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Evolution vs Kontact - Part 1 - Evolution

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fosswire.com: A Personal Information Management (PIM) suite is supposedly a single application that gives you your email, contacts, calendar and other important information. On the Linux and Unix platforms there are two main competitors in this space - Evolution 2.24.2, for the GNOME desktop and KDE’s Kontact 4.1.3.

Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

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itwire.com: In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring how to use Dropbox on the popular Ubuntu distribution.

10 Best Instant Messengers for Linux

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anewmorning.com: Like other Operating systems, there are some great Instant messengers for Linux. These IM’s comes with features like any other, including custom emoticons, web-cam support, nudges, themes, plugins, customizations and lots more. Here’s a list of 10 Best Instant messengers for Linux.

Choosing an Open Source CMS -- Planning, Playing, and Page Views

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ostatic.com/blog: There are a number of full featured open source content management systems out there. Content management systems (CMS) are used increasingly in lieu of more "traditionally" managed web pages, on various sites with diverse audiences and very different goals.

Top 10 Linux Virtualization Software

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PortableApps in Puppy Linux

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aronzak.wordpress: Puppy Linux can be installed on your USB stick. So can PortableApps, a collection of cross platform open source software that can run on Windows.

Linux clipboard utilities lead to frustration and defeat

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aplawrence.com: I went looking for Linux clipboard manager utilities and found plenty to choose from. The trick is figuring out what to Google for: "Linux clipboard manager" and "Linux clipboard viewer" seem to do the trick.

Goodbye Rhythmbox, Hello Songbird

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jamsubuntu.blogspot: Although I don't like to admit it, I have always liked the iTunes media player. I wasn't too keen on the idea of installing and running it through Wine, I settled for Ryhthmbox in the end.

CA investigates: Open-source software

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whatpc.co.uk: Is there such a thing as a free lunch? Well, that’s what the open source movement would have you believe. It offers programs for any task at no cost beyond getting hold of the installation files (effectively free with broadband), and even complete replacements for Windows or Mac OS X.

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