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Report: Firefox 3.5 Speed Freak: Faster Development, Faster Performance

Article Source LinuxPlanet Firefox 3.0 is not quite a year old, but users are already clamoring for Firefox 3.5. So where is it, and what is it all about? In an interview at the Mozilla Toronto office, Mike Belzner, director of Firefox and the person responsible for Firefox releases, explained...
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Provider of Interactive Teaching Solutions Joins Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation announced today that mimio has become the newest member of the Foundation. mimio, a leading provider of interactive teaching solutions, recognizes the increasing importance of Linux within educational communities worldwide, as well as the benefits of deploying Linux as a...
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What Is A Linux Shell?

Article Source Bright HubJune 9, 2009, 3:13 pm Defining what precisely is a Linux shell is one of the more esoteric questions out there for beginners. This article outlines precisely what a Linux shell is, what it does, and how to use them to interact with your system. There are few subjects...
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Novell Ponders "Open-Source Apps Store"

Article Source PC ProJune 9, 2009 7:09 a.m. Novell plans to bring the wealth of open-source software to everyday users through an "open-source apps store." The vast amount of free software available to open-source users has long been one of the major benefits of switching to a Linux distro such...
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Mozilla Punts Firefox 3.5 Again, But Pushes 'Preview' to Beta Users

Article Source ComputerWorldJune 9, 2009, 11:43 am Mozilla took the unusual step late yesterday of releasing an interim version of Firefox 3.5 in part because developers were unable to fix new bugs that have again delayed the official Release Candidate, according to a company executive. Called...
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A Class on Open Source Courseware

Colleges and universities have long been proficient contributors to free and open source software projects, dating back to the early days of the Internet, so it should come as no surprise that they create open source software no meet their own operational needs. One of the biggest fields is...
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Go Local, Be Global: Scaling the Mozilla Localization Community

Article Source WaziJune 8, 2009, 8:00 am Remember that “Think Globally, Act Locally” bumper sticker you’ve seen on hybrids and VW buses? The folks over at Mozilla have really taken the message to heart, and it’s worked out quite well for them — the next version of their Firefox...
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Creating Queries in OpenOffice.org Base

Article Source Linux JournalJune 8, 2009, 7:52 am Queries are the database equivalent of filters in a spreadsheet. Just as a filter can limit and reorganize the information displayed in a spreadsheet, so a query limits and reorganizes the information in a database. Either can be an efficient...
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Mozilla: 7-Years Old and as Idealistic as Ever

Article Source The Open RoadJune 5, 2009, 9:58 am March 31, 1999, Jamie Zawinski penned the obituary for Mozilla, developer of the Firefox Web browser. It was actually Zawinski's resignation letter from mozilla.org and Netscape (then America Online), but in parting he admitted that Mozilla "...
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Google Debuts Chrome for Mac, Linux

Article Source ZDNet NewsJune 5, 2009, 8:50 am Google released Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux on Thursday, but only in rough developer preview versions that the company warns are works in progress. "In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of...
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