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Opera: Little-known Norwegian browser challenges the big boys

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mercurynews.com: No. 1 in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. It might not be a slogan to attract an avalanche of American Internet users, but the Norwegian company that makes the fastest Web browser you've never heard of sees a major opportunity in the United States and the rest of the world.

Overview and Explanation of Linux Desktop Environments

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Something most new Linux users often struggle to understand when first using Linux is the concept of desktop environments. What a desktop environment actually is I feel gets further clouded when users start exploring different "spins" of a distro.

Midori Web Browser

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beginlinux.com: Your preferences while browsing the web depend largely upon what tasks you perform while using the browser. If speed is a concern, give the lightweight Midori web browser a try.

10 Fresh and Awesome Icon Sets for GNOME

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junauza.com: Because it has been a while since I made an entry about icons, I decided to gather some new icons sets that you may have never seen before. Let me share with you this new collection of fresh and awesome icon sets for Ubuntu/GNOME.

10 useful Firefox-based apps

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infoworld.com: Mozilla's underlying Web browser technology also runs some interesting non-browser applications

Help for sysadmins? That’s Checksuite!

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sourceforge.net/blog: If you’re a system administrator, with crazy demands on your time, you need all the help you can get. If your organization’s budget doesn’t allow for extra colleagues, often you can get some help from software. For instance, consider Checksuite.

My Top 5 Bash Resources

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lcorg.blogspot.com: Over the course of writing The Linux Command Line and this blog, I've had frequent need of good reference resources for command line programs including the shell itself. Here is my list of the ones that stand out:

Best Free and Open Source CRM Software

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junauza.com: If you happen to own a business and are looking for CRM applications, I have here a list of some of the most well-known free and open-source customer relationship management (CRM) software available today:

5 Firefox Based Browsers You Probably Haven't Seen Before

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techdrivein.com: Firefox 3.5 is already the most widely used browser in the world. But how many of you actually knew that there are a number of Firefox based browsers which are as good or oven better than Firefox? Here is a list of 5 Firefox based browsers you should know.

If Mono innovates then I’m the King of Canada

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pwnage.ca: The SD times has announced their ‘SD Times 100‘ for 2010. The SD Times recognizes top leaders and innovators of the software development industry. However upon looking at the list you’ll see two names that stick out like sore thumb: ‘Microsoft‘ and the ‘Mono Project‘.

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Mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platform remains one of the few smartphone alternatives in play these days, has signed an exclusive license to a Chinese consortium to develop a Sailfish-based OS for the country. Jolla says the Chinese consortium will be aiming to invest $250M in developing a Sailfish ecosystem for the country, though it’s not specifying exactly is backing the consortia at this point, nor over what timeframe the investment will happen — beyond saying one of its early investors, a local private equity investor Shan Li, will take a “leading role” in building it up. “There are very big players behind it,” Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio tells TechCrunch, speaking ahead of a press conference held to announce the news here at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona. Read more

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