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Control your bandwidth with Trickle

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tuxradar.com: With Trickle you can control the upload and download speeds for applications such that no single application hogs all the bandwidth. This gives you the power to ensure that downloads from Firefox don't interfere with your attempts to download a file through FTP.

Deluge: For All Your Torrent Needs

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softpedia.com: Using torrents has become quite an everyday routine for most of us. Residing in the "Internet" category, Deluge is quick to launch and provides a perfectly integrated GTK+ interface.

100 Compiler Options and You are Out

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daveshields.wordpress: California, along with Major League Baseball, is among the institutions that have a policy of “Three Strikes and You are Out.” I suggest the same rule should apply to compiler writers.

On Debian and Mono

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  • On Debian and Mono

  • Ubuntu’s Position on Mono Revealed
  • As It Stands, Ubuntu Has No Issues With Mono
  • Will Stallman C# warning fall flat?

Office-compatibility torture test

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infoworld.com: In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents, OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker Office showed excellent compatibility.

Never reboot again with Linux and Ksplice

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blogs.computerworld: I usually have to reboot my Linux systems about once every six months. Linux is as stable as a rock. For some users even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often and that's where Ksplice comes in.

KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager?

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earthweb.com: Personal information managers (PIM) are the major influence on most people's opinion of a desktop. When you launch an application, the desktop is simply something to move past as quickly as possibly.

Amarok 2.1: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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itnewstoday.com: When I first checked out Amarok 2.0 back when it made its debut, I didn’t think it could match up to Amarok 1.4.x in terms of usability or features. Now, I actually find myself preferring it to Amarok 1.4.x.

GNOME 3.0 may have more Mono apps

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itwire.com: The next major version of the GNOME desktop environment, version 3.0, may contain more than the one Mono-dependent application than it currently does, according to GNOME Foundation member Dave Neary.

nullmailer: simple send-only mail transport agent

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debaday.debian.net: Nullmailer is a minimal MTA (Mail Transport Agent) that provides mail delivery services to programs (cron jobs, system integrity checkers, log inspectors, etc.) in a host that otherwise does not require a full MTA like Exim or Postfix.

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Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more