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Google Gets Chrome Ready For Mac, Linux

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informationweek.com: Google has released a pre-beta version of Chrome 2.0 that takes the Web browser closer to its eventual support of Mac OS X and Linux.

Review: BBC iPlayer Desktop On The Linux

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adventuresinopensource.blogspot: A significant piece of news which might have been drowned out by all that festive white noise was the release of the BBC iPlayer application for Linux and Mac platforms.

Introducing KDE 4: Amarok 2.0

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Finally, Amarok 2 has been released. The 1.x series were the champions on music management (on BSD and Linux) and playing during KDE 3.x time. Actually, it was preferred on all desktop environments, shells or plain windows managers.

Linux, PhotoShop, And Disney

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oneclicklinux.com: I admit that many folks out there really prefer Photoshop over every other graphics app. Eve though the Gimp is as featured packed and as easy to use, folks just prefer Photoshop. Enter Disney.

Boxee: Open Source Connected TV

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pcworld.com: One of the clear trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of ways to get Internet-based content onto your TV. But I’ve seen only one system that’s free (as in both speech and beer) and doesn’t seem to restrict where you get content: Boxee.

A New, Easy To Use Disk Formatter For GNOME

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phoronix.com: GParted is not exactly the ideal program for new Linux users to familiarize themselves with if all they want to do is format a USB drive or external storage device. Fortunately, a new GNOME utility has come about that is designed to be simple yet powerful.

Introducing KDE 4: Dragon and SMPlayer

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Kaffeine was the most used Video Player on KDE 3, however, for KDE 4.x it's in a pretty early stage, but fear not, the SMPlayer (which is technically a Qt application, not a KDE one) and Dragon Player came to fill this hole.

Tools for Migrating from Windows to Linux

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earthweb.com: Taking baby steps to become more familiar with a new operating system can be as simple as revamping the OS already in use on your computer. Here are some tips on utilizing different open source resources to make the goal of a full time switch over to Linux a lasting one:

The great window manager speed test

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toolbox.com/blogs: The regular readers of my blog would remember a few articles ago where I observed that some window managers don't seem to be as fast in screen redraw speed as others. I stated that I would perform some tests and report the results. Well I did those tests and here are the results.

Empathy: the New Pidgin?

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workswithu.com: There’s some reason to believe that Empathy is the next big thing in instant-messaging on the Ubuntu desktop. There have been passionate calls for its adoption in Ubuntu 9.04 as a replacement for Pidgin, and the Gnome people seem to be pushing it.

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Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

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Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

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