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News: Hands-on: new single-window mode makes GIMP less gimpyview story

http://www.raiden.net – A general lack of usability is often highlighted as one of the GIMP's most significant weaknesses. A common grievance is that the program tends to spawn a confusing assortment of windows and floating tool panels that can be difficult to navigate and organize. In an effort to solve such problems and ... (Distributions)

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News: HTML vs. Flash: Can a turf war be avoided?view story

http://www.raiden.net – A difference of opinion among developers has become a high-profile debate over the future of the Web: should programmers continue using Adobe Systems' Flash or embrace newer Web technology instead?"The debate has gone on for years, but last week's debut of Apple's iPad--which like the iPhone doe ... (Distributions)

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News: The Small Picture: More OpenOffice.org Extensionsview story

http://www.raiden.net – Every few weeks, I like to browse the OpenOffice.org Extensions site to see what is available, and what people are using.New extensions that are both useful and well-designed seem to be getting few and far between. However, if you search patiently, you can still find extensions worth trying.Below, i ... (Distributions)

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Zynga brings FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Gamesview story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – 75 million unique users simply isn't enough, as far as Zynga's concerned! Using the power of Facebook Connect, Zynga -- the developer of FarmVille, Cafe World, Mafia Wars and others -- is bringing FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games. (General)

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64 Bit Java Pluginview story

http://forums.opensuse.org – This is not a rant, and is kind of old news now. That said, I am still baffled by how long it took Sun to release a 64-bit Java plug in. I was just reading the bug id here: Bug ID: 4802695 Support 64-bit Java Plug-in and Java webstart on Windows/Linux on AMD64 (Distributions)

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News: Microsoft blames developers for shoddy securityview story

http://www.raiden.net – Microsoft is blaming developers for not making secure enough code and is condescendingly offering to help them out with that.more ... (Distributions)

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News: Managing sound in Ubuntu 9.10view story

http://www.raiden.net – For some users, sound in Linux is nothing short of a nightmare. Even once beyond the initial setup of your hardware (a task that is usually handled automatically at install) some still have trouble trying to figure out where and how to manage their sound.more ... (Distributions)

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News: F-Spot: An Able-Bodied All-in-One Image Machineview story

http://www.raiden.net – Few, if any, photo viewing apps on any platform provide a perfect photo management experience. However, F-Spot Photo Management for Gnome gives Linux users a fairly complete set of photo tools.more ... (Distributions)

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News: Kernel Log: Open source drivers for new Radeon graphics chipsview story

http://www.raiden.net – The open source developers are working on drivers to support the DirectX 11 graphics cards in AMD's Radeon HD 5000 series. While the proprietary AMD drivers have been supported for some time, not even the latest, recently released version co-operates with X Server 1.7, which has been available for ... (Distributions)

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News: Two thousand open source applications for the public sectorview story

http://www.raiden.net – The OSOR is a platform where public administrations can exchange information and experiences and collaborate in developing free and open source software. The platform has managed to bring together more than '000 such open source software applications in just sixteen months after its launch.The most ... (Distributions)