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Flipping the Linux switch: Envy, no longer a deadly sin

http://www.downloadsquad.com

We're taking a little departure this week from our sometimes successful attempt to be non-distro-specific, and looking at a neat little program that runs on Debian and Ubuntu flavors (including Ubuntu-derivatives, like Mint).

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Created by mads 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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OpenBSD: The installer isn't easy, but the documentation carries the day

http://www.insidesocal.com

If you gripe about a console-based installer, even those as relatively "easy" as Debian, the alternative disc for Ubuntu or even Slackware, then doing a BSD installation isn't for you. (Actually, it is, because DesktopBSD and PC-BSD, both of which I've also installed, make it much, much easier.)

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Created by missgeek 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Gwenview: falling in love all over again

http://aseigo.blogspot.com

I've found myself falling in love all over again with various KDE apps as I use their KDE4 incarnations. One of those apps is Gwenview, by Aurélien Gâteau. In KDE4 one of the common goals shared by various development teams was to improve the look, feel and usability of our apps. Did Aurélien succeed? Now it certainly looks better. But is it as functional? As easy to use?

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Created by JRepin 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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If you're broke and need a decent computer, Ubuntu Linux may be for you

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You've looked at the newest Dell XPS, maybe a spiffy HP Pavillion. You've surfed over to Apple's Web store to drool over the powerful, stylish machines of Steve Jobs. But there's a problem: You're broke. You just don't have — or shouldn't be spending— the $600 to more than $2,000 you'd have to pay for one of those new digital hotrods.

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Top 10 Ubuntu-based Distributions

http://news.softpedia.com

You know what Ubuntu is, so we will not talk about it in this article. Instead, we'll talk about some or the most popular Ubuntu-based distributions. There are enough (or not) Linux distributions derived from Ubuntu, so we thought it will be a very good idea to make a list with all of them, or at least the popular ones.

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Moving my mother over to Linux

http://www.linux.com

To save money, I cobbled together a computer for my mother out of cast-offs left over from my own upgrades. She doesn't need a cutting-edge computer because she's not a power user, but she does need a reliable machine to run a few basic applications and to access the Internet. I moved my mother from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, and the experience was a surprisingly smooth one.

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Created by chimera 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Born from Firefox

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They are four applications designed to serve different purposes: A web browser, a music player and organizer, another that does the same for video, and a word processor for screenwriters. Yet they share one thing in common: All were built with a Mozilla-based toolkit, either the Gecko Runtime Environment or its successor, XULRunner. Both toolkits use the same codebase which runs Firefox.

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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7 Thunderbird Extensions that will allow you to replace Outlook

http://www.suseblog.com

Whether you are using Linux or not, Thunderbird is a great email client. It’s been around awhile, and works well. But what if we want more than what Thunderbird offers stock? What can we do so that we can share address books between users on completely different computers? Is there a way to use calendars? Can we then share the calendars so other users can access them? With fresh-from-the-box Thunderbird, good luck. Fortunately, the folks at Mozilla have given us the ability to create extensions for this great email client

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Created by vlovindia 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Deliver Us From Microsoft

http://www.guardian.co.uk

In recent weeks I have banged on about Open Source, expending two articles on Firefox alone. Open Source applications make their code available to everyone. Disagreements and rabid balkanisation within the Open Source community aside, for our purposes the term might as well refer to free software whose licence allows you to share the source code, alter it, use it, do with it what you will.

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Created by bridget 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Free/Open-source Digital Audio Editors

http://junauza.blogspot.com

A digital audio editor is a computer application for audio editing or digital audio manipulation. Usually, a digital audio editor allows the user to record and edit audio, mix multiple sound sources/tracks, apply simple or advanced effects or filters, playback sound, and convert different audio file formats and different sound quality levels.

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Created by C733tus 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Package all your Firefox extensions for quick installs with CLEO

http://www.linux.com

If you cannot face the thought of hunting down and re-installing all of your Firefox extensions one by one on a second computer, you need, appropriately, an extension to simplify the task. CLEO, the Compact Library Extension Organizer, can package all your extensions and themes into one installable .xpi file.

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Created by serdar 16 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 11 weeks ago
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Track your collections with Tellico

http://www.linux.com

Is there anyone who doesn't collect something? I, for instance, have a sizable collection of books. Remembering who gave me which ones, and keeping track of ones I've currently lent to friends, is a nightmarish chore. Happily, the Tellico collection manager can catalog all sorts of collections, including books, movies, games, cards, coins, comic books, and even wine.

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Created by missgeek 16 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 12 weeks ago
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RSSOwl 2.0

http://fosswire.com

Feed readers are quickly becoming very important applications in people’s daily workflows. Along with your email client and web browser, your feed reader is a hub of information.

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Created by extra 16 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 12 weeks ago
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How the ASUS EeePC showed me I was wrong about Linux

http://tech.blorge.com

Until recently I thought Linux was just the domain of enthusiasts and cost-conscious corporates, who for whatever reason, wanted an alternative to Windows. I never thought Linux had a contribution to make to mainstream computing. However, after purchasing a ASUS EeePC, a Linux based subnotebook, I’ve realised that I was wrong, very wrong.

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 12 weeks ago
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DokuWiki - a free software wiki system

http://fosswire.com

There are quite a few open source packages for wikis out there. Quite a popular choice is MediaWiki, the same software that runs Wikipedia and its sister sites, along with many other popular wikis out there.

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Created by asterisk 16 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 16 years 12 weeks ago
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