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Organizing photos with jBrout

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Software Lately, I’ve been looking at a number of tools for organizing my photos. It’s not that I have a lot of photos. I’m just trying to find a minimal yet useful app to help me organize my photos.

The real problem with Java in Linux distros

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fnords.wordpress: Java is not a first-class citizen in Linux distributions. We generally have decent coverage for Java libraries, but lots of Java software is not packaged at all, or packaged in alternate repositories.

VortexBox 1.5: Turn an Old PC into a Jukebox

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Software Have an old PC sitting around with nothing to do? Just add VortexBox and you can have a Linux-based streaming jukebox in no time.

My Top 5 Favorite Free Software Programs

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OSS Happy Software Freedom day! In celebration of it, I'll list the top 5 free software programs I use.

Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop

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  • Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop
  • The future of KDE
  • The 5 Dollar KDE Challenge
  • Linux's new Gnome desktop to take on KDE and Windows

8 essential privacy extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives, and it's definitely not acceptable to reveal them haphazardly. With hackers becoming ever more sophisticated, you have to take precautions.

10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

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Software Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away. Jack Wallen pinpoints some additions you’ll definitely want to try.

Why Gnome? Why.

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Software I have a love/hate relationship with gnome. I use it, I develop for it and at the same time I dislike the way the gnome project produces functional libraries.

Top 6 Gnome Shell Themes Ever!

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Software We had featured 4 GNOME Shell themes before, 2 more themes are on its way and its all getting a bit cluttered. So I decided to bring all the themes under one roof err.. post. So here are 6 of the most beautiful GNOME Shell themes I have ever seen.

Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack

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  • Qt gets faster, adds touch UI stack
  • Nokia releases Qt 4.7 with terrific new mobile UI framework
  • Nokia Releases Qt 4.7 with Qt Quick
  • KDE will soon run even faster! (QT 4.7 released)
  • Qt 4.7.0 in openSUSE; KDE updates
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Games: Valve, Modernisation in Google Summer of Code, Trigger Happy Havoc

  • Valve's Latest Steam Client Adds 2X-Scaling Mode on Linux, HiDPI on Windows 10
    Valve released today a new Steam Client stable update for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, bringing long-anticipated features and improvements, along with numerous bug fixes.
  • Modernization of games
    This year I have proposed a Google Summer of Code idea (we are in student applications period) for modernizing Five-or-More, a game left out from the last games modernization round, when most of the games have been ported to Vala.
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    With a special developer GDC viewing party tomorrow, I wanted to get us up to speed on the insanity that is Trigger Happy Havoc right now. I’m gonna level with you. My first impression of Spike Chunsoft’s offering, based on the trailer, was a tall glass of double checking reality garnished with a sprig of WTF.

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