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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.

Pagico v3.2 is coming to Ubuntu

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pagico.com/blog: The last version of Pagico on Ubuntu was v2.3, released a long while ago. As Ubuntu not being our prioritized platform, we didn’t put too much energy on it. However, things have changed.

Evolution gets a D-Bus API for mail metadata

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arstechnica.com: Philip Van Hoof, the developer behind the lightweight Tinymail e-mail framework, has written a plugin for GNOME's Evolution e-mail client that exposes the application's functionality through D-Bus.

Some Linux Apps I Discovered Recently

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winterdom.com/weblog: I’ve been spending a lot more time on Linux as it’s been very helpful for my work: I put all kinds of test servers and tools there that I use during my java/.NET work. Because of this, I’ve been looking to improve my list of useful Linux applications, and I’ve found a few that I’ve liked well enough.

Xfce 4.6 Beta 3 (Tuco-Tuco) released

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xfce.org: I am pleased to announce the release of Xfce 4.6 BETA-3. Just like with the previous BETA, this release comes with a lot of bugfixes but is not expected to be 100% stable.

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