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NVIDIA 190.16 Driver Brings OpenGL 3.2 To Linux

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phoronix.com: Yesterday NVIDIA released their first 190.xx Linux beta driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. The NVIDIA 190.16 Beta driver brought a number of VDPAU fixes, PowerMizer control features, a number of new official and unofficial OpenGL extensions receiving GLX protocol support, and a number of other fixes and enhancements too.

Xfce: New Life For Old Hardware

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connectedinternet.co.uk: My time on X is relegated to my secondary computer, a dual 1.46GHz pentium 4 laptop with only 1 Gb of ram. My growing sentiment about running KDE4 on that laptop is that the experience is rather, well, pokey. So, I had three ideas in mind: Xfce, LXDE and ROX Desktop.

10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

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blogs.techrepublic.com: A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.

Adobe goes corporate open source against Ogg Theora

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blogs.zdnet.com: It may have been upstaged by Microsoft but Adobe’s strategy with its Open Source Media Framework looks very similar.

Get Ready for PHP 6

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linux-mag.com: PHP 6, the next major revision of the popular Web application development language, looms on the horizon and promises many changes. Learn what’s new and what’s obsolete and how to prepare your code for tomorrow.

Solar Eclipse on your desktop

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lizards.opensuse.org: A Celestial event, the sight of the century is happening tomorrow morning here in India. Monsoon clouds may spoil the fun though. Fear not, you can still see how exactly the event will unfold.

Glassbuntu: design a dark crystal Gnome theme

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tech-no-media.com: The Gnome user interface used by Ubuntu and Linux Mint allows a huge amount of graphical customization, but these features are rarely used. Part of the problem is that to make an aesthetically appealing theme you need to blend various elements: windows decorations, widgets, icons, backgrounds.

Using open-source data backup software

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techtarget.com: Many people who use open-source data backup software become quite attached to a program, whether it's Amanda, BackupPC or Bacula. Administrators responsible for protecting data at SMBs or at the departmental level typically gravitate to these free programs because they're comfortable writing custom scripts and working with Unix and Linux.

Review: Claws Mail 3.7.2

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raiden.net: Claws Mail is a very light weight, easy to use email client that's not only popular, but it works in an incredible number of environments. The current "stable" release is version 3.7.2, which oddly enough, doesn't appear in most distros.

Blogging Client Comparison

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everyjoe.com: I’ve been using Drivel for the longest time but I’ve realized that there are other tools I could use for blogging. And here’s a short comparison of the three tools I’ve used.

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