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The Yast Revolt of 2010: Ideas to Improve Yast Software Installations

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anditosan.blogspot: Although I love Yast and its graphical incarnation, I am yet to see innovations in the areas of simplicity and also with being current. Here are some transformations.

Lightspark Gains Faster Rendering, H263/MP3 Video

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phoronix.com: Lightspark, one of the newest free software projects designed to provide an open-source implementation of Adobe's Flash/SWF specification, has been progressing at a rather expedited pace. Lightspark continues to pickup new features with each new release.

Throwing down the gauntlet

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ve been covering Linux and open source since 1999 and using Linux exclusively since around 1996. During said time I have tried very hard to remain PC and let the criticism just roll off my back. I have said some things only to retract them and held back certain opinions out of fear I might offend.

Not this time.

Top best free software

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tech.blorge.com: There is a lot of free software available and much of it rivals the quality of software that you have to pay good money for. Here is a list, in no particular order, of some of the best software currently available for free.

Still more LXDE desktops

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kmandla.wordpress: I keep running into LXDE derivatives. Not physically of course, but it could be an unintended side effect of being on the lookout for distros to try on the Mebius.

Some weekend compiz hacking

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People kept asking me about minimized window thumbnails. I caved.

1. Patch for core
2. Patch for workarounds

Meet Alawalk - Possibly the Lightest Launcher Ever

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Popular launcher applications Do and Kupfer may have some competition - say hello to the incredibly lightweight Alawalk.

First GNOME 2.32 development snapshot released

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h-online.com: The GNOME Release Team have issued GNOME 2.31.6, the first development snapshot of what will eventually become version 2.32 of the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix.

Novell to plow new-age Wave minus Google

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theregister.co.uk: Novell has committed to keep surfing Google's Wave despite the search giant stopping development of its new-age collaboration tool.

8 Not-So-Common Nautilus Hacks and Improvements

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techdrivein.com: Nautilus is the default file browser for Gnome. Most of us are familiar with Nautilus and its features. But there are a number of small hacks and some third party improvements which are not so common. Here is a list of top 8 nautilus hacks and improvements you need to know.

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