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Album Shaper: Plenty of Oomph Without the Button Glut

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linuxinsider.com: Perhaps looking to out-feature the competition, some photo manipulation applications flood the screen with a million buttons and options.

Back When Linux Was Fun

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ubuntu-user.com: When you're a kid, all you want to do is grow up. When you get old enough to realize that being older isn't all it's cracked up to be. And so it is with Linux.

WordPress Social Media Optimization in a Nutshell

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Wordpress is a great platform for SEO — in fact, most of the title and meta optimization is done for you right out of the box. However, that is not the case of social media. Here is a brief list of ways you can use Wordpress to improve the social media optimization of your blog or content site.

Xnoise: A New Lightweight Linux Music Player (Can Play Videos Too!)

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webupd8.org: Xnoise is basically an music player but it can also play videos too and unlike other Linux music players, it uses a tracklist centric design:

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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earthweb.com: The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers

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linuxjournal.com: The latest wares of three popular browsing applications were released this week reflecting a changing Internet. Open formats are taking center stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out), security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the VP8 video format.

hal’s day of reckoning

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kmandla.wordpress: I have been waiting for this for about a year and half now, and today, finally, I get this on my Arch system.

VLC version drops support for spyware

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theinquirer.net: OPEN SOURCE media player Videolan has been forced to drop Shoutcast support in its latest version.

WYSIWYG music app makes a score

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sourceforge.net: Musical inspiration may come from heaven, but once it arrives, you’d better record it or it’ll fly back to where it came from. MuseScore software lets you set down your music notation and compose (or at least create sheet music) on your computer.

Photoshop brush support in Krita

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