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Scanning in Linux with iscan and XSane

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ghacks.net: If you are one of those that depends upon a scanner for your daily work, and you want to handle this task using the Linux operating system, you are in luck.

Rapid Photo Downloader: making your life easier

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jcornuz.wordpress: Have you ever had a couple (or more) memory cards full of images that you quickly want to download to your hard drive while making an extra backup copy and rename all files according to a certain pattern?

New tiny project: lddsafe

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rg03.wordpress: Some days ago we could all read that “ldd”, a tool which prints shared library dependencies, should not be run on untrusted binaries. So I spent a few hours writing and tweaking a small script called lddsafe.

Gedit: Don't Get Tricked by Its Simple Looks

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softpedia.com: Every Linux user that has used the GNOME desktop environment must have had at least an encounter with its default text editor, Gedit. You start it up, and it looks like a simple notepad type application with a toolbar added on top. However, don't let yourself fooled by that simple appearance.

First GNOME 3.0 Development Release Available

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phoronix.com: The much anticipated GNOME 3.0 release is coming in March, but the first development release (v2.29.1) for GNOME 3.0 (a.k.a. 2.30) is now available this week.

Measuring performance of GTK theme

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penguininside.blogspot: Does GTK theme make any noticeable change in performance? Yes. Here is a way to figure out how much does it matter. If you are interested in creating GTK themes you should know how to check performance of theme..

Gnome Lets Anyone See Your Keyring Passwords

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omgubuntu.co.uk: A security hole in Gnome allows anyone to see your keyring passwords without needing to enter so much as a password.

KOffice 2.1 Release Candidate 1 Released

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koffice.org: The KOffice team is happy to announce the first release candidate of KOffice 2.1. As usual, the team has worked diligently and has now been able to remove all the release blocker bugs.

Debunking the ‘compiz is so bloated’ myth

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smspillaz.wordpress: I’ve got a Google Alerts hint set on compiz. A recent trend I’ve noticed is this myth that compiz is bloated.

Opera 10.01 released

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  • Opera 10.01 Release Annoucement
  • eWeek Slideshow: Opera 10 Still an Innovative Web Browser
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