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The path to GNOME 3.0

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h-online.com: GNOME release manager Vincent Untz talks to heise open about the projects future plans for the popular desktop manager.

From the archives: the best text editors of 2000

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tuxradar.com: War. In our world, people get into conflicts about all sorts of matters, from religion and belief through to money and oil. And, in the Linux world, tensions can build up and overspill into flame wars on many subjects too. The most popular of these is text editors.

Remuco as Remote for Your Media Player

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everyjoe.com: Those with bluetooth or wifi on their machines will most likely enjoy using Remuco, an application to let you use your mobile phone as a remote control. Right now, Remuco can be used with the following media players:

Gnome 3 – A Quick Visual Tour

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d0od.blogspot: Gnome 3, due for inclusion in Ubuntu 10.04, will mark the first radical change to the Gnome Desktop since it's inception thanks to it’s “new” interface ‘Gnome-Shell’.

Get your game on in PCLinuxOS with djl

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pclinuxonline.com: Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valve’s Steam software for Windows.

Tweak photos with Fotoxx (Open Source)

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blog.worldlabel.com: While F-Spot and digiKam are among the most popular photo management applications, they are not the only fish in the sea. In fact, if you need a lightweight tool that can help you to manage and tweak your photos with a minimum of effort, Fotoxx can do the job just fine.

10 Panel / Dock applications for your Window Managers

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penguininside.blogspot: I often get complains from some people, about Openbox or Fluxbox because they lack decent panel / pager applications [ Which is NOT true ], not all the people are satisfied with Openbox's confusing right-click menus. Here is the listing ( not ranking ) of some of these applications, which can be used on Window managers.

12 Excellent Free and Open Source Graphics Apps

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ostatic.com/blog: The worlds of open source and freeware both include many outstanding applications for working with graphics and photos. These include standard fare such as image editors, but it's also worth looking into free desktop publishers, web design templates, and quirky graphics tools.

Open Source Office Suites Are Few, But Filled with Applications

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linux.com: Appearances to the contrary, OpenOffice.org and its various offshoots aren't the only choices available to you in terms of full-scale, cross-platform open source office suites. Although alternatives in this space are few, the KDE Project's KOffice is now coming on quite strong, while GNOME Office and Siag Office keep attracting fans, too.

5 Excellent Empathy Themes

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d0od.blogspot: One unique feature of Empathy is the ability to use Adium chat themes – which is great for those looking to have a different chat layout during IM’s.

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