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Faces behind Popular Programming Languages

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yabblog.com: It’s quite fascinating to become familiar with the faces behind these programming languages, in which we spend hours learning or using it. Although the list may not be comprehensive but it contains almost all the popular programming language used in modern times.

Compiz Fusion and X.org MPX and Input Redirection Patches are now out

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smspillaz.wordpress: I figured that I should publish these before murphy’s law ensures that I either have a 1% chance of living the next day, or that the Australian Government censors me.

Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Server (Part 2)

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makeuseof.com: Previously, I have discussed how you can use your Linux computer as a media center. Now, if you are not in front of your Linux machine most of the time, but still want to access all your media files from any internet connected devices such as your smart phone, workplace computer, PDA or even PS3, the only option is to set up your Linux computer as a media server and stream your multimedia content to wherever you are over the internet.

New Qt Creator IDE from Qt Software

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dot.kde.org: News emerged recently that Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) were working on their first IDE for Qt, code named Project Greenhouse. Today saw the release of the first technical preview under the name Qt Creator. The initial release is available for Linux, Mac OS X and MS Windows.

LXDE, A stable and lightweight desktop environment

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linuxpoison.blogspot: LXDE is the abbreviation for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. LX also stands for LinuX. You will find it different from other desktop environments, due to its discrete components, which can be used independently and with few dependencies.

VMware Server 2 shows some improvement

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linux.com: Despite being an entry-level server virtualization product, many people used VMware Server on the desktop. Taking that into consideration, you have to look at the recently released VMware Server 2, from two angles -- as an entry-level server virtualization platform and as an alternative to desktop virtualization products like VirtualBox. With its performance and other improvements, it does enough to keep existing customers happy, but probably not enough to get others to switch.

Opera Preps For More Browser Battles

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informationweek.com: In an interview, Opera's CEO discusses the Web browser's fight for market share, how important the mobile space is, and why Google's Chrome has been good for Opera.

Also: Opera sings the security blues

Avant Window Navigator

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: For a long while there I didn’t want to check out the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) because I was shunning Compiz. But now that I’m back on the Compiz (and since Metacity should have compositing “soon” anyway) I decided to give a shot.

Hugin panoramic photo editor extends its reach

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linux.com: The developers of the free panoramic photo editor Hugin released version 0.7 this month, culminating a two-year development cycle. The new release incorporates key new technical abilities and usability improvements to help demystify the panorama creation process for the average shooter.

Opera 9.62 Released

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opera.com: We released 9.62 today, which addresses some security issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

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