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Dock any application to the system tray

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Wouldn't it be nice if you could dock any application, and not just those that support the docking feature, into the system tray? A simple point-and-click operation is all it takes, thanks to a couple of helpful applications called KDocker and Alltray.

Run Windows On Linux: Win4Lin Revisited

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If you are a Windows user who interacts with Linux on a regular or occasional basis, you will eventually feel disenfranchised. For those brave souls who migrate away from Windows and into the Linux realm there will always be a void left where Windows functionality is unmatched on the Linux platform, or where Linux lacks a suitable replacement. Win4Lin provides a happy middle ground.

Opera 9 Final released, includes BitTorrent support

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Opera 9 is Here!

Opera 9 is now available for download! Take a look at the future of Web browsing with the new stuff in Opera 9, including: widgets, BitTorrent support, content blocking, tab preview, source viewer and much more.

New generation of browers emerges

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The major Web browsers are getting facelifts as they increasingly become the place for handling business transactions and running programs over the Internet rather than simply displaying sites.

Word to Writer

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There's an old phrase you may have heard, “There are some things that money can't buy”. A recent advertising campaign has appended, “For everything else...”. Clichéd as it is, the phrase can be turned on its head to neatly sum up the differences between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.

Amarok "Fast Forward" 1.4.1-beta1 Released

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Usually one might expect nothing special from a minor release. But as you know: Amarok is different! The developers of your favorite media player have held a meeting in the Netherlands, all to improving Amarok!

What Sucks About DEs, pt. III: Kubuntu's KDE

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This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.

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Removing sendmail

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Sendmail has a terrible reputation for security. While the latest releases are very good, past releases have been less than secure and that is where the reputation has come from.

MPlayer 1.0pre8 released

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It's been more than one year since our last release and yes, we are still alive! Like always, the length of the ChangeLog clearly shows we have been lazy to release but not lazy to code.

Flock 0.7 Released

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Welcome to the 0.7 release of Flock. We are very excited about this product, but please be aware that this is still beta software. This is their first public beta version, available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 released under gpl

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I have some great news to report. The leading edge of Ghostscript development is now under GPL license, as is the latest release, Ghostscript 8.54.

Early Java EE 5 Users Praise Platform's Overhaul

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Developers are still kicking the tires of the newly released Java Enterprise Edition 5, but early adopters say the new platform makes good on its architects' pledge to greatly simplify Java development and deployment.

GIMP Animation Package 2.2.1 Released

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Version 2.2.1 of gimp-gap, the GIMP animation package, was silently released last Friday. This release features mainly bugfixes but also some new features.

Wine Doors opens Windows under Linux

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When I first used Wine to try to install Windows software on my Linux machine, I found it less than user-friendly. Fortunately there was an application called WineTools to help smooth out the process. But WineTools has not aged well, and using it increasingly causes problems for other Wine applications. Luckily a new project called Wine Doors is picking up where WineTools left off.

Google Earth on Linux

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Here's a quick little tour from my 5 minutes of playing with Google Earth for Linux. It's kinda neato, but not as feature complete as the windows version I played with at the U.

Google Earth Linux Beta Available

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Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Linux version available.

Questions for deployments of GNOME

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At the GNOME Foundation we are conducting a little, informal study of how we can make your lives easier. If you are in charge of the technical part of a GNOME deployment, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take the survey.

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006

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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the Call for Participation for ApacheCon US 2006, its 9th official conference. Lauded among the leading success stories in the Open Source community, the ASF stewards, incubates, and develops leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world's most popular Web server software.

First look: Xara Xtreme LX

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Xara Xtreme LX (Xara LX), the port of Xara's flagship graphics program released under the GNU General Public License, has been developing rapidly since the first code was released in March. The patches have been coming so quickly that any review promised to be obsolete before it was published. That is still true, but, with version 0.5 being treated as a milestone by the company, the time for a first look has finally arrived.

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