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First impressions of gnome-shell

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deansas.org/blog: GNOME Shell is the proposed interface for Gnome 3, it replaces the window manager, the panels at the top and bottom of the screen and everything that sits on them.

Linux garden gets a new GNOME with version 2.28

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arstechnica.com: A new version of the GNOME desktop environment has arrived with a new Bluetooth management tool, a WebKit-based browser, and a number of other noteworthy improvements.

Free and Open Source 2D Animation Software for Linux

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junauza.com: These free 2D animation software is as capable as those that are commercially available so do take time to try them first before emptying your wallet.

First Look: GNOME 2.28.0

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softpedia.com: If you're an Ubuntu buff, you'll have a pretty good idea about the subject of this article, since you already know that the Ubuntu releases are in sync with a certain graphical environment's development cycle.

Mono: A modest proposal

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linux-magazine.com: OK, I'm conflicted. Last Saturday at the Software Freedom Day event in Boston, Richard Stallman called Miguel de Icaza “a traitor to the Free Software community" because of de Icaza's involvement with Microsoft-based technologies like Mono and Moonlight.

Five Resources for Open Source Fonts

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ostatic.com/blog: There are plenty of Web sites to download fonts that are low- or no-cost, but finding free and open source fonts is a little more difficult. Here are five resources to check out the next time you need something with just the perfect slope or serif.

GNOME 2.28 - the dawn of a new era

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h-online.com: Version 2.28 sees the team behind the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix warming up for version 3.0, scheduled for a March 2010 release. The current release continues the tradition of dotting lots of i's and crossing plenty of t's, but also brings a new broom to a few nooks and crannies.

BIND is not just legacy freeware

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blogs.zdnet.com: In pushing his SaaS DNS offering, Skye, general manager John Shalowitz has his marketing department partying like it’s 1999.

Tux Paint – A Great Image Program for Your Children

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howtogeek.com: Looking for a wonderful image program for your children (or inner child)? Tux Paint makes a terrific addition to your family’s computer whether you are using Windows, Linux, or Mac.

Dropping Compiz for Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing?

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blog.thesilentnumber.me: I'd like to ask the Ubuntu developer community to consider freeing up valuable CD space by removing Compiz and just using Mutter (Metacity 3) compositing in the default installation for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx.

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