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Top 6 Gnome Shell Themes Ever!

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techdrivein.com: We had featured 4 GNOME Shell themes before, 2 more themes are on its way and its all getting a bit cluttered. So I decided to bring all the themes under one roof err.. post. So here are 6 of the most beautiful GNOME Shell themes I have ever seen.

Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack

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  • Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack
  • Nokia releases Qt 4.7 with terrific new mobile UI framework
  • Nokia Releases Qt 4.7 with Qt Quick
  • KDE will soon run even faster! (QT 4.7 released)
  • Qt 4.7.0 in openSUSE; KDE updates

OpenShot 1.2.2 Released with New Goodies

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  • OpenShot Video Editor 1.2.2 Released with New Effects, 3D Titles and Netbook Optimizations
  • OpenShot 1.2.2 (Video Editor) Released With 3D Animated Titles, DVD Export

Spiritual And Religious Software For Linux

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maketecheasier.com: While some might assert that Linux itself is a religion, there are plenty of religious and spiritual people who use and love Linux. Therefore, there are naturally a number of software packages for various religions.

20 Linux Apps That Make the Desktop Easier

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earthweb.com: For most of us, using our preferred desktop Linux distributions has become second nature. Yet remembering back to when I first made the switch, it seems that specific Linux apps made the OS change much easier.

Let RedNoteBook be your daily journal

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ghacks.net: There are those of us who like to keep a daily journal. For those that do, the application used for this purpose must fit the bill. For some the daily journal can simply be a text document. For others, however, the journal must be a full-fledged application geared specifically for that purpose. One such tool is RedNoteBook.

OOo4Kids: A workable compromise

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linux-magazine.com: I am always of two minds about office suites or applications for children. On the one hand, I can see the value of offering a simplified interface for learning on. On the other hand, I wonder if children shouldn't start with the interface they will be using as adults. OOo4Kids balances these.

Also: Linux .doc to Text Conversions Inadequate

Relooking at Cairo Dock For Linux

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maketecheasier.com: More than a year ago, we reviewed Cairo Dock for Linux and how you can install and configure it in Ubuntu Intrepid. Fast forward to the present moment, Cairo Dock (now known as Glx-Dock) is still very much alive and has become one of the best dock application for Linux.

Are Your Desktop Effects Slowing You Down?

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Whenever I perform a 3D benchmark in Linux one of the first questions I get asked about the results is: Were your desktop effects turned off?

Direct3D 10/11 Is Now Natively Implemented On Linux

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phoronix.com: It's a pity Luca Barbieri or any Mesa / Gallium3D developers are not at Oktoberfest as they are deserving of more than a few Maß of Augustiner. In fact, today a new Gallium3D state tracker was pushed into Mesa and it's perhaps the most interesting state tracker for this open-source graphics driver architecture yet.

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