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3 FOSS PIM Apps, 3 Personality Quirks

New app choices have a habit of getting in the way of older favorites. Sometimes, a new approach or design can tempt you to give up one approach to solving a computing need by replacing it with another. That is the case with personal information manager apps. Open source software...

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Subscribers to the xorg-devel list will have seen Luc Verhaegen's November 23 note complaining about a prank commit added to the (moribund) radeonhd tree. As he rightly noted, this kind of trick (which required root access to carry out) can only serve to compromise the community's trust in the

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Review: Stage 2 of The Linux Experience: Bodhi

Canonical is attracting hordes of new Linux users with a ready-to-go, good-looking distro. But where does a noob go when they are no longer a noob? What is there for an IT pro with little Linux experience? How about the brand-new Bodhi Linux?

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Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha Drops PowerPC Macs

Another coffin nail arrives for those with the older lineage: the Mac version of Mozilla's upcoming e-mail software will work only on Apple's newer Intel-based machines.

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Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 2

The marketing stars appear to be coming into alignment for the vendors of open source offerings who are targeting the U.S. government. Significant barriers to adopting open source technology at the federal level are breaking down, and tight budgets provide an opportunity for vendors to emphasize the cost savings features...

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