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TerminalRun Allows Firefox To Run Commands

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TerminalRun can execute commands and scripts from websites via right click and has the ability to detect malicious scripts and warn users when a command requires administrative privileges to run.

It comes with ubuntuforums.org integration and support for help.ubuntu.com as well as some other nice features.

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OpenGL and 2011 as the year of Linux – Will it be because of the Apple/Valve romance?

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jedibeeftrix.wordpress: Somehow, no matter how many “will 20xx be the year of Linux” articles get published every year, the moment never seems to arrive and why is that? Linux has been packaged into great consumer desktop OS’s for at least six years, and by that I mean that even a novice could use it.

The State of the Distributions

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kernelnews.com: Whether you are new to Linux and asking "Which Distribution should I use?", or if you have been using Linux for years and want to see what the other distributions offer, this article highlights the differences between the major Linux Distributions.

Mainstream Linux Acceptance

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elevenislouder.blogspot: Working in computer repair I meet a variety of people every day, and while I am ritualisticly astounded by the daftness of many, I do try to help those people figure out how to do what it is they wish to do.

Linus Torvalds named most influential open source blogger

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networkworld.com: O'Reilly media founder Tim O'Reilly is "the most powerful voice" in open source, followed by Linux chief architect Linus Torvalds according to a new ranking of influential open source personalities.

RC3 Brings SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Close to Final Release

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mepis.org: MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 8.5.00, RC3 of MEPIS 8.5. "We've updated the kernel to 2.6.32.10. The release notes from the Linux Kernel Team indicated that they have been hard at work making improvements. We have changed the Live media to use isolinux."

Linux Mint 8 LXDE CE Review: LXDE Done Right

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linuxcritic.wordpress: Trent and I were both looking forward to the release of the Linux Mint LXDE Community Edition for various reasons. Luckily for us, Kendall (maintainer of the Linux Mint Fluxbox CE) pointed us to the .iso for RC1, which is what we’re using as the basis for this review.

A Debian first: female candidate in running for leader

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itwire.com: For the first time in its 16-year history, the Debian GNU/Linux project has a woman in the running to become leader of the project when voting for the post takes place between April 2 and April 15.

Microsoft licensing Linux

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mybroadband.co.za: Proprietary giant is licensing open source to its partners. What is going on?

4 Ways to Turn Linux into Windows XP

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redferret.net: So there’s this whole eco-system of folk trying to make Linux look and feel like Windows XP. It’s so quaint and kind of clever I guess. Combine the robustness and open source vitality of Linux with the familiarity of the most popular version of Windows ever, and you should be onto a golden ticket.

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