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Opera Preps For More Browser Battles

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informationweek.com: In an interview, Opera's CEO discusses the Web browser's fight for market share, how important the mobile space is, and why Google's Chrome has been good for Opera.

Also: Opera sings the security blues

Avant Window Navigator

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: For a long while there I didn’t want to check out the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) because I was shunning Compiz. But now that I’m back on the Compiz (and since Metacity should have compositing “soon” anyway) I decided to give a shot.

Hugin panoramic photo editor extends its reach

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linux.com: The developers of the free panoramic photo editor Hugin released version 0.7 this month, culminating a two-year development cycle. The new release incorporates key new technical abilities and usability improvements to help demystify the panorama creation process for the average shooter.

Opera 9.62 Released

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opera.com: We released 9.62 today, which addresses some security issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Xfce 4.4.3 released

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xfce.org: Just because we're gearing up to release 4.6.0, it doesn't mean we've forgotten the 4.4 branch. A bunch of bug fixes had accumulated since 4.4.2, so we have a new release for you.

Landscape 1.2 Released with More Customizable Features

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Ubuntu

canonical.com: We have just released Landscape 1.2 which is the next version of our management and monitoring software that lets you manage multiple Ubuntu systems as easily as one.

Opera 9.62: To be released soon, try it now

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kyleabaker.com: It looks like Opera is about to do a follow-up release of 9.62 to fix a zero-day flaw that made it into 9.61. The International install file is dated 10/29/2008 02:47:00 PM on the ftp server.

ALSA 1.0.18 Final Now Available, Lots of Changes

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phoronix.com: It's been almost two months since ALSA 1.0.18 RC3 was released and about four months since ALSA 1.0.17 made it out the door, but today the final version of ALSA 1.0.18 is now available.

OpenNMS 1.6.0 Is Out

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raccoonfink.com: OpenNMS 1.6.0 Is Out and it features a ton of changes since the last stable release. Here's what I put in the release notes as an introduction to the 1.6.0 release:

Gwenview, Nepomuk and rating

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agateau.wordpress: Gwenview has always been file-system oriented, but with the advance of Nepomuk, associating semantic information to your files is becoming more ubiquitous. I started adding support for Nepomuk in Gwenview since KDE 4.1.

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