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Btrfs Is Not Yet The Performance King

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phoronix.com: With the release this week of Fedora 11 Preview, which incorporates install-time support for the Btrfs file-system into Red Hat's Anaconda installer, we have now delivered our first set of benchmark results for this next-generation Linux file-system.

GConf - GNOME Desktop on steroids

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polishlinux.org: GConf is a system of storing preferences of most of the installed applications, as well as the environment and desktop for GNOME for Linux.

Read Feeds from the Terminal via Newsbeuter

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everyjoe.com: I’ve been looking for a better way to read my RSS feeds. Enter Newsbeuter. It is a terminal-based RSS reader which you could easily use and tweak according to your needs.

Cutest funding move ever? Adopt a line of Miro code

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arstechnica.com: The folks behind the open source video player Miro have launched a program that lets users adopt a line of code in order to support Miro's continued development.

The Firefox 3.5 vs. IE8 Deathmatch

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pcworld.com: Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8 ). "Why do I do that?" I've often asked myself. It's been going on for years. I maintain two separate "browser lives," in a sense. Let's take a look at some of the features that they each have.

My two cents on improving GNOME

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manishtech.wordpress: I have been a GNOME user since I have jumped into Linux bandwagon. Even though trying out KDE and XFCE, I always had to fall back to GNOME even though people are said never to be happy with it.

Powerhouse Programs of Linux

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nixtutor.com: Linux comes packed with some pretty powerful tools. Here is a list of what I consider to be the powerhouse programs of Linux and some common usage for each.

24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook

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earthweb.com: Eighteen short months ago, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus debuted the Eee, the netbook that launched the latest craze for small, lightweight, inexpensive laptops. And then they got to work – creating new open source apps specifically for the Eee and similar netbooks.

Kontact: The Swiss Army Knife of PIMs

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ghacks.net: If you’ve ever used a PIM (Personal Information Manager) you know how important they can be for both business and personal organization. Most users know Microsoft Outlook. Most Linux users know Evolution. But there is another PIM out there that has more to offer than any other PIM available.

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