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KOffice 2.1 Beta 2 Released

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kdenews.org: The KOffice team today announced the second beta of the upcoming 2.1 release. The KOffice community has now switched from adding new features to only fix the remaining bugs, and that is obvious from this release.

Google Chrome 3.0 Sees Stable Release

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eweek.com: Google's Chrome team released a new stable build of the Web browser that boasts the speed bumps and features the company introduced in its 3.0.195.4 beta release last month.

Linus is always right

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elcuco2.blogspot: Linus is always right: SVN users are stupids, GIT is superior. I am now starting to move my personal projects from SVN to GIT.

GNOME Foundation releases first quarterly report

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h-online.com: The GNOME Foundation, which coordinates development of the GNOME platform, has announced the release of its first quarterly report.

Firestarter: Simple to use, powerful desktop firewall

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ghacks.net: Every PC needs protection. Now with the Linux operating system you have a lot of choices for protection. But one of the easiest to use is Firestarter. Firestarter is one of the easiest-to-use firewalls I have used.

Pidgin vs. Empathy: Feature Comparison

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workswithu.com: The decision to replace Pidgin with Empathy in Ubuntu 9.10 has not been without controversy, or second thoughts on the part of Ubuntu developers. Much of the discontent centers around concerns that Empathy does not yet offer the features to compete with Pidgin.

15 "Really" Awesome Conky Configurations

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junauza.com: After showing you how to install and configure conky, and then gave you the idea that you can display Twitter statuses on it, it's time for me to share to you some of the most highly-customized, unique, and awe-inspiring conky configurations.

Best of both worlds: twin

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kmandla.wordpress: I have mentioned a lot of console applications over the past few weeks, but usually either in conjunction with screen-vs, or with something running under X, like Musca. There is a middle ground, so to speak.

OpenGoo Review - DIY Web Office

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Available in DIY or "with tech support" versions OpenGoo lacks some functionality, it has limited file formats, but, frees users from being tied to a web app provider.

Getting Started with Money Manager Ex

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bytesandsuch.com: While I have some knowledge of double entry accounting, GnuCash is simply too complex for managing a checkbook and performing simple budgeting. In June, I published a post on HomeBank criticizing its inability to support split categories. At that time I installed Money Manager Ex. For a few weeks I ran it side by side with AceMoney. It is now the only money manager I use.

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