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Intel creates Linux version of its app store for netbooks

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venturebeat.com: Encouraged by early results on Windows, Intel said today it will add a beta test version of popular Intel AppUp Center for Linux.

The Awesome Wallpapers of pr09studio

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omgubuntu.co.uk: If you read OMG! regularly you’ll likely be aware that there a few community artists/designers/themers that we really dig. Well the pantheon of win is about to be joined by another digital artist who’s wallpaper collection of consistently impressive standards has really wowed me.

Jabbing with Coccinella

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linuxbeacon.com: Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client.

Interesting GNOME Census problems

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blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: We’ve been running into some interesting issues with the GNOME census, which are causing us to twist our tiny brains to get useful results. I thought it might be interesting to share some of them.

Sharing Files & Folders Between Linux, Mac and Windows

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linux.com: In today's world of business computing, systems must be able to communicate and interact with one another. In this article I am going to discuss ways in which you can have your Linux machine interacting with your co-workers' Mac and PC machines.

Reviewed: VueScan 8.6.10

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tuxradar.com: Can it be true: is this really a piece of scanning software that can recognise your scanner first time? On Linux? Read on.

Five Things To Fix In Gnome Shell

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workswithu.com: A few days ago, I installed the release candidate for Gnome 2.30, which provides an overview of what Gnome 3 will look like when it appears next fall. Since I’ve begun using Gnome 2.30, I’ve become more disappointed by the hour with the way it works. Here’s a list of the top five flaws in Gnome 2.30 that will make me an LXDE user if they are not addressed before the Gnome 3 release.

AbiWord: Like MS Word but Without the Junk

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linuxinsider.com: Choices for word processing applications abound for Linux users, but many of them are little more than glorified rich-text editors. AbiWord has the look and feel of a polished application like Microsoft Word but without the unneeded complexities that can bog some writers down.

GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

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phoronix.com: We are just a few days away from the release of GNOME 2.30 and as such there is a slew of packages being checked in for this final release prior to GNOME 2.32, which will be known as GNOME 3.0.

Understanding viruses in Linux

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cristalinux.blogspot: When I started using Linux one of the things that got my attention initially was reading that there were no viruses in Linux, which was quite a departure from Windows ways. I was always curious about that... How could it be?

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Canonical Releases New Kernel Update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

We reported the other day that Canonical released a major kernel update for its Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, and it appears that it also affected users of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution. Read more

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