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Digging under Totem Media Player

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gauravlive.com: Totem Media Player is one of the most widely used media player amongst Linux user. Given its ability to handle many formats using the versatile G-Streamer framework, it has become a one stop all player for users who favor simplicity over the advanced VLC Player.

GNOME vs KDE: which is right for you?

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linuxuser.co.uk: Linux’s path to mainstream acceptance owes a lot to KDE and GNOME. While both have contributed enormously towards the ultimate Linux dream, they’re also heated competitors. Who will win the war?

Five lesser-known browsers

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mybroadband.co.za: We all know Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. But have you heard of these browsers?

How much of an Open Source Gypsy are you?

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scrye.com: A while back I was helping someone out over in the #fedora irc support channel. We managed to work on their issue and get it solved, but instead of enjoying their victory or working on another problem they indicated that they were happy, but were going to go off and install $otherdistro now.

A Common Compositing Window Manager Specification

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phoronix.com: Martin Gräßlin, one of the KDE developers that works on the KWin window manager has been writing a draft specification for what he proposes as a unified specification for compositing window managers.

Backup your Linux desktop

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HowTos
  • Backup your Linux desktop with Simple Backup
  • Not So Simple Backup (NSS Backup) suite

5 (More) Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux

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junauza.com: I have already featured here some of the best web eCommerce software available for Linux. However, I've noticed that I left out several other high-quality web e-commerce solutions.

Going Headless

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: I have one monitor on my desk, quite a nice one, but only one. Right now I want to install Ubuntu Lucid on another desktop I have in the office, but I still want to use my monitor for other stuff (like writing this blog post). No problem, Ubuntu has an accessible installer, I just plug in the speakers and keyboard and go through it with audio, lets see how it goes.

Kiosk in KDE 4

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dev-peterix.blogspot: The original KioskTool for KDE 3 is probably rather well-known compared to the newer KDE 4 port that currently resides in extragear. While the older version is much more complete, even in the first few minutes of use, I encountered segfaults.

Nero brings blue ray disc support to Linux

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linusearch.com: Nero Linux 4 brings support for all optical disk including, Blue Ray disc support. The company that produces Nero Linux 4 claims that this is the only product to support blue data laser burning in Linux.

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