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AWN 4 is fine

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Occasionally I decide that someone has made such an impressive application that I have to give it its own review. This is one of those times.

Using Gnome-Shell

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g33q.co.za: Okay, day one, I have a feeling of trepidation – using a beta product for doing real work is risky. I realize I do this at my own risk, and SAVE OFTEN.

5 Best Linux Software Packages for Kids

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maketecheasier.com: Even when computers were first being introduced, engineers realized how useful they could be to teach children. Today we’ve gathered together some of the best Linux software applications for kids.

More Free and Open Source Video Editors for Linux

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junauza.com: I would like to feature some more video editing software, which are all capable of handling video sequence editing and provide tools for trimming, colour manipulation, titling, visual effects, splicing, cutting and arranging clips across the timeline among others.

Parted Magic partitioning tool updated

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h-online.com: Parted Magic developer Patrick Verner has released version 4.11 of his open source, multi-platform partitioning tool. Parted Magic can be used to create, move, delete and resize drive partitions.

Python 2 series reaches last update

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computerworlduk.com: Python 2.7, the last in the legacy Python 2.x dynamic language line, moved closer to general availability earlier this month when developers of the language put out a release candidate.

7 Dock Applications For Linux Desktops

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linuxnov.com: Dock applications is really cool way to get quicker access to your installed applications, directories, or files, it’s fully customized with different desktop and window managers. you will find a lot of docks available to use with different features for extra plugins, docks applets, and themes.

VirtualBox vs. KVM on the Desktop: A Comparison

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workswithu.com: As we wrote recently, KVM has a lot to recommend it as a virtualization solution in Ubuntu 10.04, especially in the server room. But how ready is it for the desktop, and can it contend with applications like VirtualBox when it comes to ease-of-use?

Cortina: Yet Another Gnome Wallpaper Changer

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maketecheasier.com: Few years back, I always lamented that there are few and little wallpaper changer apps for Ubuntu desktop. Fast forward to today, this is no longer the case.

Firefox vs. Opera

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software-latest.com: While Microsoft continues its dominance in the world of browsers, competitors weight as Firefox, Opera and most recently the Google Chrome occupy increasingly users. Now we will define the strengths and weaknesses of two popular browsers.

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Security Leftovers

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    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

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Wine and Games

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