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Spatial Desktop: One Script, Ultimate Minimalist Desktop

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Spatial Desktop is a theming script that transforms your GNOME desktop into a minimal and uncluttered space.

The proprietary sins of an average GNU/Linux user

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mygnulinux.com: New distros seem to pop-up every day in the GNU/Linux world. The majority of them try to be as FREE as possible, however when attempting to install a distribution on a new PC of a common next door user, you will probably find (I sure did) that you can’t avoid falling into these two proprietary sins:

Inkscape 0.47 Released With a Batch of Cool Improvements

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ostatic.com/blog: After a long wait, the community around Inkscape, an open source vector graphics editor, are excited about a great new release with loads of improvements and tweaks.

A review of GNOME Do

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thelinuxexperiment.com: GNOME Do is a fantastic little program that makes Linux Mint a very comfortable experience. At first glance, GNOME Do just looks like a collection of launchers that can be docked to your window, with a search function attached for completeness.

Using F/OSS for Your Broadcasting Needs

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everyjoe.com: In Asia Source 3, we had a track focused on broadcasting your information. Throughout the camp the participants were discussing communications strategies and tools that they use as well as learn tools that help us with our broadcasting needs.

15 Power tools for Linux that you cant afford to miss

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penguininside.blogspot: I'm talking about some tools, which comes in very handy while you are in trouble or save you from future trouble or even help you to do things fast.

Linux is Best for PHP Development

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linuxplanet.com: It's been a few years since I echo'd my first HELLO WORLD script. PHP has developed and evolved and yes. . In this article we'll discuss the two most important things we should try to remember when developing in PHP.

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Advisory Against WiFi Drivers in Linux Staging Tree

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ubuntu-user.com: Dan Williams, Red Hat collaborator and NetworkManager developer, might be upset but doesn't let it get to him. In the GNOME blog, he advises "just say no" to WiFi drivers in the linux-staging tree and recommends changes.

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