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Using sidux with Midori

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usalug-org.blogspot: Midori seems like it has the potential to evolve into one really fast, handy browser, especially if you want to create a light, fast desktop or window manager based system.

Xorg, a stumbling stone?

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bushweed.blogspot: Xorg is a stumbling stone in the advancement of desktop linux. Xorg is bigger, slower and more complicated than the graphical servers of other operating systems.

Gnome - The Curtain Is About To Go Up

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linuxlock.blogspot: I see it every day...I feel it. The low rumble of an impending change that will alter the way people use their computers from now on. That change is Linux, and that change is going to be facilitated by Ubuntu.

GnoMenu: Eye Candy Applications Menu for your Gnome Desktop

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kabatology.com: Wallpaper switchers, new themes, GDMs and GnoMenu all have one purpose – they bring fresh and new looks to our Gnome Desktops.

Upbeat about Updates

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linuxjournal.com: More noteworthy items from the Linux audio world, including news about some long-awaited releases.

Mac4Lin Gives Linux Desktops the Complete Mac Look

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lifehacker.com: Mac4Lin, a package of skins, wallpapers, icons, and interface refinements that brings a completist Mac look to Linux with an automated installation, has reached the 1.0 stage with an impressive array of features.

Testing Google Chrome Alpha in Linux

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makeuseof.com: For those Linux users who have been waiting hard and long for the release of Google Chrome for Linux, there are both a good and bad news for you.

The Killer App keeping her on Windows is… Open Source?

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scottgrizzard.com/blog: Subversion is a server-side application. Yes it comes with a command-line client, but only the uber-geeky use it. TortoiseSVN is one of the “little sung” heroes of Open Source, but is only available for Windows.

Develop Websites with Bluefish

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thedailyubuntu.blogspot: Linux is at the forefront of web development, and Ubuntu is a great distribution to use to build and design a website for the first time. The most logical first step for most users is selecting a development environment. Today, I'll highlight Bluefish.

Flowplayer is Awesome

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bin-false.org: Flowplayer is a video player for the World Wide Web. It allows users to embed video streams on their personal web pages. It is an open source project with a GPL 3+ license.

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