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Five Cleverly Named Ubuntu Applications

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workswithu.com: The double-meanings or inside jokes behind the names of the applications in this list may not be obvious to a lot of people, especially those without geeky inclinations. They’re also not always the best titles for describing an application’s function. But they’re a lot more fun.

Opera 10 Release Candidate: Sleeker, More Feature-Laden

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pcworld.com: Opera has always been a try-harder browser packed with features. Despite this, it has not yet managed to get the same kind of publicity that Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome garner. And that's a shame, because this release candidate version 10 of the venerable browser adds a slew of clever features that anyone who browses the Web will welcome.

VideoLAN (VLC) media player - You're simply the best

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dedoimedo.com: VideoLAN (VLC), a player started as a student project and turned into one of the best, most popular media players worldwide, has recently had a birthday - turned 1.0. I thought this was an excellent opportunity to write about it and just show you how great it is.

10 Unique Tips to get Elegant Gnome Desktop

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penguininside.blogspot: Elegance is not achieved by adding Vista like Sidebar, Mac like DockBar, Heavy Compiz effects or anything even more stupid, like a system monitor to show off your system configuration X_X. So I'm going to give you 10 tips to establish a elegant desktop.

4 apps new Ubuntu users should not do without

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sinaisix.blogspot: The amount of applications available in the Ubuntu repositories can sometimes be overwhelming for a new user. To make things simple for such users, I have compiled this short list of four applications that new users should start their Ubuntu life with.

kubuntu installer

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shtylman.com: I thought I would finally take the time to promote and show off some of the changes I have been making to the Kubuntu installer, Ubiquity.

Python... Gross

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I HATE PYTHON! I also very much wish that people would quite writing large applications in Python. Python is incredibly slow for being as new and small as it is. I cannot subclass things like dict or list without overriding every single method in them.

A New Development Release Of GNOME Shell

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phoronix.com: GNOME 3.0 will not be rolling out until the first half of 2010, but work is already underway on this major GNOME update that is the first to bring some radical changes in a long time.

Add Screenlets to make your Linux desktop more useful

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ghacks.net: If you spend as much time on the Linux desktop as I do, having small applets available for specific tasks can make your life that much easier. If you use the KDE 4.x desktop you will be familiar with Widgets. For the GNOME users there is an application called Screenlets.

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