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Available Now: GNOME 2.26.3

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softpedia.com: The GNOME developers, through Lucas Rocha, have announced early this morning in a press release that the last maintenance release of the popular GNOME 2.26 desktop environment is now available for download.

The 3 Best Desktop Radio Players For Windows, Mac & Linux

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makeuseof.com: With the list of free players growing all the time (iffy companies are cropping up all over the web like raging teen acne - awful to behold and tough to stamp out) it’s time to narrow your choice down to the best available players.

Browser battle royale: Which should you use?

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Moz/FF

csmonitor.com: These days, you have a broader choice of Internet browsers, despite the attempts by Microsoft to drive all the other browsers out of the space over the past decade. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser with a 65.9 percent share, but Mozilla’s open source Firefox has been showing a lot of strength in the past two years.

My take on the Mono/C# debate

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drfav.wordpress: I’m f*cking tired of hearing random people screaming out why mono is cool or not. These kind of people don’t even know what coding is about, or they just learned Java or C# at university and they’re like “oh shit, I can code!!”. STOP THAT.

An Introduction to GNOME Zeitgeist

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gnomejournal.org: In this article, Natan Yellin writes about GNOME Zeitgeist, a new user interface for documents and user information in the GNOME desktop currently planned for GNOME 3.0.

GoldenDict: A Dictionary Nugget

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linux-magazine.com: While StarDict touts itself as "the best dictionary program for Linux and Windows," it has a serious challenger to the title called GoldenDict.

Epiphany: The Forgotten Browser In The Speed Wars

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customdistros.com: There has been a lot of talk lately about Google’s Chrome coming to Linux. Me, I don’t care as much because I already use a fast and lean browser. It’s called Epiphany.

5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

Do-licious

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gnomejournal.org: GNOME Do is a popular application that started off as inspired by gnome-launchbox and the “open version” of Quicksilver. However, over the last year the project has branched out in its own innovative ways.

Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release

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tuxarena.blogspot: Krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days.

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more