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Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release

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tuxarena.blogspot: Krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days.

6 Burning Applications for Linux

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blog.repasik.com: There are not many burning tools in the Linux world compared to the Windows world, but what is most important that all burning tools for Linux are free of charge, open-source and work very well. Here are 6.

Debian - Mono is not in our default installation

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h-online.com: In response to the open letter written by free software guru Richard Stallman about the Mono problem, Alexander Schmehl, Debian developer and spokesperson for the GNU/Linux distribution has pointed out that Debian has no plans to include the controversial programming environment in the default GNOME installation.

Control your bandwidth with Trickle

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tuxradar.com: With Trickle you can control the upload and download speeds for applications such that no single application hogs all the bandwidth. This gives you the power to ensure that downloads from Firefox don't interfere with your attempts to download a file through FTP.

Deluge: For All Your Torrent Needs

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softpedia.com: Using torrents has become quite an everyday routine for most of us. Residing in the "Internet" category, Deluge is quick to launch and provides a perfectly integrated GTK+ interface.

100 Compiler Options and You are Out

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daveshields.wordpress: California, along with Major League Baseball, is among the institutions that have a policy of “Three Strikes and You are Out.” I suggest the same rule should apply to compiler writers.

On Debian and Mono

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  • On Debian and Mono

  • Ubuntu’s Position on Mono Revealed
  • As It Stands, Ubuntu Has No Issues With Mono
  • Will Stallman C# warning fall flat?

Office-compatibility torture test

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infoworld.com: In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents, OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker Office showed excellent compatibility.

Never reboot again with Linux and Ksplice

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blogs.computerworld: I usually have to reboot my Linux systems about once every six months. Linux is as stable as a rock. For some users even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often and that's where Ksplice comes in.

KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager?

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earthweb.com: Personal information managers (PIM) are the major influence on most people's opinion of a desktop. When you launch an application, the desktop is simply something to move past as quickly as possibly.

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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
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