it would be re-inventing the web. Now that its secret is out I am underwhelmed.

Mono: Shielding the facts

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Software Should FOSS users be concerned about the software they use, in case it opens them up to copyright, trademark or patent claims? Or should such concerns be left exclusively to developers?

Amarok MySQL Support - Promised and Delivered

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Software We told you it was coming. Sure, that was a while back, so you probably thought we forgot about it. Or maybe you thought we were simply playing politics, tossing empty promises to our users. were wrong. Smile

Does Anyone Want a New Linux Desktop?

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Software For the last eighteen months, the GNU/Linux desktop has been in a period of radical innovation. KDE 4 introduced new features and workflows. Mark Shuttleworth launched Ubuntu on a unilateral redesign campaign. Does the average user want any of these things?

Aka: Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

Smooth sailing to GRUB 2

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Software GRUB 2 is now the default for new installations of Ubuntu, but as explained in the announcement, existing GRUB 0.x systems won’t be automatically converted to GRUB 2.

Review of Opera Unite

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Software logo-operaOpera Software recently released a Beta version of its new web browser, Opera Unite. The beta version offers some really cool features that are very new to mainstream web browsing.

Teaching Math with the KDE Interactive Geometry Program

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Software I've written quite a bit about using Linux to help educate people. Kig allows you to use various tools to diagram and demonstrate different mathematical concepts.

KlamAV: Outstanding KDE front-end for Linux anti-virus

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Software You don’t usually hear that phrase spoken “Linux anti-virus”. But it does exist. One of the more popular Linux anti-virus tools is ClamAV. But to most users (especially new users) ClamAV is a bit challenging to use. That is where KlamAV comes in.

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