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Linux News for Nov 27, 2009

  • Where are they now? The Participants of the 2006 Women's Summer Outreach Program (Nov 27, 2009, 23:02)
    The GNOME Journal: "Marina follows up with the participants to see what they learned and how OPW can benefit from past experience."

  • How Necessary Is Windows Part 5 Crossover (Nov 27, 2009, 19:02)
    Wine-Reviews: "There have been several attempts down the years to make Windows unnecessary. The most audacious is doubtless ReactOS, which cuts to the heart of things and wants to be a complete Windows XP-compatible OS."

  • 10 Things I Hate About Linux (Nov 27, 2009, 15:02)
    Daniweb: "These are in no particular order and they aren't just rants; they're legitimate problems and issues that I find annoying, destroying or cloying. Feel free to add your own to the list in the Comments section."

  • Vim 201: An Intermediate Guide to Vim (Nov 27, 2009, 11:02) "Ready to boost your Vim skills? Many use Vim, but don't make use of nearly all the features. In this guide, we'll take a look at some of the intermediate features offered by Vim, including abbreviations, word completion, and editing multiple documents in the same Vim session."

  • HandBrake 0.9.4 Released With a Whopping 1,000 Changes (Nov 27, 2009, 07:02)
    OStatic: "Popular open source video transcoder project HandBrake saw a new release this week with a boatload of new features, changes, and improvements. Many of version 0.9.4's changes optimize the application for better picture quality and performance while others make using the tool to rip DVDs a much friendlier experience."

  • The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10 (Nov 27, 2009, 03:02)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops."