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Some weekend compiz hacking

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People kept asking me about minimized window thumbnails. I caved.

1. Patch for core
2. Patch for workarounds

Meet Alawalk - Possibly the Lightest Launcher Ever

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Popular launcher applications Do and Kupfer may have some competition - say hello to the incredibly lightweight Alawalk.

First GNOME 2.32 development snapshot released

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h-online.com: The GNOME Release Team have issued GNOME 2.31.6, the first development snapshot of what will eventually become version 2.32 of the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix.

Novell to plow new-age Wave minus Google

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theregister.co.uk: Novell has committed to keep surfing Google's Wave despite the search giant stopping development of its new-age collaboration tool.

8 Not-So-Common Nautilus Hacks and Improvements

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techdrivein.com: Nautilus is the default file browser for Gnome. Most of us are familiar with Nautilus and its features. But there are a number of small hacks and some third party improvements which are not so common. Here is a list of top 8 nautilus hacks and improvements you need to know.

Lightspark VS Flash: Benchmarked

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The team behind open-source Flash alternative LightSpark pushed out a new bug-fix release a few days ago. Seeing as we're a few releases in, I felt now was a prime time to see just how well LightSpark performs against its proprietary counterpart -

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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extremetech.com: Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

f.lux For Linux Now Sports A Simple GUI

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makeuseof.com: There’s nothing new about f.lux, a piece of software designed to make nighttime computer usage easier on your eyes. There isn’t even, in theory, anything new about flux in the Linux world. What is new is the GUI for f.lux.

8 Best Linux Terminal Emulators You May Have Never Heard Of

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junauza.com: Since majority of popular Linux distributions utilizes either KDE or GNOME desktop environment, you may have only used terminal emulators such as Konsole, GNOME Terminal, and xterm. But did you know that there are capable and unique terminal emulators for Linux other than those I've mentioned?

(More) Distraction-free writing tools

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scottnesbitt.net: Distractions. They’re everywhere. Believe it or not, one of the biggest sources of distractions is your computer desktop. For a writer, distractions are not only annoying they also put a huge dent in your productivity.

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