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OpenOffice 3.2 - now with less Microsoft envy

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channelregister.co.uk: If you've ever tried opening or converting .docx and other Microsoft Office 2007 file formats outside of Office 2007 itself, you've likely pounded your head against more than a few walls. That should be a thing of the past with OpenOffice 3.2.

Linux super-duper admin tools: OProfile

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dedoimedo.com: A few weeks ago, we've learned about strace, a simple yet powerful system debugging tool that allows you to trace the system calls during the execution of a process, allowing you to solve many problems quickly and efficiently. It's time to step up the geeky fun a notch and learn about OProfile.

KDE 4.4 available for Mandriva 2010

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HowTos
  • KDE 4.4 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Upgrade to Kde 4.4 in Kubuntu 9.10
  • Gentoo major version KDE upgrade HOWTO

Warmth: New Proposed Lucid Theme

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Ubuntu
  • Warmth: New Lucid Proposed Community Theme
  • 10 Free Windows 7 Look Alike Theme For Linux Based OS
  • 44 Cool and Best Themes for Ubuntu

Make your Ubuntu smarter than Windows 7

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Ubuntu

reviewglitz.com: I am a linux guy and most of you will be thinking that why I am writing this. Let me say , even though many people are agreeing with the statement Ubuntu is always better than Windows, there are a lot of people how think that Ubuntu has too few applications available for use. I assure you that you can make your ubuntu linux much more better in doing things.

Professional Audio Production on Linux

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linuxtoday.com: I was happy to read From Windows to Linux: a sound decision, by Sam Varghese, which ran earlier this week on IT Wire. Because it confirmed what I've felt all along, that Linux is a superior audio production platform.

Does Computer Engineer Barbie Use Linux?

linux.com: Assuming that the numbers from 2006 hold true, the level of participation by women in open source could use a lot of improvement. According to the Flosspols study, women make up less than 2 percent of the open source community. Proprietary software shows a not-great but much higher participation rate of nearly 30 percent.

‘freaking awesome’ – 3D support on nouveau

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happyassassin.net: Nouveau’s 3D support recently became available in Rawhide / Fedora 13 with an update to the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package. I was impressed when it ran Compiz, really impressed when it ran Neverball, but running Spring is nuts.

Gentoo KDE 4.4 upgrade a day after

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Gentoo

home.coming.dk: When KDE 4.4 was released a few days ago, I just had to try it out. Here is a brief outline of the installation og the unstable KDE 4.4 ebuilds and first day experience.

today's leftovers:

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  • The needs of the one...
  • Compiz and Emerald
  • Database developers - take a walk with SchemaCrawler
  • CZ: Open source to fix mandatory e-government's service
  • Top 5 Linux Distributions 2010
  • Open Source Think Tank 2010: Registrations are Open
  • Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" Every 90 Days
  • Dealing with gifted kids: a geek's tale
  • Rhythmbox Cover Art Browser
  • Linux Outlaws 135 - So Good, They Tried to Patent Him

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Hide Kernel Updates in Ubuntu
  • Ripping DVDs on Linux
  • Fast access to templates in GNOME
  • How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2
  • KVM ‘Quick’ (n dirty) howto
  • How to Install Google Chrome OS
  • How to change back Nautilus as your default file manager
  • Extending CentOS
  • Install Picasa 3.0 Beta in Ubuntu using Repository

Hidden Gem in Totem

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mairin.wordpress: This morning Nicu sent me a video. ‘i wish there was a way to get totem to go frame-by-frame.’ Turns out there is!

Should you upgrade your Ubuntu - and how?

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dedoimedo.com: Every six months, a new edition of Ubuntu is released and the Update Manager that pops every now and then offers you the choice of upgrading your current version to a newer one. Every six months, Ubuntu users worldwide face a tough choice. Should they keep running their current version or should they upgrade?

Lamenting the Death of Features

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itworld.com: Like most long-time computer users, I remember the good old days when it took five minutes to boot my PS/2 machine into Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, and running Word and Excel at the same time was about as adventuresome as one could get on a machine. I remember being amazed at how I could play Tetris while installing my first Linux distribution (Caldera OpenLinux, made by--shhh!--SCO), which convinced me forever that Linux was better at handling system resources.

Open Office 3.2: Faster, More Office Compatibility

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earthweb.com: The concept of an office suite, with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, is one that is well understood by users, which is also why it's often difficult to improve them. Users already expect their office suites to do certain things, making the job of office suite developers often one of fit and finish.

Why Open Source Software Isn't Exactly 'Free,' But Offers Other Advantages

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insurancenetworking.com/blogs: A few years back, I heard one software industry leader refer to open source as a “channel of last resort” for software products that failed in the commercial marketplace. Of course, that is anything but true.

Open Source — May the source be with You

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brajeshwar.com: The promise of open source is simply better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.

Download every SI 2010 swimsuit photo with a Perl script

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downloadsquad.com: Don't you just love random tips? Justin, a Download Squad reader, just pointed out a rather neat Perl script that downloads every Sports Illustrated 2010 swimsuit photo.

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