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GNOME Cleartext Passwords: Bug or Feature?

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Security

ubuntu-user.com: The current discussion in the Ubuntu forums is about a possible security hole in GNOME, specifically about GNOME registered users having their passwords appear as cleartext on the keyring. Not a bug, say its defenders, but the security concept behind the GNOME keyring.

Chrome and others nibble away IE usage

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Moz/FF

news.cnet.com: Google's Chrome is still the fourth-place browser in terms of usage, but it gained more than others in October when it comes to stealing usage away from the dominant Internet Explorer.

3 recent OpenOffice.org extensions

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OOo

linuxjournal.com: Although I do most of my professional writing in Bluefish, I usually use OpenOffice.org at least once a day. Consequently, I keep a close eye on the OpenOffice.org Extensions page.

Do The Banshee Shuffle

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linux.com: My family has a couple of those tiny little audio players called the iPod Shuffle. Of course we needed an iTunes replacement and Banshee turned out to have all the features we need.

5 System Administration Tools for KDE

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KDE
Software

maketecheasier.com: Keeping any computer system running can be some work. There are many control panel tools and settings dialogs in KDE that make it easier for graphical-minded users to get things done. Here are five stand-alone applications that will help you stay informed about your computer’s status and health.

Ubuntu 9.10 Software Center: For better or worse

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: One of the new features in Ubuntu 9.10 is the Ubuntu Software Center. In a rather bold move Canonical has migrated away from the standard Add/Remove Software tool and (in the future) plans to drop Synaptic and Gdebi as well. Is this a move just for “moves” sake?

5 Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without

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pcauthority.com.au: Like a digital Swiss Army knife, these are the Linux utilities and tools that are so useful you won't know how you ever did without them

How to turn a Linux distribution LiveCD into a LiveUSB

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softvision.wordpress: LiveCDs these days provide the simplest way to test a Linux distribution. With flash drives being relatively cheap these days, booting your favorite Linux distribution for a clean install from a USB seems to be an interesting option.

XBMC Media Center

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dedoimedo.com: The distinction that once existed between the computer and TV is long gone. Computers were used for work, TV was used for entertainment. Today, computers are more than just sophisticated typewriters and TVs are more than just 40kg electron cannon.

K3B – Free CD/DVD burning tool for KDE Linux

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online-tech-tips.com: K3B is the official CD/DVD authoring tool for Linux KDE desktop. It allows you to create, burn, copy, CD’s and DVD’s. Create audio CD/DVD, Data discs perform disc-to-disc copies, it also includes a DVD ripping function.

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