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GNOME Panel tips and tricks

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ghacks.net: GNOME is one of the more stable and user-friendly desktops around. And of course, like most of the Linux-verse, with a little tweaking you can make it even more user-friendly. The GNOME panel is one aspect of the GNOME desktop that certainly does not escape possible tweaks.

Proposed Photo managers for Ubuntu 10.04

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linuxers.org: All of you would know by now that Ubuntu Devels are planning to remove GIMP as a default program. This has led to a lot of discussions among them about the default photo manager for Ubuntu Lucid that will compensate for it. In this article, we will look into the 3 top competitors F-Spot, Shotwell and Solang.

The unknown network monitor

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kmandla.wordpress: One of them I took a stab at today though, mostly because it’s tiny, but also because the output is rather promising. The problem is, I’m not really sure what to call it. Take a look for yourself.

Linux Easter Eggs - Part 1

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linuxers.org: I don't know about you, but I get the occasional pun from Windozers, saying "Dude, what's the fun in linux?". I believe it's a wasted effort trying make them see the beauty of the linux command line, or the innumerable other things that make linux the life of a Linuxer. So lets set the record straight... the fun way.

Hands on: Moonlight 2

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  • Hands on: Moonlight 2 brings Silverlight 2, bits of 3, to Linux
  • Moonlight 2 released; no Microsoft codecs unless you get it from Novell

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.

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