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GnoMenu – A Customizable, Good-Looking Application Menu

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Software One of the great things about Linux is that there are a number of options for almost everything that you can hope to achieve. A very slick application menu is the GnoMenu. GnoMenu is a highly customizable application launcher. Let us see what all it can do.

10 Greatest Open Source Software Of 2009

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Software These are full-featured cross-platform softwares, free as in beer and speech. Vivek Gite picks his best open source software of 2009.

Emacs: a tutorial for beginners

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HowTos We're all set to put our feet up and wait for Santa to deliver nice presents, but before we do that we have a present for you: an all-encompassing Emacs tutorial that takes you from getting started all the way through customisation and how to use it for different purposes.

GNOME 2.29.4 released

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Software Version 2.29.4 of GNOME, a development release, has been announced. "And here comes 2.29.4, just in time for the holiday season."

The future of Wine sound

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Software Sound in Wine has been a big issue. From a user’s perspective, it didn’t work well. From a technical user’s perspective, there were 3 different drivers to choose from and none of them worked well. From a developer’s perspective, no sound driver would ever work well.

The 10 Coolest Open-Source Products Of 2009

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Software From the launch of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, to the continued emergence of Drupal as a content management system, open source made significant strides in 2009. Check out 10 products that made an impact on the IT Industry this year.

Predict the Possibility of Earthquakes Anywhere With OpenHazards

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Software A new tool released by earth studies organization Open Hazards, Inc. aims to put the power of earthquake prediction in the hands of the public.

Nouveau: a 2.6.33 surprise

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Software Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc1 prepatch, closing the merge window for this development cycle. This kernel has a few features which will shake things up, with dynamic tracing being near the top as far as I am concerned. But, perhaps, the most interesting addition is one that almost nobody expected: a reverse-engineered driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets called “Nouveau.”

Opera 10.5 For Linux: What We Know

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Software Yesterday, Opera 10.5 pre-alpha (codenamed Evenes) was released as a special gift to the small but dedicated fan base. It definitely had everyone talking, leaving Linux users high and dry.

With iterpipes, python is ready to replace bash for scripting. Really.

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Software This has been a pet peeve of mine for years: programming shell scripts suck. They are ugly and error prone. The only reason why we still do it? There is no real replacement. Or at least that was the case, until today.

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