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Compiz Fusion Community News for November 15, 2008: Can I haz plugins?

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smspillaz.wordpress: Wow, lots of news this edition, not exactly big news like last week, but we certainly have been bombarded with a whole bunch of new development code. This week, the big items are:

Xfce 4.6 Beta 2 (Hopper) released

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xfce.org: The second Beta was delayed for 2 weeks, but it was worth it. Every feature we made a freeze-exception for has made it into this release. This means a lot of bugs have been fixed this time as well:

Linux Equivalents To Things You Do In Windows

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pcmech.com: You’ve heard time and time again from Linux fans that "Linux can do anything Windows can do". Is this true? Yes. However what the Linux fans usually don’t mention is how to do the stuff you do in Windows in Linux.

In Search Of … A Python IDE

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meandubuntu.wordpress: I’ve finally gotten started on developing. After looking at a few options, I settled in on Python as the language and QT as the graphical toolkit - and after a few days of development I thought I might put a little effort into finding an IDE in hopes it would help me be a bit more productive.

Four Practical And Useful Compiz Fusion Plugins

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linuxloop.com: Just about everyone has seen or used some cool eyecandy Compiz Fusion plugins, but there are also quite a number of useful non-eyecandy plugins for Compiz Fusion. Today, I will look at four of the most interesting ones.

Playing poker on Ubuntu

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linuxowns.wordpress: Poker, the most popular card game of all times. Everyone loves it, but all the commercial poker clients are written for Windows. Can you get your fix on Ubuntu?

Gscrot: A Powerful Screen Capture Tool For Linux

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maketecheasier.com: Few days ago, I wrote about the various ways that I used to capture screenshots on my Ubuntu machine. In the comments, Imd mentioned about Gscrot being a great alternative screen capture tool. After checking it out, I must admit that it is by far the best screen capture software that I have seen in Linux platform.

KDE vs GNOME

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stormyscorner.com: One of the questions I get asked a lot is the "KDE vs GNOME" question. My first reaction is "that's not the issue," - the message I want to send the world is not why GNOME is better than KDE.

Tidy up your mailboxes with Archivemail

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linux.com: Over time, people tend to accumulate a large number of messages in various email accounts, most of which they never bother with again. The problem is particularly acute for administrator accounts that receive routine notifications of events that are viewed, if at all, no more than once. The archivemail tool lets you easily archive these old messages and thereby free up some disk space and improve your mail client's performance.

Google's Chrome now works on Linux, crudely

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cnet.com: Google is tight-lipped about the Linux version of its Chrome browser, but the company's programmers have proved a bit more forthcoming with a brief announcement that they have a crude version of Chrome working on Linux.

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