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Wine: Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It

Article Source LinuxInsiderMay 18, 2009, 4:00 am Wine may maketh glad the heart of man, as the saying goes, but when that man is a Linux geek, all bets are off. That's at least one conclusion that could be drawn from a contentious two weeks or so on the Linux blogs following comments Mark...
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Mozilla Sets Firefox 3.5 RC for early June

Article Source ComputerWorldMay 17, 2009, 7:10 am After months of problems that delayed the last two betas of Firefox 3.5, Mozilla Corp. is now on track to deliver the first release candidate early next month. If Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate (RC) is declared suitable for final release,...
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Undelete Files in Ubuntu Using Foremost

Article Source Bright HubMay 16, 2009, 12:45 pm Foremost is a Linux tool originally developed by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research. Primarily thought of a data forensics tool for law enforcement, the program has...
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Xubuntu: A Simple Approach To Ubuntu

I've always liked Kubuntu, really I have. The Kubuntu desktop is clean and familiar, with lots of bells and whistles. Now that I'm back doing freelance work again, tweaking the very cool resident desktop features, all the time, is beginning to distract me from pursuing fame and fortune as a...
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Switching My Dad to Linux--Part Two

Article Source ComputerWorldMay 15, 2009, 6:31 am Â¬â  As mentioned in my last posting, I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time...
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KDE 4.3.0 Beta: The Linux Desktop's Future

Article Source internetnews.com KDE 4.3.0 Beta 1 is now available for testing and there sure are a whole lot of new things to look at on this Linux desktop GUI. While KDE 4.0 when it was first released showed lots of promise, but plenty of flaws, both KDE 4.1 and 4.2 have made some significant...
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Making A Personal Movie DVD Backup on Linux

Article Source Bright HubMay 13, 2009, 7:14 am Â¬â  Linux has many ways to make a personal DVD backup if you are comfortable using command line tools. If however you would rather use a graphical interface, there are three main contenders - K9Copy, AcidRip, and DVD::RIP. In order to read...
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Switching My Dad to Linux - Part One

Article Source ComputerWorldMay 11, 2009, 9:00 pm You might think that, as a Linux guy, I spend all my time converting friends and family to Linux. This is an epic cliche of the Slashdot-like Linux people, who will often post a comment like: "I switched my grandmother to Gentoo and she's...
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Sneak Preview: Five Game-Changing Features in Firefox 3.5

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 11, 2009, 3:04 pm Firefox 3.5 is coming very soon, and this release includes a number of features that up the ante for Web browsers and the Web as an application platform. Some of the game-changing features in Firefox 3.5 won’t be immediately visible to end-...
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Linux Audio Update

Article Source Linux JournalMay 11, 2009, 8:02 am This week we have more straight reporting from Studio Dave with a look at some conference activity, cool developments in the world of Ardour and news about some new and updated programs for your complete Linux music production studio. LAC2009...
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