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Benchmarked: Firefox Javascript on Linux and Windows

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tuxradar.com: As you might have guessed from our domain name, TuxRadar.com, we're big fans of Linux. But being a fan of Linux doesn't necessarily make you a Linux fanboy. We think more Linux users need to admit there are some places where Linux isn't quite as good as its competitors.

Avant Window Navigator 0.3.2: Form and Function on the Linux Desktop

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ostatic.com/blog: I've used other dock applications in Linux, and while I've always liked the idea (and look), they were too rough around the edges for day to day use. I've been running AWN in lieu of the lower GNOME panel for several days, and I'm really pleased.

Miro 2.0... the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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writemsg.blogspot: First lets start with the good news. The gui is much more responsive. Interacting with the sidebar is a smoother experience. Not only has the underlying code obviously been reworked but the look and feel has been overhauled too. It fits in with my GNOME desktop better than before.

German schools pilot remote virtual Debian/KDE desktops

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linuxdevices.com: An educational software organization in Germany is pilot testing an educational software system based on virtualized Debian/KDE desktops, letting students and teachers access their desktops from home or school.

Giving console applications a bad name

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kmandla.wordpress: Everybody knows what a console application is like: Sparse. Unfriendly. Terse. Mute. Spartan. It’s part of the code of console applications. It has to be this way. It is the law of the jungle. That’s why we, as computer users, can no longer allow a program like calcurse to exist.

5 Must-have Linux office applications

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ghacks.net: If you work in a business environment then you know the value of the office application. And if you have ever thought about using Linux in your office you know there are boundaries to adoption. The good thing is those boundaries are growing smaller and smaller with every year.

Using Screen to Manage Multiple Remote and Interrupted SSH Sessions

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linuxplanet.com: In a day of laptops and remote systems, it's often impractical to keep the same ssh session going to a specific server indefinitely. Screen is great for letting you start a terminal session, walk away from it, and then come back later.

Handbrake DVD Ripper On Linux

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danlynch.org/blog: I decided earlier this week I needed to rip a DVD and looked around at the available options on Linux. I’d heard a while back that the popular program Handrake had now released a Linux version with a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and it seemed a good idea to try it out.

Monitor Your Linux System Stats & Information With Conky

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makeuseof.com: Linux has a wealth of utilities to help you monitor what your system is up to. You can run commands, use the proc file system and get the exact state of your system. All this information is of little use if you cannot display it efficiently. You would need a system monitor right?

Open source video player, aggregator Miro goes 2.0

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downloadsquad.com: The team behind open source internet video player Miro have pushed out version 2.0. The new player features a new interface, improved speed, and performance.

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