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Top 10 Google Chrome Artist Themes

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junauza.com: Adding to the list of Google Chrome themes, Google recently introduced a new set of themes that are created by well-known artists, illustrators, architects, musicians, filmmakers, and fashion and interior designers from around the world resulting in a colorful combination of art and technology. Here are some of my favorites:

Exaile 0.3.0 is a Music Player for Ubuntu

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howtogeek.com: Exaile is a solid choice for Ubuntu users to manage their music collections. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm scrobbling.

Linux Software Picks: Six Alternatives to Photoshop

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maximumpc.com: Although many graphics professionals turn to Windows or Mac OS to execute their designs, Linux is far from helpless in this area. While it helps that Adobe Photoshop, the undisputed gold-standard program that most professionals use for raster graphics, runs on Linux through Wine, there are several native Linux programs that offer some of the same functionality.

Flash Player becomes runtime environment for any platform

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h-online.com: The new version is the first to be based on the runtime environment developed by the Open Screen Project and works with the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X desktop operating systems as well as with the Windows Mobile and Palm webOS.

Linux Google Chrome Shines

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  • Linux Google Chrome Shines
  • Fast, simple and now stylish: Google Chrome with Artist Themes
  • New Artist Themes for Google Chrome Are Super Slick
  • Google Chrome Artist's Themes Work Fine On Linux

Master Dolphin in KDE 4

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maketecheasier.com: Dolphin is KDE 4’s default file manager, and is a departure from KDE 3, which relied on Konqueror for file management. Unlike Konqueror, which functions as a web browser and many other things, Dolphin is specifically used for file management.

First impressions of GRUB2

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stargazer.at: If a known computer magazine writes about the new grub2 version, it cannot be that bad at all, isn’t it? True, Grub2 is still unfinished, but it should be already quite useable. So why not giving it a try?

Linux Software for iTunes

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cyberciti.biz: I cannot install Apple iTunes software to manage music for my Apple iPod. How do I manage iPod under Ubuntu Linux? What's the best way to manage my iPod without Apple iTunes software?

few shorts:

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  • Manage Collections with Tellico
  • Anjal - Slick Evolution Interface For Netbooks
  • leafpad: a graphical text editor that starts really fast

Collection of themes for Gnome & Ubuntu - Octobre

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unixmen.com: Here is a nice collection of themes for Gnome and ubuntu, some themes were updated and somes you will see them for the first time.

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LWN (Now Open Access): Kernel Configuration, Linux 4.14 Merge Window, Running Android on a Mainline Graphics Stack

  • A different approach to kernel configuration
    The kernel's configuration system can be challenging to deal with; Linus Torvalds recently called it "one of the worst parts of the whole project". Thus, anything that might help users with the process of configuring a kernel build would be welcome. A talk by Junghwan Kang at the 2017 Open-Source Summit demonstrated an interesting approach, even if it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Kang is working on a Debian-based, cloud-oriented distribution; he wanted to tweak the kernel configuration to minimize the size of the kernel and, especially, to reduce its attack surface by removing features that were not needed. The problem is that the kernel is huge, and there are a lot of features that are controlled by configuration options. There are over 300 feature groups and over 20,000 configuration options in current kernels. Many of these options have complicated dependencies between them, adding to the challenge of configuring them properly.
  • The first half of the 4.14 merge window
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    The Android system may be based on the Linux kernel, but its developers have famously gone their own way for many other parts of the system. That includes the graphics subsystem, which avoids user-space components like X or Wayland and has special (often binary-only) kernel drivers as well. But that picture may be about to change. As Robert Foss described in his Open Source Summit North America presentation, running Android on the mainline graphics subsystem is becoming possible and brings a number of potential benefits. He started the talk by addressing the question of why one might want to use mainline graphics with Android. The core of the answer was simple enough: we use open-source software because it's better, and running mainline graphics takes us toward a fully open system. With mainline graphics, there are no proprietary blobs to deal with. That, in turn, makes it easy to run current versions of the kernel and higher-level graphics software like Mesa.