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Nightshade Forks From Stellarium, Designs Open Source Software for Planetariums

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Software Stellarium is a great astronomy application for helping you learn about the skies overhead, but it's aimed mainly at astronomy buffs and casual users. Nightshade is a newly-launched fork of Stellarium designed exclusively for use for planetarium, teaching, and educational settings.

WiiCan: Easy Wii remote control on Linux

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Software Félix Ontañón has just released a new versión of a systray application which help to configure and manage the Wii remote control on Linux.

New Exposure Blending Tool for digiKam

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Software ExpoBlending is the name of a new tool that i implement currently for next kipi-plugins 1.1 release planed to end of January. This plugin use 2 command line tools available under Linux, Windows, and Mac : align_image_stack from Huggin project and enfuse from Enblend project

Byobu shows me next meeting

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Software Have I ever told you all how much I love byobu? I have always used screen, though I really never tweaked it all crazy like many did. Recently I typed screen at the command line and I was presented with this thing called byobu.

XBMC 9.11 makes your open source home theater look shinier

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Software The developers behind the XBMC project have released a new version of the popular open source media player. It comes with an impressive new user interface theme.

Your Financial Buddi

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Software Yup, I’m talking about a financial buddy whose name is Buddi. It’s almost the new year and if you’re one like me who just recently started getting more concerned about her personal finances, then it’s great to have tools to help us.

12 Awesome KDM Themes For Your Linux

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  • 12 Awesome KDM Themes For Your Linux
  • 2 Gorgeous New Docky Skins

An analog clock for the console

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  • An analog clock for the console
  • No, terminal apps are not dying

Where is Samba going?

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Every few months the Samba developers have started releasing a status and direction report called "The Samba Team Blog".

OpenTumblr Goes QT

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Software OpenTumblr is a desktop application for posting and uploading files, photos, etc, to your Tumbr account.

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