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VMware Workstation in Linux - Fantastic!

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dedoimedo.com: I am a great fan of virtualization products, VMware in particular. Player, Server, ESXi, they all offer a range of creative, useful solutions to the computer user when it comes to running multiple instances of various operating systems, all at once.

Minitube, a YouTube Desktop Client for Linux

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junauza.com: Do you want to watch YouTube videos in High-definition format without opening a web browser or without having the need to install Flash Player? If yes, then let me introduce you to a simple but capable YouTube desktop client.

Also: Minitube Developer Working On New Music Player: Minitunes

The worst thing Oracle can do

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  • The worst thing Oracle can do to open source is not care
  • Will Oracle Leave Open Source Customers High And Dry?

How to switch your small or home office to Linux

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wine-reviews.net: With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents.

Linux NetworkManager a Solid Tool with New Features

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linuxplanet.com: Applications like Firefox and OpenOffice.org get all the glory. They're highly visible as cornerstone applications of the free desktop. But what about the background apps that do the grunt work and sit silently in the background, ignored unless we run into a bug?

Something old, something new: Console file managers

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kmandla.wordpress: I should know better than to mention console programs any more, because as soon as I do, someone tosses out another one and I have to try it. Such was the case with ranger.

Add some cool extensions to Banshee

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ghacks.net: Rhythmbox isn’t the only player in town. Oh no. In fact, another outstanding player gets plenty o’ lovin’ from the Ubuntu community. That player? Banshee. And, like Rhythbox, Banshee has some really cool extensions.

Planet Saving Software for Linux now released

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theopensourcerer.com: This morning I had an email telling me they’ve completed their testing and have now hit final release. They’ve also changed the name of the software from Micromiser to Granola.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 4

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lcorg.blogspot: In this final installment of our series, we will look at perhaps the most significant area of change in bash version 4.x: arrays.

Extreme Desktop Makeover: Josh Edition

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maketecheasier.com: Many people don’t really care about how their desktop is set up. Some of us, however, consider desktop layout to be vitally important to productivity.

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