News Category: Desktop

Hands on: Google Chromium Browser Alpha for Linux

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 27, 2009, 9:10 pm When Google's Chrome web browser debuted with much fanfare¬â last year, it was not Windows-only and cross-platform compatible. The developers soon began working on Linux and Mac OS X ports of the browser's underlying open source Chromium code...
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Converting Linux Users to Windows

Article Source Bright HubMay 27, 2009, 12:51 am Many people have written about converting Windows users to Linux, but what about the Linux user that wants to (or has to) convert to Windows? This article discusses switching email and calendars, and converting documents from common Linux...
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Canonical Developers Aim to Make Android Apps Run on Ubuntu

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 26, 2009, 8:35 am Canonical is building an Android execution environment that will make it possible for Android applications to run on Ubuntu and potentially other conventional Linux distributions. The effort will open the door for bringing Android's growing...
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Flock 2.5 Delivers the Promise of Social Media on the Web

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 26, 2009, 6:00 am It’s been a long time in coming, but with the 2.5 release, the Flock folks have pulled all of the pieces together to deliver a cohesive “Social Web Browser.” The 2.5 release of Flock, coupled with the increasing mainstream interest in...
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Mozilla's JetPack Simplifies Firefox Extension Programming

Article Source InformationWeekMay 22, 2009, 2:00 am Mozilla's Firefox may soon lose a major point of differentiation with Google's Chrome: extensions. Google is building out Chrome's extension framework and plans to instruct developers on the intricacies of creating extensions for its...
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GNOME 2.26.2 Released

Article Source The HMay 21, 2009, 12:51 am The GNOME developers have announced the release of the penultimate point update to GNOME 2.26. The second point release of the free open source desktop environment includes a large number of translation updates, several bug fixes and documentation...
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Going to Class with Moodle Open Source Courseware

Moodle is a free software virtual learning environment--it can be used to create stand-alone online tutorials, training courses, or integrate with classroom-based education. It is implemented in PHP and can run on a variety of Web servers and databases, and is designed to interoperate with common...
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How Old is that Data on the Hard Drive?

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 19, 2009, 2:20 pm There is a system administrator theorem that is basically written as “Users will find a way to use space faster than new space can be added to systems.” The corollary to this theorem is, “Users will always insist that all of their data is...
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Social Web Browser Flock 2.5 Released

Article Source The HMay 19, 2009, 4:37 am Shawn Hardin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flock, has announced the release of version 2.5 of the Flock social web browser based on Firefox 3. Flock automatically manages updates and media from several popular social services, including...
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Linux and Windows on the Same Laptop with Virtual Box

Article Source Bright HubMay 18, 2009, 9:01 pm In the past, the only way to have Windows and Linux coexist on a single computer was to dual boot your system. This forced you to log out and reboot every time you wanted to switch between the operating systems. Creating a Virtual Machine allows...
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