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A Linux Program To Overclock Your AMD CPUs

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phoronix.com: Besides Linux drivers for gaming peripherals (like mice and other things) being an area where Linux tends to struggle compared to the level of support and functionality offered under Windows, enthusiast-oriented programs for being able to overclock your CPU and RAM is another area where Linux really provides no suitable alternatives.

Midori – The Little Browser that Just Might Surprise You

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maketecheasier.com: You know all the web browsers, right? At least, all the REAL browsers. There’s Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and of course Internet Explorer. It’s not likely any more little guys could join a game with players like that, right?

My Search for the Best Audio Editing Software

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thelinuxexperiment.com: Lately, I’ve been doing some audio recording. In addition to a couple of podcasts that I work on, I occasionally like to record my own musical compositions.

In Appreciation Of Pidgin

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techiemoe.com: There was a time when instant messaging was dominated by two clients: AIM and ICQ. They both over the years developed feature creep, or feature bloat, becoming lumbering behemoths full of abilities well beyond the scope of Instant Messaging and in my opinion beyond the scope of sanity and usefulness.

GNOME and KDE 2011 Desktop Summit dates confirmed

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h-online.com: The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. boards have announced that the 2011 Desktop Summit will take place in Berlin, German from the 6th to the 12th of August at the Humboldt University.

Mono 2.8 is out

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tirania.org/blog: We have just released Mono 2.8 a major upgrade to the Mono developer platform. This release contains ten months worth of new features, stability fixes, performance work and bug fixes.

Scribus says Desktop Publishing on Linux is ‘Not Impossible’

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brajeshwar.com: Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops.

50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier

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blog.worldlabel.com: The open source community is vibrant, continually growing, and just loves to create applications and tools to make lives easier. Here are 50 of our favorite open source apps that help us do everything from managing pictures on our computer to learning about Jupiter and Mars.

FreetuxTV Lets You Watch and Record Live TV Shows on Linux

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ubuntuvibes.com: FreetuxTV is a TV player for Linux that lets you watch free Web TV Channels and listen to Radio. The application that runs on VLC backend comes with lots of pre-added channels for many languages.

Mandriva XFCE 2010 Spring is a big disappoinment

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cellguru.co.cc: Mandriva XFCE is a lightweight distro but I don't think so because it failed to install in my PC that supports KDE 4.5, Windows 7 and Vista. then How can I say it as light weight.But it installed successfully on my friend PC who has high end Configuration.

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