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Hulu desktop for Linux

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ghacks.net: I’m sure by now everyone here knows about Hulu. If not, Hulu is a rather huge collection of television programs that can be viewed on line, for free, with few commercial interruptions. It’s brilliant.

10 years of Ximian

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tirania.org/blog: Today is the ten year anniversary of the incorporation of Ximian, Inc. A company founded by Nat Friedman and myself whose goal was to advance the state of the Linux desktop.

The Future Of Docky

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Since the news of Do and Docky's mutual decision to split to better serve users of both apps, a lot of readers have been left confused, worried and annoyed. Docky Creator Jason Smith Tells Us Why Docky Is Going To Get Even More Awesome.

Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Communications Apps

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tomshardware.com: In this segment, we will be focusing on communications applications. While these apps still rely on Internet access to function, their focus is to allow the user to communicate with other individuals using the Internet simply as a transit medium.

coupla file recovery apps

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  • Toolbox: Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
  • Recover deleted files with Magic Rescue

How To: Virtualize Any OS For Free

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gizmodo.com: Syncing your Zune in Mac OS X, running Word in Linux, giving Linux a go within Windows 7: just a few of the things you can do with virtual machines. And setting one up isn't just easy—it's free.

Batch Process Photos with Phatch

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blog.worldlabel.com: Virtually any photo manager out there lets you perform mundane tasks. But even the most powerful applications can’t really help you when you need to perform the same action on dozens or hundreds of photos. For those tasks you need Phatch.

Five handy secure shell tips and tricks

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ghacks.net: I use secure shell a LOT, every day. So much so that I often take for granted how important this tool is. In this article you will learn five different (and handy) secure shell tips to make sure your ssh usage is as good as it can be.

Java: The Good Parts

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kev009.com: When Java first started gaining popularity, it was loudly hyped as the end all language. It was expected that Java would take the “rich client” by storm, and applets would be the go to solution for enhancing web pages. What happened was a bit different.

Conky is a good example of a simple Linux tool

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computoredge.com: Linux (and indeed Unix) has long held the philosophy of "one tool for each job, and one job for each tool." This can lead to quite a paradox for newcomers to Linux: Why are there so many tools that do similar things?

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