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Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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open-source-france

French Military is reported to have contributed to the latest Thunderbird 3, released this week. This association of the French Government with Open Source started way back in 2003.

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windows_7_download_USB_dvd_tool

Microsoft has finally Open-Sourced the Windows 7 netbook install tool which lets users create a USB/DVD of the OS installation as well as download the installation from the Internet.

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Fedora 13 promises a rich set of features. The features are still being worked upon and include the Btrfs file system which allows file system snapshots and the NFSv4 allowing better NFS capabilities over IPV6.

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A desktop screensaver available from Gnome-Look.org was reported to be a malware which downloads an unauthorized script.

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx will see the first release of its Alpha version sometime today. This next Ubuntu, version 10.04 Lucid Lynx will see a final release on 29th April, 2010.

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Fedora has managed its source control with CVS from its birth but is now deciding to switch over to GIT. This decision was made at the FUDCon this week.

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chrome-os-cherry

The cherry OS has many advantages over the default Chrome OS. It has a small size of 300 MB. Cherry fits into a USB drive of size 1 GB and has Wi-Fi support.

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christmas_ubuntu_wallpaper

Christmas is arriving and now would be the time to gear up your Ubuntu system with a Christmas theme for Ubuntu. As always, I am providing a wallpaper, a login screen an icon pack and a theme for the window manager.

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Firefox has started working on the availability of this support on Firefox 3.7. Direct 2D will allow the browser to use the GPU power.

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gimp

The Ubuntu developer community has decided to discontinue providing GIMP as one of the default applications in the distribution, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit.

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adobe_air

Adobe Air 2 beta has been released, following the success of Adobe Air 1. The Adobe Air platform provides developers with a rich app development platform, especially for the desktop.

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about-config

Firefox tweaks and settings found on the ‘about:config’ make little or no-sense to first time visitors to the page unless of course, you are really smart. In Configuration Mania, the different settings from ‘about:config’ have been divided into five easy sections namely: Browser, Security, Network, UI and Debug.

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Jetpack-Gallery

The Jetpak gallery features a properly customized and organized add-on gallery where add-ons are tagged and categorized by author, reviews, popularity and alike.

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Linux_Helena

Linux Mint is the best Linux distro for those switching over from Windows. It is easy to use and has extra GUI for common tasks.

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The Chomium blog says, it came up with new ideas of web-browser and server interactions, in an attempt to speed up the browsing experience. The SPDY protocol delivers faster than HTTP and delivered 55% faster.

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