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On Mono, Miguel, Stallman and Fusion with Microsoft

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groklaw.net: Jason Perlow has written an article about Richard Stallman, Watch Out for That Meteor, Stallman. There are some factual errors in the article, so let me step up to the plate and fix them.

OSMO: Your friendly personal organizer

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ghacks.net: Although integration has become widespread, there are instances when you might want a separate tool for organizing your life. What if you want something on your machine to organize your life – that doesn’t require an online connection, is simple to use, and has a tiny footprint. If that’s you, OSMO is the tool you’ve been looking for.

How Will Users React to GNOME 3.0?

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earthweb.com: GNOME 2.28 was supposed to preview GNOME 3.0. But it hasn't quite turned out that way, and whether what is visible will leave users eagerly anticipating or uneasy and rebellious is still anybody's guess.

7 Best Free and Open Source Vector Graphics Editors for Linux

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junauza.com: A software application that gives users the ability to compose and edit vector graphics images interactively on a computer is called a vector graphics editor. Here are some of the best Free and Open Source vector graphics editors:

50 Open Source Apps for Small Biz/Home Office

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earthweb.com: When it comes to businesses using open source software, medium and large enterprises seem to get most of the press. However, small office/home office (SOHO) setups with 10 employees or less may see even greater benefit from switching to open source applications.

Gnome Shell… Meh

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v00d00.net: Now with any major new release of GNOME you are going to get alot of “omg totally awesome new stuff in gnome!” posts. The real question is do you want it to do something new?

Making Linux Binaries Simple: Automate 'Em

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informationweek.com/blog: If Linux doesn't change its attitude about prepackaged binary (read: closed source) software anytime soon, here's a suggestion: a generic software deployment system for Linux binaries.

Apache Holds Steady in a Changing Web Server Landscape

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computerworlduk.com: Once upon a time, the monthly Netcraft Web server survey was nice and boring. Regular as clockwork, it showed the complete dominance of Apache in this sector.

5 alternative image manipualtion apps for Linux newbies

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sinaisix.blogspot: One of the drawbacks to most people who want to migrate to Linux is that it lacks some really good image manipulation applications. Below are five.

6 of the best media burners for Linux

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techradar.com: Despite all the glitz, the same age-old tools are chugging away at the back-end, giving the front-end apps approximately equal powers. So, how do the various disc burning apps stack up against each other and which one should you trust with your data?

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