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Bugwrangling and How to make people happy

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gentooexperimental.org: Every now and then it might happen that you are one of the lucky souls to discover a bug in a gentoo package. Now you might want to get that bug fixed. Where do you start?

Arch Linux Revolts Against ATI Catalyst Driver

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phoronix.com: While AMD continues to improve the ATI Catalyst Linux driver from where they were at years ago by introducing new features like CrossFire and OpenGL 3.0 support while addressing outstanding bugs, no Linux graphics driver is yet in a perfect state.

bash-completion: the greatest things since bash completion

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debaday.debian.net: Pressing the tab key in bash to auto-complete a file name is one of the most time saving tricks especially when dealing with very long file names. Unfortunately, file name completion is not always the right behavior. This is where the bash-completion package steps in.

GNOME Do: The King of Launchers

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news.softpedia.com: The main chore that you'll want to be handled via the GNOME Do is opening applications. Summon it with Super+Space, type a few letters and in a blink of an eye it will start guessing the program you want to launch.

Arora, a refreshing new Qt/WebKit browser

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kev009.com: The Gentoo Qt maintainers have been doing a fantastic job of getting cutting edge Qt software into shape. Recently they bumped the Arora ebuild to version 0.5. Arora is a lightweight browser based on Qt and WebKit.

Xfce 4.6 Final Released

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xfce.org: After more than two years of development, Xfce 4.6.0 has just been released. Xfce 4.6 features a new configuration backend, a new settings manager, a brand new session manager and sound mixer as well as several huge improvements of its core components.

Celtx jumps a version, releases 2.0

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fosswire.com: After years of perpetual beta (it’s vogue these days), Celtx, the open source media pre-production and screenwriting application, is making the jump to 2.0. So let’s take a look and see if this new version worth its version number.

CodeWeavers Updates CrossOver Games

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ostatic.com/blog: If you're a gamer, you'll want to know about CodeWeavers' latest update for its popular gaming software. CrossOver Games 7.2.0 is now available for both Linux and Mac OS X, and includes a bunch of fixes, formal support for Spore, and an updated version of Wine.

VMware moves vCenter to Linux

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zdnet.co.ukVMware will release future versions of vCenter, its flagship virtualisation-management software, in Linux versions as well as for Windows.

Binary-only device drivers for Linux and the supportability matrix of doom

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thunk.org/tytso/blog: I came across the following from the ext3-users mailing list. The poor user was stuck on a never-updated RHEL 3 production server and running into kernel panic problems. He was advised to try updating to the latest kernel rpm from Red Hat, but he didn’t feel he could do that.

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