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gEdit and Leafpad Make a Good Text-Editing Team

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linuxinsider.com: It's no longer a hard-copy world, and most writing tasks don't require all the bells and whistles in heavyweight word processing programs. Text editors are a much more nimble choice. However, not all text editors are alike.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 RC

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labs.adobe.com: At Adobe MAX 2009, Adobe unveiled the next release of Adobe Flash Player that realizes the promise of a consistent, cross-platform runtime across desktop and mobile devices. Flash Player 10.1 release candidate was released on April 5, 2010 and is available for download.

We are singing a new tune

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getnightingale.org: So here we are, Songbird is no more supporting Linux platform, so we decided to create our own version, supporting Linux first, but also Windows and Mac OS X later…

GNOME Foundation Board Update

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  • GNOME Foundation Board Affiliations Update
  • Welcome Gnome 2.30

GNU's definitely too messy for my taste

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blog.flameeyes.eu: I think the end result of GNU software is generally very good, I find the general code very messed up and pretty much unreadable and unusable.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 1

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lcorg.blogspot: So what's new in bash? A bunch of things, though most of them tend to be rather small. In this series we will look at features that, I feel, are of the most use to ordinary shell users starting with a couple of the small ones.

Getting Started with Inkscape

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maketecheasier.com: A great alternative for many situations is to use vector graphics. Inkscape is a powerful free vector drawing program for Windows, Linux, and Mac, and this guide will get you started with using it to create your own smooth, colorful, scalable graphics.

GNOME 2.30: Waiting for the Big Release

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earthweb.com: GNOME 2.30 was originally intended to coincide with GNOME 3.0 -- a massive cleanup and rethinking of the popular desktop. However, GNOME 3.0 is delayed for at least another release, which leaves GNOME 2.30 as most likely the last version in a series stretching back almost a decade.

At long last: A look at vifm

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kmandla.wordpress: I’m not a huge vi/vim fan. I use vim on a daily basis for editing text files and for writing up blog posts, but I have no passion for it one way or another. On the other hand, vifm does have a certain appeal.

Something for Amarok 2.3.1+

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  • Something for Amarok 2.3.1+
  • Want Amarok 1.4 Back in Ubuntu? Here is how.
  • Songbird Ditches Linux. So What?
  • Install Bold New Miro 3 in Ubuntu Karmic, Jaunty
  • Miro 3.0 brings subtitle and external player support
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