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Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

http://debaira.blogspot.com

Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. The short answer is that, for most halfway tech-savvy people who aren't hardcore gamers, yes, you can.

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Created by oldfart 5 years 18 weeks ago
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Emacs 23.2 released

http://lists.gnu.org

"GNU Emacs 23.2 has been released, and is now available at [...] The 23.2 manuals are not yet on the website; I will do this sometime in
the next few days..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 17 weeks ago
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TrueCrypt version 6 released

http://www.truecrypt.org

This version introduces parallelized encryption and decryption on multi-core processors (or multi-processor systems). Increase in encryption/decryption speed is directly proportional to the number of cores and/or processors. For example, on a quad-core processor, encryption and decryption is four times faster than on a single-core processor with equivalent specifications

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Created by Smegzor 6 years 8 weeks ago
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BumpTop: Software toy or useful desktop replacement?

http://download.cnet.com

Nearly three years ago, a video demo of a new desktop user interface, the BumpTop, captivated YouTube viewers. A year later the creator, Anand Agarawala, was called to the august TED conference to present. Now the BumpTop software is here, ready for you and your Windows PC. I gave it a spin.

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Created by Noog 5 years 21 weeks ago
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Desktop Cost: Linux vs. Windows

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

How much did your computer cost? $500? $1,000? $2,000? How much has it cost you since you bought it? The price of a computer is not a one-time expense — it is rather, an ongoing one. How much you pay for your computer over a year's time, or the entire lifetime of the computer, depends greatly on your choice of operating system.

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Created by Papa Smurf 5 years 28 weeks ago
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Speedboot explained

http://blog.crozat.net

For those of you not following Mandriva Linux development closely, we just released Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Beta and this is our first release featuring speedboot feature, in its initial phase.

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Created by kitin 5 years 27 weeks ago
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5 Compiz Effects That Are Actually Useful

http://www.linuxhaxor.net

Compiz has a lot of nice effects that are mostly useless. In my quest to find a work place without distraction compiz effects doesn’t really fit it. Here are five effects that I actually found useful...

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Created by pontifex 5 years 24 weeks ago
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GNOME 2.26: Fast & Stable, But Light On The New Features

http://www.itnewstoday.com

GNOME is a very stable and fast desktop environment that’s easy to love. Not to disappoint, GNOME 2.26 is here right on schedule and was released last week. However, a lack of exciting new features prevents it from becoming an all-star.

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Split APE and FLAC Files in Ubuntu and Add Tags by Cue File

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

Did you ever downloaded a single APE or FLAC file consisting of multiple songs? If so, it's quite annoying to try and listen to only one song. But you can split the files into multiple songs exactly like in the cue file (each song's start and end time are saved in the cue file, so we'll know where to cut the big file).

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Created by nilarimogard 5 years 18 weeks ago
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starting perl GUI programming

http://www.handlewithlinux.com

I need to extend my programming knowledge, I know as a system administrator, I should automate everything I need to do more than twice and therefore I need more programming skills. I've been thinking of learning shell programming, as it is the most ubiquitous in Linux systems. I already know some shell programming and for most of the simple tasks I can easily write a small shell script.

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Created by j00p34 5 years 17 weeks ago
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KOffice 2.0.0 tagged for release

http://www.computerworld.com.au

After nearly two years in the making, the KOffice project will release version 2.0.0 of if its cross-platform office suite of the same name this week, adding features like scripting support and a new shape library.

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Created by polbaan 5 years 14 weeks ago
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Gnote Explodes in Popularity

http://boycottnovell.com

Number of Gnote submitters is up sharply .

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Created by komrad 5 years 14 weeks ago
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Exaile (Music Player) 0.3.0a2 Released

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python, quite similar to Amarok. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and optional iPod support via a plugin.

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Created by nilarimogard 5 years 14 weeks ago
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5 Reasons Old Computers Love Linux

http://blog.tsmacdonald.com

There are hundreds of stories about people who pulled an old Windows 95/98/ME computer out of their basement, put some kind of Linux distro on it, and are in a computing heaven, blissfully unaware of the age of their computer. Here are a few reasons.

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Created by Ipela 5 years 12 weeks ago
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Mount Manager – User-friendly management of disks and partitions

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

The basic functionalities of MountManager are:- Mount and unmount partitions (ext3/2, ntfs, swap, fat, reiserfs, iso9660, udf...

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Created by spambot 5 years 10 weeks ago
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