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KDocker: Dock Any Application in the System Tray in KDE, GNOME & Xfce

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I bet at one point or another you felt you missed the system tray integration feature in some application, be it xterm, an audio player, a file manager or any other program. Well, KDocker is just the thing which comes to help: a simple, yet practical docking application built for KDE4 (older KDE3 version can be found here), but not only.

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A Guide to Using Finch - Terminal-Based Chat Client

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Finch is a TUI (text user interface) IM client for Linux which uses libpurple, the same library on which the GNOME IM client Pidgin is based on. Usually, if you have Pidgin installed, you should have Finch too, unless Pidgin was compiled with the text interface option disabled.

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Wesnoth 1.9 Brings Awesome New Features

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There is no question Battle for Wesnoth is the most played turn-based strategy game on the Linux platform, being probably the most polished, full-featured and addictive game in its category. In this article I will talk about development release 1.9, plans for the upcoming 2.0 release and the brand new features offered at the time of writing.

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Linux Applications With Peculiar Names

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I'm sure most of us were put before in the situation of discovering a new great application, but had to stop and try to figure out how to actually read and spell its name letter by letter.

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Audio Player Review: Qmmp

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Qmmp (Qt Multimedia Player) is a Qt-based audio player for Linux which resembles the appearance of XMMS (and Audacious for that matter), so users of these two players which want to have a player which integrates well in KDE will probably want to give it a try.

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A Quick Look at Shutter 0.86.4 - Powerful Desktop Screenshot Application

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Shutter is probably the most powerful screenshot application for Linux, and the main reason for this is that it comes with tons of configuration options for the final process of taking a simple screenshot. And why not, considering there are people out there who need to take a screenshot of a single window or a desktop region instead of fullscreen only, like the GNOME default screenshot program.

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Awesome Music Player That Rocks: Jajuk

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Jajuk is a free, cross-platform music player available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, written in Java. I never used Jajuk before, so I tested it for the first time today, an I'm really impressed. Let me explain.

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TORCS Review - The Open Racing Car Simulator

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One of the beautiful features that really impressed me is the possibility to increase or decrease how the time passes. For example, pressing Shift++ (Shift and +) will increase the time, and thus making the speed look like it has doubled or tripled. To go back to normal time, just press the - (minus) key. The feeling is amazing!

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AcetoneISO: Easily mount CD/DVD Images in Linux

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AcetoneISO is an application that uses Fuse (Filesystem in Userspace) in order to mount ISO, NRG, BIN, MDF, IMG and various other disk images.

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Amarok 2.3.2 Beta 1 Review

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Well, well, well, guess who's back! It's been over seven months since i last published an article here at TuxArena, but now we're back on track and kicking! The series of reviews continues today with an article about one of the most popular audio player out there (and why not admit it, even controversial). I'm talking Amarok here.

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KDE 4.5: Your New Desktop Awaits

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Jack Wallen writes: "Not only is KDE 4.5 a far superior desktop to its predecessor, I would go as far to say that it has finally surpassed 3.5 in both usability and performance. That's a bold statement considering how the desktop has evolved."

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Linux Mint 9 LXDE: A quick glance

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Breaking with past tradition, the Linux Mint folks have done away with “Community Editions”, instead bringing the non-Gnome flavors of Mint fully under the Mint umbrella. Linux Mint 9 LXDE is now in general release. Here are my thoughts.

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Review: Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

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Ubuntu 10.04’s release last month brought a number of much-discussed changes to desktops. But the latest LTS (Long Term Support) release also marked an important milestone for Ubuntu Server Edition. Here’s a look at Ubuntu 10.04 on servers, with some thoughts on what works well and where there’s room for improvement.

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Peppermint OS: A review

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What do you get when you combine the flexibility, versatility and ease of maintenance of Ubuntu, the blinding speed and simplicity of LXDE, and a focus on social media and the cloud?

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Created by Mr_Shifty 4 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 10 weeks ago
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Gnash the pathway to better Flash on the web

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Adobe is ruining flash on the internet for Gnu/Linux users. Gnash offers a feature rich alternative that could one day soon overtake adobe's flash player. this article discusses why you should choose Gnash, some tips on use, and how we could make Gnash successful.

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