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Opera 10 thoughts

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linuxuser.co.uk: In the earlier days of open source desktop development, a discussion broke out amongst some developers about the fact that the GNU/Linux version of Netscape was crashing a lot. This was from people who had long ago realised that Internet Explorer was not an option due to Microsoft’s lack of interest in W3C compliance. It was thought that some other browser should be produced.

Why Use GNote When There’s Tomboy?

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everyjoe.com: GNote is interesting is an interesting application because it is a sticky notes application which allows wiki-like syntax, linking, and so on. And it looks very much like Tomboy, as it’s a re-write of that application.

APT2 progress report

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juliank.wordpress: While nothing else happened in the public repository, the internal branch has seen a lot of new code; including SQLite 3 caches; Acquire text progress handling; and capt; the command-line advanced package tool. Most of the code will need to be reworked before it will be published, but I hope to have this completed until Christmas.

Personal Financial Management Software for Linux - Continued

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: During the past week I was able to look at a few more candidates in the Personal Financial Management area, and to gain some experience with the one that I have decided to use for now.

Manage your network with the new KNetwork Manager

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ghacks.net: KDE 4.3 is out now and the KNetwork Manager has matured quite a bit. Now this KDE tool has reached a point where it not only works consistently, it’s also quite easy to use – almost surpassing the GNOME Network Manager in user-friendliness.

NVIDIA Anti-Aliasing, Linux & Lenvik

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phoronix.com: Recently via email we were asked to run a comparison of the different anti-aliasing and image rendering options between the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA Linux drivers and hardware. Well, we have now.

Comparing torrent clients

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kmandla.wordpress: I talk big about rtorrent a lot, and it’s for a good reason. I still prefer it to any other torrent client, and yes, occasionally, I do try others. Usually my motivation is to isolate “torrent slave” as a role for underpowered or out-of-date hardware. But what about something with a little more guts?

Songbird - The finest music player ever

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dedoimedo.com: Discovering new applications is fun - discovering great new applications is sublime. For people with old, acquired taste, finding new thrills is not easy. But every now and then, you stumble upon a remarkable piece of engineering, which simply blows you away. Songbird is one such piece.

Getting GTG 0.2 released

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  • Getting GTG 0.2 released - Done !
  • The new Getting Things GNOME! 0.2 "Gorignak" has landed!
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