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Clipboard management with Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: Why do you even need it? Clipboard management is not just for content editors. In fact you will always need one on your Linux box. So, Here are some clipboard management applications for Linux desktop.

Proposed Process Changes For X Server 1.8

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phoronix.com: While the X.Org developers are responsible for a lot of critical code and much of it is quite old and massive. Concerns about the degrading quality of releases have been voiced for years. Fortunately, this situation may finally turn around.

Helpful Tools for Software Developers

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linux-mag.com: Coding is often just a small part of software development. There are lots of other tasks to attend to. Here are some tools to help with all aspects of the job.

Nintendo Emulation w/ Linux! – All you need to know!

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openbytes.wordpress: Many users without experience of Linux will not know how well catered for Nintendo, (or indeed most system) emulation is. The is one of a few articles I will be writing on the subject as I think a barrier that prevents people from running Linux will be area’s like this.

Does Silverlight on Linux matter?

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blog.internetnews.com: During the Intel Developer Forum this week, Microsoft announced that it was planning on delivering its Silverlight media for Intel's Moblin Linux. What's the point of replicating what Novell already does?

Mandriva: net_monitor lives again

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dodonov.net/blog: Working on Mandriva network tools, I looked on one of the most essential ones the network monitor (net_monitor). It was introduced a couple of releases before, and was mostly doing its job. However, it has a number of flaws and lack of features that motivated us to look closer at it.

New LinuxDSP Plugins

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arthursucks.com: I’ve been a huge fan of Ardour. I talk about this program constantly. I was overjoyed when I read about the LinuxDSP plugin kit.

Minimal Window Managers: Day 1

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ubuntu-tutorials.com: After getting a lot of feedback from the crowd regarding window managers I’ve decided to try a few out.

First impressions of gnome-shell

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deansas.org/blog: GNOME Shell is the proposed interface for Gnome 3, it replaces the window manager, the panels at the top and bottom of the screen and everything that sits on them.

Linux garden gets a new GNOME with version 2.28

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arstechnica.com: A new version of the GNOME desktop environment has arrived with a new Bluetooth management tool, a WebKit-based browser, and a number of other noteworthy improvements.

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Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

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