News Category: Desktop

The Conkeror Web Browser Conquers Small Screens

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 1, 2009, 12:00 am Conkeror is a Web browser with an Emacs-style look, feel and configuration. It uses Firefox's HTML rendering engine and works with most Firefox extensions, but it provides a keyboard-driven interface and makes excellent use of screen space. It...
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Lotus Symphony Now Reads Office 2007 Documents

Article Source ComputerWorldJune 17, 2009, 9:01 pm IBM today announced the release of Lotus Symphony 1.3, an update to its year-old free productivity suite that for the first time lets users import files saved in Microsoft Office 2007's native Office Open XML (OOXML) document format. The move...
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Having Yum for Breakfast

Article Source Linux MagazineJune 17, 2009, 7:53 pm Package management is one of the selling points of Linux distributions. Nothing else comes close. While many argue that it’s much easier to install programs on other operating systems such as Windows and OS X, nothing could be further from...
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Firefox 3.5 RC1 Emerges

Article Source The HJune 17, 2009, 1:55 am The Mozilla developers have released the first release candidate (RC1) of version 3.5 of their open source Firefox web browser, code named "Shiretoko". The release, currently only available to Firefox 3.5 beta and preview users, includes several new...
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EnterpriseDB Smooths Way for Oracle App Migration

Article Source LinuxInsiderJune 16, 2009, 6:00 am EnterpriseDB, which has commercialized the PostgreSQLopen source database, announced on Tuesday the fifth version of its Postgres Plus Advanced Server. This latest version of EnterpriseDB's relational database management system (RDBMS) is...
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Upbeat About Updates

Article Source Linux JournalJune 15, 2009, 9:52 am MusE has had an uneven development history. The project first took shape as an audio/MIDI sequencer with notation capabilities until Werner Schweer (MusE's original designer) extracted the notation parts and turned them into the excellent...
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Tim O'Reilly: Open Source Purists Trying to Answer the Wrong Question

Article Source The Open RoadJune 15, 2009, 8:07 am Of the formative figures in open source, Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, and Eric Raymond loom large. Arguably, however, few have had as much of a disruptive force as Tim O'Reilly, who has helped to create the open-source market and has...
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Google Going Native With Chrome

Article Source internetnews.com Native Client is coming to Google -- soon. This is big news. Native Client is a technology that will enable a browser to run code over the Web, but not just JavaScript or Java -- as regular software. It's an approach that has profound technological implications in...
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Firefox extensions: A strategy born of compromise (Interview)

Article Source The Open RoadJune 12, 2009, 11:17 am Firefox has surpassed 22 percent global market share, its popularity driven in large part by the thousands of extensions and add-ons that personalize the Firefox experience for diverse users. Intriguingly, however, Firefox's extensions...
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digiKam 1.0 Goes Beta

Article Source The HJune 12, 2009, 8:38 am The digiKam developers have released the first beta version of their KDE photo and image management tool. Since the release of version 0.10.0 earlier this year, the developers have fixed over one hundred bugs and added a number of new features. Among...
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