News Category: Desktop

What I Need to Help Sell Linux

Article Source LinuxInsiderJune 26, 2009, 4:00 am I believe with the right approach, Linux can take a great chunk of the market; you just have to give the market what it needs and wants, while allaying its fears. What's needed is a true Linux SMB Edition, targeting specifically the needs and...
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Pro Speaking Techniques: The OOo Presenter's Console

In the rough and tumble business world an inspiring, compelling speech will set you apart from the rest of the herd. You'll get handshakes from associates, adulation from the audience, and perhaps that all-important nod from your client. Great performances require preparation, experience, and...
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Using the Synaptic Package Manager to Ease Installations

Article Source Linux JournalJune 23, 2009, 11:00 am On Debian based systems, or any that use Synaptic for package management, you can use Synaptic to help you setup multiple systems with the same software. On the first system select all the packages you want and then under the File menu use...
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Thunderbird 2.0.0.22 Fixes Vulnerabilities

Article Source The HJune 23, 2009, 1:22 am Â¬â  The Mozilla developers have announced the release of Thunderbird 2.0.0.22, fixing several security vulnerabilities in the open source email client. The security and stability update addresses a total of seven security vulnerabilities, most of...
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Better Blogging with Firefox Add-ons

Blogging and twittering are reaching an all-time high in popularity. Whether you do one or the other you should know there are Firefox add-ons that can make this process a much simpler process. And when you are blogging and tweeting to multiple accounts, anything that can make the process easier...
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Easily Run Windows Apps on Linux with CrossOver Linux 8

Article Source Cyber CynicJune 22, 2009, 12:30 pm I was running Windows, and before it came along, MS-DOS, applications on Unix and Linux for ages. It was never especially easy, but experts could do it. With CodeWeavers' latest CrossOver Linux 8, though, it's become so easy that anyone should...
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Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

Article Source DatamationJune 22, 2009, 12:03 pm For the last eighteen months, the GNU/Linux desktop has been in a period of radical innovation. KDE 4 introduced new features and workflows. Mark Shuttleworth launched Ubuntu on a unilateral redesign campaign, starting with notifications. GNOME...
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The Linux Pico Editor

Article Source Bright HubJune 22, 2009, 6:07 am Â¬â  Simple, efficient, and easy-to-use is our focus today as we take a closer look at the CLI-based Pico text editor and it's Linux successor, the GNU Nano text editor. Pico is a simple CLI-based (Command Line Interface) text editor for Unix...
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Mozilla Unveils Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate

Article Source ComputerWorldJune 21, 2009, 6:19 am Saying that it still plans to launch Firefox 3.5 by the end of the month, Mozilla late Friday issued the new browser's first release candidate, the most stable and polished build so far in what has been a year-long development process. Firefox...
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GNOME Shell Plans Outlined

Red Hat developer Owen Taylor has been working on GNOME for over a decade. Best known for his work on GTK+ and Pango, he has also served on the project's board of directors. Since last fall, he has been heading development on the GNOME Shell, a replacement for the current panel and window manager...
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