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It’s now final: Fedora 12 ditches Pidgin for Empathy

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digitizor.com: There already has been words about Empathy replacing Pidgin as the default IM client in both Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12. We are not sure whether Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic will have it or not but Fedora 12 is going to have Empathy as it’s default IM client for sure.

Also: Fedora 12 Beta: the final sprint

Designing Labels and Cards with Scribus

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blog.worldlabel.com: Scribus is free software page-layout tool applicable to designing all sort of documents: from newspaper ads to fliers to whole books. Because it can precisely position both images and text, it is also the preferred type of tool for designing mailing labels and business cards.

Six Top Screen Capture Tools for Linux

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ostatic.com/blog: Basic screenshot software is really handy to have on hand, even if you don't use it often. If you rely on screengrab tools often, however, you know how important it is to have software with lots of tools and features.

Gpager 0.3 "Scenes From a Memory - Finally Free"

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ploum.frimouvy.org: Gpager is a GPLv2 libwnck pager that just float on your desktop, allowing you to do anything you were doing with you panel pager but bigger and stronger.

RPM New Features

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linux-magazine.com: A few RPM developers from Red Hat and Novell met at the openSUSE Conference 2009 in September. The results of the meeting are now online.

Performous: A Challenging and Fun Karaoke Software for Linux

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junauza.com: I found another cool and fun karaoke software for Linux that I would like to share to everyone. It is called Performous and it's so far one of the best karaoke program that I've tried.

7 Reasons Why I Have NOT Switched To Google Chrome

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pthree.org: I just finished reading 7 Reasons Why I Switched to Google Chrome from Firefox. I found the article a bit on the fanboy side, and I’ll address each of his points here, while also saying my reasons why I’m still holding on to the Firefox browser as my default browser.

Chromium: It really shines

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amarok.kde.org: Have you tried it yet? I'm running the Chromium "Daily Builds" on Kubuntu 9.10. At first, not very long ago, I was quite skeptical about Chromium. It looked unfamiliar, it seemed to lack features. Then, about a week ago, I gave it another try. And boy, has it improved!

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod

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howtogeek.com: Sometimes it can be difficult to manage your iPod in Linux without hacking iTunes on your Ubuntu machine. Today we take a look at using the popular music player Amarok to mange your iPod on Ubuntu.

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