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Telerik ports .NET controls to Linux

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sdtimes.com: Telerik has partnered with Novell to certify that its RadControls ASP.NET AJAX component suite supports the open-source Mono runtime environment, permitting developers to build .NET applications in a Linux environment.

Also: Using MoMA to Port from Windows .NET to Mono on Linux

GNOME begins to play catch up with KDE

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itwire.com: The GNOME project has released what it calls a roadmap towards version 3.0. After following a policy that mandated minor changes in its six-monthly releases, GNOME has decided that it would be a mistake to release 3.0 without a "user-visible change."

State of GNOME?

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stormyscorner.com: The GNOME desktop is alive and well. Despite rumors that everyone and everything is moving to the browser, the desktop is here to stay.

Ubuntu: Intuit QuickBooks is a problem

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doctormo.wordpress: I’ve just come back from a friend of a friend’s house, you know, when you’ve set up one person’s computer with Ubuntu. But as soon as you see QuickBooks Pro you put the breaks on all that optimism. It’s a death nail in prospective converts to Ubuntu.

tty-clock: 6.9 on the Geek-o-meter

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kmandla.wordpress: This is a little something that everyone should have, if they even consider life at the terminal. And for a terminal system, it’s pretty cool.

First Look at SUSE Studio

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linuxhaxor.net: SUSE studio is a web front-end to customize and build your own personal distribution in as many ways you could possibly think off.

Back up Your Gnome Desktop and Settings

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yatsite.blogspot: Yourgnome allow users to backup all things relative to Gnome on your Linux Machine. Packs everything into a tar.gz into your Home folder.

Linux System Administration Made Easy with Webmin

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makeuseof.com: Linux System administration is no walk in the park. Making things a little easier is “Webmin”. While you would still need some knowledge about a Linux system and what you want to achieve, Webmin provides an easier interface.

Favorite Personal Financial Applications

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linuxtoday.com: I spend a lot of time on my personal bookkeeping, so I very much appreciate how this is one job that computers have made easier. Keeping good records is everything when you're in business for yourself.

Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Gripes

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planet-geek.com: I've been using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex as my desktop platform of choice for a few months now. As part of that changeover, I also switched to Gnome. I have to say, after my initial "ohh, look, this just works" with Gnome, the shine has certainly come off.

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