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Chromium in Linux is advancing nicely

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve installed “chromium-snapshot” from Arch’s AUR yesterday (means user contributed, unofficial packages), and I must say it’s come a long way.

Skrooge: Personal finance management +1

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omat.nl: I ran out of money last month quite early (in NL you usually get paid once a month) and I did not understand why. Since Skrooge got imported last month in KDE SVN, I wondered if that could help me determine why.

Top 3 Linux Burning Applications

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tuxarena.blogspot: 1. K3b
Not many can argue against this one. K3b is the most popular burning application for Linux, and although it uses KDE3 libraries, many GNOME users prefer it too over native GTK burners.

Video Goes Open Source on Wikipedia

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readwriteweb.com: In a Beet.tv interview posted yesterday, Wikimedia deputy director Erik Moller gave a few clues as to the Foundation's train of thought when it comes to video editing and distribution.

Split decision: Goggles Music Manager

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kmandla.wordpress: I don’t usually notice music managers, mostly because I resent applications that “manage” things for me. On the other hand, I’m constantly on the lookout for applications that run light and fast.

15 Email Applications for Linux

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blog.repasik.com: Email clients are becoming less and less of a frequently used program. But for some, email applications are still their first choice, one main advantage is the multiple use of accounts at the same time. Here is a list of email applications for Linux that shows many of the email clients available.

What does the future hold for MySQL?

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ddj.com: Michael "Monty" Widenius was the creator of the MySQL database, and founder of Monty Program Ab. He recently spoke with Dr. Dobb's Jonathan Erickson.

Why GNOME Do Is Built With C#

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linuxplanet.com: With all the recent heat generated about Mono and the C# language, it only seems appropriate to take a look at the issue from a programmer's perspective. There are a number of open source projects written in the C# language.

Nmap turns five

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itwire.com: In a surprise this morning, Fyodor announces the immediate availability of Nmap v5.00

Kontact

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emmajane.net: I've been using Kontact for a few months now. The excitement of resizing the icons has worn off and now I'm back to feeling slightly underwhelmed by my ability to organize things digitally.

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