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The Linux Desktop Beauty Pageant, Round Eleventy

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linuxinsider.com: Well the Fourth of July may have come and gone for another year here in the Land of Stars and Stripes, but for Linux fans, every day is Independence Day.

Top open source network management tools

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networkworld.com: As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

NVIDIA Mobile: Nouveau vs. The Linux Binary Driver

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phoronix.com: With the Linux 3.10 kernel having been pulled recently into the Ubuntu 13.10 archive, new benchmarks have been conducted comparing the open-source Nouveau driver against the binary NVIDIA 319.32 Linux graphics driver on a NVIDIA-powered laptop.

Fedora 19 Desktop Edition: Pleasantly Surprised by Gnome 3.8.3

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linuxadvocates.com: So, without apology, I will confess that today I decided to do:

$sudo yum groupinstall "Gnome Desktop"

Clementine Player : A very good audio player

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linuxaria.com: Today I want to show you one of my essential programs when coding or surfing the net.
Clementine is one of the best audio players, hyper-complete, highly configurable, powerful but easy to use. Clementine Player is simply the ideal for me.

Tired of VLC? Try MPlayer

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makeuseof.com: Ask just about any Linux user, and they’ll more than likely recommend VLC Player as the best choice for playing any media format you can think of. In the spirit of Linux, you may wish to use something that’s a bit more modular.

No, LXDE is not Bloated

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blog.lxde.org: After posting a preview screenshot for LXDE-Qt, I got quite a lot of feedback from various sources. Generally the responses from the users are positive, but there are also some people saying that LXDE is no longer lightweight.

Participate in KScreen Survey: How do you setup your screen(s)?

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user-prompt.com: Call for participation in a study about the requirements for the screen management tool KScreen.

A look at Windows 8.1

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technologytales.com: Last week, Microsoft released a preview of Windows 8.1 and some hailed the return of the Start button but the reality is not as simple as that. Being a Linux user, I am left wondering if ideas have been borrowed from GNOME Shell.

The best of GNOME 3.8

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jeff.ecchi.ca: I’m very happy with how GNOME 3.8 is running on my newly installed Fedora 19 machine:

Whisker Menu: App Launcher w/ Search for Xfce

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webupd8.org: Whisker Menu is an alternative to the Xfce application menu that tries to make finding and launching applications easier.

LXDE previews Qt port of its desktop

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h-online.com: The LXDE developers are working on a Qt-based version of their desktop and have already ported significant parts of the components of LXDE to the user interface framework. While still in an experimental state, the developers could already show a functional desktop with the panel, PCManFM file manager and an image viewer in a working state.

A Desktop Seismic Shift to Qt

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linuxadvocates.com: No one questions that KDE Plasma Workspaces is the top ranking desktop gui in pure robust features and asthetics. It's one beautiful working environment. What is KDE written in?: Qt

Guayadeque Music Player's an Impressive Featherweight

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linuxinsider.com: Sometimes, less really is more. Case in point: Guayadeque. Compared with most music players for Linux, this lightweight player manages to offer much more in the way of useful features.

Gnome Video Arcade

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worldofgnome.org: Gnome Video Arcade is a simple Mame frontend designed to work well under Gnome. It is generally a very simple way to get your roms running in your system without much fuss, but what is Mame and what are the roms you will have to use?

Also: Steam has greenlit more games for Linux

XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir

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phoronix.com: In the past few days I delivered X.Org vs. XMir Ubuntu Unity benchmarks on Intel hardware and Nouveau / NVIDIA. The benchmarking also found that 2D was also slower with XMir than simply running an X.Org Server. Benchmarks now carried out of X.Org vs. XWayland show that the Wayland-based equivalent is generally faster.

Features Coming In The Xfce 4.12 Desktop

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phoronix.com: Xfce 4.12 still hasn't been released yet and it's running months behind schedule. Xfce 4.12 will be a major update to the lightweight desktop that's becoming an increasingly used alternative to Unity and the GNOME Shell.

One Week With GNOME 3 Classic: Twenty-Eight Days Later

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sgallagh.wordpress: True to my word, I have spent the last twenty-eight days running GNOME 3 Classic. For the most part, I have been very happy with it. Twenty days after my final entry, I have decided to stop using GNOME Classic, but not in favor of

Make everything transparent!

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HowTos
  • Make everything in GNOME Shell transparent!
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  • Swift: The Easy Scripting Language for Parallel Computing
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  • Scrot: A Command-Line Screenshot Tool
  • How to Create a sysfs File Correctly
  • How to customize Linux Deepin 12.12
  • Install rtl8192cu based Wifi on the Beaglebone Black
  • Singletons, shared instances, the modern way
  • 2ping – A bi-directional ping utility
  • greed: Alluring to some
  • FlightGear 2.12 is taking shape

open source alternatives to google reader

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  • Find an open source RSS reader today
  • Digg Reader Opens in Beta
  • 2 Amazing Google Reader Replacements You Haven’t Heard Of
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