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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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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.

Three scripts for package management on Debian and Ubuntu systems

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linux.com: Five of the top 10 most downloaded distributions on Distrowatch use the Debian package system. It has developed a rich infrastructure of utilities -- not just the core commands apt-get and dpkg, but also such less well-known commands as apt-cache, apt-spy, and apt-listbugs. In addition, an array of other scripts, some mashups of existing utilities, and some original, are regularly available on sites like openDesktop.org.

Photoshop Express Is An Awesome Cloud App

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What is a "cloud" application? It’s any application that has the power of a desktop (as in installed locally to your computer) app - except it’s all on the web. You probably use cloud apps already. But this is about Photoshop, except this one is free - and it’s still Photoshop.

A look at pdftk

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scottnesbitt.net: I don’t know how many ways you can create PDF files in Linux. Most applications let you save documents directly to PDF, and you can convert files to PDF quite easily. But manipulating those PDFs is a bit trickier.

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