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Amarok is the future!

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blog.lydiapintscher.de: Eike has been collecting KDE sightings in movies and tv series for quite a while already. It seems he’ll have to add books as well now.

DreamScene for Ubuntu?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Ever wanted to set video as your desktop wallpaper a la the quickly-ditched Windows DreamScene? With 'Video Wallpaper' it's easy.

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

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ghacks.net: As a writer one of the most important things for me is to keep organized. This may seem like a fairly simple task, but when you are doing everything from researching a topic to piecing together a much larger work, having fast access to all of the particular documents you are working on can make the difference between efficient work and a catastrophe.

Some Notes on Linux Effects

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: One of the many attractive features of Linux is the possibility to add beautiful effects to the desktop. Compiz provides the best known set of effects and they can be used both in Gnome and KDE distros. You get this set by installing it from the distribution repositories. However, KDE has its native effects.

The Yast Revolt of 2010: Ideas to Improve Yast Software Installations

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anditosan.blogspot: Although I love Yast and its graphical incarnation, I am yet to see innovations in the areas of simplicity and also with being current. Here are some transformations.

Lightspark Gains Faster Rendering, H263/MP3 Video

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phoronix.com: Lightspark, one of the newest free software projects designed to provide an open-source implementation of Adobe's Flash/SWF specification, has been progressing at a rather expedited pace. Lightspark continues to pickup new features with each new release.

Throwing down the gauntlet

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ve been covering Linux and open source since 1999 and using Linux exclusively since around 1996. During said time I have tried very hard to remain PC and let the criticism just roll off my back. I have said some things only to retract them and held back certain opinions out of fear I might offend.

Not this time.

Top best free software

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tech.blorge.com: There is a lot of free software available and much of it rivals the quality of software that you have to pay good money for. Here is a list, in no particular order, of some of the best software currently available for free.

Still more LXDE desktops

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kmandla.wordpress: I keep running into LXDE derivatives. Not physically of course, but it could be an unintended side effect of being on the lookout for distros to try on the Mebius.

Some weekend compiz hacking

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People kept asking me about minimized window thumbnails. I caved.

1. Patch for core
2. Patch for workarounds

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