News Category: Desktop

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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Why Linux is Ready for the Desktop Today

Article Source ZDNetJune 5, 2009, 1:09 am Over the years, the question “is Linux ready for the desktop” has been raised time and time again, and countless articles have been written about the strengths and weaknesses of this operating system. While desktop Linux adoption has yet to go...
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rPath Makes Applications Portable

rPath is a startup with a bold idea: portable applications that can be deployed and maintained anywhere on any platform or any target: physical servers, hypervisors, or the cloud. Automatically, with no manual configuration or certification required. The four-year-old Raleigh, NC-based company,...
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Amarok 2.1 released

Article Source The HJune 4, 2009, 1:57 am The Amarok developers have announced the release of version 2.1 (code-named Let There Be Light) of their popular free music player for Linux and Unix systems. Version 2.1 of Amarok includes several improvements, new features and bug fixes. The...
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KDE 4: The Komplete Desktop?

Article Source Linux MagazineJune 3, 2009, 2:56 pm In the Linux world there are many opposing camps. In the editor realm it is Emacs vs Vi and in the package world it’s Deb vs RPM. Then there’s plain old binary vs source, but in the desktop arena it’s predominantly GNOME vs KDE. It’s a...
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Firefox 3.5 RC1 Delayed a Bit Again

Article Source ZDNetJune 3, 2009, 1:11 am Turns out that Firefox 3.5 RC1 will be delayed again to iron out the remaining bugs.Â¬â  During the teamâÃôs weekly meeting, one development leader said there are 10 final blockers but no big new ones cropping up so it should be a relatively short...
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Tomboy Note App Gains Web Sync, Showcases Power of Open Web

Article Source Ars TechnicaJune 2, 2009, 5:22 am Tomboy, a popular open source note-taking application, is coming to the Internet. The Tomboy team is creating a Web application called Snowy that will allow users to keep their notes synchronized in the cloud. It also offers a rich interactive...
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