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So, is nice, nice and simple?

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linux-foundation.org: The command nice, and its corresponding function, nice(), appear to be quite simple. A non-privileged user can “nice” a process so that it gets less CPU time. Do you know more about nice? Try the quiz below.

Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review

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osrevolution.com: Over the years, iTunes has been accepted as a necessary evil between media players. However, the open source project called Songbird, ever since its conception, has been providing some stiff competition for iTunes.

Get started with HomeBank

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tuxradar.com: With HomeBank you can automate recurring transactions, set reminders for future transactions, assess your future account balance so you can plan your spending sprees and manage your expenses expertly.

LXDE 0.4.2 Review and Screenshot Tour

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internetling.com: I am a big fan of light desktop environments. Well, most people looking for a lighter alternative normally settle for a lightweight window manager, such as Fluxbox or AwesomeWM.

GNOME, KDE, and Xfce: Which Desktop is Right for You?

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earthweb.com: How do you choose which GNU/Linux desktop to use? No easy answer exists, because the choice is so full of difficulties.

OpenGoo: An Open Source Answer To Google Apps

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ostatic.com/blog: What's not to like about Google Apps? It has a ton of features, it's incredibly easy to collaborate with other people, and it's free. Well, how about the fact that your data is only as accessible as Google decides to make it?

5 Newest Updates for Open Source Community

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blog.taragana.com: There have been several grand events surrounding the open source community this year. We decided to discuss on 5 newest updates for open source community.

15 Apps I Install On My Newly Installed Ubuntu

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helpforlinux.blogspot: I decided to reinstall Ubuntu after using Kubuntu for some time. Here are some apps which I installed, I hope you will find it useful:

50 Open Source Apps Transforming Education

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earthweb.com: More teachers and institutions are now participating with organizations like SchoolForge, the Open Source Education Foundation, and Open Source Schools. These educators are beginning to see that the open source philosophy has the power to transform education in several key ways.

Music Player Review '09 edition - Wave 1.5

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gquigs.blogspot.com: Wave 1.5 just asks two questions. Playing all the songs on shuffle. Generating a playlist is fine as long as I can select multiple (read all) folders. Who is out?

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