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Minimalist Linux desktops

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h-online.com: Lightweight desktops have a multitude of uses, on netbooks, for mobile devices, for older hardware, for users with limited requirements of their systems, for connecting to applications in the cloud, and for bare knuckled programmers who prefer to work closer to the metal.

Is Opera 10.50 Really the Fastest?

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linux-mag.com: Opera is finally making with the snapshots for 10.50 on Linux, but is it really as fast as they claim? Opera’s upcoming release gets a shakedown this week, and the results might surprise you.

Pretty penguin: five great themes for the GNOME desktop

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arstechnica.com: GNOME has attracted a vibrant community of open source artists who are collaborating to produce aesthetically sophisticated visual styles for the desktop environment. In this article we will look at a selection of some of the best themes for the GNOME environment.

dockapps: Everything old is new again

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  • dockapps: Everything old is new again
  • Docky just keeps on giving: Docky Application Menu
  • Docky Adds Session Docklet by Default

Very rough plans for K3b 2.1

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kamikazow.wordpress: Michał (the lead K3b developer) is busy preparing K3b 2.0 for release. However we have some rough plans how to proceed after that release. I’d like to share them with you.

Time for a Synaptic makeover?

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indlovu.wordpress: Synaptic is great. I much prefer it to the Ubuntu Software Center, but then maybe I’m just a geek? With all the new innovations such as add-apt, there is some work to be done to keep its cool.

NVIDIA Drops Their Open-Source Driver, Refers Users To VESA Driver

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA's open-source Linux efforts as it concerns their GPU support have historically been minimal. However, NVIDIA has decided to deprecate this open-source driver of theirs. No, NVIDIA is not working on a new driver. No, NVIDIA is not going to support the Nouveau project. Instead, NVIDIA now just recommends its users use the X.Org VESA driver.

Music Players

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  • [Review] Clementine 0.2 Music Player in Ubuntu
  • First stable version of GNOME Media Player Released

Get Organized with BasKet

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ostatic.com/blog: Looking for an Evernote replacement on Linux? Take a look at BasKet! BasKet is a note-taking application, but it's a bit more than that.

Yet another *full blown* database

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bertjan.broeksemaatjes.nl: Last weeks I've been looking (again) whether or not it was possible to create a working sqlite back end for Akonadi. The last time I tried was around august last year and by then sqlite just wasn't able to meet the multi-threading requirements that Akonadi has for its database back ends. A couple of sqlite releases later things seem to have changed.

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