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Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

http://debaira.blogspot.com

Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. The short answer is that, for most halfway tech-savvy people who aren't hardcore gamers, yes, you can.

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oldfart's picture
Created by oldfart 8 years 16 weeks ago
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Checking your multi-core optimizations with a free tool from Intel

http://software.intel.com

This video uses Intel Concurrency Checker 2.1 to benchmark threading metrics on a parallelized and multithreaded application. Watching this video you will find out that there is an easy to use utility to test multicore optimizations in any executable.

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miros's picture
Created by miros 8 years 16 weeks ago
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Emacs 23.2 released

http://lists.gnu.org

"GNU Emacs 23.2 has been released, and is now available at [...] The 23.2 manuals are not yet on the website; I will do this sometime in
the next few days..."

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Created by can.axis 7 years 14 weeks ago
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TrueCrypt version 6 released

http://www.truecrypt.org

This version introduces parallelized encryption and decryption on multi-core processors (or multi-processor systems). Increase in encryption/decryption speed is directly proportional to the number of cores and/or processors. For example, on a quad-core processor, encryption and decryption is four times faster than on a single-core processor with equivalent specifications

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Created by Smegzor 9 years 6 weeks ago
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BumpTop: Software toy or useful desktop replacement?

http://download.cnet.com

Nearly three years ago, a video demo of a new desktop user interface, the BumpTop, captivated YouTube viewers. A year later the creator, Anand Agarawala, was called to the august TED conference to present. Now the BumpTop software is here, ready for you and your Windows PC. I gave it a spin.

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Noog's picture
Created by Noog 8 years 19 weeks ago
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Inkscape - The next Helping Hands Event

http://freesoftnews.com

On Friday, August 15, at 14:30 UTC, Helping Hands is proud to host
Inkscape, presented by our very own jimmac. He’ll introduce you to some of the cool graphics tricks you can do on your desktop.

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mark's picture
Created by mark 9 years 1 week ago
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gNewSense is looking for developers

http://www.sorbaioli.org

"Are you a GNU/Linux developer? Do you care about your freedom? Would you like to enhance a wonderful distribution? gNewSense is looking for developers..."

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can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 8 years 33 weeks ago
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Weather Forecast From the Command Line

http://penguinpetes.com

For years, I've been getting my weather from Firefox plug-ins, usually ForecastFox. The trouble with these is they have to update every few minutes, causing a brief lag in bandwidth and even a small blip in performance if you're using some other program while Firefox is running. Recently, my ForecastFox started misbehaving for no particular reason. It would blank out and freeze up and so on.

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Created by C733tus 8 years 28 weeks ago
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Join us with GNU Emacs 23 pretest

http://www.faulhammer.org

"As expected, GNU Emacs 23 enters the so-called pretest stage. This means, defined numbered snapshots of the current development head are made, 23.0.90 being the first one ..."

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can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 8 years 28 weeks ago
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Google: Friend or Foe of Ubuntu?

http://www.workswithu.com

Google enjoys a pretty favorable image within the free-software community. In some respects, it deserves this reputation, as it strongly supports many open-source projects. On the other hand, Google is reluctant to open the code of most of its own software. Given this hesitancy, can we trust the company to be always on Ubuntu’s side?

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Created by giantrobot 8 years 27 weeks ago
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Learn to Develop Responsive Multi-Threaded Applications in C# with New Book

http://www.packtpub.com

A new book from Packt on Threaded Programming that acts as a guide to building scalable, high performance applications using parallel programming with C# has been published. Written by Gastón C. Hillar, C# 2008 and 2005 Threaded Programming: Beginner's Guide will help users develop applications that run several tasks, and manage parallelized processes and threads.

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HarishK's picture
Created by HarishK 8 years 27 weeks ago
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Desktop Cost: Linux vs. Windows

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

How much did your computer cost? $500? $1,000? $2,000? How much has it cost you since you bought it? The price of a computer is not a one-time expense — it is rather, an ongoing one. How much you pay for your computer over a year's time, or the entire lifetime of the computer, depends greatly on your choice of operating system.

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Created by Papa Smurf 8 years 25 weeks ago
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Music DRM

http://xkcd.com

Just yesterday I bought my first non-DRM'd songs (The Last Vegas, in keeping with my 'I only listen to things from Guitar Hero' theme).

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Created by fredsambo 8 years 25 weeks ago
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Speedboot explained

http://blog.crozat.net

For those of you not following Mandriva Linux development closely, we just released Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Beta and this is our first release featuring speedboot feature, in its initial phase.

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kitin's picture
Created by kitin 8 years 25 weeks ago
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Linux forensics - Part 1: Helix

http://www.dedoimedo.com

In this article, we will introduce and review Helix, a vastly powerful Linux forensics distribution. Helix is a live Linux CD carefully tailored for incident response, system investigation and analysis, data recovery, and security auditing.

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Created by GTAGod 8 years 25 weeks ago
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