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Firefox releases 2nd 1.5 beta, tops 11% marketshare

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The Mozilla project Wednesday released another beta version of the Firefox 1.5 browser and now topped the 11 percent mark of the browser market.

The Concept of "Interfaces"

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Novell recently released some video of "usability" testing featuring 11 people who were familiar with Windows trying to accomplish various tasks under the Linux Desktop. Now, to me, that doesn't sound really effective.

Image Management with F-Spot

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Images. Oodles and oodles of images. Images coming out of your ears. Images scattered all over your hard drive. Images everywhere, relentlessly growing in numbers! How can your organize such an insane glut of images? Help!

My sysadmin toolbox

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Every administrator has a set of software tools that he just can't live without. These are the utilities that you install as soon as you log into a new machine, to help make day-to-day tasks a little easier. Here are my top 10 tools.

E17 for SUSE

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Interested in trying out an alternative desktop on your SUSE Linux? If so, then you might want to check out this guide to installing Enlightenment 17 on SUSE 10.0.

Oracle releases free database

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Oracle has released its entry-level database, Oracle Database XE, which can be used for development or deployed as a live system at no cost and runs on 32-bit Linux.

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CROSSOVER OFFICE 5.0 a Hit!

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The list of Windows programs that run in Linux just increased. CROSSOVER OFFICE has announced they are shipping version 5. I would recommend you take a look!

MySQL CEO on e-mail's failings and MySQL's next steps

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Widespread corporate adoption of Web-based applications is a sure bet for the future, and that future will also bring a more scalable and user-friendly MySQL, said MySQL AB CEO Marten Mickos.

Network monitoring with Cacti

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GNU/Linux is without doubt a brilliant server OS, but monitoring your Linux server can be a challenge. Cacti is an extremely useful and easy to use tool for network administrators, and best of all, you do not need to be a network guru to use it.

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Azureus: A Better Way to BitTorrent

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BitTorrent has become one of the most widely used apps on the Internet — so popular, in fact, that it’s estimated that over 33% of all Internet traffic is now generated by BitTorrent. 33%!

Why Software Suites Suck

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With the release of StarOffice 8 and OpenOffice.org, and the rumors about MS Office 12, office suites are making their rounds in the press again. The one thing that all software suites have in common is that they suck.

klik: True click-and-run software

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Debian's APT makes installing software a breeze: you just run apt-get update&&apt-get upgrade to download and install the latest versions of all your software, or apt-get install widget to install widget on your machine. Pretty easy and painless. But now there's something available that's even easier and more painless: klik.

MySQL 5.0 Now Available for Production Use

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MySQL AB has announced the general availability of MySQL 5.0, the most significant product upgrade in the company's ten-year history. Starting today, MySQL 5.0 can be downloaded under the open source GPL license.

Free Sequoia Open Source ERP Software Released

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Free open source software took a further step toward meeting the needs of business users today with the release of Sequoia Open Source ERP. Unlike commercial software solutions, however, Sequoia ERP is freely available to users to download, use, and modify without paying license fees.

Screenshots of Flock

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I've posted some screenshots of Flock 0.4.9 in the gallery if anyone is interested. In the short time testing Flock, I've found it to be a nice looking, stable firefox clone.

Opera Releases Browser Preview

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The new version for Windows, Mac and Linux users includes improved e-mail and stability, support for additional Web standards, and changes to the user interface designed to make it easier to switch from Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Flock founder hopes new browser will fly with users

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The Web has evolved very dramatically, but the evolution of Web browsers, however, have not been as significant. Flock hopes to change that by integrating more functionality into the browser, giving users easier access to the Web's social aspects.

Super 'Firefox' previewed

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A BROWSER based on the open source browser Firefox, called Flock, has just been released and claims to give a taste of what life would be like under Web 2.

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