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Painting with cadubi

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kmandla.wordpress: Cadubi, which I happen to like as a vaguely artistic and somewhat amusing way of “painting” text for the console, is basically a stamp-painting program, with a few simple hot-wirings that make it more usable.

Tabu Audio Player

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Software This morning I found an interesting media app: Tabu Audio Player. It had only a single configure option, "debug," and a very short list of dependencies, so I figured it'd be a simple ebuild to write, right?

GNOME Office: Is it a viable office suite?

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Software When you think about office suites, two names come to mind: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. Although the vast majority of Linux users depend upon OpenOffice for their office needs, the alternatives should not be overlooked.

Screencasting Software Applications for Linux

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Software A screencast (also known as video screen capture) is a digital recording of computer screen output. If you are using Linux and are looking for a screencasting tool that would suit you needs, then you are in luck because there are plenty to choose from. Here are some.

Go: new open source programming language from Google

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Software Go is a new programming language from Google that aims for performance that is nearly comparable to C, but with more expressive syntax and faster compilation. What it won't do, however, is liberate the coding masses from bracist tyranny. Google's Go is yet another take on C.

Visual Tour of GNOME 3 Shell in Ubuntu

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Software GNOME 3 is the much talked about next generation GNOME that was supposed to come in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. It introduces a radical shift from the interface found in GNOME 2.x. In this article we will give you a quick visual tour of GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Kola.

All my eggs in one Basket

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Software One application I am always looking for is a better desktop wiki. Not for collaboration, but for dumping various pieces of information into as I research and organize them. For a time, I used Basket Note Pads, but I drifted away when it didn't run on KDE 4.x and the original maintainer quit. Happily, the project has overcome both those setbacks and is moving slowly towards a new major release.

How to clone hard drives with Clonezilla

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HowTos Clonezilla is a Ncurses-based front-end to a set of scripts that use several open source disk utilities such as Partimage, ntfsclone, Partclone and dd. It'll jump at your command and duplicate particular partitions, or better still complete disks. It'll also restore the partitions, and help you mirror an old disk onto a bigger new disk.

10 secrets of Nautilus (file manager)

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Software There are many secrets about Nautilus normal users might not familiar with them; therefore, in this article, I will try to shed light on some of them.

Novell plugs Linux developers into Visual Studio

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  • Novell plugs Linux developers into Visual Studio
  • Miguel de Icaza: Mono Tools for Visual Studio
  • Miguel de Icaza And Mono: Platform-Agnostic Programming Power
  • Novell Press Release
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