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Linux console RSS reader Snownews

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ghacks.net: I read a lot of news. One of the many ways I read news is via RSS feeds. Most RSS readers are graphical applications. But did you know there is a console-based RSS reader? There is and it’s called Snownews.

Gnome-Colors: Elegant, consistent and colourful GNOME desktop themes

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sprayfly.com: I have never been a big fan of the default Brown/Orange GNOME themes that ship as standard with each new Ubuntu distribution. It turns out that there is a brilliant project called Gnome-Colours that has set itself the task of dealing with this problem.

Python experiences, or: Why I like C++ more ;-)

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majewsky.wordpress: So I’ve been coding some Python lately, because this is the language of choice for the “Computational Physics” course I’m attending. As the name says, it is more about physical and numerical problems than about programming, and the instructors chose Python as it’s easy to get into.

Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Opens

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  • Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Opens

  • Nokia & GNOME Mobile
  • Life in the Gran Canaria Penhouse
  • GUADEC tidbits #2

VirtualBox 3 brings 3D graphics support

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arstechnica.com: Sun released VirtualBox 3 this week, the latest version of its open source x86 virtualization software. The new version introduces support for 3D graphics and SMP.

17 Web Browsers for Linux

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repasik.com: There are many web browsers for Linux, but everyone has different needs, some prefer customizable browsers with all the wizz and bang of plugins and themes, while others prefer lighter browsers that don’t have so many features and add-ons.

Codecs Should Be Bundled

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linuxloop.com: One of the most problematic new user challenges in Linux is the problem of codecs and DVD playback. These are major challenges, since they cannot be legally included with existing Linux distributinos without paying a per-user license fee.

Claws Mail: The unsung powerhouse email client

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ghacks.net: I have used so many email clients over the years. For the last few years my go-to email client has been Thunderbird. Lately, however, I have really been taken in by Claws Mail.

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.

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A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

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