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Shotwell 0.5 Has Been Released

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Shotwell 0.5 (Gnome Photo Manager) new features:

The history of Linux: Get your popcorn

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blogs.techrepublic.com: So, it’s not your typical date-night movie, and maybe I’m the last person to know this documentary exists, but I was happy to find the film (1hour, 25 minutes), Revolution OS on Google Video.

Linux summit to dissect MeeGo

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linuxfordevices.com: This year's event features a full-day workgroup on MeeGo, as well as discussions of Linux topics including toolchain, cloud computing, printing, filesystems, ISV porting, and open source compliance.

Top 10 worst products ever

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Software

expertreviews.co.uk: Despite all the money companies spend on research and development, they still manage to trundle out some absolute junk. There are thousands of bad products out there, but here's the ten worst that we've encountered in all of our years of reviewing products.

How to compile the Linux kernel

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: Do you want to remove bloat from your Linux installation? Are you looking to enable extra features that aren't provided by your distro? Fancy trying some of the cutting-edge patches doing the rounds? You'll need to recompile your kernel.

Leading Edge? Bleeding Edge? Be careful!

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Hardware

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: As those who are familiar with me know, I enjoy buying some of the latest gear available, and seeing how it is handled by a variety of Linux distributions. Sometimes, though, it is possible to get a bit too far ahead of the general development/release cycle.

Fedora 13 Alpha Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Following the release of Fedora 13 Alpha this week we delivered Intel graphics benchmarks looking at the performance of an Intel Atom Netbook using the very latest kernel, DRM, and Mesa packages that Fedora is known for carrying.

Banshee 1.5.5 Released With Grid View, YouTube Plugin And Gapless Playback

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Like we told you a few days ago, Banshee 1.5.5 (aka 1.6 RC1) got a very nice new YouTube extension but the new version also brings some other new features like Grid View and Gapeless Playback.

Virtual Linux

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earthweb.com: The definition of virtual Linux is as fluid as the Linux platform itself. For the desktop user, virtual Linux translates into being able to use Linux without changing their existing operating system. For those working with servers however, virtual Linux can mean something very different altogether.

Linux: Big With the Bulge Brackets

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securitiesindustry.com: The open-source software Linux has become by far the most-widely used operating system among the largest firms on Wall Street, according to a presentation made Thursday by Tabb Group analyst Kevin McPartland.

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