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I have seen the future, and it is GNOME 3

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I finally managed to get GNOME Shell installed so I could get a preview of what is to come on the Linux desktop (at least through the eyes of GNOME). GNOME 3 is different. Very different.

Also: GNOME 3 System Status Area Mockups

adeskbar, for fun and profit

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kmandla.wordpress: I have used wbar in Openbox setups off and on for the past year or so, since I saw it at work with Tiny Core Linux. If you’re GUI-oriented anyway, adeskbar might be a winner for being quicker on the configuration.

No excuse for programmers and multiple platforms.

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toolbox.com/blogs: You most probably know that the people who produce Songbird have dropped Linux support. Programming across multiple operating systems is easy. I do it.

5 cool Linux audio editors worth knowing

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ghabuntu.com: One good thing about using Linux is the amount of choices one has when it comes to the use of any application. If you are a music lover, the following 5 music/audio editors are worthy of note

Another CrossOver Linux 9 Review

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wine-reviews.net: Some Linux users insist that anything you can do on Windows, you can do better on Linux. While there's some truth to that, many of us have Windows applications that make completely leaving Windows close to impossible. Thats where Crossover comes in.

Light and Fast Download Accelerator for Linux

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junauza.com: Some of you may have used a download accelerator through a browser add-on but are not contented with the download speed gain. Perhaps you should try a light and fast standalone.

Songbird drops Linux support

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h-online.com: The developers of Songbird, the open source and cross platform media player, have announced they are dropping Linux support.

Unleash your inner Old Master with MyPaint

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blog.worldlabel.com: MyPaint is a lightweight, easy-to-use open source painting application that you might not have heard of before. Unlike some of the more mature open source raster-graphics applications, MyPaint doesn’t try to do everything. Instead, it focuses on one and only one use: painting.

Quake II ported to use HTML5 technologies

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h-online.com: Google developers have released GWTQuake, a version of the game Quake II ported to use HTML5 technologies such as WebGL, Audio, Canvas, WebSockets and Local Storage, created during the developers' "20% time".

Lexmark's Linux Secret

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phoronix.com: There is one printer manufacturer though that as of last year has begun supporting Linux from top to bottom with their entire line-up of printers. Not only are they providing CUPS drivers, but also they are even printing Tux in the corner of every box they ship right besides the Windows and Apple logos. Do you know who we are talking about?

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