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KeepNote: Viable Alternative to NoteCase

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linux-magazine.com: NoteCase has always been an indispensable application in my productivity toolbox. So the news that NoteCase's developer ceased its development sent me scrambling for a replacement.

VirtualBox 3.0.0 is amazing!

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dedoimedo.com: Just a few days ago, VirtualBox 3.0.0 has been released amidst a flurry of excitement. This was a great opportunity to see how well it fares, both against its predecessors and VMware Server.

Let's Settle the Mono Debate

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earthweb.com: To most people, Mono is a disease that leaves young people tired and listless. But to members of the free software community, Mono is something worse: a controversy that leaves everybody over-wrought and mistrusting each other.

Fluendo DVD Player for Linux

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softpedia.com: Fluendo S.A., the popular software company that offers audio and video codecs for various Linux distributions, such as Mandriva, proudly announced yesterday evening (July 2nd) the immediate availability of a new solution to legally play DVD-Video discs.

Available Now: GNOME 2.26.3

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softpedia.com: The GNOME developers, through Lucas Rocha, have announced early this morning in a press release that the last maintenance release of the popular GNOME 2.26 desktop environment is now available for download.

The 3 Best Desktop Radio Players For Windows, Mac & Linux

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makeuseof.com: With the list of free players growing all the time (iffy companies are cropping up all over the web like raging teen acne - awful to behold and tough to stamp out) it’s time to narrow your choice down to the best available players.

Browser battle royale: Which should you use?

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Moz/FF

csmonitor.com: These days, you have a broader choice of Internet browsers, despite the attempts by Microsoft to drive all the other browsers out of the space over the past decade. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser with a 65.9 percent share, but Mozilla’s open source Firefox has been showing a lot of strength in the past two years.

My take on the Mono/C# debate

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drfav.wordpress: I’m f*cking tired of hearing random people screaming out why mono is cool or not. These kind of people don’t even know what coding is about, or they just learned Java or C# at university and they’re like “oh shit, I can code!!”. STOP THAT.

An Introduction to GNOME Zeitgeist

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gnomejournal.org: In this article, Natan Yellin writes about GNOME Zeitgeist, a new user interface for documents and user information in the GNOME desktop currently planned for GNOME 3.0.

GoldenDict: A Dictionary Nugget

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linux-magazine.com: While StarDict touts itself as "the best dictionary program for Linux and Windows," it has a serious challenger to the title called GoldenDict.

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