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Best Twitter and Facebook apps

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  • Post Twitter and Facebook status from the GNOME panel
  • Get the best Twitter app for Linux

Oh dear! Qt incompatibility on the horizon

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kamikazow.wordpress: The Symbian Foundation and Nokia with Maemo (now MeeGo) are building two widget sets on top of QGraphicsView – while both are called Direct UI, they are entirely different. It’s totally braindead to have incompatibe widget sets.

Linux Nvidia drivers might also have the GPU fan speed issue

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linuxers.org: According to Nvidia, until the problem is resolved, Linux users should revert to 190.53 web release or the 195.30 public beta. They are going to remove the 195.36.08 and 195.36.03 drivers from NVIDIA's FTP site.

Heaven and hell with SyncML (on Nokia's N900)

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You may recall that on a previous occasion I bitched and moaned about supposed "Linux phones" ignoring the open standard of SyncML and choosing Microsoft Exchange instead.

Well, I finally got Nokia to loan me an N900 and thanks to a little app called SyncEvolution SyncML works like a dream!

More here...

Swiftfox: a fast Firefox alternative for Linux users

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linuxcritic.wordpress: In my ongoing search to find the perfect browser, I’ve generally stuck to Opera for the past several years, on Windows and on Linux. Well, today, I’m here to report that this situation might well have changed, due to something called Swiftfox.

Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are

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  • Google pumps out Chrome build which knows where you are
  • Google open source guru says Android code will be in Linux kernel in time
  • Friday Fun: Play 3D Rally Racing in Chrome

Try the Linux desktop of the future

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tuxradar.com: For the tinkerers and testers, 2010 is shaping up to be a perfect year. Take a trip with us on a voyage of discovery to find out exactly what's happening and how the Linux desktop experience is likely to evolve over the next 12 months...

BBC claims angry iPlayer plugin mob 'conflated' open source term

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theregister.co.uk: The BBC has tried to draw a line under its decision to bar open source implementations of RTMP (real-time messaging protocol) streaming in the iPlayer, after The Register revealed the Corporation's quiet switcheroo last week.

Linux Video Editing with Openshot

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Openshot is a non-linear video editor for the Linux operating system. It is designed to be easy to use, but powerful at the same time.

Magnatune sends $614.20 to GNOME Foundation

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blogs.magnatune.com: A long while ago, I pledged Magnatune to pay 10% of its sales due to Rhythmbox (a fantastic music player for Linux), back to the GNOME Foundation. Today, I wrote the check.

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