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NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver Released

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA has rolled out its first beta in the expected 256.xx driver series for Linux, Windows, and other supported platforms.

a better web is winning

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  • a better web is winning
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari have finally killed Internet Explorer

10 Linux Alternatives to Songbird

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testfreaks.com: Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?

How Linux works: the ultimate guide

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tuxradar.com: Ever wanted to learn how the internals of your Linux desktop work? In this article we're going to explain how everything in a modern Linux distro works, start to finish.

Lightworks Open-Source Video editor –IS- Coming to Linux

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omgubuntu.co.uk: At the time of the announcement it was unclear as to whether Lightworks open-sourcing would lead to a Linux version. Today we have the answer: Yes.

The Cost Of Running Compiz

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  • The Cost Of Running Compiz
  • Beware the benchmarks

Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora

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  • Google's Video Codec Won't End Theora
  • Oh my… the hypocrisy around WebM / VP8
  • Report: MPEG LA planning patent pool for VP8
  • When Google is good ask why

7 (More) Best Free and Open Source CMS

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junauza.com: This new set of CMS is as good as the previous list that we have so this should be interesting. Without any more delay, check out this new collection.

Pieces of the roaming laptop puzzle in Debian

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people.skolelinux: Today, the last piece of the puzzle for roaming laptops in Debian Edu finally entered the Debian archive. Today, the new libpam-mklocaluser package was accepted. Two days ago, two other pieces was accepted into unstable. This collection of packages allow for two different setups for roaming laptops.

Google opens sources $124.6m video codec

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  • Google opens sources $124.6m video codec
  • VP8 Video Codec Freed. Now What?
  • Google pounds the open standards drum during I/O keynote
  • The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
  • Mozilla and company announce WebM, VP8-based open video format project
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