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Measuring performance of GTK theme

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penguininside.blogspot: Does GTK theme make any noticeable change in performance? Yes. Here is a way to figure out how much does it matter. If you are interested in creating GTK themes you should know how to check performance of theme..

Gnome Lets Anyone See Your Keyring Passwords

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omgubuntu.co.uk: A security hole in Gnome allows anyone to see your keyring passwords without needing to enter so much as a password.

KOffice 2.1 Release Candidate 1 Released

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koffice.org: The KOffice team is happy to announce the first release candidate of KOffice 2.1. As usual, the team has worked diligently and has now been able to remove all the release blocker bugs.

Debunking the ‘compiz is so bloated’ myth

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smspillaz.wordpress: I’ve got a Google Alerts hint set on compiz. A recent trend I’ve noticed is this myth that compiz is bloated.

Opera 10.01 released

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  • Opera 10.01 Release Annoucement
  • eWeek Slideshow: Opera 10 Still an Innovative Web Browser

Opera browser dinged by code execution flaw

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blogs.zdnet.com: Mozilla isn’t the only alternative browser maker struggling with serious security problems.

Slick Linux Virtual Terminal: aterm

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suseblog.com: In the search for a full weight loss program for my window manager (I’m switching from KDE 3.5 to XFCE4), it became clear that another terminal would have to replace Konsole. After 11 full minutes of considerable thought, agonizing contemplation, deliberation and extensive research, aterm became the obvious choice.

AbiWord 2.8.0 Released, Loaded With New Features

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ostatic.com: Open source word processing program AbiWord has a new release this week that sports several new features and a slew of bugfixes. AbiWord, long overshadowed by OpenOffice.org, is a fine multi-platform application in its own right and the new goodies in version 2.8.0 bring even more to the table.

E17 vs KDE 4.3.1

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intosimple.blogspot: Recently, I have started using KDE 4.3.1 after it came in Gentoo stable tree. I have been using E17 svn versions for quite some time now. I found that with E17 the cpu is relatively cooler. Of course, my benchmarking is not precise yet it shall provide you an overall view. My system is Thinkpad R60.

An office suite for people :)

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opera.com/it-s: Recently I came across a very curious application and it fascinated me so that I decided to share my experience with you guys. The application is in a nutshell an OpenOffice derivative, created by a Chinese company responsible for RedFlag Linux distro. The application suite is called: RedOffice and you can get an experimental Linux version.

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    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
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  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
  • LunarG's Vulkan Layer Factory Aims To Make Writing Vulkan Layers Easier
    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.