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Time for a Synaptic makeover?

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indlovu.wordpress: Synaptic is great. I much prefer it to the Ubuntu Software Center, but then maybe I’m just a geek? With all the new innovations such as add-apt, there is some work to be done to keep its cool.

NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA Driver

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA's open-source Linux efforts as it concerns their GPU support have historically been minimal. However, NVIDIA has decided to deprecate this open-source driver of theirs. No, NVIDIA is not working on a new driver. No, NVIDIA is not going to support the Nouveau project. Instead, NVIDIA now just recommends its users use the X.Org VESA driver.

Music Players

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  • [Review] Clementine 0.2 Music Player in Ubuntu
  • First stable version of GNOME Media Player Released

Get Organized with BasKet

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ostatic.com/blog: Looking for an Evernote replacement on Linux? Take a look at BasKet! BasKet is a note-taking application, but it's a bit more than that.

Yet another *full blown* database

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bertjan.broeksemaatjes.nl: Last weeks I've been looking (again) whether or not it was possible to create a working sqlite back end for Akonadi. The last time I tried was around august last year and by then sqlite just wasn't able to meet the multi-threading requirements that Akonadi has for its database back ends. A couple of sqlite releases later things seem to have changed.

Intel KMS vs. UMS With Ubuntu 10.04

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phoronix.com: Last week we published benchmarks looking at the ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS performance and found the user-space mode-setting support with the ATI driver to perform significantly faster than the newer kernel mode-setting routes in most instances. To see how the performance difference is on the Intel we ran a set of benchmarks on this side.

Analyze and fix what ails your music files with MP3 Diags

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sourceforge.net: Chances are you sometimes come across an MP3 file that won’t play properly or does something quirky in your favorite music player. You can try ripping or downloading the file again, or you can fix the problem yourself with MP3 Diags.

Marble, an Atlas for your Desktop

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linuxers.org: While looking for some applications similar to Google Earth I bumped into this KDE educational project Marble. Its a 3D Atlas and Virtual Globe application that aims to help students, teachers or anyone, in learing more about Earth, Mars, Moon and Venus.

FatRat Is An Amazing Linux Download Manager

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webupd8.org: FatRat is the big brother of SlimRat (or is it fat brother?) which we previously covered HERE. So what is it? Well, it's an open source download manager for Linux but not an ordinary one.

digiKam Film Grain tool re-written...

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digikam.org: Based on an old Gimp Guru tutorial, this tool lacks a lots of features as the capability to manage colors and luminosity noise, graininess size, and photo-electronic noise rendering.

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