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A walk around the GNOME desktop

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ghacks.net: Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”.

Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges

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phoronix.com: Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse.

Krita - The KDE Answer to GIMP

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tuxarena.blogspot: I remembered I only tried Krita once, in KDE 3, and I was a little dissatisfied with it (can't remember exactly why), so at the time I decided to stay with GIMP. This is why this article brought Krita again in my attention, so I decided to give it a spin and see how it looks like.

Lightspark's Advanced Graphics Engine Progresses

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phoronix.com: For those interested in the state of the "advanced graphics engine" for Lightspark, the newest and promising open-source project to implement support for Adobe's Flash/SWF specification, there's an update.

Amarok 2.3.2 Raises The Bar On Linux Media Players

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thebluemint.net: A heads up, for those who haven't heard: the venerable flagship media player Amarok has released a new version upon the masses. 2.3.2, Codenamed "Moonshine", includes a series of bug fixes along with some cool new features as well.

UNetbootin - Bootable USB Media Made Easy

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I think that one of the most useful developments of the past couple of years has been bootable USB sticks. Not just "LiveUSB" sticks, from which you can actually run Linux, although those are wonderful too, but just plain old bootable distribution installers.

Organizing photos with jBrout

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scottnesbitt.net: Lately, I’ve been looking at a number of tools for organizing my photos. It’s not that I have a lot of photos. I’m just trying to find a minimal yet useful app to help me organize my photos.

The real problem with Java in Linux distros

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fnords.wordpress: Java is not a first-class citizen in Linux distributions. We generally have decent coverage for Java libraries, but lots of Java software is not packaged at all, or packaged in alternate repositories.

VortexBox 1.5: Turn an Old PC into a Jukebox

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linux-mag.com: Have an old PC sitting around with nothing to do? Just add VortexBox and you can have a Linux-based streaming jukebox in no time.

My Top 5 Favorite Free Software Programs

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watchingthewatchers.org: Happy Software Freedom day! In celebration of it, I'll list the top 5 free software programs I use.

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