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Linux News for Dec 27, 2011

  • Check and Optimize digiKam's Databases (Dec 27, 2011, 22:03)
    Scribbles and Snaps: "To make the application run fast and smoothly, it's a good idea to check and optimize the databases every now and then."

  • Introducing Ubuntu Calculator Scope for Unity (Dec 27, 2011, 18:06)
    Softpedia: "Ubuntu Calculator Scope is a Unity Dash plugin that will allow users to quickly do basic arithmetic operations directly from the search field of the Unity Dash."

  • Linux Controversies of 2011: Linux Mint is the Most Popular Distro (Dec 27, 2011, 16:08)
    InternetNews: From the 'Top Linux Controversies of 2011' files:

  • GNOME Shell -the UI revolution is well under way (Dec 27, 2011, 14:00)
    Linux User & Developer: "This past year has seen some interesting developments in the Linux desktop arena. GNOME 3, obviously, has been a big bang. But I would also mention the wide spread of Xfce 4.8, which shipped with openSUSE in March 2011."

  • jEdit: The Force is Strong with This Programmer's Editor (Dec 27, 2011, 10:12)
    Wazi: "jEdit's design allows you to use it as a simple editor, but also use it as an IDE and expand its functionality via plugins so that it becomes exactly what you want it to be for the task or language at hand."

  • Quality in Ubuntu (Dec 27, 2011, 06:00)
    Jono Bacon: Quality has always been an important value in the Ubuntu community, but over the last few releases we have faced some challenges in how we can assure and deliver quality.