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LightZone review

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linuxuser.co.uk: LightZone is a cross-platform photo-editing program that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Although we wouldn’t put it in the same feature bracket as Adobe Photoshop, it comes packed with some very useful features.

Starcraft 2 and a bit of Wine - Linux Performance

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Gaming

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I mentioned earlier this month that I was enjoying the Starcraft 2 beta on Ubuntu 10.04 thanks to Wine software. In my previous posting I had simply stated that SC2 was "playable" under Wine. Now for a bit of an ironic story regarding SC2.

The Challenge of Understanding Icons

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Ubuntu

design.canonical.com: Icons are very peculiar images. They are both pictorial and functional. An icon is literally a picture, e.g., of a magnifying glass, and at the same time it represents a function, i.e., the query in a search. So, one and the same image is meant both to attract attention to itself and to facilitate action.

7 (More) Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

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junauza.com: Backup software is essential for recovering important files when disaster happens. Since there are still several excellent free and open source backup software that I failed to mention the last time, I decided to once again gather another list.

New Ubuntu Control Center

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Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Control Centre project aims to make System config simple
  • Ubuntu Control Center
  • Contributing Back to Gnome?

NVIDIA's 256.25 Beta Linux Driver Slows Things Down

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phoronix.com: Last week NVIDIA released their first 256.xx proprietary beta Linux display driver that brought many VDPAU improvements, installer improvements, support for new GLX extensions, various bug-fixes, and other enhancements. However,

Gxine Media Player: Just Press Play

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linuxinsider.com: The world of open source software has lots of options for editing and manipulating audio and video media files. However, when you want to just sit back and watch, Gxine will get the job done.

Qt Multimedia/Mobility vs. Phonon: FIGHT!!!

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colin.guthr.ie: Well it's not really like that, but I guess those involved can think about it a bit like that at times!

Painting Sound with ARSS and Gimp

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GIMP
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freesoftwaremagazine.com: “The Analysis & Resynthesis Sound Spectrograph” (“ARSS”, now version 0.2.3) combined with an image editor of your choice (I also chose Gimp) turns out to be a very interesting way to make original sound effects — by painting the sound spectrum.

What's the faster browser on Earth?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: We seem to be having a browser week here at OMG! towers. With all that in mind I couldn’t help but stoke the ever-tender embers of one question that continues to be a red-hot topic: “What is the fastest browser on Linux?”

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