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Fun Little Games in the Debian Repos…

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kdubois.net: An often mentioned complaint about Linux is the lack of games. If you’re looking for the latest blockbuster from EA, sure, chances are, it won’t work with Linux out of the box. That doesn’t mean there aren’t great games out there for you to waste your time on though!

13 Great Free Backup Programs for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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downloadsquad.com: Making sure you've got a reliable backup solution is a must for any user - and more so for an administrator. Why? Well, mostly because your users probably aren't very good at remembering to back up their own files.

Open Source Video Editing

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itworld.com: There are many good video editors on the market and many of you no doubt have your favorite. What about the Linux user? Is there a comparable product that can allow a Linux desktop user to edit and produce video? There is.

smartmontools: control the health of your hard disk

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debaday.debian.net: One of the packages I manually install in every new installation is smartmontools. I’ve some expertise in managing computers and networks, and it is a fact that pirate hackers and software bugs are not the main cause of problems in small and medium installations. Hardware is.

The joy of X - master the Linux GUI

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itwire.com: If you're a Linux user you have no doubt heard of GNOME and KDE. Here are a couple of ways to tame X, kicking off a journey of unlimited ability to change the Linux look-and-feel.

My wish for GNOME 3: better configuration tools

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qense.nl: A while ago there was a meme at Planet GNOME about the wishes for GNOME 3. Although I don’t have any influence on this, I do also have things I’d like to see in the next major release of my favourite desktop environment. But there is one thing that bugs me the most:

MySQL in Amarok 2 - The Reality

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amarok.kde.org: There has been a lot of chatter lately regarding Amarok's switch to MySQL as its only SQL backend. A decent amount is FUD -- either by people simply pushing back against change, or by people that simply don't understand the decision.

10 Finger Licking Linux Desktop Themes

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linuxhaxor.net: Anyone can go to gnome-look and go through thousands of available theme, but we have decided to make a list of ten themes that we thought are a cut above the others.

VMware Workstation 6.5 consolidates the best of desktop virtualization

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linux.com: Virtualization software can help you run programs that your native Linux distro wouldn't. While Linux users have many virtualization options, none comes close to the all-encompassing VMware Workstation 6.5. Introduced last month, VMware Workstation 6.5 continues the tradition of outshining and outpacing the competition.

The KOffice 2.0 beta, part 2: Graphical and charting programs

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linux.com: Yesterday, I looked at the major applications in the first beta for KOffice 2.0. Now it's the turn of the rest of the beta: The KPlato project manager, KChart, the vector graphics editor Karbon, and the raster graphics editor Krita.

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