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10 Best Mozilla Thunderbird Themes

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Moz/FF

makeuseof.com: Among desktop Mail clients, Mozilla Thunderbird is still a popular choice. Thunderbird unites many advantages, including the flexibility we all know from Firefox. One of the greatest joys for me is customizing Thunderbird’s look and feel.

Sabayon Linux 4.2 KDE Review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Gentoo Linux-based, multi-purpose distribution. Previous releases of Sabayon came in one huge DVD iso image with the option to install your favorite desktop. However, the latest release is available in iso images distinguished by desktop environments.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 84

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SUSE

Issue #84 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

lazyubuntu.com: The fourth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10 (codename “Karmic Koala”) has been released. The following are some screenshots of Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4.

Play Classic DOS Games on Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

junauza.com: I know some of you can't get enough of those classic games, so after showing you how to play Super Nintedo (SNES) games on Ubuntu Linux using an emulator, I will be giving instructions on how you will be able to run DOS games on it.

How to Upgrade to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

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Ubuntu

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards. If you are experiencing sound issues on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 or just want the latest version, you may want to upgrade to ALSA 1.0.20 (Ubuntu Jaunty comes with Alsa version 1.0.18rc3 - you can check this by typing this in a terminal: cat /proc/asound/version). Read on!

today's leftovers:

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News
  • If Houses Were Like Proprietary Software

  • Windows Spam on Linux
  • Thunderbird 3 on a netbook?
  • Ubuntu: Got Extras?
  • CentOS 4.8 release delays again
  • Dell’s Ubuntu Strategy: Restoring My Faith
  • Who needs screenlets when you can have Conky?!
  • Blanking in gnome-power-manager (fixed!)
  • The True Spirit of Open Source
  • QuakeCon 2009 Day One Roundup
  • Most Popular Open Source Languages
  • Have Mac, will open-source
  • Another one bites the dust
  • Running Qt/KDE Atop An OpenGL Stack
  • Mad Skill Motocross Beta Released
  • Linux' "Dirty Little Secret"
  • End of days for Sun
  • Introducing the LEGO Netbook
  • Microsoft: Firefox's billion claim is 'interesting math'
  • 5 Firefox Extensions to Keep Your Browsing (More) Private
  • OpenSolaris Receives New X.Org VT Support
  • Linux Crazy: Podcast 61 Pulseaudio | Gentoo PR

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing PHP extensions with pecl on Debian

  • Triple your audio volume in MPlayer
  • Broken XOrg in Gentoo
  • OpenSolaris: Installing gnome-launch-box
  • Producing a book with Scribus: useful tips
  • HOWTO : Torrentflux-b4rt with Cherokee on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Detect Cross-Site Scripting Attacks with a bash Shell Script
  • usb and/or bluetooth Internet with Linux and Nokia E71 GPRS, EDGE or 3G
  • Network install from a minimal CD Debian GNU/Linux version
  • Practical networking with netcat
  • RedNoteBook: A graphical Diary for Ubuntu

FreeBSD 8.0 – What to look forward to

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: Over the next few months new versions of the major operating systems will be released: Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) sometime in September, Windows 7 on 22 October, and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), also in October. Let’s not forget about FreeBSD.

Interview with Greg Kroah-Hartmann

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Linux
Interviews

lizards.opensuse.org: The openSUSE Weekly News are pleased to publish an little Interview with one of Novells Kernel-Hackers: Greg Kroah-Hartmann.

Walt Disney's Air Linux

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Humor

fastcompany.com: Nothing in the rule books says a penguin can't play basketball! Tim's ragtag middle-school basketball team doesn't have a chance at the playoffs. That is, until his friend Linux comes along!

5 Quirky Linux Concepts: Hardware and Software

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Linux
Hardware

ostatic.com: The world of open source is structured to invite unusual, often downright quirky contributions from people with unusual skills, and that inevitably leads to offbeat inventions. On the Linux front, especially because of easily executed embedded Linux concepts, both hardware and software inventions of the quirky type appear regularly.

Ubuntu Linux- Making it more newbie friendly

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Ubuntu

sinaisix.blogspot: Ubuntu Linux is the world's most popular Linux desktop OS. Day in day out, more and more people choose Ubuntu over other Linux distros and Windows. However, most new users of Ubuntu are very frustrated with the problems they encounter initially when they start to use it.

Hannah Montana Linux review

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: By popular demand, I downloaded, installed, and worked with the new Hannah Montana Linux distribution, and decided to post a review of this product, as well as some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this niche Linux distro.

Novell cuts openSUSE Linux support to 18 months

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SUSE

blog.internetnews.com: Starting with the openSUSE 11.2, maintenance support will be approximately 18 months which is a reduction of 6 months from what openSUSE 11.1 and prior releases, offered users.

First Firefox 3.7 pre-alpha appears in nightly builds

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: With the first Firefox 3.6 alpha in the bag, what's the next logical step for Mozilla to take? Why, to roll out the first pre-alpha of version 3.7, of course.

KOffice - A powerful office suite

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Software

dedoimedo.com: KOffice is an excellent choice for the average Linux user, who wants to have a fully featured, robust and beautiful free office suite. It has everything the computer user may need and then some.

Arch Linux 2009.08 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: Arch Linux 2009.08 was released earlier this week with a new installer, more automatic configuration settings, many core package updates, and other changes to this growingly popular distribution. At the request of some readers, we have carried out some quick benchmarks to get a general understanding of where Arch Linux 2009.08 is performing in comparison to Ubuntu 9.04.

Looking Ahead to Firefox 3.6: Speed Matters

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: Firefox just keeps moving on. After hitting the billionth download, you might think the project would sit back and relax a while, but not so much. This week, the Mozilla Project released 3.6 alpha 1, which mostly focuses on speed improvements. Is it better than 3.5, or Google Chrome? Let’s take a look!

Is Chrome OS Too Orwellian Or Big Brother-ish?

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Google

thecoffeedesk.com: We’ve talked and complained about Google on many other occasions within this blog, but with many discussions of Google also comes discussions of privacy. But now the giant will also be the only thing sitting between users and hardware with Chrome OS.

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  • GNU Guile 2.2.1 released
    We are happy to announce GNU Guile release 2.2.1, the first bug-fix release in the new 2.2 stable release series.
  • Announcing Nylas Mail 2.0 [Ed: just Electron]
  • Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux [Ed: also just Electron]
    You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
  • Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!
    You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
  • Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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