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What's Up With PCManFM2?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: PCManFM has been a popular replacement for the Nautilus file manager on the GNOME desktop because its light and fast, though still featureful enough to handle automatic mounting of hotplugged drives and other modern advantages. Well, Hong Jen Yee has decided that several prominent bugs cannot be solved without a major rewrite of the file manager.

Deconstructing Nautilus and rebuilding it better

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design-by-izo.com: If you’re an avid user of the GNOME Desktop Environment and follow the development of it, you may well be aware of one of the hot topics currently doing the rounds on the internet, and that is: The User Interface Of The Nautilus File Manager And Why Is It So Awful?

A for Artha, The Awesome offline Dictionary for Linux

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bigbrovar.aoizora.org: One area that I have always found lacking on Linux is a good Dictionary software. I have tired quite a few free and opensource dictionary software for linux, some very good, but non had the WOW factor, until Artha.

VDR as an mp3, DVD player using plugin

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: VDR (Video Disk Recorder) is an open source application for Linux designed to allow any computer to function as a digital video recorder, in order to record and replay TV programming using the computer's hard drive.

some shorts:

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PCLOS
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Moz/FF
  • Podcasts in Amarok 2.3
  • Firefox is really stupid
  • PCLOS 2010 Beta 1 Coming soon

Graphical Diary And Journal RedNotebook

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ghacks.net: A simple text file is sometimes all one needs to put thoughts on virtual paper. But text documents, even advanced ones like Microsoft Word documents, do not cut it when it comes to maintaining a regularly updated diary or journal.

A Linux Rubik’s Cube

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blog.tampakrap.gr: Recently some friends were spending most of their time in solving the Rubik’s Cube (3×3x3), finding new fascinating algorithms and reducing their time to the minimum. But as professional geeks they decided to take it one step further.

"Task Pooper" could revolutionize GNOME desktop

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arstechnica.com: The GNOME community's design and usability experts gathered for a week-long hackfest hosted by Canonical in the UK to shape the next major iteration of the GNOME desktop environment.

Two Open Source Tools for Photographers

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scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: digiKam is a truly versatile and powerful application for managing and tweaking photos, but it’s not the only photographic tool around. In fact, there are a few other nifty open source utilities that can make great additions to your photographic toolbox. Here are a couple.

Review: Linux Browsers

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  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 1
  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 2
  • Browser Wars: The Sequel
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Linux Foundation Hirings and Initiatives

Facebook-squishing Indian regulator's next move: Open source code

Fresh from squashing Facebook's effort to grab the enormous India market, the sub-continent's regulator has another goal in mind: open source software. Speaking at the India Digital Summit this week, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Ram Sewak Sharma, told attendees: "No service can be hostage to a particular technology." He then went on to explicitly support the broader adoption of open source software, arguing that it would help the booming digital economy in India from being locked into buying from a specific company and enable a broader and more equitable internet for all. "Any technology that is deployed for connectivity must be interoperable and the open standards framework and the principles it entails are extremely important," he argued. Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Let Users Change the Visibility of App Menus in Unity Panel

We've already told you that we're running the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, right? Well, guess what? Earlier today, Canonical pushed a bunch of important updates to the upcoming distribution. Read more

GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all, We would like to inform you about the following: * GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due * API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period * New APIs must be fully documented * Writing of release notes begins Tarballs are due on 2016-02-15 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.90 beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that will probably be too late to get in 3.19.90. If you are not able to make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late, please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll the tarball for you! Read more