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5 Notes-Taking Applications for Linux

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Tomboy

Tomboy is a feature-rich notes application for GNOME with support for spell-checking, links, font style and size, bullet lists, global shortcuts, and plugins. Tomboy will also let you search notes and export them to HTML. The plugins (called add-ins in Tomboy) include exporting to HTML, backlinks to see what other notes link to the current note, Evolution Mail integration, printing support, local directory synchronization.

Quick Look at Firefox 4 Beta - New Features With Screenshots

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Firefox 4 is knocking at the door and the latest beta release looks just awesome. The seventh beta release introduces several important changes, including a revamped user interface (with the tab location above the address bar and navigation buttons), tab grouping, improved bookmarking system, re-open recently closed windows, built-in synchronizing system, rendering engine improvements, and more. This article contains a screenshot gallery with all the main features and changes brought until now by Firefox 4.

Opera 11 Is Here - Overview & Screenshots

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Opera 11 was released just a few hours earlier today, and it comes with several notable features, a new interface, and many other improvements. Written using the Qt toolkit and taking advantage of its own Presto engine, the Opera browser has been around for years, and it comes with unique features, which make it a popular browser even among the free software users on the Linux platform, with a respectable third position after Firefox and Google Chrome.

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  • X.Org Server 1.9.1 Is Approaching; RC1 Released
  • GCC 4.4.5 Brings Bug-Fixes
  • Nightly GIMP, GEGL, babl tarball builds

Miro Review - Great Internet HD Video Player

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Miro is a free, open-source video player with ports for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, designed especially for watching HD videos. Miro bundles over 6000 Internet TV shows and video podcasts, and allows you to download each of them to your computer, so you can watch them without the need of an Internet connection.

Pretty Damn Good Audio Player: Guayadeque

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Yesterday I put up an article about peculiar application names in Linux, and Guayadeque was on that list. But how about seeing what this application has to offer as a music player, besides a pretty funny spelling.

First-Person Shooter Game for Linux: Warsow Review

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It's been a while since I last reviewed a shooter game for Linux, and one of them was World of Padman (reviewed here), which was a cartoon-like, funny first-person shooter. Well, the same goes for Warsow, the game I'm going to talk about in this article. Every graphical aspect of Warsow indicates we're dealing with a cartoon-like universe, from the character models to weapons and maps.

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. Of course, there is KSnapshot which offers these two options too, but that's where similarities stop.

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.

Amarok 2.3.2 Beta 1 Review

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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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