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5 Little Useful Sticky Notes App For Linux

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makeuseof.com: Perhaps you have a habit of pasting small yellow pieces of notes all over your table just to remind you to do a particular task. In this technological era, that is soon becoming obsolete. Let us take a look at some of the various sticky note applications that are available in Linux.

Make Your Computer Desktop Do Your Bidding With Étoilé

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ostatic.com/blog: Typical Linux desktop options like KDE and GNOME limit the way computer users interact with the applications and programs on their systems. There's not much to do beyond opening and closing an app, and moving or resizing a window. The development team behind Étoilé is building a desktop interface that aims to stand that idea on its head.

The Conkeror Web Browser Conquers Small Screens

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linuxjournal.com: Conkeror is a Web browser with an Emacs-style look, feel and configuration. It uses Firefox's HTML rendering engine and works with most Firefox extensions. It's a fitting Web browser for Netbooks.

Install more then 100 games in one command with Djl

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unixmen.com: Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows.

Did Opera Just Reinvent the Web?

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maximumpc.com: Unite is a version of the Opera browser with built-in server software, which allows users of Opera Unite to send data directly to other people on the web without having to upload anything to a traditional server. But what can it really do?

Drizzle: Rethinking the MySQL Database Kernel

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linux-mag.com: Drizzle is a re-thought and re-worked version of the MySQL kernel designed specifically for high-performance, high-concurrency environments.

Empathy in Ubuntu Karmic

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pinstack.blogspot: There has been lots of support as well as backlash for replacing Pidgin with Empathy in Ubuntu. Discussion has been going acruss multiple mailing lists and forum threads. Although Empathy has improved so much since Jaunty, it isn't perfect.

The Three Faces of Fedora 11, Part 1: GNOME

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: GNOME 2.26.1, the desktop version that comes essentially as the default with Fedora 11 is like an old friend; an old friend with a couple of extra benefits.

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When Richard Stallman set out to create the GNU Project, the goal was to create a fully free operating system. Over 33 years later, it is now possible for users to have a computer that runs only free software. But even if all the software is available, putting it all together yourself, or finding a distribution that comes with only free software, would be quite the task. That is why we provide a list of Free GNU/Linux distributions. Each distro on the list is commited to only distributing free software. With many to choose from, you can find a distro that meets your needs while respecting your freedom. But with so much software making up an entire operating system, how is it possible to make sure that nothing nasty sneaks into the distro? That's where you, and GNU Bucks come in. Read more