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Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop Computing in 2010

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blog.taragana.com: A typical desktop Linux distribution comprises a Linux kernel, GNU tools and libraries, additional software, documentation, a window system and window manager. We delved into the Linux distributions for desktop computing and queued up a list of top 5 distros.

PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase

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The first Beta version of the new 9.0 release boasts over 200 new functions and improvements.

VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing

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phoronix.com: Back in 2008 there was the announcement from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Texas that VIA had joined the open-source driver bandwagon after having abandoned previous open-source attempts. However, for the past two years, this has largely been a media bluff.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 355

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at NimbleX 2010 (Beta)
  • News: Best features of Fedora 13, OpenSolaris release rumour, PCLinuxOS "FullMonty" edition, Debian "Squeeze" freeze delay, Ubuntu 10.10 feature proposals, Novell and Mandriva
  • Questions and answers: SELinux

Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

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computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has said its new open source-based trading system will save it at least £10 million annually, as well as driving new business.

Show me the money...

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Jim Whitehurst: Every day I come to work, I get excited about the possibilities of the power of participation: to solve complex problems, to share knowledge, to bring people together. I believe together we can solve many of the most complex problems our world faces.

Washing the windows myths. Device support.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: There is a common mantra which windows advocates like to chant. The mantra goes like this, windows has better device support. This is simply a myth.

REVIEW: Puppy Arcade 8

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: Puppy Arcade is one of the few Linux distro’s that Openbytes tries to keep following. Since version 5, Puppy Arcade has not only been a favorite with friends and colleagues, but also has a home on a few of my machines around the house that would otherwise be obsolete.

Community Counts: Another Advantage to Linux Mint

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: A few months back I listed five reasons I thought Linux Mint is a better choice than Ubuntu for a Linux distro. Today I would like to add another reason to that list.

Linux is going mainstream

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linusearch.com: Linux is well on it’s way to being a mainstream operating system. The bad news is that this will not happen the way many of us envisioned.

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today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • Calibre 2.29 Includes Small Improvements Only
    As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: epub, cbz, mobi, fb2. Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • 3 Relatively Unknown Open Source Web Browsers for Linux that Packs the Punch
    Browser wars has been going on for more than a decade now and yet, there are no signs of a let down by any parties involved. In fact, things are only hotting up with the big three competing tooth and nail to become the leader of the pack. But that's not the entire story. A host of niche players are also in the market which are equally good and sometimes even better. Here, we'll discuss 3 superb free and open source web browsers you've probably never heard about.
  • Nemo 2.6 Gets A Plugin Manager, More [`Nemo With Unity Patches` PPA Updated]
    While Nemo 2.6 wasn't officially released yet (Cinnamon 2.6 is currently undergoing testing in the Linux Mint Romeo repository), its source has been available for some time on GitHub.
  • WinFF Review - Convert Any Video File with Ease
    WinFF is a tool that uses FFMPEG to convert any kind of video files by using a large number of presets and a ton of other options. It's been around for a long while, so it's time to take a closer look at it and see how it has endured the passage of time.
  • FusionForge 6.0 final release available
    After 4 release candidates, the FusionForge community is proud to announce the new major Fusionforge 6.0 final release.
  • Wine 1.7.44 Brings Support for Numerous Games
    Wine devs have announced that a new version of their application is out and it comes with some very interesting features, including improved support for the 64-bit platform.
  • Wine 1.7.44 Works On More 64-bit ARM Support
    Wine 1.7.44 is out this morning to end out the month of May for the Wine development community.

today's howtos

Raspberry Pi 2 Spotted in Point Break Remake, CSI: Cyber, and Big Hero 6

The movie industry has started to take note that there are very small PCs out there, like the Raspberry Pi 2, and producers have started to add them to film. Point Break is just one example. Read more