Extension Watch: Google Mail Checker Plus for Chromeview story

http://www.linux-magazine.com – On the face of it, Google Mail Checker Plus (GMCP) looks like just another Chrome extension that displays unread email count. But dig deeper and you'll discover that this extension offers a handful of genuinely useful features that make it a must-have utility for any Gmail user. (Distributions)

Howto Make scanned PDFs searchable (OCR) using pdfocrview story

http://www.ubuntugeek.com – What pdfocr is for (HowTos)

The viability of open source forkingview story

http://linuxo.com – InfoWorld: "Source code availability is a central factor in establishing trust in the open source community, as knowledge that the source is available can often allay fears about the future of a particular open source project or product. And yet, this trust can often be overstated." (General)

Google backs Yahoo in privacy fight with DOJview story

http://linuxo.com – CNet: "Google and an alliance of privacy groups have come to Yahoo's aid by helping the Web portal fend off a broad request from the U.S. Department of Justice for e-mail messages, CNET has learned" (General)

Firefox Speed Testview story

http://linuxo.com – SilverWav's Journal: "I have a large html file (9MB, 20k records in a table). FF takes 30sec to open it, Chromium takes 5secs. The filter on it uses js and is very fast in Chromium (10sec) but in FF > 5min :(" (General)

Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Mandriva 2010.0view story

http://howtoforge.com – Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Mandriva 2010.0 (HowTos)

STS-131 landing may be delayed by rain, not dustview story

http://www.itwire.com – Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member NASA crew are expected to land back on Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. Their voyage home is not expected to be delayed due to the volcanic dust in the air, only by likely rainy weather.   (IT news)

Ubuntu 10.4 LTS Lucid Lynx Betaview story

http://linuxfilesystem.com – This video will give you a quick look around the beta for the latest version of Ubuntu 10.4. (General)

ASCII Art - Boxes - Linux Mint 8view story

http://linuxfilesystem.com – boxes.thomasjensen.com boxes is a text filter which can draw ASCII art boxes around its input text. These boxes may also be removed, even if they have been badly damaged by editing of the text inside. Since boxes may be open on any side, boxes can also be used to create regional comments in any programming [...] (General)

Linux Beginner: Update Packages In Ubuntu 10.04 Properlyview story

http://www.liberiangeek.net – Learning to update packages in Ubuntu is a must if you’re going to be using Ubuntu as your default workstation of choice. (HowTos)

Bungee cord for U.S. manned space programview story

http://www.itwire.com – The United States doesn’t seem to like a long-range manned space program. And, it doesn’t appear that it will be any different in the future. As NASA swings wildly in this direction and now that direction, the U.S. manned space program seems to be attached to a bungee cord provided by the U.S. Congress and the U.S. White House.   (IT news)

Do health, life insurers supersize too much?view story

http://www.itwire.com – According to researchers from the Harvard Medical School, five of the largest U.S. health and life insurance companies invest as a group nearly two billion of dollars in the stock of fast food companies, whose food has contributed to the growing obesity problem in the United States and the world. (IT news)