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Linux: Making Your Desktop Calm

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jjinux.blogspot.com: Have you ever noticed that the more you tweak your desktop theme, the more it drives you crazy? I've always sought after the perfect wallpaper. However, the cooler the wallpaper is, the more it drives me crazy.

GwenView ReView - The Linux killer application?

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dedoimedo.com: I do not know who Gwen is or what she looks like, but GwenView looks good and it's a great application. When it comes to working with images, GwenView offers the right balance.

Linux Version of App Store?

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lebokov21.com: Today I read a blog post from the technology section of Canada.com. In the post, the author mentioned about Apple’s App Store in which it is really true that “there’s an App for that”. He was saying that there are over 100,000 applications available on App Store and you can find anything you want. As a Linux user myself, I have to say that Linux users have been enjoying this for a long time.

Software ahead of the curve

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  • Software ahead of the curve: Gwibber 2.0
  • Kopete – The KDE Messenger for Linux
  • FreeOrion Is A Science Fiction Strategy Game

The best Linux collection managers compared

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tuxradar.com: Collecting things is human nature. The things we collect change over time, but the process never stops. That's where collection mangers come in.

Microsoft to ship Linux tools

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Microsoft
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tgdaily.com: Proprietary software giant Microsoft is getting into peddling Linux tools. The Redmond outfit has just bought the Teamprise-related assets of SourceGear.

Top 10 Conky Designs

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online-blogger.net: This is a collection of Top 10 Conky designs in a random order, that I really like. Something a bit different from the basic setup.

Why Google's Go Might Be A No-Go

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informationweek.com/blog: After news of Google's Go language surfaced, I went to my programmer friend for some additional perspective on Google's new experiment. He wasn't impressed -- and actually, neither was I. We had different reasons.

Introducing Testdrive

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Ubuntu

blog.dustinkirkland.com: Testdrive makes it simple to run any Ubuntu release in a virtual machine, safely, and without affecting your current Ubuntu installation.

Reviewed: Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux

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tuxradar.com: After conquering the desktop virtualisation space on the Mac, Parallels has decided to take the fight to VMware with a client for Windows and Linux desktops. So, what does Parallels Desktop 4 for Linux (let's just call it PD4) have over the competition?

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