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The Malware Problem (and a solution)

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amarok.kde.org/blog: Some of you might have heard about the Malware incident that recently has hit our friends from gnome-look.org. While some of you might chuckle, there have been some discussions about possible solutions for this issue.

Two task organizers

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kmandla.wordpress: I came across two organizers of sorts the other day, one for the console and one for the QT toolkit. One is rather impressive, while the other has the potential.

Review: Thunderbird 3 with tabs, enhanced search

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the official release of Thunderbird 3. Ars takes a hands-on look at the improvements in the new version—including tabbed messaging and enhanced search—and finds a lot to be excited about.

Is There Any Good Screencasting in Ubuntu?

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the things I've personally found frustrating in Linux is the development status of screencasting applications, or lack thereof. I think many of us are aware of some of the commonly mentioned packages, but, I just wanted something that will work.

Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

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itworld.com: I don't think about Adobe Flash much. I just use it. I think that's the case for most of us. Almost all the video on the Web is in Flash, and we just take it for granted. That's a mistake. Like any other popular application, it can be an easy way for a cracker to hack into your computer.

Two Minimalist Linux Text Editors That Make Writing Easy

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makeuseof.com: It took decades of writing, but I’ve come to a realisation: word processors do way more than what I need. And so I started to wonder: why should I be doing my writing with software designed to make it easy to arrange text for being printed out on letter-sized pieces of paper? Why can’t I find software that just lets me write?

Time to look at the Linux GUI?

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raiden.net: Graphical interfaces have come a long way since the fertile minds at Palo Alto came up with a way to make the nowadays plague proportions of plastic rodents useful. While GUI's look very pretty and are so full of eye candy I am surprised that our eyeballs don't have cavities, the current GUI's seem to be lacking in user efficiency.

Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

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maketecheasier.com: Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need.

GNOME 3: The Future of the Linux Desktop Revealed

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linuxplanet.com: For many Linux desktop users, GNOME is their home. But it's a home that's in the process of a major renovation.

Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

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