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Beautify the Terminal

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gauravlive.com: The linux terminal can get boring at times owing to lack of colors & a rigid black background. Hardcore Linux enthusiasts won’t think about the appearance of the terminal but normal users will surely get bored of the monochrome terminal sooner or later. Surprisingly beautifying the terminal is pretty simple.

KGet gets some love :)

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kdedevelopers.org: I want to talk but about a great coding team doing a great job with a very promising application. That application is.. imagine.. you already know since it was in the title.. It's KGet.

K3b 2.0 Alpha 2: Review and Screenshots

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kabatology.com: K3b, the popular open source full-featured CD, DVD, Blu-Ray burning and ripping application gathers momentum and heads towards version 2.0 after a year or so of no-growth. The last stable release, version 1.05 was out in late May 27, 2008. The good news is K3b 2.0 has been ported KDE 4 thanks to two developers from the Mandriva project.

Gmail Notifier Applets for Ubuntu

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workswithu.com: Given the popularity of Gmail, it’s not surprising that a score of desktop applets have emerged for notifying users of new messages. I recently set out on a quest to find the best one. Here are the results.

A Free Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Visio

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makeuseof.com: Do you diagram? Chart? Maybe you sketch room layouts or wiring schematics? How about flow charts? Well I think we have a solution!

learning a new shell: zsh

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xylld.wordpress: So I’ve decided to start learning a new shell. I see so much talk about zsh and finally, I’m going to attempt to learn to use it. I installed it and started using it and a few things are immediately different.

Top 10 Google Chrome Artist Themes

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junauza.com: Adding to the list of Google Chrome themes, Google recently introduced a new set of themes that are created by well-known artists, illustrators, architects, musicians, filmmakers, and fashion and interior designers from around the world resulting in a colorful combination of art and technology. Here are some of my favorites:

Exaile 0.3.0 is a Music Player for Ubuntu

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howtogeek.com: Exaile is a solid choice for Ubuntu users to manage their music collections. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm scrobbling.

Linux Software Picks: Six Alternatives to Photoshop

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maximumpc.com: Although many graphics professionals turn to Windows or Mac OS to execute their designs, Linux is far from helpless in this area. While it helps that Adobe Photoshop, the undisputed gold-standard program that most professionals use for raster graphics, runs on Linux through Wine, there are several native Linux programs that offer some of the same functionality.

Flash Player becomes runtime environment for any platform

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h-online.com: The new version is the first to be based on the runtime environment developed by the Open Screen Project and works with the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X desktop operating systems as well as with the Windows Mobile and Palm webOS.

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