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GNOME-Vlc brings GTK interface, Simplicity to VLC

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Gnome-Vlc is a new project designed to provide a simple GTK frontend to the popular Vlc player.

Linux super-duper admin tools: Strace

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dedoimedo.com: Strace is a utility that can trace system calls. If you're wondering what system calls are, they are a translation mechanism that provides interface between a process and the operating system (kernel). These calls can be intercepted and read, allowing for a better understanding of what a process is trying to do at a given runtime.

My Own Ten Old-School Linux Programs That I'll Never Forsake

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penguinpetes.com: Jack Wallen over at Tech Republic just posted 10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of, and this sounds like good meat for a fun meme, so what are the programs that will never be replaced on my menu?

3D Acceleration in VirtualBox Guests

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workswithu.com: Last spring, the world changed forever when VirtualBox implemented support for 3D acceleration in Windows and Linux guests. I have a tendency to be behind the curve on world-changing events, so I didn’t found time to play with this new feature until a few days ago. But what I found made me really happy.

Linux Audio Plugin Update

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linuxjournal.com: Audio processing and synthesis plugins are always a lively topic for musicians. Many contemporary music-makers rely completely upon their plugin collection for all their sound sources and processing routines, and it is not at all uncommon to discover that some of these composers have never learned to play a traditional instrument. However you feel about audio plugins they are a fact of life in modern music production.

Oracle reveals strategy

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OOo
  • Oracle reveals strategy for GlassFish, MySQL, OpenOffice, and Solaris
  • Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite
  • Scott McNealy signs off in style
  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 RC 4 available
  • OOo: Common Findbar

Keep your journal in a RedNotebook

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sourceforge.net/blog: Writing in a journal or diary, where you may pour your heart out for no one’s eyes but your own, can be an intensely personal experience. Writing longhand in a paper notebook used to be standard practice for journal writing, but most people nowadays type faster than they write. When Jendrik Seipp couldn’t find what he was looking for in a journal app, he began coding his own, and that became RedNotebook.

10 useful CD/DVD writing programs/software in Debian

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blogs.koolwal.net: In this post we will see some CDs/DVDs burning (or writing) software that are available in Debian Lenny.

Console news, feed and e-mail readers

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kmandla.wordpress: Feed readers, news readers and e-mail clients all represent a hazy gray area for me, since many of them do two or even three of those things at the same time. So for fun, I have a lump of applications here that might do one of those things, two of them, or maybe all at once.

Screenlets: Eye Candy for Linux Users

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linuxinsider.com: A Linux desktop screen need not look drab. Linux distro users can get just as much function-rich eye candy through Screenlets, miniature applications that reside on the desktop and provide constant information.

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KDE and GNOME: File Picker, Flatpaks and Epiphany 3.29

  • LibreOffice Picks Up A Native "KDE 5" File Picker
    Several months back LibreOffice developers began working on better integration with KDE Plasma 5 and that has advanced again today with now having a native file picker.
  • Going In-Depth With Flatpak For Sandboxed Application Packaging
    Red Hat / GNOME developer veteran Matthias Clasen has recently begun a series of blog posts going in-depth with Flatpaks for those wondering how this application deployment technology is taking over the Linux desktop. Last week Clasen penned the initial piece for explaining bundles, runtimes, and extensions in the Flatpak realm.
  • Epiphany 3.29.3 Picks Up A Reader Mode, Finally Disables NPAPI Plugins
    Epiphany 3.29.3 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME Web Browser. Being in the middle of the GNOME 3.30 development cycle, the Epiphany 3.29.3 release is made up of many changes. First up, Epiphany now has an experimental reader mode that is inspired by Mozilla's Firefox reader mode. When viewing page sources in Epiphany, it will also now display within the web browser itself rather than the text editor.

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