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Qt's Move Gives FOSS the Jitters

There's been much ado about Linux desktops in recent months, but few would dispute KDE's prominence among them. That, indeed, is one of the many reasons there's been so much concern over Nokia's impending sale of the Qt toolkit, upon which KDE is based. "There is no question that Qt...

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GNOME 3.6 Development Release Adds New Lock Screen

A new development version of what will eventually become the stable 3.6 branch of GNOME is now available and includes major changes to the "Disks" storage device manager...

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GNOME OS Is On the Way - But Mainly for Testing and Development Purposes

The GNOME project, which is facing heavy criticism over usability issues, is to build a touch-capable 'GNOME OS' as a way of improving the overall experience for users and developers...

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Could Android Find Success on the Desktop?

Is Google preparing to do what it was rumored to do for so long, namely bring the Android mobile OS to the desktop? Today's Android user on a smartphone may scoff at the idea but there are signs that Google might have the desktop in its sights, and it's also clear that Chrome OS has not been the revolution on laptops or desktops that Google had hoped it woud be. Here are some of the rumblings about the possibility of Android on the desktop. The Eye on Linux blog is wondering whether Google has desktop aspirations with Android: "There are millions and millions of people using Android on their smartphones, and even some that are using it on tablets. What would happen if there was a version of Android released for the desktop?" The Eye on Linux post takes note of a very interesting post from Steven Vaughan-Nichols...

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LibreOffice 3.6.0 Arrives with Incremental Improvements

The Document Foundation has released version 3.6.0 of LibreOffice, the fourth major iteration of the open source productivity suite. While it doesn't bring any outstanding changes, the update does bring a number of incremental improvements and new features...

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