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NetworkManager vs wicd vs wpa_gui

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nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Here's a quick comparison between a few network control tools for Linux. These tools all give you some sort of network control from the Desktop - a service traditionally provided by daemons and initialization scripts.

Empathy: What a Piece of Garbage

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thelinuxexperiment.com: The Empathy instant messaging client for Gnome is not yet ready to be the default client on your favourite Gnome-based distribution. In fact, I can’t even make it work!

The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth

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thinkdigit.com: The Browser Wars are heating up again. This article then is purely about which one of our favourite browsers is the Fastest. We haven't covered all the browsers under the sun but certainly all the usual suspects.

GParted is such sweet software

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sourceforge.net: A physical disk device can be subdivided into one or more partitions on which the operating system can read and write data. GParted enables you to change the partition organization on a disk device while preserving the contents of the partitions.

RedNotebook - Advanced Diary Keeping

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linuxjournal.com: RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts.

[Howto] Sys admin tool of the week: sysstat

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The tool chain of a sys admin should always be comprised of effective tools. Today we are introducing the package sysstat. Read More

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

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linuxjournal.com: Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage.

Testing the Gnome 3 Release Candidate

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workswithu.com: If Gnome developers are to be believed, the desktop of the future arrived last week when the release candidate for Gnome 2.30–which could become Gnome 3.0–was made available. My CPU needed a workout, so I recently compiled the new desktop and gave it a run. Here’s a look.

10 Windows apps that should be ported to Linux

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.

Snap Spiffy Linux Screenshots with Shutter

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linuxplanet.com: Snapping a quick screenshot is a capability you get out of the box with most current Linux distributions. Shutter brings a full range of functionality to the screen grab process.

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