End User

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End User - free software for the end user - distros for the non-guru (Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, etc.), desktops, browsers, games, multimedia software, desktop utilities, media players, basic-intermediate howtos, basic/standard hardware and devices, etc.
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Mozilla Exec Burns Apple's Pie Chart

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Apple's launch of Safari on Windows has already managed to irk a competitor. However, Mozilla's John Lilly isn't upset that there's a new browser in town; what bugs him is how that new browser was introduced. One of the pie charts Steve Jobs used to illustrate browser market share showed only Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Safari, with no mention of Firefox or any other browser.

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Good enough for government work? Red Hat Linux receives top-notch security rating

http://enterprise.linux.com

IBM anticipates that the enhanced EAL4 security certification earned by Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5 earlier this month will further its adoption by businesses and government entities worldwide.

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The Road to KDE 4: KDE PIM Libraries and Related Technologies

http://dot.kde.org

KDE PIM project has been quietly gaining corporate acceptance as a suitable enterprise suite. Today's feature are the libraries that power the KDE PIM project, and specifically, what changes have taken place since KDE 3.5.x, wherein the KDE PIM project is one of the most successful and stable components of KDE.

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Linux printing steps toward simplicity

http://www.desktoplinux.com

The Linux Foundation last week announced the free availability of the Linux Standard Base Driver Development Kit for print drivers. The DDK provides the tools and resources for printing manufacturers to easily support all Linux distributions with one driver package, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to support Linux, a foundation spokesperson said.

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The story (and the protocols) behind instant messengers

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

There was a time when geeks were the only ones who used instant messengers. Not so now. Almost everyone, from high school students to Congressmen, have instant messaging accounts. Businesses use instant messengers like Lotus Sametime or Novell GroupWise within their companies. How did instant messengers get this far?

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Skype for Linux 1.4 Beta

http://www.linuxlookup.com

"This release is also a milestone for us, as it is the natural successor to Linux 1.3 and is the first time we’ve created packages for 1.4. You can also find it via the public download site, so everybody is invited to enjoy the goodness of 1.4."

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Pressure mounts on Dell over Linux PCs

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

"More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling on Dell to offer Linux-based PCs outside of the US."

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Red Hat And IBM Add Security Certification

http://www.informationweek.com

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 running on IBM servers now meets government security standards allowing Linux to be used in homeland security projects and command-and-control operations.

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Google Browser Sync extension clones Firefox settings

http://community.linux.com

Google Browser Sync provides more than just a simple method of syncing bookmarks. It syncs all your Firefox data -- bookmarks, cookies, passwords, history, tabs, and windows. So, not only are your bookmarks kept in sync, but you can even close a Firefox session with tabs and windows open, and reopen the same session on another PC.

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New Gnash release includes support for YouTube videos

http://applications.linux.com

Support for YouTube and Lulu.tv streaming video is a key feature of Gnash 0.8.0, the third alpha release of the open source Flash movie player. Gnash is available as a standalone application, or as a plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera.

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Firefox 3 (Minefield) Gets Pretty Widgets

http://fosswire.com

Hate the ugly form widgets in Firefox 2? Want to stab your eyes out if you see one? ...There is a way to shield your eyes. The latest (and I mean latest) build has pretty form widgets.

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When Ubuntu becomes genuine Windows!

http://ubuntuforums.org

I was asked to do the Genuine Advantage test. I used the alternate authentication method (IE4Linux doesn't support Active X), downloaded and then ran the genuine advantage application (which took quite a while to start). It gave me a code that I pasted into the authentication box, and to my surprise it verified me and forwarded me to the download page.

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Ubuntu Feisty on your USB drive - finally!

http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com

This would work just like a LiveCD, with the big improvement that all your data could be saved onto the USB drive! This means not just your documents, but also e.g. network settings or your desktop background. You were practically carrying around a fully-functional operating system on your USB drive!

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Ubuntu Linux Just Plain Rocks!

http://www.lockergnome.com

Wow!

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Alternative GUIs: GoblinX

http://www.tuxmachines.org

GoblinX is a live Linux distribution based on Slackware 11, written by a Brazilian developer who goes by the pseudonym Grobsch. (You can contact Grobsch on the GoblinX forum.) GoblinX differs from other live distributions in two main ways.

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