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Pros and Cons for Using CLI

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In this article I will debate on several major advantages and disadvantages for using the command-line in Linux. When I think it's 'better' to use CLI, when not, and how can this can impact the work speed.

Several powerful console music players for Linux

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These players are among the top audio players for console available on Linux. Although several use only a command-line interface, several come with a nice, ncurses-based interface which makes music management easier and pleasant.

Review: MOC, text-based audio player

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Based on ncurses, MOC (music on console) is a popular, text-based audio player which can play various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WMA and WAV. The release I'm going to talk about in this article is 2.5.0-alpha3, as it comes with Debian Lenny.

Review: KTorrent 3.2.1 - Popular BitTorrent Client for KDE

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A few days ago I reviewed Deluge, a powerful BitTorrent client for GNOME, so today I will continue in the same manner with the latest release of its KDE counterpart, the popular KTorrent.

Review: Deluge 1.1.6 - Powerful BitTorrent Client for GNOME

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Written in GTK, Deluge is a powerful BitTorrent client which, in my opinion, is the GNOME counterpart to KTorrent, the most popular client in KDE. The version I will review in this article is the latest at the time of writing, 1.1.6, released on April 6, 2009.

Marble Desktop Globe - Wonderful Atlas Application for KDE4

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I was lately impressed by Marble Desktop Globe, a free, open-source application for KDE4 which includes a 3D atlas of the world, with lots of features and an interface similar to the one of Google Earth.

7 Interesting Apps for Command-Line

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Here are 7 interesting tools to use while working in a shell.

5 Essential Add-ons for Firefox 3

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This is an overview of five essential add-ons which every Firefox user should take a look at.

10 File Managers for Linux

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Here's a review of no less than 10 file managers for Linux: Nautilus, Dolphin, Konqueror, Thunar, PCManFM, Krusader, Xfe, ROX-Filer, Midnight Commander and Vifm.

14 Most Popular Text Editors for Linux

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An overview of 14 most popular text editors available on Linux.

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