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  • Moonstruck with MoonOS (Apr 14, 2011, 22:09)
    DarkDuck: "The Main Edition is a huge improvement over the prior releases, and not just because the desktop environment was switched from Enlightenment to GNOME. Neak 4 also introduces a completely original File Hierarchy System, making files and folders much easier to navigate, organize, and find."

  • Salix Xfce 13.37-beta2 - first impressions and screenshots (Apr 14, 2011, 19:03)
    Linux BSD Blog: "Things haven't changed much, and except a lovely fresh new wallpaper and login screen 13.37 looks exactly like the previous two. Good for when you actually want to get down to business and not relearn the interface every few months."

  • Testing Plasma Active (Apr 14, 2011, 15:13)
    OSTATIC: "Yesterday when I introduced Plasma Active, I secretly thought to myself 'oh no, so it's begun.' See, I have this underlying fear that KDE is going to go the way of GNOME 3 and Unity and finding the removal of user choice in upcoming KDE software compilations sowed the seeds."

  • 25 things you can do with VLC Media player! (Apr 14, 2011, 14:33)
    Unixmen: Wait, VLC isn't just for watching education videos and NPR?

  • Six public relations lessons for open source projects (Apr 14, 2011, 13:45)
    NetworkWorld: "What we learned about open source PR at the Linux Foundation Collab Summit."

  • The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon North America Keynote Speakers (Apr 14, 2011, 12:48)
    Linux Foundation: Top mobile and enterprise Linux executives lead keynote agenda: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to address enterprise Linux at 20 years and HP Chief Technology Officer Phil McKinney to discuss WebOS

  • Bluetile Keeps My App Windows Nice and Neat (Apr 14, 2011, 11:16)
    LinuxInsider:"I can use my default work spaces easily through the AWN dock or tap into the built-in work spaces that are part of the Bluetile interface."

  • Novell Extends Linux Support, Updates SLES 10 (Apr 14, 2011, 10:02)
    InternetNews: "Final service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is released as Novell aims to provide longer support to customers."

  • Twenty Years of Linux according to Linus Torvalds (Apr 14, 2011, 09:08)
    ZDNet: "When is Linux's real birthday? Is it August 25th, when Linus announced the project? October 5th 1991, when 0.02, the first public release was made?"

  • 50 Android Apps to Manage Your Phone (and Your Life) (Apr 14, 2011, 08:04)
    Datamation: "Some Android apps do more than simply provide you with information, they actually add new capabilities to your mobile device. Here's a list of 50 utilities and other Android apps that allow you to manage your phone and its capabilities in new and highly useful ways."

  • How To Create Amazing Text and Font Effects in Gimp 2.6 (Apr 14, 2011, 05:18)
    Packt Publishing: "GIMP uses the fonts installed in the system. Many times they are not enough for even the average user. GIMP comes with a wide variety of filters and effects. We are going to use some of them with just text layers to give you a clear idea of how to create great looking text starting from a solid-color font."

  • Google holds back Android Honeycomb; Asus releases the source code (Apr 14, 2011, 01:03)
    IT World: "As if to back up the contention by Google's Android boss that the tablet version of Android isn't being penned in so Google can keep control, PC-maker Asus released part of the source code yesterday."