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Gnome 2.26 - Small review of interesting features

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blog.mageprojects: Lets do the same order as the gnome release notes only with my opinion about them and of the items that deserve a little more attention.

AMD Catalyst 9.3 For Linux Brings OpenGL Composite Support

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phoronix.com: While the Catalyst driver for Windows was released a number of days ago, the Catalyst Linux driver was missing. It has, however, been released today.

Desktop Linux: I'm Here for the Apps

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blogs.eweek: The best and the worst attributes of Linux as a desktop operating system involve acquiring and maintaining software applications.

The last Linux crusade is audio cd burning

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linux-wizard.net/blog: I couldn't believe it yesterday, but burning an audio CD under Linux is presently a very difficult and hazardous task ... Here is a quick summary of the situation :

Nowhere to hide: Forensic tool moves to Linux

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desktoplinux.com: Linux'ers who thought they had erased all traces of their latest Ponzi scheme, beware: MacForensicsLab's desktop forensic tool has moved to Linux.

Linux is about choice (pt 1)

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nthrbldyblg.blogspot: I argue that Linux is about choice. Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away that choice?

Moonlight plans video-patent police beater for Linux

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theregister.co.uk: The open-source version of Microsoft's Silverlight is adopting hardware-based decoding for video, a move that will boost multimedia on Linux devices.

Linux Chromium progresses on tabs

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stefanoforenza.com: It’s nice to see work is in progress and the last system updates brings tab functionality to the browser. Being work in progress, tabs don’t work in the way you expect them (you can’t switch between them, you can’t close them, etc), but they appear. So let’s take a look !

Epiphany is my new web browser, goodbye Firefox

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izanbardprince.wordpress: For a while I ignored it largely because Firefox *does* work, but it’s been quite obvious for a while that Linux is an afterthought for them. Debian fixed up a lot of the more patently Windows-centric crap including the broken Extensions manager. Their reward?

Htop, for system monitoring your desktop

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: You don’t have to be an uber system administrator of a network to use Htop. It might have been designed with the masters of the universe in mind but just because you are a mere solitary desktop user in a Pizza-strewn study room staring at a single machine doesn’t mean you can’t get it and use it too.

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Leftovers: Software

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