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VideoLAN (VLC) media player - You're simply the best

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dedoimedo.com: VideoLAN (VLC), a player started as a student project and turned into one of the best, most popular media players worldwide, has recently had a birthday - turned 1.0. I thought this was an excellent opportunity to write about it and just show you how great it is.

10 Unique Tips to get Elegant Gnome Desktop

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penguininside.blogspot: Elegance is not achieved by adding Vista like Sidebar, Mac like DockBar, Heavy Compiz effects or anything even more stupid, like a system monitor to show off your system configuration X_X. So I'm going to give you 10 tips to establish a elegant desktop.

4 apps new Ubuntu users should not do without

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sinaisix.blogspot: The amount of applications available in the Ubuntu repositories can sometimes be overwhelming for a new user. To make things simple for such users, I have compiled this short list of four applications that new users should start their Ubuntu life with.

kubuntu installer

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shtylman.com: I thought I would finally take the time to promote and show off some of the changes I have been making to the Kubuntu installer, Ubiquity.

Python... Gross

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I HATE PYTHON! I also very much wish that people would quite writing large applications in Python. Python is incredibly slow for being as new and small as it is. I cannot subclass things like dict or list without overriding every single method in them.

A New Development Release Of GNOME Shell

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phoronix.com: GNOME 3.0 will not be rolling out until the first half of 2010, but work is already underway on this major GNOME update that is the first to bring some radical changes in a long time.

Add Screenlets to make your Linux desktop more useful

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ghacks.net: If you spend as much time on the Linux desktop as I do, having small applets available for specific tasks can make your life that much easier. If you use the KDE 4.x desktop you will be familiar with Widgets. For the GNOME users there is an application called Screenlets.

Gwibber 2.0 Now Available To Download

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d0od.blogspot: The first public version of Gwibber 2.0 has been released on the Gwibber daily-builds PPA. Gwibber 2.0 sports a completely redesigned interface, simple 'account' configuration wizards and more.

Best Linux Desktop Blogging Clients

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junauza.com: A lot of people ask me if there are any desktop blogging clients for Linux that can be used for offline editing -- something like Windows Live Writer. So I'm going to answer them through this post.

A year later, CodeWeavers urges free CrossOver users to pay up

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downloadsquad.com: Once upon a time, about 10 months ago, a company called CodeWeavers ran a promotion allowing customers to download and install their software fore free. Now that the 1 year anniversary of the big promotion is coming up, CodeWeavers is sending out emails to the roughly 650,000 people who downloaded the free software asking them to consider paying for ongoing support.

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