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Mild enthusiasm for conky-cli

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kmandla.wordpress: Duly informed of the joys of conky-cli and the much-needed watch command, I decided to try out both of them this evening, and came up with this.

DVD::Rip

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raiden.net: DVD::Rip is one of my favorite programs, I have a 6TB rack and tons of DVDs so I use it all the time to rip DVDs to AVI format and store them on my PC, it also cuts down on allot of disk wear.

Has Transgaming Abandoned Cedega

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Pretty much anyone who has used Linux for at least a short while is aware of Wine technology and what it does. The topic of commercial Wine software has been known to cause many heated discussions over the years on various Linux message boards. It appears at long last that perhaps this seemingly eternal argument may finally be coming to an end.

GNOME board member denies Icaza post caused furore

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itwire.com: A member of the GNOME Foundation board has denied that a post by GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza led to a discussion on the Foundation mailing list which resulted in a call for the project to cut its ties with the GNU Project.

6 Applets You Never Used (But Should Be Using)

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learningubuntu.com: How many applets are currently on your panel? Only the default ones that Ubuntu brought? Yes, well, I have to tell you something.

Moonlight 2 hot on the heels of Silverlight

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h-online.com: Version 2 of Moonlight is now available to download as a Firefox plug-in from Novell's Mono project website. The software allows WMA files and multimedia content implemented using Microsoft's rich internet Silverlight technology to be replayed in Linux.

Banshee Gets Grid View

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Minitube Streams YouTube Videos Right to Your Desktop -- No Flash Required

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ostatic.com/blog: Minitube is a solid open source YouTube viewing client that gives users a way to search and watch videos without all the visual distractions.

NVIDIA Releases New X.Org DDX Driver

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  • NVIDIA Releases New X.Org DDX Driver
  • Radeon HDMI Audio Set For Linux 2.6.33 Kernel
  • Nouveau Makes Its Own NV40 Firmware Replacement

Split-View Nautilus Coming To Gnome-Shell?

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  • Split-View Nautilus Coming To Gnome-Shell?
  • 12 Days Of Xmas: Best Apps of 2009 - Day Two
  • AWN 0.4-Beta for Ubuntu is Back, Quick Review and Installation
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