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Hey Google, Where's The Linux Apps?

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DiBona emphasized that all of Google's software are undergoing ports, so ultimately these tools will be ready for Linux, too.

Putting Away the Welcome Mat

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I found some of anti-virus for Linux software announcements mildly interesting. In short, my caviler attitude was wrong. AV software for Linux is only going to provide hackers more ways into my system, not less.

Kurumin 5.1 Alpha 5 released

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If you read my earlier review of Kurumin, you might recall that about my only problem with it was the older application versions. The system itself was quite nice and stable, and since alpha 5 was released this past week, we thought we'd look and see what was new.

Kororaa - Close but no cigar...

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The Kororaa project released beta 2 of their 2005 Gentoo binary distribution installer this past week and we thought we'd give it a test run. I love the idea of getting a gentoo install in a matter of minutes instead of days and then later rebuild packages to your machine.

What's Wrong with Linux?

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To A. Lizard, Linux is a lovable mutt: reliable, stable, and darned safe, but not nearly as easy to use as Windows or Mac. In this article, he analyzes what's wrong with Linux distributions as a breed.

IBM tutorial teaches Linux command-line basics

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IBM DeveloperWorks has published a new online tutorial that teaches common Linux command-line functions. At some point, all Linux users should get to know at least a few command-line functions in order to get more out of their systems, and this tutorial is a simple, cost-effective way to do it.

Also on same site: Linux anti-virus software goes beta

Make Klipper Work FOR you

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"Klipper is the KDE clipboard utility. It stores clipboard history, and allows you to link clipboard contents to application actions. That's the common explanation you get from most people and online manuals when seeking information about Klipper. But what else can Klipper do? Is that ALL it does? Can we empower it to be what cut and past is in Windows? (ducks the possible flames) Perhaps. Grab a pen and paper Klip...let's see what this thing can do. Please note that this article is written with the assumption that you are using KDE 3.4 or higher.

The Complete Concise History of GNU/Linux

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There are reams and reams written about the history of Linux umpteen times by many. So why another post on the history of Linux?

Swedish municipalities choose Linux

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According to news out of Sweden some Swedish municipalities vote to go with Linux instead of Windows as their computer desktop environment.

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