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GCC 4.5 Is Still Not Ready For Release

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phoronix.com: GCC 4.4.0 was released nearly a year ago, but it looks like its one-year anniversary may pass without a new major release of the GNU Compiler Collection.

Banish boring terminal windows with Bashish

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sourceforge.net/blog: Swedish student Thomas Eriksson says a lot of advanced computer usage is still best done from the terminal. Given that, he’s developed Bashish to provide a more useful and beautiful terminal environment.

10 Great Linux Apps You Might Not Have Discovered Yet

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linuxplanet.com: Have you just started to experiment with Linux? Are you looking for more than the basic applications? Here we'll quickly review 10 Linux apps you might want in addition to those preinstalled with Ubuntu or other Linux distribution (distro). Now lets get started!

Run Windows apps without Windows

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  • CrossOver Linux 9: Run Windows apps without Windows
  • Windows on Linux

Cracking open five of the best open source easter eggs

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arstechnica.com: A number of humorous yet undocumented features are hiding beneath the surface of some of the most popular open source software applications.

Alternative browsers shine

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blog.syracuse.com: As far as I'm concerned, Microsoft ought to get out of the browser business. There are four non-Microsoft browsers that are much better, and they're all free. The company should simply package all four of them with Windows and let PC buyers choose the one they like best.

That’s not bloated, that’s clinically obese

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: The biggest surprise (shock?) to me was the stark contrast between performance with only 256Mb of memory, and performance with 512Mb. I tease the Gnome crowd a lot for being chubby, but that’s not overweight, that’s clinical obesity.

Docky: Another OS X-like Doc

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ghacks.net: OS X users love their Dock..and with good reason. Not only is it a handy way to launch applications, it’s also rather stylish. I have covered a tool that had a similar look and feel before and although that tool served it’s purpose well, at times it could be a bit buggy. Docky is a little bit different.

Amarok Insider - Issue 14

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The Amarok Team is happy to announce that we have produced a new issue of the Amarok Insider, our monthly newsletter.

Top 10 worst products ever

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expertreviews.co.uk: Despite all the money companies spend on research and development, they still manage to trundle out some absolute junk. There are thousands of bad products out there, but here's the ten worst that we've encountered in all of our years of reviewing products.

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