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Advisory Against WiFi Drivers in Linux Staging Tree

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ubuntu-user.com: Dan Williams, Red Hat collaborator and NetworkManager developer, might be upset but doesn't let it get to him. In the GNOME blog, he advises "just say no" to WiFi drivers in the linux-staging tree and recommends changes.

GNOME Journal November 2009

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  • The Un-Scary Screwdriver
  • Where are they now? Participants 2006 Women's Summer Outreach Program
  • Telepathy Overview
  • Easy Breezy Beautiful GNOME Shell
  • Telepathy, Empathy and Mission Control 5 in GNOME 2.28
  • GNOME desktop testing automation and how to use Mago
  • Epiphany from a - not so experienced - user perspective
  • An Interview with Leslie Hawthorn

Up Close and Personal with LXDE

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linuxcritic.wordpress: Fluxbox’s biggest drawbacks are that customization is somewhat less intuitive and significantly more labor-intensive than the full-featured environments’, and that the interface as a whole is foreign and unintuitive. After evaluating several environments and window managers, the testers and I agreed that LXDE provided the best balance.

No more rebooting

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  • No more rebooting. Period.
  • Linux reboots are a thing of the past with Ksplice

The GStreamer, Cairo Video Hackfest Results

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phoronix.com: Last month we talked about a hackfest to improve Linux video playback that came about after a GNOME developer began work on using Cairo/Pixman for raw video in GStreamer and looking at other ways to leverage hardware acceleration within this major open-source multimedia framework.

Novell Strips BitTorrent DHT Technology from openSUSE

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torrentfreak.com: The Pirate Bay’s tracker closure has spurred several discussions about DHT, BitTorrent’s fallback technology for when central trackers are unavailable. According to some, DHT has some problems of its own. Novell, for example, decided to ship openSUSE with the BitTorrent client Transmission, but not before stripping DHT support.

Docky & AWN

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A Quick Chat With OpenShot Creator Jonathan Thomas

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I took a few minutes to chat with Jonathan Thomas, creator and all round nice guy from OpenShot (better known as “iMovie for Linux” around these parts!), to find out what the application is up to, what their plans are for the future and when we can expect a stable release…

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