News Category: Desktop

Linux Distros Upbeat, Wary of Google's New Chrome OS

Article Source internetnews.com Google is putting Linux front and center with its new, in-development operating system. But will the introduction of its Chrome OS create a new challenger to existing Linux distributions or will it play nice with the community and help grow Linux as a whole? That's...
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The Newest Linux: Chrome OS

An innocuous posting on Google's official blog last night has sent huge waves throughout the IT community today. In that post, Google has announced the next battle in the war for operating system dominance has begun. And Linux will be their weapon of choice. The Google blog has often been the...
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Google Chromium Gains Native Theming Support on Linux

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 8, 2009, 6:00 am Chromium, the open source development version of Google's Chrome web browser, recently gained support for native theming on the Linux platform. This reflects the growing maturity of the Linux port and demonstrates the extent to which Google is...
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Google Apps Finally Exits Beta

Article Source InformationWeekJuly 7, 2009, 11:25 am In its ongoing effort to attract corporate customers, Google took the beta tag off Google Apps Tuesday, hoping business users will now see the software as solid enough to use. One component, Gmail, has been in beta for over five years,...
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VLC Media Player 1.0.0 Released

Article Source The HJuly 7, 2009, 4:40 am Three months after the release of version 0.9.9, the VLC developers have announced the release of version 1.0.0 of their popular VLC Media Player, code-named Goldeneye. VLC is a free open source cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and...
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KOffice 2.0 Reviewed

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 6, 2009, 9:12 am More than a year after KDE 4.0 unveiled a radically revised desktop, KOffice 2.0 is preparing to release an equally revised office suite, which should be released before this article is published (KOffice 2.0-RC-1 was released in April 2009...
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IE Market Share Plummeting! (Or Is It?)

Article Source The Open RoadJuly 6, 2009, 6:44 am Microsoft's Internet Explorer's market share is absolutely falling. The question is, by how much? I've reported before that Internet Explorer (IE) drops 5 percent market share points each year, while Mozilla Firefox gains 5 percentage points...
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HTML 5 Drops Open-source Video Codec

Article Source ZDNet NewsJuly 6, 2009, 6:32 am HTML 5 will no longer specify Ogg Theora as its video codec, the Google employee who maintains the burgeoning web-coding standard has announced. Ian Hickson wrote on Monday that he was reluctantly dropping the open standard due to opposition...
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Decoding the HTML 5 Video Codec Debate

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 5, 2009, 2:30 pm The increasingly competitive browser market has at last created an environment in which emerging Web standards can flourish. One of the harbingers of the open Web renaissance is HTML 5, the next major version of the W3C's ubiquitous HTML...
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Best Linux PIM: Kontact or Evolution?

Article Source LinuxPlanet Personal information managers (PIM) are the major influence on most people's opinion of a desktop. When you launch an application, the desktop is simply something to move past as quickly as possibly. Similarly, a desktop's system administration tools are used only...
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