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Make ‘Frets On Fire’ Even Better With Mods

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makeuseof.com: Frets on Fire is a rhythm game from the likes of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In short, Frets on Fire is a free, open-source, multi-platform rhythm game.

Compiz 0.8 Has Been Branched

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phoronix.com: Kristian Lyngstol has announced on the Compiz mailing list that version 0.8 of Compiz has been branched.

Why I’ve switched from Thunderbird to Evolution

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opencomputer.net: On my computer (unfortunately) I’ve always had a dual boot setup. For my email, calendar, and contact management Thunderbird was my favorite pick. Was until I had a closer look at Evolution.

Recession proof your enterprise with Linux-based virtualisation

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itwire.com: Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs in the grip of reduced consumer spending, decreased advertising and a general slowdown of trade. Linux can aid you in cutting your infrastructure costs - no matter your platform of choice.

October 2008: Firefox, Opera gain & IE, Safari, Chrome drop

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arstechnica.com: Chrome amassed a higher market share than Opera in its first month, stealing market share from the speedy browser, as well as IE and Firefox. Only Safari gained as well. This month, things have flipped around completely, except for Microsoft.

The telepathic desktop: apps are out, people are in

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siltala.net: This article is a humble opinion piece of a GNOME user who wishes to stop using communication software and just be in touch with people. I want to write mail to, chat with, talk to, and have video conferences with real people without worrying about applications and technology.

Software Selection Tips: StarOffice Vs. OpenOffice

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bmighty.com/blog: Now that Sun has released StarOffice 9, it's a good time to answer an important question: What, exactly, is the difference between OpenOffice.org and StarOffice?

Speed up your Internet access using Squid's refresh patterns

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linux.com: Bandwidth limitation is still a problem for a lot of people who connect to the Internet. You can improve your available bandwidth by installing Squid caching proxy server on your network with configuration parameters that will increase your byte hit rate, giving you about 30-60% more bandwidth.

OpenX: the Unknown Variable

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computerworlduk.com: The open source company OpenX, which is behind the free ad server of the same name, is something of a mysterious beast. Things have not been helped by the fact that it has gone through so many names changes - phpAds, phpAdsNew, MaxMediaManager, Openads – that it's been hard to keep up.

SoftMaker Office 2008 focuses on compatibility with Microsoft Office

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linux.com: The free and open source office suite OpenOffice.org might be a killer app for many, but its inability to properly display documents created in the proprietary Microsoft Office formats hinders its widespread acceptance in multi-OS business environments with many legacy .doc and .xls files. If changing over to an open document format is not an option, try SoftMaker Office.

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