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Manage your bibliographic database with Bibus

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ghacks.net: If you are a student, teacher, writer, or anyone who has a need for a bibligraphy then you need to do yourself a favor and make use of a bibliographic manager.

Easy Imageshack Uploading In Ubuntu

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Imageshack.us is a popular way to host images for free without needing to login and create an account. There are various ways to upload to Imageshack in Ubuntu.

Interstellar overdrive - Linux and astronomy

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h-online.com: Desktop astronomy has become more accessible over the last few years as hardware and software have come down in price. For an outlay not much greater than a top of the range PC it is possible to put together a CCD powered telescope that is more than adequate for hunting comets or prospecting for asteroids which are still popular pastimes among amateur astronomers.

Review: Gnome Shell

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raiden.net: Gnome Shell is a redesign to the way the gnome desktop looks and works. I find it very interesting, because it stops trying to base itself on windows' functionality and design, and instead it consists of an original design and functionality.

What GNU/Linux Developers don't get about the 'mainstream" market

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Linux devs are very good about seeing what techs and admins want. They don't do well at fulfilling the mainstream desktop market, largely because they don't like what they see. It depresses some of them.

GTG – A Productivity Tool for GNOME Desktop

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linuxandfriends.com: Getting Things GNOME! also known as GTG aims to be a simple, powerful and flexible organization tool to the GNOME desktop environment. It is a productivity tool which aids you in organizing your work flow into tasks and sub-tasks, uniquely tagging them so as to get things done in a more efficient manner.

5 of the Best Free and Open Source CD/DVD Writing Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you are using Linux, there are plenty of optical disc-authoring programs to choose from. Here are some of those that I like:

An Update Of What Is To Come With KRunner In KDE SC 4.4

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digitizor.com: With the next version of KDE SC to be released early next year, KRunner, one of KDE SC’s most powerful feature since v4.0, is getting some major updates. The hard feature freeze for KDE SC 4.4 is already done. So, in this article, we shall look at some changes.

Predict is an open-source, multi-user satellite tracking and orbital prediction program

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: PREDICT is an open-source, multi-user satellite tracking and orbital prediction program written under the Linux operating system by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD.

general audience vs advanced audience

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aseigo.blogspot: Reading Cyrille's blog entry today about Krita and GIMP appropriateness (or rather, how they are not appropriate) for a default OS installation, it got me to thinking about a common pattern we see emerge in applications.

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    Common Lisp users are very happy to use Quicklisp when it comes to downloading and maintaining dependencies between their own code and the librairies it is using.
  • Qt4's status and Qt4's webkit removal in Stretch
    Hi everyone! As you might know Qt4 has been deprecated (in the sense "you better start to port your code") since Qt5's first release in December 19th 2012. Since that point on Qt4 received only bugfixes. Upstream is about to release the last point release, 4.8.7. This means that only severe bugs like security ones will get a chance to get solved.
  • LinuxFest NorthWest 2015, ownCloud 8 for stable Fedora / EPEL
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    Diamond’s “Aries” is a Linux-friendly, Atom E3800 based PC/104-Plus SBC for data acquisition, featuring SATA, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 85°C support.