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What should be the colours of Gnome-Terminal?

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linuxers.org: While clearing out the big pile of emails today, I came across this huge discussion on ubuntu-dev -discuss list about the colours of gnome-terminal. Honestly, I never thought this could be a point of discussion at all, but I was wrong.

Power & Memory Usage Of GNOME, KDE, LXDE & Xfce

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phoronix.com: Xfce, LXDE, and other desktop environments are often referenced as being lighter-eight Linux desktop environments than KDE and GNOME, but what are the measurable performance differences between them?

OpenShot 1.1 Released - Gets New Effects

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  • OpenShot 1.1 Released - Gets Undo/Redo, New effects, in Ubuntu 10.04
  • OpenShot Linux video editor updated

Apache bug prompts update advice

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zdnet.com.au: IT security company Sense of Security has discovered a serious bug in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database.

Docky and GNOME Do, now separated

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h-online.com: Alex Launi, a GNOME Do developer, has announced that GNOME Do and Docky are now separate applications. GNOME Do was created as a rapid keyboard driven launcher for the GNOME desktop, similar to applications such as QuickSilver for Mac OS X.

Moonlight's Olympic-sized failure

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zdnet.com.au/blogs: Microsoft only produces the Silverlight runtime for Windows and OS X, leaving Linux support to Novell's Mono project, which produces Moonlight. Mono developers argue that Mono is not chasing tail lights, but in the case of Moonlight it very clearly is.

Saving PCs from viruses - the Linux way

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blogs.techrepublic.com: This past week we were inundated by PCs with viruses. Either people were bringing their infected machines to the office or calling us to come and get them. It was a madhouse. It wasn’t until I pulled out all the stops, with the help of my good old friend Linux, that I was able to finally say goodbye to those infections. But how?

A shared object is (not) enough

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blog.flameeyes.eu: When building shared objects for plugin usage, like the case for NSS I noted, PAM plugins or extensions for languages like Ruby, Python, Perl, Java… you don’t need static libraries at all, so a shared object is enough!

FreeBSD webcam support: video4bsd

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freebsdnews.net: Hans Petter has been working hard recently on webcamd, making Linux webcam drivers work on FreeBSD.

wicd is good stuff

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kmandla.wordpress: The other thing I wanted to mention about my brief interlude with Arch a day ago, was my surprise at using wicd. I have frustrations with Windows 7 and something like this is just the ticket.

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