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Why things are the way they are w/ Compiz++

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smspillaz.wordpress: Someone in the comments asked me to address the issue as to why we don’t yet have commonly requested functionality such as minimized window previews and input redirection. This post will address this and some of the solutions that we may have in the future.

AbiWord is a Free Word Processor

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howtogeek.com: Sometimes you need a word processing application but not an entire office suite. Today we take a look at AbiWord which is a free word processor for all three major OS platforms.

The Road to Compiz++ Part One: Plugin-Plugins

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smspillaz.wordpress: Compiz 0.9 is a complete re-thinking of Compiz 0.8. It’s like KDE4 was to KDE3. Totally new frameworks. Totally new buildsystem. Totally new API. It’s supposed to clear the ground from major architectural flaws that were in older versions of compiz to make development far easier and faster even for future version of compiz.

NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support

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phoronix.com: In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Many thanks go out to Andy Ritger for taking the time to answer these questions as well as to NVIDIA's Technical Marketing Manager, Sean Kilbride, for supporting this Q&A.

Hulu desktop for Linux

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ghacks.net: I’m sure by now everyone here knows about Hulu. If not, Hulu is a rather huge collection of television programs that can be viewed on line, for free, with few commercial interruptions. It’s brilliant.

10 years of Ximian

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tirania.org/blog: Today is the ten year anniversary of the incorporation of Ximian, Inc. A company founded by Nat Friedman and myself whose goal was to advance the state of the Linux desktop.

The Future Of Docky

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Since the news of Do and Docky's mutual decision to split to better serve users of both apps, a lot of readers have been left confused, worried and annoyed. Docky Creator Jason Smith Tells Us Why Docky Is Going To Get Even More Awesome.

Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Communications Apps

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tomshardware.com: In this segment, we will be focusing on communications applications. While these apps still rely on Internet access to function, their focus is to allow the user to communicate with other individuals using the Internet simply as a transit medium.

coupla file recovery apps

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  • Toolbox: Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
  • Recover deleted files with Magic Rescue
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