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3 Great Linux Radio Apps To Discover Great New Music

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makeuseof.com: Massive MP3 collections are nice, but they don’t do everything. Sometimes you want to discover new music, for example, or listen to the news. Traditionally this was the role of the radio, but if you’re a geek (and if you’re reading this blog I’m betting you are) you’re far more likely to be around computers than FM receivers.

How Much Faster Is Konqueror With WebKit?

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digitizor.com: Yesterday we wrote about how you can make WebKit default in Konqueror. We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror faster; but how much faster? Today we test.

Comparing Three Linux RSS Feed Readers

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maketecheasier.com: Here at MTE we’ve already covered some useful desktop feed readers for Windows and Mac, so now seems like a good time to check out what Linux has to offer.

Could this be Muinshee 2.0?

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omgsuse.com: Muinshee is a basic interface for playing and queueing songs similar to the Muine music player that long-time GNOME users may remember.

Adobe Still Shafts Linux With H.264 GPU Decoding

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phoronix.com: Adobe rolled out a security update to their Flash Player yesterday and for Mac OS X users this update also integrates Gala. This is coming after Adobe introduced H.264 GPU decoding in their Windows Flash Player 10.1 release, but they continue to shaft Linux users with video support.

AWN Ekes Out a Win in the Battle of the Dock Apps

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linuxinsider.com: GNOME Do and Docky aren't the only options Linux users have. While AWN has its faults and frustrations, it narrowly beats out GNOME Do on style points.

GNOME Shell is Evolving Quite Beautifully

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techdrivein.com: GNOME Shell is a new completely revamped user interface for GNOME. GNOME Shell brings a new window manager called Mutter which is a combination of Metacity and Clutter. This reportedly makes Compiz unnecessary(and incompatible too).

DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness

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webmonkey.com: The folks at DeviantArt, a website best known for hosting images of fairies and vampires created by gothy art students, have debuted a new browser-based drawing tool created entirely with web standards.

A look at Emacs

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technologytales.com: It’s amazing what work can bring your way in terms of technology. For me, (GNU) Emacs Has proved to be such a thing recently. It may have been around since 1975, long before my adventures in computing ever started in fact, but I am asking myself why I never really have used it much.

Short Rekonq 0.5.0 user review

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matija.suklje.name: Lately I've been trying Rekonq to see what all the fuzz's about. In short it's an alternative web browser for KDE, which uses WebKit[1] and aims to be lightweight.

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Android/Linux Devices: Fire OS/Fire HD, Chromebook Pixel, Pixel 2 XL

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    Amazon has made concessions to hit that price point, of course—mostly via the limitations of Fire OS—but let's start with the good stuff. The 10.1-inch, 1920×1200 pixel IPS screen is colourful, bright, and has excellent viewing angles. It's laminated to the glass, too, making it clear and easy to read. The shiny rear surface of the old Fire 10 has been given the shove, replaced with a hard-wearing, textured plastic that provides plenty of grip, without feeling cheap (or, at least more premium than the price tag suggests).
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