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2 Smart Backup Apps Show You the Way to Go Home

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linuxinsider.com: The sudden loss of PC data can be a gut-wrenching experience, but it can also be easily avoided by proper use of automatic backup software.

NVIDIA 256.53 Stable Linux Driver Release

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phoronix.com: Over the weekend there was a new Linux binary driver release from NVIDIA that was the 256.52 driver in a pre-release state. Today this driver has been released as stable after being branded the NVIDIA 256.53 driver.

Gigolo – it mounts what it’s told to

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openattitude.com: Okay, before we go any further I need to make it clear that we’re not talking about the latest adult video release, but rather a networking utility for Linux. Sorry. That cheeky tagline comes straight from the author. And it’s true!

Two magic words: “merged upstream”

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blog.flameeyes.eu: The lives of distributions packagers are full of words that make them cringe – backport, regression, hotfix, custom patch, … – but there are two that can make your day truly shine:

XBMC 10.0 Beta 1 features new Add-ons system

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h-online.com: After more than nine months of development, the XBMC project has announced the arrival of the first beta of version 10.0 of its open source media player, code named "Dharma".

An Application Dock for Linux

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montanalinux.org: I am a PC, Mac, and Linux user. At night I dual boot between Vista and Ubuntu and during the day I use a Mac almost exclusively. As a result, there are many things I like about using my Mac at work and would not mind seeing them on my home desktop.

What’s cooking in openSUSE’s GNOME for 11.4

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lizards.opensuse.org: The openSUSE GNOME team has launched itself full throttle into preparations for openSUSE 11.4, which will be released with GNOME 2.32 as one of the desktops. Along the way, we decided on our focus points for the upcoming release:-

The Gnashing of teeth

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linux-magazine.com: Flash remains the dominant format for viewing videos on the web. And that is why the announcement that GNASH .8.8 was released last week, and is supposed to be compatible with all Youtube videos is important news --

KDE and NVidia

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kdedevelopers.org: The above combination was never a painless experience, still at some point in past it seemed to be better to have a NVidia card on Linux then anything else, so I continued to buy them whenever my system was upgraded. Lately though...

Lightspark Flash Player Continues Marching Forward

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phoronix.com: It was just earlier this month that we were talking about Lightspark. This morning the 0.4.4 release has even made it out the door.

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    Security researchers have discovered that at least eight malware-laced apps on Google Play Store are ensnaring devices to a botnet to potentially carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and other malicious attacks. These apps claimed to provide skins to tweak the look of characters in the popular Minecraft: Pocket Edition game and have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times.

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