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When you think flash card, think Mnemosyne

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sourceforge.net/blog: Good students of mythology will remember that Mnemosyne was the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and the mother of the Muses. Weaker students might learn more about mythology – or any topic – by spending time with Mnemosyne.

Using Amarok

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everyjoe.com: Music is one thing I couldn’t live without. Especially while working, music keeps me sane. Whether I am writing a lot of documentation or testing software, background music helps me from going ballistic. And because Amarok was installed when I installed the Kubuntu desktop package, I thought of giving it another try.

Xfce Desktop: Less Lard, More Usability

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linuxplanet.com: This is the first in a series of articles looking at some lightweight, but still fully-functional, desktop alternatives to KDE or Gnome. First up: Xfce.

Life with Linux: Adding a Mac-like dock

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sutor.com: One of the nice things about using a Mac is the dock, the area on the bottom of the screen that contains the Finder (file and directory lister) and other applications you use. By default, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Gnome-based user interfaces do not come with a dock, but it is easy to add.

Krusader Conquers Linux Files

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linuxinsider.com: Linux offers users numerous separate apps to manage files and handle system-related computing chores, but Krusader packages these functions in its own tool sets.

Operating with Opera on Ubuntu

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workswithu.com: These days–in contrast to ten years ago–the world has plenty more Web browsers than it needs. And yet I can’t find one I’m happy with. My continuing search for a browser I get along with led me recently to try Opera.

Serious auditing with Lynis

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ghacks.net: If you want to do a thorough system security audit on a Linux machine what do you use? Cobble together a few of the pre-installed tools? Search through the numerous locations for a tool that might give you enough information to determine if your system is safe? Or, do you open up a terminal window and use the Lynis security auditing tool?

2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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jeremy.linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We once again had some extremely close races and a couple multi-year winners were unseated this year. KDE, which had won Desktop Environment of the Year every year we’ve had the MCA’s, was finally unseated…

Anjal: GNOME's Evolution for Netbooks

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earthweb.com: One unforeseen benefit of the rise of netbooks is the rethinking of desktop interfaces. Compared to workstations, netbooks have smaller screens and less memory, and developers generally assume that users do less demanding tasks on them. Few netbook interfaces illustrate this re-examination better than Anjal.

KTorrent: KDE’s BitTorrent client

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maketecheasier.com: In order to download the files associated with torrents, you need a BitTorrent client. KTorrent, a KDE project, is a feature-rich client that is completely self-contained from the moment you start searching for torrents until the last chunk finishes downloading.

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