News Category: Desktop

Watch Your Back(ground)

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 17, 2009, 10:37 am They say that beauty is only skin deep — if that is true, then Linux has a good shot at Miss World, as its available skins are many and varied indeed. As the impending release of Ubuntu 9.10 — colorfully named the Karmic Koala — draws...
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Share Firefox Add-ons with Collector

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 15, 2009, 9:32 pm Firefox’s Add-ons site has gone social. Firefox users can now maintain “collections” of their favorite add-ons for Firefox, and share with other users. This isn’t just a social feature, though — read on, and you’ll see how this...
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Netbook UI, Photo Management Coming to Banshee Media Player

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 15, 2009, 10:30 am Aaron Bockover, the lead developer behind the open source Banshee project, has published an outline of the Banshee community's plans for the next major version of the program. Banshee is evolving beyond the scope of its original function as...
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Open-Source Adoption Faces Extra Obstacles in China

Article Source ComputerWorldJuly 15, 2009, 6:38 am The uphill battle that open-source programs face to steal ground from proprietary software comes with added pitfalls in China, where problems like software piracy take away strengths that open source has elsewhere. The Chinese government...
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State Dept. to Clinton: Please Let Us Use Firefox

Article Source The Open RoadJuly 15, 2009, 6:20 am   Despite the rise of open source within the U.S. federal government, Firefox has yet to get appropriate credit within the U.S. State Department, at least according to a recent question-and-answer session that Secretary Hillary Clinton and...
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Review: 101 Great Enterprise Open Source Apps

Article Source Datamation Until recently, few enterprises were using open source software for back office applications, such as enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management. But last month, an IDC survey of Western European companies found that nearly ten percent were using...
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How Does Ubuntu 9.04 Measure Up to Mac OS X?

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 13, 2009, 9:56 am Bucking the historical trend of comparing desktop Linux with Windows, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth recently told journalist Bruce Byfield that he was looking to Mac OS X as the operating system to beat for future Ubuntu releases —...
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Shuttleworth About GNOME 3.0

Article Source derStandard.atJuly 12, 2009, 7:30 am In the last few years Ubuntu has emerged as the dominant force in the Linux Deskop field. The distribution is heavily associated with one name: Mark Shuttleworth is not only founder an current boss of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, he...
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Getting Things Done with Linux To-Do List Programs

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 12, 2009, 7:00 pm I've found that maintaining a proper to-do list consistently boosts my productivity. The challenge, however, is finding task management software that fits with my workflow. I've tried several web solutions—including Remember the Milk (RTM)...
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Four Firefox Annoyances to Fix for 4.0

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 9, 2009, 11:36 am Even though Firefox is my browser of choice, it‚Äôs not perfect. The 3.5 release has all kinds of great new features, but it still has a few flaws that could use addressing. Actually, Firefox has a number of areas where it could be improved ‚...
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