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5 really good music players for Linux

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opentechblog.com: One thing you’ve really got to admire about the open source application ocean is the wide availability of good, really good, music players.

Five Best IRC Clients for Linux

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linux.com: IRC is a vital part of participating in the Linux community, but choosing an IRC client can be a daunting task for new Linux users. If you're ready to start jumping into IRC, but not sure which client to start with, we've got five great clients to choose from.

KOffice 2.2 Beta 1 Released

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kdenews.org: The KOffice team is happy to announce the first beta of the upcoming 2.2 release of KOffice. Release 2.2 will be the first release where external companies and organizations have made significant contributions to development.

Q7z: Front end for Linux 7-Zip

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ghacks.net: Compression is compression is compression. Right? Wrong.

Lancleot Part applet is dead…

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ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: There were two main problems with the Lancelot Part applet. The first was the name. The second problem was that a lot of users thought that Lancelot Part does nothing.

Giving Samba its due

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I think I can say this pretty simply: If not for Samba, Linux wouldn’t be where it is today.

Tech Tip: Caffeine for Your Monitor

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geekride.com: I am sure most of the people out there are having trouble with their monitor going to sleep or in screen saver mode while they are watching movies or flash videos on sites like hulu. So, here is the solution.

CrossOver Linux 9 review

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pcadvisor.co.uk: One of the most common reasons given for remaining wedded to Microsoft Windows is the absence of a key Windows program on alternative operating systems. But that needn't be the case when you can run Windows programs without the Windows OS.

NetworkManager vs wicd vs wpa_gui

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nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Here's a quick comparison between a few network control tools for Linux. These tools all give you some sort of network control from the Desktop - a service traditionally provided by daemons and initialization scripts.

Empathy: What a Piece of Garbage

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thelinuxexperiment.com: The Empathy instant messaging client for Gnome is not yet ready to be the default client on your favourite Gnome-based distribution. In fact, I can’t even make it work!

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  • KDE Partition Manager Now Lets Users Resize Encrypted Filesystems with LUKS
    Andrius Štikonas announced the release of the KDE Partition Manager 2.2.0 open-source partition editor software designed specifically for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KPMcore 2.2.0 utility. KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore 2.2.0 are two major release, finally bringing proper LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) support, in the way that the software is now capable of creating LUKS volumes on disk drivers, as well as to format the inner file system, besides detecting the LUKS container.
  • KDE Partition Manager 2.2 Brings Proper LUKS Support
    The KDE Partition Manager, the promising disk partitioning application that's become a viable alternative to GParted, is up to version 2.2. KDE Partition Manager 2.2 was released this week by Andrius Štikonas and its big feature is proper LUKS support. The KDE Partition Manager can now properly handle LUKS encrypted volumes with support for creating them and formatting the inner file-system, opening/closing LUKS volumes, resizing support, and more.
  • I have a problem...
    Every day, a sizable number of people posts problems on the KDE Community Forums and the ever-helpful staff does their best to solve whatever issues they’re facing. But what exactly does one do when this happens? This post provides more insights on the process.

Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" Is a Linux Distro for Cryptography & Anonymity

A few days ago, Parrot Security OS developer Frozenbox Network teased users on Twitter with the upcoming release of the long anticipated Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux technologies and borrowing many of the packages from the Debian 8 "Jessie" stable repositories, Parrot Security OS 3.0 just received new Release Candidate (RC) ISO builds that users can now download and install on their personal computer if they want to get an early taste of what's coming. Read more

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