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GNOME 2.24.3 Desktop Released

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gnome.org: This is the third update to GNOME 2.24. It contains many fixes for important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates and also a large number of updated translations.

What does Stormy do as Executive Director of GNOME?

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stormyscorner.com: I want to say I'm really glad I work for an organization where people feel comfortable asking "what do you do?" It shows they care about the organization and are not afraid to ask tough questions. Have you ever asked your boss what they did, exactly?

What's new in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

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This article describes the newest version of Lotus Notes 8.5 and its rich additional Eclipse functionality and presents itself as a modern and effective interface.

Launchpad's License Will Be AGPLv3

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softwarefreedom.org/blog: Last week, I asked Karl Fogel, Canonical's newly hired Launchpad Ombudsman, if Launchpad will use the AGPLv3. His eyes said “yes” but his words were something like: Canonical hasn't announced the license choice yet. I was excited to learn this morning from him that Launchpad's license will be AGPLv3.

Open Source Alternatives to iTunes: Your Favorite?

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earthweb.com: While it's true that Apple iTunes has some compelling services, such as their TV/music/movie store, the media player itself leaves many power users yearning for something more.

Paradox argumentations from a KDE project leader

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the-gay-bar.com: "i will not drink the koolaide" is a rant on a particular software called "pulseaudio." Let's do some string replacing here and after :s/PulseAudio/KDE4/ you have summed up a lot of the complaints people had about KDE4: KDE3 worked.

i will not drink the PulseAudio koolaide

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aseigo.blogspot: When I started using Phonon everything Just Worked(tm). I upgraded my operating system and was "blessed" with PulseAudio. Now nothing Just Works(tm).

Fact Vs. Friction: Picking The Right Open-Source Office Suite

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bmighty.com: Over the past several months, a war of words has erupted over the future of OpenOffice.org. Let's focus on what most small-business users really care about: Picking the right software suite to maximize their productivity, control costs, and manage risk. In particular, let's look at five closely related business productivity suites:

New Volume Control Interface For GNOME

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phoronix.com: One of the items being worked on by Red Hat for Fedora 11 is making the GNOME volume control and sound preferences area more intuitive and easier to use.

Nokia Qt LGPL switch huge win for cross-platform development

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arstechnica.com: Nokia has announced plans to make the open source Qt toolkit available under GNU's Lesser General Public License (LGPL), alongside the existing GPL and commercial licensing options.

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