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Multiple Desktops

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georgetoon.com: I love to tweak and customize my computer’s desktop. I love to add widgets, gadgets, shortcuts, and informational apps. This is another big reason why I run Linux here in my studio.

Interview with GNOME co-founder Federico Mena

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Interviews

omgubuntu.co.uk: I’m sure this legend doesn’t need too much introduction – Federico, along with Miguel de Icaza, worked together in the late 90s to start the GNOME project - the desktop environment that Ubuntu and many other distros use.

Looking At The OpenCL Performance Of ATI & NVIDIA On Linux

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: In this article we are looking more closely at the Open Computing Language performance of this GF104 graphics card as well as other NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards.

Free Software Needs Free Tools

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OSS

mako.cc: Over the last decade, free software developers have been repeatedly tempted use of proprietary tools in the creation of free software. From BitKeeper to SourceForge to Google Code to GitHub, non-free tools and services have played an important role in free software development and continue to create a number of subtle but important problems for our community.

Driver dilemma in KDE workspaces 4.5

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KDE
Software

martin-graesslin.com/blog: KDE is currently blamed for errors in external components: the graphic drivers. I am lately reading quite some crap that we KWin devs knew about problems in the drivers and shipped 4.5 nevertheless with changes enabled which trigger the driver bugs. That is of course not true.

GTK Impression – Scrollbars

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projblog.com: The most notable design element of a GTK theme are the scrollbars and I’m amazed how the basic design has persisted over the years.

Some useful utilities

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scottnesbitt.net: Utilities. They’re what help make computing a lot easier and more convenient, no matter what operating system you use. Linux users are spoiled when it comes to utilities.

Synaptic Is Going Bye Bye Soon

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Paul Tagliamonte, an Ubuntu LoCoCouncil and BeginnersTeam Council member confirmed in a comment on Reddit that Synaptic will soon be removed from Ubuntu.

Also: Ubuntu 'Maverick Meerkat' erects own App Store

Opera 10.62 Release Candidate Released

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opera.com: It is about time for an update to our stable branch and hence we have a nice new 10.62 build for you. The fixes listed below are since the 10.61 final.

Clonezilla Live

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Clonezilla is a bootable CDROM designed for partition backup and restoration. Unlike SystemRescueCD, Clonezilla Live doesn't contain an array of utilities, rather it is a single, focused tool.

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