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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.

A Quick Look At Gnome 3’s Desktop Sidebar

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d0od.blogspot: Continuing our look at Gnome 3’s Gnome-Shell, we land upon the oft unnoticed desktop sidebar!

Replacing KDE applications

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I’ve been on an app-hunt to replace some of the applications to which I’ve grown used to in KDE, mostly so that I can break my ties with that desktop and move forward completely without it.

GNOME and KDE: In Search of the Perfect Menu

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earthweb.com: If you believe that desktop features can be intuitive, then a survey of the available menus in free and open source (FOSS) desktops should disabuse you of the notion.

7 cool Linux projects

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tuxradar.com: As autumn begins, the nights start drawing in and you're no doubt itching for new things to do with your Linux box. Well, we asked our projects expert to rustle up 7 great things you can do on your penguin-powered machine.

The path to GNOME 3.0

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h-online.com: GNOME release manager Vincent Untz talks to heise open about the projects future plans for the popular desktop manager.

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