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What is happening for KOffice2.1

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trolltech.com/blogs: Its been some months since we released KOffice2.0.0, the first official release for the new platform KOffice2. What then, you may ask, is 2.1 going to change for them? Well, here is what we are working on.

qOrganizer: A personal organizer on Linux

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linuxhub.net: qOrganizer is a utility for Linux that helps you organize your daily stuff like, schedule, reminder, notes, to-dos etc. It has some good features for students to use as well like it provides them yo keep track of their timetable absence etc.

A Little Empathy For Pidgin

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linux-mag.com: With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

3 Emulators To Play Free Old School Games On Your Linux Machine

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makeuseof.com: Old school games have always been fun, yet simple and easy to play. They may not have the best of the graphics but you can surely enjoy a trip down memory lane! Here is how you can play those old, free games on your Linux machine. There are various emulators available for Linux, let us look at them one by one.

X Server 1.6 Lives On With Another Release

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phoronix.com: X.Org 7.5 that will bear X Server 1.7 has already been delayed multiple times. Originally X.Org 7.5 was supposed to be out in April, but it looks like we are still at least a few months from seeing this important update.

5 Rhythmbox Plugins Worth Installing

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d0od.blogspot: Rhythmbox ships with many popular plug-ins already installed - such as lastfm scrobble support, visualizations, DAAP music sharing and iPod support, but you can expand Rhythmbox's features further with third party plug-ins that range from a 10 band graphic equalizer to simple 'jump to now playing' hacks.

Opera 10 hits release candidate status

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  • Opera 10 hits release candidate status
  • Opera Announces Release Candidate for New Browser Version
  • Opera 10 nears final stages
  • Opera 10.0 Release Candidate

Five Things I Dislike About Gnome

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workswithu.com: Gnome is a great desktop environment. But it’s not perfect. If I could pick five things for the Gnome developers to change or improve, here’s what they’d be.

Reviewed: Scribus 1.3.5

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tuxradar.com: We've reviewed Scribus a number of times, each revisit tends to throw up the same old problems: Scribus's lack of reliability and poor interface. Thankfully, after two years of solid development, these woes have been banished.

Fedora Rawhide nightly live spins available

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Adam Williamson reports that the Fedora project is now producing automated nightly live builds of Rawhide, its development branch - now you can test the freshest Rawhide without having to install it at all.

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