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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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OpenOffice.org 3.1 Released

Article Source LWNMay 7, 2009, 5:38 am The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the general availability of OpenOffice.org 3.1, a significant upgrade to the world's leading open-source office productivity suite. Since OpenOffice.org 3.0 was launched last October, over 60 million...
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Will Windows Software Work on Linux?

Article Source Bright HubMay 6, 2009, 6:45 pm One of the reasons some people are reluctant to switch from Windows to Linux is that they are concerned they will not be able to use their Windows software. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to solve this problem. Wine One option is to use Wine ....
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Whatever Happened to OOXML?

Article Source Computerworld UKMay 5, 2009, 4:35 am Remember Office Open XML – a name chosen to be as confusingly close to OpenOffice XML as possible – better known as OOXML? Remember how just over a year ago this and many other blogs and news outlets were full of sound and fury, as OOXML...
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Mozilla ponders policy change after Firefox extension battle

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 4, 2009, 10:11 am One of the greatest strengths of the Firefox Web browser is its powerful extension system, which gives third-party developers the ability to expand the browser's capabilities. Although this extensibility delivers a lot of value to Firefox users...
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Can Konqueror Compete? A Look at KDE’s Browser

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 3, 2009, 9:14 pm The first test for Konqueror was to just run through browsing the sites I use on a daily basis — everything from basic news sites like CNN to Google Reader, GMail, Twitter, Gist, and of course I Can Has Cheezburger? for good measure. What I...
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