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The Best Image Viewers For Linux

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d0od.blogspot: Below are a selection of Image Viewers that provide more features than the default application and how they compare against it.

How to be anonymous online with Incognito

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tuxradar.com: At first glance Incognito may seem suited only for the extremely paranoid, because of the totality of tools it offers to hide your online presence. This 430MB-ish live CD has many faithful users, but I can't quote any on its usefulness since their identities couldn't be confirmed. Yes, Incognito is that good.

Ultimate Download Management guide for Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: When I got started with Linux, The one thing I couldn’t find was good download managers. but today we have plenty of them, in fact what we have on Linux is simply better than Adware/Shareware download managers on Windows. In this guide, I’m going to tell you the various ways for good and reliable download management on Linux.

The File Menu

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fosswire.com: The File menu has been around since the dawn of user interfaces. But do you know what? It has overstayed its welcome. The File menu has been abused in far too many applications.

Windows And Linux Users Get Another Great VM Option

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bmighty.com/blog: Parallels, Inc. is a company best known for its Mac-based virtualization software. This week, however, it finally delivered an updated version of its Windows- and Linux-based products.

4 Resources for the Powerful Inkscape Open Source Drawing Tool

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ostatic.com: Among advanced open source graphics tools, GIMP has a lot of fans, and there are many free online resources available for it, but if you're looking for a drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is especially good for logos and splashy still graphics, give Inkscape a try.

The 'Linuxification' of Windows has begun

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Randall C. Kennedy, InfoWorld: It's like a cancer: a creeping, deadly disease that slowly erodes all that's good and clean, replacing it with a swill of malignancy and decrepitude. I'm speaking, of course, of the recent appearance of Linux UI conventions under Windows.

Building Linux Audio Apps 101: A User's Guide, Part 1

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linuxjournal.com: Recently I've received some mail asking for a brief explanation on how to build Linux audio applications from source code packages. Ask and ye shall receive, hence the following simple guide for the perplexed, the puzzled, and the downright mystified. Compiling software is hardly rocket science, and if an old guitar-picker like myself can do it certainly you can too.

First look: Opera 10 faster with new features

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arstechnica.com: Opera 10 has arrived and finds itself needing to stand out in an increasingly crowded browser market. Ars goes hands on with the new release to see if Opera 10 has what it takes.

Also: Should Opera dump its desktop browser?

Ten Things You Didn't Know Apache (2.2) Could Do

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linux-mag.com: Apache 2.2 has been out for a while, and just recently, 2.2.13 was released. However, it also seems that a lot of folks are completely unaware of some of the cool new things available in 2.2.

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Jolla inks exclusive license to kick-start its Android alternative in China

Mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platform remains one of the few smartphone alternatives in play these days, has signed an exclusive license to a Chinese consortium to develop a Sailfish-based OS for the country. Jolla says the Chinese consortium will be aiming to invest $250M in developing a Sailfish ecosystem for the country, though it’s not specifying exactly is backing the consortia at this point, nor over what timeframe the investment will happen — beyond saying one of its early investors, a local private equity investor Shan Li, will take a “leading role” in building it up. “There are very big players behind it,” Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio tells TechCrunch, speaking ahead of a press conference held to announce the news here at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona. Read more

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