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Linux Training Week: Software Availability

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zath.co.uk: One of the biggest issues when moving away from Windows is software availability; what we do on a computer isn’t defined by the operating system, but the third party software we use on that operating system. Because most of the software written for Linux operating systems is open source, it may be difficult to find a replacement for the everyday software that you use on Windows or Mac OS X.

What happens to Sun's open-source software now?

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blogs.computerworld.com: The deal is done. Oracle now owns Sun. Oracle's main message to Sun's customers seems to be "Don't worry, be happy." That's not easy when Oracle is not explaining in any detail what it will be doing with open-source software offerings like MySQL, OpenOffice, and OpenSolaris.

Also: Linux MySQL distros meeting in Brussels

10 Cool Firefox Add-Ons

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linuxplanet.com: This is a must-read for Firefox fans! We'll review 10 cool add-ons that will make your cross-platform Mozilla web browser even better. We'll review add-ons to help fix annoyances, save time, discover advanced functionality, and stay connected.

8 Of The Best Linux Dockapps

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maketecheasier.com: How much functionality can you pack into a 64×64 square? That’s the basic question behind many dockapps – utilities that can be run on the “dock” of many popular desktop environments.

Homosapien Metacity Online Customizer

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I'm sure that at some point everyone finds a Metacity theme that they fall in love with. Except that for that one thing. You wish you could easily change it. Now using the Homosapien theme you can.

Mistelix, DVD authoring and Slideshow creating

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linuxers.org: Mistelix is an open source DVD authoring application with also Theora slideshow creation capabilities for GNU/Linux systems. So, using this you can create DVD projects with videos and slideshows that can be played on DVD players

Gnumeric 1.10 Release Brings Better Tools

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ostatic.com: It's been just over two years since the last stable release, but the Gnumeric team is still going strong. The project has a new stable series 1.10.x. This release removes the 65,536 row restriction on spreadsheets and includes many new functions, better OpenDocument Format (ODF) support, new statistical analysis tools, and a new utility for searching spreadsheet files.

Top 5 Best Linux Firewalls

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thegeekstuff.com: As part of the contest we conducted recently, we got 160+ comments from the geeky readers who choose their favorite firewall.

This is the route to hell

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colin.guthr: So I would like to take a few minutes to talk about audio routing in PulseAudio. This is a oft misunderstood topic and it does sometimes seem like black magic and/or broken but, as always, it's pretty simple when you look at it properly.

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