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Nathive Image Editor 0.813 released

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nathive.org: Nathive 0.813 in out, this release has many internal improvements and the support has been increased to 8 languages.

Active Directory comes to Linux with Samba 4

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techworld.com.au: Enterprise networks now have an alternative choice to Microsoft Active Directory (AD) servers, with the open source Samba project aiming for feature parity with the forthcoming release of version 4.

Xara LX and the leading, bleeding edge of free software graphics

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The latest vector graphics package for GNU/Linux is a Linux port of a proprietary Windows application called “Xara Xtreme”, which is in the process of being converted to a GPL license. There are a number of sharp broken edges along this path, including non-free library dependencies that need to be free-licensed or replaced with free versions, and support for free graphics standards like SVG in order to interoperate with other packages.

AMD Catalyst vs. X.Org Radeon Driver 2D Performance

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phoronix.com: One of the common complaints about the ATI Catalyst Linux driver is slow 2D performance, but is this really the case? Does AMD's binary-only Linux driver have 2D performance issues that could actually make it run slower than the open-source driver developed by the X.Org community through specifications released by AMD?

6 tools for configuring Firewall on Ubuntu

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quicktweaks.com: With Linux you can be assured that you are safely connected to the Internet or with any network but prevention is always better than cure. One way to make sure that your computer is safely connected with the other computers (and also with the internet) is to enable firewall.

Epidermis Theme Manager: Promising for the Future, Problematic for Now

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linuxloop.com: Epidermis is a project that promises to bring together all the aspects of a complete GNOME theme in to a single interface, allowing you to install and apply a completely new theme in a single click.

atop: an ASCII full-screen performance monitor

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debaday.debian.net: Every system administrator must be familiar with the top(1) command that shows the most active running processes in a Linux environment. atop is different than that.

Open Source Alternatives

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mr-oss.com: Open source is rarely taken seriously. It has became a buzzword just like going green. What can open source actually do for your organization? What alternatives are available to replace our proprietary systems?

Open Souce Multi Track Audio Editing Software Jokosher

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geek2live.blogspot: Jokosher is an Open Source Multi Track Audio Editing Software. Could be used in creating Audio record, Podcasts.

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