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Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

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maketecheasier.com: Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need.

GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed

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linuxplanet.com: For many Linux desktop users, GNOME is their home. But it's a home that's in the process of a major renovation.

Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

Avoiding Mono

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: Mono is a trap. It is a divisive topic if ever there was one in the Linux community. There are anti-Mono and anti-Novell sites and there is no shortage of strong opinion. This distracts us from what we have traditionally done which is to lead and set our own course.

Free and Open Source CAD Software for Linux

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junauza.com: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects whether 2D or 3D, real or virtual. Here are some of the best free and open source CAD software for Linux that you may want to check out:

Empathy ... best voice and video chat

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Making chats and even video calls using Empathy

Appreciating Rhythmbox Again

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everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox for the longest time because Listen met my needs. Well, it was Listen, Sound Juicer and Ex Falso.

6 Awesome GDM Themes for Gnome

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online-blogger.net: GDM (GNOME Display Manager) is a highly configurable reimplementation of XDM, the X Display Manager. It starts the X session and shows a login window to the user.

Opera 10.10 Smashes Download Records

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eweek.com: Opera Software has announced that within one week of its release, more than 12 million people downloaded Opera 10.10 with Opera Unite.

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Leftovers: OSS

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    Experts from industry and academia gathered in Cambridge at the weekend to discuss just that as part of the city's first Open Technology Week. Open technology refers to items for which the source code or designs are available free of charge for users to use and modify.
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  • 10 tips for better documentation
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    At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project—and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.
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    The helpful folks at NPR have released a collection of fully customisable, open source tools to help journalists create visually engaging images for social media. The tools – called Quotable, Factlist and Waterbug – were announced last night by Brian Boyer, editor of the NPR visuals team, as an easy way "for you to create those fashionable social graphics for your news organisation".
  • Growing pains: Open source ubiquity raises ownership, governance issues
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pfSense 2.2.4 BSD Firewall Fixes Multiple Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in the WebGUI

Electric Sheep Fencing LLC., through Chris Buechler, has announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the pfSense 2.2 FreeBSD-based firewall software. Read more