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MythTV made easy

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tuxradar.com: MythTV is an incredibly ambitious suite of applications designed to sit at the heart of your home entertainment centre. It records, pauses and rewinds television, plays music and videos, catalogues your photo and DVD collections, browses the internet, makes phone calls, delivers the news and the weather and plays games - and it does all this thanks to the power of Linux.

Should Opera abandon the desktop?

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kyleabaker.com: According to Nate Lanxon at CNET UK, yep. I’m not going to quote the whole “article,” but here are my thoughts.

Application installing

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blogs.gnome.org: In the Linux desktop we have a very big problem: We focus very much on packages. Packages are interesting to programmers, but users care about applications.

Fanning the Flames of the Browser Security Wars

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voices.washingtonpost: A report published this week by software vulnerability watcher Secunia promises to stoke the ever-smoldering embers of the debate over which major Web browser is more secure.

browsing in GNOME

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blogs.gnome.org: There are 2 ways to provide access to the web for GNOME. One is to integrate into an existing framework. The other is to write our own.

Quick look around XFCE 4.6

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celettu.wordpress: I went for lightweight and speedy. That meant, of course, Arch, but also ext4 and the latest XFCE. Yes, XFCE isn’t the lightest solution I could have gone for. It’s no awesome, or evilwm, or even Openbox, but I was curious about the new 4.6 release, and I wanted to keep things relatively easy.

4 Great Tools to Find Files Quickly

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gaarai.com: As is true with most things in Linux, there are great desktop tools, but more power can be found in Terminal than any streamlined desktop tool can match. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a few tools.

Linux Shell Gains Microsoft Office Support

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informationweek.com: ThinkFree deal allows the open source Phoenix HyperSpace Shell to work with Microsoft Word and Excel file formats

Hands-on: fat-free Xfce 4.6 has nice new features

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arstechnica.com: GNOME and KDE reign supreme on the Linux desktop, but there are many lesser-known desktop environments that are increasingly popular among users who are looking for lightweight alternatives that deliver more streamlined interfaces and a functional user experience with less overhead.

Qt Software Releases LGPL'ed Qt 4.5 and Creator 1.0, Provides SDK

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kde.org: Qt Software has made Qt 4.5 and the Qt Creator 1.0 IDE available for download. For the first time, Qt SDK is available, a convenient bundle of the two.

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