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A Glass of WINE

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jdeeth.blogspot: The biggest problem most people have with making The Big Move from Windows to Linux, indeed the problem I had, is the One Critical App. But my open source ideology and stubbornness got the better of me, and despite my sobriety I got some WINE.

Top 5 Applications I Can’t Live Without

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Software Since I started using Linux, I’ve found a new set of tools that help me in my work everyday. If not directly used for work, at least these tools help me work faster in one way or another.

Chromium Hits Alpha Release

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Software The Open Source project behind the Google Chrome browser called Chromium has finally established an official Alpha release and it promises to be a very lightweight swiss army knife once completed.

Linux Myth: Lack of Accounting Software … with Payroll

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Software To date Intuit has failed to create desktop GNU/Linux versions of Quicken and QuickBooks. The “experts” tout this as a show stopper keeping people from switching from Microsoft. There is no reason it should stop everyone.

Projects that should be integrated into the Gnome Desktop

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: I'm not excited about where Gnome 3.0 is going. I don't oppose the project. I think they should instead evolve the WIMP model to make it better. With that in mind, here are some up-and-coming projects that I think Gnome should consider mentoring for inclusion.

Ubuntu Polishes GNU Screen

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Software GNU Screen is a terminal multiplexer program that Linux folk have used for ages. It allows you to turn one terminal into many, and run processes even after logging out. In this article we will give a brief overview.

First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features

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Software Google has released Chrome 2.0. The speed-demon browser gets an additional kick of speed, a few more features, and a load of bug fixes.

The Sound of Fedora 11

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jaboutboul.blogspot: Where would we be without sound? When Fedora 11 lands, along with it will land a number of enhancements to the sound subsystem. I recently caught up with Lennart Poettering. Here's what he had to say about the upcoming improvements and what the future holds:

EarCandy 0.4 rules !

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Software I’ve been warned by Jason Taylor that a new release of EarCandy is pretty much ready and, well, it looks awesome !

Several vulnerabilities closed in Pidgin 2.5.6

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Software Version 2.5.6 of the cross-platform open source instant messaging client Pidgin, formerly named Gaim, fixes several security vulnerabilities.

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