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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?

comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3"

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aseigo.blogspot: There is small trend currently to write a blog entry or article comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3". Now, I'm not involved in the least with the GNOME 3 efforts (no big surprise there, I'm sure) so I can't and won't comment on what they are doing now or in the future (they can do so themselves quite well), but there are two interesting points I keep seeing raised that I really do want to address ...

Tasks and To-Dos with Glista 0.4

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itlure.com: If the memory of humans could be measured in removable media and the best would be a BluRay disc, mine would be somewhere around a floppy. Needless to say, I use my phone's reminder function a lot, especially for important stuff with set deadlines. For other "things-to-do-sometime-in-the-future" I want to use a Task manager application that is as simple as possible.

Scare Up Some Spooky Halloween Fun for Your Computer

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ostatic.com/blog: Even if you're not dressing up in costume this Halloween, you can still get in the spirit of the holiday. Trick out your computer with some creepy skins and plugins or treat yourself to a few ghoulish movies and desktop themes.

Hulu Desktop for Linux beta a big resource hog

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arstechnica.com: Hulu Desktop is now available for Linux. Ars puts it to the test on Ubuntu 9.04. Although it's extremely resource intensive, it's reasonably acceptable for a beta.

Never heard applications for Linux

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  • Never heard applications for Linux
  • Useful GTK applications
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2 Beta released
  • Midori 0.2.0 Released
  • Evernote – Free Note Taking Software
  • Get Your Five-Minute Multiplayer Game Fix with OMGPOP
  • Doomsday 1.9.0-beta-6.7 released
  • Warzone 2100 2.2.4 released
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