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Portable Linux Apps - Fun Fav Apps from any Linux w/ USB

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Ever wanted to run your favourite Linux applications from a USB sticks on ANY major Linux distribution with the need to install anything? Then prepare to say hello to Portable Linux Applications.

Pidgin's Buddy pounce, a powerful Notification Feature

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linuxers.org: Consider this scenario - you want to have an imp. discussion with someone on your chat list and the person is marked away. You are wondering if there is any way you could be notified when he returns.

My Favorite 4 RSS Feed Readers

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techdrivein.com: A quick collection of my favorite RSS feed reader applications for Ubuntu desktop. Even though it is totally out of place in my Gnome desktop, Akregator is my favorite among the lot. But after exploring a bit further, I found feed readers like Yarssr really good and easy to use. So here is my list.

Two Apps That Make Backup Less Chore, More Lifesaver

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linuxinsider.com: Proper backups can mean the difference between a data disaster and a minor inconvenience. You don't have to go to your file manager to drag and drop every bit of info you want to protect, though -- there's software to automate the process.

Give Ubuntu a Fresh New Look with Bisigi Themes

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howtogeek.com: Are you bored with the default brown, orange, and purple of Ubuntu? Here’s how you can give your Ubuntu desktop a quick refresh with a new Bisigi theme.

A day at the Opera, part two

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve blogged about Opera before, and at the time (version 9.5), I didn’t like it at all. Now, I have switched browsers.

New Releases Of GTK+, Mutter, GNOME Shell

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phoronix.com: In preparation for the latest GNOME 3.0 development snapshot due to arrive on Wednesday (tagged as GNOME 2.31.5), a wealth of GNOME packages are being checked-in for this unstable milestone.

Python Audio Tools, for the audio perfectionist

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sourceforge.net/blog: Back in 2003, Minnesota developer Brian Langenberger began creating a set of labor-saving audio tools to convert FLAC files to MP3 files, MP3 files to WAV files, and other simple operations that were tiresome to do by hand. “

Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top 5 Tested And Ranked

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tomshardware.com: Since the time our first Web Browser Grand Prix debuted, the already-raging browser wars have become heated indeed. In case you haven't been keeping tabs on the browser news, let's begin by getting up to speed on the latest:

Virtualization Software for Linux

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junauza.com: In computing, virtualization has been described in a variety of ways. But to simplify its meaning or to make it more casual I should say; virtualization is creating a virtual (not actual) form of a stuff to make it into something that is functional and efficient.

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Linux 4.14-rc6

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