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Conky is a good example of a simple Linux tool

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computoredge.com: Linux (and indeed Unix) has long held the philosophy of "one tool for each job, and one job for each tool." This can lead to quite a paradox for newcomers to Linux: Why are there so many tools that do similar things?

comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3"

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aseigo.blogspot: There is small trend currently to write a blog entry or article comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3". Now, I'm not involved in the least with the GNOME 3 efforts (no big surprise there, I'm sure) so I can't and won't comment on what they are doing now or in the future (they can do so themselves quite well), but there are two interesting points I keep seeing raised that I really do want to address ...

Tasks and To-Dos with Glista 0.4

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itlure.com: If the memory of humans could be measured in removable media and the best would be a BluRay disc, mine would be somewhere around a floppy. Needless to say, I use my phone's reminder function a lot, especially for important stuff with set deadlines. For other "things-to-do-sometime-in-the-future" I want to use a Task manager application that is as simple as possible.

Scare Up Some Spooky Halloween Fun for Your Computer

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ostatic.com/blog: Even if you're not dressing up in costume this Halloween, you can still get in the spirit of the holiday. Trick out your computer with some creepy skins and plugins or treat yourself to a few ghoulish movies and desktop themes.

Hulu Desktop for Linux beta a big resource hog

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arstechnica.com: Hulu Desktop is now available for Linux. Ars puts it to the test on Ubuntu 9.04. Although it's extremely resource intensive, it's reasonably acceptable for a beta.

Never heard applications for Linux

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  • Never heard applications for Linux
  • Useful GTK applications
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2 Beta released
  • Midori 0.2.0 Released
  • Evernote – Free Note Taking Software
  • Get Your Five-Minute Multiplayer Game Fix with OMGPOP
  • Doomsday 1.9.0-beta-6.7 released
  • Warzone 2100 2.2.4 released

KDE4 overtaking GNOME?

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  • KDE4 overtaking GNOME in terms of usability?
  • GNOME slip ups; a KDE perspective
  • A Dozen GNOME Themes

omg! gnome...

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  • Random Gnome-Games News, Tips and Tweaks.
  • Gnome-Do Docky No Longer Part Of Gnome-Do

Linux equivalents to popular Mac apps

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ghacks.net: In my most recent article (”Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux“) I outlined ways to help end-users transfer from the Mac operating system to the Linux operating system. It was suggested to me that I should cover applications that could serve as replacements for popular Mac apps.

3 Tools to Discover & Install Awesome Linux Games

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makeuseof.com: Linux has always had an impression of being a geek’s toolbox. Today however we are going to look at the gaming side of the spectrum and particularly at applications and resources you can use to find and install Linux games on your box.

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Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

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