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Voting for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open

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linuxquestions.org: I'm happy to announce that the nominees have been selected and the polls for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are now open. Congratulations to everyone that was nominated.

The Gifting Season: Linux Audio For The Holidays

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linuxjournal.com: During the final months of 2009 Linux audio developers and users were working overtime. If you feel that you didn't get enough goodies in your holiday stocking perhaps you'll find a few more stuffers listed here as another year closes in the world of Linux sound and music software.

Xephyr - Multiple nested X sessions

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dedoimedo.com: If the title of this article sounds like something from Star Trek, you're not far off. It's a very geeky thing, which allows you to export X (GUI) applications as separate entities on top of your desktop. Indeed, Xephyr is an X server utility. As such, it allows you to manage your virtual consoles, without leaving the safety and comfort of your desktop.

In an ideal world…

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blogs.fsfe.org: … every Free Software project should not only have developers, but also:

Invoicing with GnuCash

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ghacks.net: I get a lot of businesses asking me about running their businesses with open source software. Many assume there are not packages that Linux and open source has no offerings for the SMB. And even though many users know of GnuCash, few know of it’s wealth of tools.

The FreeType License

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blogs.fsfe.org: The FreeType library is released under a dual license: you can choose either the FTL (FreeType License) or the GPL, version 2. That means that a software stack that uses FreeType has to be license-compatible with one or the other (or both).

Searching and Filtering Photos in digiKam — Part 2

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scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Besides the quick search and filtering tools at the bottom of the main window, digiKam offers more advanced search features accessible via the left sidebar. Here, you’ll find a variety of search options.

e-Book Collection Management on Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: Having trouble sorting out hundreds of e-Books? If the collection is too big, its really not friendlier to find a book by file name. We need something like Book Shelf to keep them in order, that is what e-Book Collection Managers are, but they are a lot flexible than our real life Book Shelves.

Pino, a Simple Twitter Client for Linux

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learningubuntu.com: Even though in the world of Twitter there are a lot of fantastic, feature-full programs for the Twitter power user, that's not exactly what I, a simple Twitter user, is looking for.

The best Linux desktop search tools

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tuxradar.com: We picked out the best desktop search tools for Linux and put them through their paces - read on to find out how they fared!

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    Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.
  • Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs
    The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true. Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of MACs. What’s more, the researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.