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Easy to Use Lucid Themed Conky

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Conky is a is a light-weight system monitor that can be customized extensively (Windows converts think ‘rainmeter’.) and the following Conky theme by Veoduendes certainly proves that.

Mousepad: A variation on the Leafpad theme

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ghacks.net: If you’ve been following my series on Linux text editors you have read about a number of different variations on this theme. There is another editor, very similar to Leafpad, that was developed to be very Xfce friendly. That editor – Mousepad.

Rhythmbox Knows the Words and the Tune

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linuxinsider.com: As a music-playing application for the Gnome Desktop, Rhythmbox really has its bases covered. The only area in which Rythmbox is deficient is in ripping, but there are many other programs that take care of that.

Welcome to the Fer and Xan weekly comic

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people.gnome.org: Kal from the Evince hall of fame, proposed me to create with Xan a weekly comic strip about GNOME. I don't know if I can be funny enough for this, and I have not talked with Xan about it yet, but here is my first try.

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PulseAudio and Jack

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0pointer.de/blog: One thing became very clear to me during my trip to the Linux Audio Conference 2010 in Utrecht: even many pro audio folks are not sure what Jack does that PulseAudio doesn't do and what PulseAudio does that Jack doesn't do.

Other Highlights For GNOME 2.31.1

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phoronix.com: Other packages are also being checked-in this week for the first GNOME 3.0 development release known as GNOME 2.31.1. Besides the updates to Totem and the major work going on to the GNOME Shell / Mutter / Zeitgeist, there is some other interesting new features too.

Turn Chrome’s New Tab Page into an Ubuntu Forums Powerhouse

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howtogeek.com: There’s a lot of start page plug-ins for Google Chrome, but if you’re an Ubuntu Forums enthusiast, you might be interested in the powerful UbuntuForums.org Start Page extension.

Get inside Virtualisation

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linuxuser.co.uk: There are many alternatives to VMware’s expensive and proprietary software. Join us as we investigate four of the most prolific tools kickstarting the revolution in open source virtualisation…

TurnKey Linux

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linuxjournal.com: Ever wanted to instantly have Drupal, Moodle, OTRS, MySQL, WordPress, Zimbra, Bugzilla, phpBB or a slew of other open source software packages up an running in a hassle-free manner to try out or available for rapid deployment?

Totem Gains New Features For GNOME 3.0

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phoronix.com: The first development milestone for GNOME 3.0 is expected to be reached tomorrow with the release of the unstable GNOME 2.31.1. Many mature packages are receiving new features and work too.

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