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f.lux For Linux Now Sports A Simple GUI

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There’s nothing new about f.lux, a piece of software designed to make nighttime computer usage easier on your eyes. There isn’t even, in theory, anything new about flux in the Linux world: it’s been (sort of) available in the form of the command-line app xflux.

What is new is the GUI for f.lux on Linux, long overdue. Ever-awesome Ubuntu blog OMG Ubuntu featured the new f.lux GUI last week, and after a brief hiccup it’s now available to the masses. If you’re looking for a way to use your Linux netbook for nighttime reading without the sleep deprivation that so often comes with that, this is a good tool to check out.

F.lux’s Linux version addresses this with an easy-to-configure GUI, so let’s check it out.

Using f.lux

The first time you launch f.lux you’ll see the following window:

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