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Skrooge: Personal finance management +1

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Software

omat.nl: I ran out of money last month quite early (in NL you usually get paid once a month) and I did not understand why. Since Skrooge got imported last month in KDE SVN, I wondered if that could help me determine why.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • New vulnerability discovered for Firefox 3.5.1

  • How to easily configure Mandriva Software Manager to use wget
  • KDE Wallpaper a Day - Day 10
  • Internet kills off Teletext news and information service
  • New brushes for your GIMP
  • Creating a Package for Debian
  • logcheck: brilliantly simple log monitoring
  • Cubuntu - Command Line Ubuntu Part One
  • Review: Firefox 3.5 Makes Browsing Better
  • Is Google's Chrome OS a Threat to Free Software?

Top 3 Linux Burning Applications

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: 1. K3b
Not many can argue against this one. K3b is the most popular burning application for Linux, and although it uses KDE3 libraries, many GNOME users prefer it too over native GTK burners.

Video Goes Open Source on Wikipedia

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Software
Web

readwriteweb.com: In a Beet.tv interview posted yesterday, Wikimedia deputy director Erik Moller gave a few clues as to the Foundation's train of thought when it comes to video editing and distribution.

Split decision: Goggles Music Manager

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I don’t usually notice music managers, mostly because I resent applications that “manage” things for me. On the other hand, I’m constantly on the lookout for applications that run light and fast.

Ubuntu 9.04 Snaps Desktop Visaster

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I finally had my fill of Visaster on my office desktop. I got permission from the IT department to go back to doing my own IT admin work.

Mepis 8.0 Linux MiniReview

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Linux

techexposures.com: Mepis 8.0 Linux is a Linux distro designed for ease of use and suitable even for beginners. It is built on Debian 5.0 stable core with the 2.6.27 Linux kernel and comes in a 32bit and 64bit version.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Perl modules

  • How to query Yahoo search engine and get results from Perl script
  • Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - Kdump
  • How-To: Make a Screencast with recordMyDesktop
  • How to check Ubuntu version number
  • Linux Disable and Remove X Windows (X.org)

Adventures in Karmic

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: I rebooted my laptop today, to effect the latest updates to Karmic. After the reboot, new problems so far include:

15 Email Applications for Linux

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Software

blog.repasik.com: Email clients are becoming less and less of a frequently used program. But for some, email applications are still their first choice, one main advantage is the multiple use of accounts at the same time. Here is a list of email applications for Linux that shows many of the email clients available.

Ubuntu 9.04 – A very buggy affair

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Ubuntu

adifire.wordpress: Just a few months ago, I decided that I would install a linux operating system in my notebook, though being a Windows fan. So I decided that I can directly jump to the latest version of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope, version 9.04.

What does the future hold for MySQL?

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Software
Interviews

ddj.com: Michael "Monty" Widenius was the creator of the MySQL database, and founder of Monty Program Ab. He recently spoke with Dr. Dobb's Jonathan Erickson.

Decibel Audio Player 1.0 - Simplistic Music Player for GNOME

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Reviews

In the past I reviewed Minirok, which is a minimalist music player for KDE with a simple interface. Well, Decibel surely is its counterpart in GNOME. The version I'm going to talk about is 1.00 running in Ubuntu 9.04 with GNOME 2.26.

Gnome-Art NextGen - Icons, Themes, Wallpapers, Splash Screens and Grub One Click Install

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Linux

Gnome-Art Next Generation is the successor of Gnome-Art and lets you change your Gnome-themes (icon-, wallpaper-, splash-,...-themes) with one click. It is in an early stage and under development but it looks very promising already.

some leftovers:

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News
  • 5 Awesome Mozilla Labs Projects for Firefox 3.5

  • 10 Concerns We Have About Google Chrome OS
  • Banshee and F-Spot to depend on Moonlight
  • Red Hat added to S&P 500
  • The good and the bad of netbooks
  • EasyIngres Seeks To Attract MySQL Developers
  • Microsoft Patent Aggression Continues against Free Software
  • Opera 10 Beta 2: A Solution For Older Computers
  • openSuse Network Manager vs Wicd
  • Migrating to Linux, Part 1: Sharing a Room With Windows
  • Promises Plated in Chrome
  • Ultimate Mobile OS Showdown:
  • Linux Camping: Day 2 - Starting a fire and burning things
  • The Intellectual Property Rights Imperative of Single-Vendor Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto install Line6-GuitarPort in ubuntu

  • Tech Tip: Using Ghostscript to Convert and Combine Files
  • HOWTO : Sockso 1.1.8 (Music Server) on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Removing the dreaded 'Read More' Link in Drupal
  • How to uninstall Linux
  • Simulate Eddington’s Experiment in Kstars
  • Using git behind a proxy
  • Kerberos fun Pt 2
  • Monitoring Linux and Windows hosts with SNMP and Cacti
  • Anonymous SSH sessions with TOR
  • Howto Optimize Firefox and Benchmarking

Checking out the Jolicloud Netbook OS

linuxloop.com: The fact that the current most popular OS for Netbooks is a stock install of Windows XP tells us that there is a need for a netbook OS that doesn’t suck. Jolicloud promises to be that netbook OS that really works.

The People Behind Penumbra

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Interviews
Gaming

linuxlock.blogspot: I want to personally thank those who brought the Frictional Game Servers to the brink of molten metal. As promised, I want to introduce you to the people that brought the frightful Penumbra Trilogy to you.

Dear Firefox, You Have Non-Windows Users Too

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Moz/FF

linuxtoday.com: A medium-large bit of news this week is a potentially serious exploit in the shiny new freshly-released Firefox 3.5, which was released, discovered, and fixed nearly all at the same time. Another open source security success story! Except for one thing-- no one bothered to report if this dastardly flaw affects Linux.

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