News Category: Desktop

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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Multimedia in Linux - Video and Audio Players

Article Source Bright HubMay 31, 2009, 12:40 pm With Linux making huge strides on desktops, the biggest proof is in the media capabilities of Linux. With a couple of applications, your Linux box can now play any media format you throw at it. And with MythTV, you can convert your computer...
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Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off

Article Source InformationWeekMay 30, 2009, 4:00 am In the three years since Vista hit the market (and left more than a few people with bad tastes in their mouths), Microsoft developers have been pulling all-nighters and all-weekenders to make sure Windows 7 outperforms on all fronts when it...
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KOffice 2.0.0 Released

Article Source KOfficeMay 29, 2009, 6:47 am The KOffice team is extremely pleased to finally announce version 2.0.0 of KOffice. This release marks the end of more than 3 years of work to port KOffice to Qt 4 and the KDE 4 libraries and, in some cases, totally rewrite the engine of the KOffice...
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Shutter: Feature Rich Screenshot Tool

Article Source Bright HubMay 29, 2009, 4:13 am You can take a screenshot of your desktop with the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard, but this way you take a screenshot of your entire desktop and don’t have control of many other important aspects. To have a greater flexibility and control...
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