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Top 7 Best-kept Linux Secrets

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As we all know, there are a vast amount of applications available for Linux. People outside the Linux scene will probably have heard and used the most famous open source apps (such as Firefox), but there are a select few programs that are either insanely cool and innovative, or just extremely polished. They might not even be well known within the Linux community, but they make the overall experience that much better for everyone.

So, without further ado, let’s explore Linux’s best-kept secrets!

Banshee 1.2

It came from obscurity into something that became a massive success story. Banshee is a media player that had very few redeeming features compared to the then king of music - Amarok. With the release of the beta, and the more polished later releases, Banshee has become the “Amarok-killer” from Gnome. Notable features include complete integration with (including recommended artists), iPod connectivity and playback, high-resolution album art and some very cool playback features.

Banshee can be downloaded for various distributions (including Ubuntu and Fedora) from its Homepage. Don’t get confused with earlier versions which don’t offer the same features.


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