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Firefox 3.0.10 Released

Article Source LWNApril 28, 2009, 6:42 am Â¬â  We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Firefox 3.0.x, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting "Check for...
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Ubuntu brings advanced Screen features to the masses

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 28, 2009, 5:28 am GNU Screen is a powerful terminal multiplexer that makes it easy for users to manage multiple sessions at the command line. It provides rudimentary window management capabilities in text-based environments and enables users to detach a...
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Oracle-Sun deal renews calls for OpenOffice.org's independence

Article Source ComputerWorldApril 27, 2009, 9:00 pm Oracle Corp.'s purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. announced last week is reviving calls for Sun's open-source OpenOffice.org suite to be spun out into an independent foundation. Oracle is one of the top corporate contributors to Linux and...
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Mozilla delivers Firefox 3.5 Beta 4, boosts speed

Article Source ComputerWorldApril 27, 2009, 9:00 pm Â¬â  Mozilla Corp. late yesterday released Firefox 3.5 Beta 4, the latest development preview of the company's next browser, which has been delayed several times and now is tentatively slated to ship before the end of June. The milestone...
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Music Notation Software for Linux: a Progress Report, Part 2

Article Source Linux JournalApril 22, 2009, 10:57 am In this article, I conclude my status report on the development of some of the most active notation software projects for Linux. read more
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Top Image Viewers and Editors for Linux

Article Source Bright HubApril 22, 2009, 5:43 am In this article, we take a look at some of the best image viewers and image editing tools for Linux. Picture This One of the main concerns a new or wannabe Linux user has is the availability of application for particular needs. However, the...
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Linux STBs star on Amazon HD service

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 22, 2009, 12:22 am Amazon announced that it has upgraded its Video on Demand service to HD (high definition) video. The service supports a number of Linux-based IP STBs (set-top boxes), including various TiVo HD DVRs, Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link, and Roku...
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Using finger

What finger does is report information on a user. So if you wanted to know the phone number, office number, if the user had mail, etc you would just issue the command: finger USERNAMEWhere USERNAME is the real user name of the user. When issued this command would report all of the information the...
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Building a Stronger Foundation for Linux

Article Source eWeekApril 14, 2009, 10:35 am The Linux Foundation and Novell team up to deliver Build Service, which will aid in the creation of software packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu. - Recently, I wrote...
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Creating Reports in OpenOffice.org Base

Article Source Linux JournalApril 14, 2009, 8:54 am Â¬â  Let's face it, databases are only minimally human-readable. Or, at least, that's the case in OpenOffice.org Base, regardless of whether you view a database's tables directly or filter them through a query or form. In fact, to anybody who...
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