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KDE4 overtaking GNOME?

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  • KDE4 overtaking GNOME in terms of usability?
  • GNOME slip ups; a KDE perspective
  • A Dozen GNOME Themes

omg! gnome...

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  • Random Gnome-Games News, Tips and Tweaks.
  • Gnome-Do Docky No Longer Part Of Gnome-Do

Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps

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ghacks.net: In my most recent article (”Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux“) I outlined ways to help end-users transfer from the Mac operating system to the Linux operating system. It was suggested to me that I should cover applications that could serve as replacements for popular Mac apps.

3 Tools to Discover & Install Awesome Linux Games

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makeuseof.com: Linux has always had an impression of being a geek’s toolbox. Today however we are going to look at the gaming side of the spectrum and particularly at applications and resources you can use to find and install Linux games on your box.

Kdenlive Meets Studio Dave

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linuxjournal.com: Over the past few months I've been drifting into the world of Linux video applications and development. ecently a reader asked if I'd tried a recent version of Kdenlive. I started looking into it and I liked what I saw.

Amarok 2.2.1 - We're getting there!

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amarok.kde.org: Here's a little teaser article, showing off some of the work we're doing for the upcoming Amarok 2.2.1.

Monomania

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tuxdeluxe.org: There has been a lot of press recently about the Open Source "Mono" project, arguing about whether it is safe to use by the Free Software community, and even comparing it to the project I work on, Samba. Given all this controversy I thought I might as well write down my own thoughts on the matter, and even try and change a few minds into the bargain.

Banshee 1.5.1 Released

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digitizor.com: Banshee 1.5.1 is finally here! And it has brought with it some new features. Here is a brief rundown of some of the new features in Banshee 1..5.1.

XFCE: A Bitch Session

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thelinuxexperiment.com: After a full day of using XFCE as my new desktop environment, I have just a few complaints, handily summarized in the following ordered list:

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During Akademy 2014

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