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Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

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linuxjournal.com: Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage.

Testing the Gnome 3 Release Candidate

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workswithu.com: If Gnome developers are to be believed, the desktop of the future arrived last week when the release candidate for Gnome 2.30–which could become Gnome 3.0–was made available. My CPU needed a workout, so I recently compiled the new desktop and gave it a run. Here’s a look.

10 Windows apps that should be ported to Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.

Snap Spiffy Linux Screenshots with Shutter

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linuxplanet.com: Snapping a quick screenshot is a capability you get out of the box with most current Linux distributions. Shutter brings a full range of functionality to the screen grab process.

Claws Mail: Mail with Attitude

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linux-mag.com: When other mailers aren’t doing the trick, it’s time to break out Claws: An extremely configurable and extensible GUI mailer that gives you all the control you’d ever want over your mail without sacrificing ease of use.

Ten Linux Downloads Worth Considering

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earthweb.com: Have you just started to experiment with Linux? Are you looking for more than the basic applications? Here we'll quickly review 10 Linux apps you might want in addition to those preinstalled with Ubuntu or other Linux distribution (distro). Now lets get started!

With KMS, Now Run Two X Servers Off One GPU

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phoronix.com: Last month David began on a project rampage by bringing hybrid graphics to Linux via code he called "vga_switcheroo" to switch between ATI/NVIDIA/Intel GPUs without rebooting the system. Last week another David Airlie project was multi-GPU rendering support for Linux.

The GNOME Census project

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blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: For as long as I’ve been involved in GNOME, we have been asked the same questions over and over again: How many GNOME developers are there? Which companies invest in GNOME, and how much? Where can I go for professional GNOME development services?

7 (More) Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux

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junauza.com: Since our collection of Free and Open Source finance/accounting software for Linux has been quite popular, I would like to add 7 more to that list.

NVIDIA Pre-Releases Its 195.xx Linux Driver

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phoronix.com: While NVIDIA has been working on the 195.xx Linux driver since before last November, they have yet to officially release a stable driver in this series as of yet. Betas have been available and they even had to recall their recent drivers over a fan speed issue.

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