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New mutt 1.5.15 has a very nice new feature!

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Just found today when I was looking to see if I missed something with the mutt sidebar patch (still irritates me that I have to sync a mailbox before jumping to another mailbox in order for the counts in the sidebar to be updated properly), that mutt 1.5.15 was released earlier this month. This is an extremely worthwhile upgrade, especially because it now has SMTP support built-in.

Axel - lightweight command line download accelerator

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I never really fancied download accelerators but Axel is different - it’s a command line application and is naturally significantly more lightweight then those graphical download managers I’ve stopped using since 1996 (teh intraweb was slower then, and I was sucking bits of it through a state of the art 33.6kbps dial-up modem).

Art of Illusion 3-D graphics studio for Linux, Mac and Windows

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Art of Illusion (AOI) is a 3-D graphics studio that provides modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering in a single program. It is designed to be easy to use so that new users can pick it up quickly, while still providing advanced features to let experienced users create professional-quality artwork.

Compiz On Solaris X86 - Eye Candy For Solaris’s Desktop

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Want to have all that eye candy (desktop coolness) that we have on Linux on your Solaris box. It is still little rough on edges, but it is coming there slowly. Guess soon Solrais will have as stable packages available as there are for Linux distributions.

Love and hate with Kommander

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Kommander is, IMHO, a great idea which needs a lot of technical improvements. The core idea is very good, but Kommander has many problems and bugs that need to be solved if it wants to be much more useful. I am currently using Kommander for a couple of things and fully acknowledge its power. There’s also a Kommander scripts section at www.kde-apps.org.

17 Must-Have Free Apps for New Ubuntu Users

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If you haven't tried Ubuntu, the new Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn offers the PC user a chance to try out this open source software with little fear.

A tale of two desktops

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There’s a split in the Linux world that transcends distributions: the divide between the GNOME and KDE desktops. That continues even as the two halves grow closer to each other through shared technologies.

Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.0 lags behind free alternatives

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One of the oldest virtualization products, Win4Lin, is starting to show signs of aging. Win4Lin flourished in 2000, when competition was sparse and expensive. But seven years on, not only are there several virtualization products, but almost half a dozen are available for free. With no visible improvements over its previous version, Win4Lin Pro Desktop 4.0 is now outdated and outclassed.

Ten Open Source Security Apps Worth Considering

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Are open source security tools really as secure as those available for sale?

A Beautiful Dock For Ubuntu

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Finally, the time has come. I’ve been looking high and low for a stable, easy to install, usable and good looking dock for ubuntu. My search has ended (for the time being) with AWN.

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