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Ubuntu Polishes GNU Screen

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enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: GNU Screen is a terminal multiplexer program that Linux folk have used for ages. It allows you to turn one terminal into many, and run processes even after logging out. In this article we will give a brief overview.

First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features

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blogs.zdnet.com: Google has released Chrome 2.0. The speed-demon browser gets an additional kick of speed, a few more features, and a load of bug fixes.

The Sound of Fedora 11

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jaboutboul.blogspot: Where would we be without sound? When Fedora 11 lands, along with it will land a number of enhancements to the sound subsystem. I recently caught up with Lennart Poettering. Here's what he had to say about the upcoming improvements and what the future holds:

EarCandy 0.4 rules !

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stefanoforenza.com: I’ve been warned by Jason Taylor that a new release of EarCandy is pretty much ready and, well, it looks awesome !

Several vulnerabilities closed in Pidgin 2.5.6

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h-online.com: Version 2.5.6 of the cross-platform open source instant messaging client Pidgin, formerly named Gaim, fixes several security vulnerabilities.

Opera CEO says hopes firm stays independent

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reuters.com: Opera Software ASA chief executive Jon von Tetzchner hopes the Norwegian firm, known for its mobile browser, will stay independent despite major industry players increasing focus on the sector.

SUSE Studio Builds Customized Linux Appliances in a Flash

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linuxplanet.com: One of the best ways to try out a new Linux distribution is to download a bootable ISO or USB image file and give it a quick spin. VMware added another option. With that introduction came the flood of new Linux-based appliances targeted at the VMware environment.

100 open source gems - part 2

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tuxradar.com: KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice.org and Firefox - all great software, and all powerful proponents of the free software software movement. But there are thousands of other applications out there that are worth trying. Here's the next 50 great apps!

Quit X! screen-vs is more fun!

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kmandla.wordpress: screen with that patch is more fun than a bag of cats, and the things you can do with it along with a little framebuffer love are amazing.

Top 10 Linux Video Applications - NOT!

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I recently read a Digg post "10 Free Apps that Turn your Ubuntu into a Video Studio" and it annoyed the heck out of me! Maybe I'm being too critical, but I don't see 10 top video applications in Linux.

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