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4 Little-Known KDE Apps You'll Really Like

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ostatic.com/blog: Users of the KDE desktop know it has a dozens of handy tools and functions built right in, but the beauty of open source means you can tweak it to your heart's content by adding extra plugins to make your desktop do even more. Here are five KDE desktop applications that you might not have ever heard of, but are definitely worth checking out.

The beauty, the function: Ubuntu netbook launcher on Mandriva

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wobo46.wordpress: Yesterday German users from MandrivaUser.de began working on the netbook-launcher – the desktop which made the beauty of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

IBM Lotus Symphony 1.3 Review - The office alternative

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osrevolution.com: If you’re looking for an alternative to Windows Office, OpenOffice or other software suites, you might want to give IBM Lotus Symphony 1.3 a look.

Gnome-Shell

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shanefagan.wordpress: I have been busy the past month so I haven’t had a chance to try out the most recent builds of Gnome-Shell I looked today and I have to say its looking really slick.

The Return of Beryl - 7 months later

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smspillaz.wordpress: We are pretty close to a 0.9 Beta now in terms of functionality. Most of the plugins have been ported in some form to compiz++ although some (mostly the one’s I’ve done) are broken in some way which makes them unusable.

KOffice - A powerful office suite

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dedoimedo.com: KOffice is an excellent choice for the average Linux user, who wants to have a fully featured, robust and beautiful free office suite. It has everything the computer user may need and then some.

Using Xfce for a Netbook Desktop

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community.zdnet: I have been experimenting with making my own custom netbook desktop using the Xfce Desktop Environment. Xfce is supposed to be small and fast, which fits the bill nicely for a netbook; if I can work out a layout that looks good.

Five reasons I prefer Opera over Firefox

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linuxcritic.wordpress: Firefox needs critics. It doesn’t meet my needs as an end user, which is why I’m still using a closed-source browser as my primary web surfing tool. So why does an open source advocate like myself use Opera instead of Firefox?

How to theme Enlightenment E17

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ghacks.net: Like any good window manager, Enlightenment is themeable. But Enlightenment E17 takes themeing a step further than most window managers. Instead of having to manually edit flat text files, piece together a theme by changing various elements, or find the directory where themes must be saved, E17 themes a pre-packaged, all-in-one files that are imported with the push of a single button.

Watch Internet TV for Free on Linux with Miro

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junauza.com: If I would pick the best free and open-source internet television desktop client, it has to be Miro. This awesome application (previously called Democracy Player and DTV) is loaded with great features making the TV experience on your computer a lot more fun and exciting.

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