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Using Dia for diagrams

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Everybody needs diagrams. Most users need to create one more often than they think. Stop wasting time with an office app, the GIMP, or a paint program: use Dia, an easy yet powerful made-for-diagrams editor.

Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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the-gay-bar.com: Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop. His language is inspired heavily by AppleScript and allows you to write things like: "tell screensaver to lock"

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

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maketecheasier.com: For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks.

Flashnotes, a musical flashcards program

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kdubois.net: I’ve been able to play piano one note at a time for a while, but playing the piano one note at a time is not really playing the piano. Big Grin So in an effort to learn the instrument better, I borrowed my dad’s electronic keyboard, and sat down to try to learn it. This led me to think that some sort of flash card training would help.

Moonlight 1.0 hamstrung in Catch-22

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zdnet.com.au: Novell yesterday announced the official release of Moonlight 1.0, a project to bring Microsoft's Silverlight runtime to Linux — but can the project ever catch Microsoft's shadow?

Opera Valentine's Snapshot

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opera.com: It's been a while since the last snapshot and the Desktop Team has been working hard to improve Peregrine. In addition to a load of fixes, there are some important changes:

10 Songbird add-ons for a better audio player

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linuxforums.org: The 1.0.0 release launched in the first days of December delivers an impressive arsenal ranging from themes to add-ons. Just like in Firefox's case, these add-ons extend the application's possibilities beyond the original intent. Here are ten.

Graphic Design For The Clueless: An Introduction To Inkscape

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: One of the reasons I haven't been posting as many Linux reviews as usual so far in 2009 is because I have been spending a lot of what little free time I get learning how to use Inkscape.

Jaunty and Xfce 4.6

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cody.zapto.org: Xfce 4.6 Release Candidate 1 is now in the Jaunty archive! I just upgraded to Jaunty (Hardy -> Intrepid -> Jaunty) the other day and am really digging the new version of Xfce4!

Comparing the Window Managers: Which is Best for You?

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nuxified.org: Are you unhappy with the functionality of your desktop? Are the menus distracting, the system slow to start, etc? Would you rather have a minimal layout? A faster boot speed? In that case, you need to look at the window managers available for Linux users.

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