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Mandriva Linux 2010 is on the road

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blog.mandriva.com: Work on Mandriva Linux 2010 release has already started for some weeks now. Final planning is finally out. First milestone is planned for 18th of June.

Universal Go-oo 3.1 build available

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lizards.opensuse.org: I am happy to announce that the universal Go-oo 3.1 build is available for Windows, Linux (i586, x86_64), and MAC OSX Intel.

A Possible Amarok Replacement: Gmusicbrowser

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I have used Amarok for over 3 years I think, but I decided to look for another music player. And I'm very picky when it comes to music players, so I tested: Rythmbox (obviously, it comes with Ubuntu), Jajuk, aTunes, the new Exaile and Banshee, Songbird, Guayadeque and GMusicBrowser

10 ways the Linux desktop improves the user experience

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve always worked with a Windows or Mac desktop, you may not know what you’re missing. Jack Wallen says the Linux desktop offers numerous advantages worth checking out — from efficient and flexible design to superior update systems.

Kcheckgmail Gets in the KDE 4 Door

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linuxtidbits.wordpress: There are several programs to get mail notifications in the notification tray in KDE 4 but up until now there have been no native KDE ones.

PC World pulls Linux netbooks from stores

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zdnet.co.uk: Jeremy Fennell, PC World's category director, said in a statement on Monday that all the netbooks in PC World's stores will feature Microsoft Windows.

Flock Browser Adds New Social Media Features

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ostatic.com/blog: The Flock browser is one of those things you either get right away or scratch your head and wonder why anyone would use it. It's not as visually clean as other browsers, but if you're steeped in social media or crazy about Flickr and YouTube then you'll love Flock the second you fire it up.

DockbarX: Experimental Dockbar for Linux

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DockbarX is a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation with some "experimental" features compared to Docbark (it is not a fork of Dockbar, but a branch of DockBar holding new "experimental" features).

Fedora 11: Raise thy Mighty... Finger?

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Interviews

jaboutboul.blogspot: Authentication is an aspect of computing which many take for granted. What's all the fuss? In the following Q&A session with Bastien Nocera, long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Performance

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phoronix.com: The 2009.06 release introduced better codec support, SPARC support, improved hardware support, numerous enhancements to the Image Packaging System, and plenty of other changes. Today though we are here with some benchmarks.

NILFS: A File System to Make SSDs Scream

linux-mag.com: The 2.6.30 kernel is chock full of next-gen file systems. One such example is NILFS, a new log-structured file system that dramatically improves write performance.

Review: PC/OS 2009v2a

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raiden.net: PC/OS is an interesting distro in that it comes in three forms: Open Desktop, Open Workstation, and Open Server. I think the general idea here is to create three different version of the distro that are designed to meet the needs of the three core groups of users.

Green Computing with Proxmox VE 1.2 and 3ware

samiux.wordpress: Proxmox VE 1.2 is running Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM-85) and OpenVZ on Debian 5.0. It is a 64-bit system and works with virtualization capable CPU.

Community ideas proposal for Mandriva 2010.0

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linux-wizard.net: Some days ago, Anne Nicolas announced on Cooker ML the availability of a dedicated site to allow the community to propose ideas and wanted features for the next Mandriva release.

KDE 4.2.4 a.k.a. CornRow Released

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kde.org: The KDE Release Machine seems unstoppable these days! Today brings you KDE 4.2.4, the monthly update to the 4.2 series of KDE. KDE 4.2.4 is the recommended update for all those using KDE 4.2, or rather anything in the KDE 4 series.

CPU Diversification: Ubuntu’s Gain, Microsoft’s Loss

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workswithu.com: The drive to create faster, cooler, and more energy-efficient CPUs has led to a diversification of processor architectures recently, with the venerable x86 facing competition it hasn’t seen in years. If this trend continues, it will assure Ubuntu and other Linux distributions a substantial advantage over Microsoft.

Even OpenSUSE recognises drawbacks of Mono

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itwire.com: Mention Mono in a story and you are certain to draw two kinds of readers - the followers, those who have drunk the kool-aid ladled out by Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza, and the detractors, who realise that it could cause them patent headaches a few years hence.

Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

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  • Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

  • Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite
  • Opera releases first test version of new browser
  • Opera 10 debuts with 'Turbo' boost

today's leftovers:

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  • Computex 2009: Ubuntu Moblin Remix Announced

  • Banshee by default, C'mon not all of us have 4 GB of memory!
  • GiftWrap, a User Friendly Package Maker for Ubuntu
  • Linux Picks Up Where Windows FAIL!
  • Red Hat's Fedora 11 to offer interop with Microsoft Exchange
  • Xandros - the Linux company that isn't
  • Open source automotive group gains members
  • NVIDIA Releases Official 180.60 Driver Update
  • Why you should use Gentoo on your servers
  • Comux 010111
  • New Firefox Icon: Iterations 11 to 14
  • Invasion of the Android Snatchers
  • Extending the free software paradigm to DIY Biology
  • The fight over Open Source ‘leeches’
  • Leeches? Give me a break!
  • Why Open Source isn't Tiddly for BT
  • Sorry Linux but the chicken came first
  • Practical Exercise Tips For Busy Linux Geeks
  • Linux Gazette June 2009 (#163)

Qt vs. GTK: VLC and KMPlayer

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I find Qt applications in general to be inferior. This is the third in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

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