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Installing Linux software 101 for Windows users

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blogs.computerworld: Lately, I've seen several articles by Windows users grumbling about how hard it is to install software on Linux. It is? You could have fooled me. Still, people are having trouble, so here's my 101 class on installing programs on Linux.

23 Useful System Applications for Linux

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techcityinc.com: It’s always great to have Linux Alternatives to popular applications so I’ve decided to write about some of the most useful System applications for Linux including Cd burners, Aniti Virus, FTP solutions and instant messengers that you can download today.

6 Great Apps to Analyze Your Disk Usage in Linux

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makeuseof.com: You may own a one terabyte hard disk, but the screen still shows an “Your disk is full” error message whenever you want to install a new application. Does this sound familiar to you?

Krita 2.0: a Host of New Features

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dot.kde.org: Boudewijn Rempt has summarised results of development for the next version of Krita, the painting and image editing application for KOffice. Krita 2.0 will contain a host of new features, some of which are unique in the free software world. Below Piotr introduces some of the new features which will be available in this release.

Awn Window Navigator

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Compiz community shakeup could bring big improvements

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arstechnica.com: The development community behind the open source Compiz window manager is undergoing a major reorganization effort that will converge disparate branches of the project and help it overcome its recent lack of direction.

Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Wallpapers

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junauza.com: First there were Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" mock-up designs, now showing up are tons of user-created wallpapers dedicated to the next major release version of this popular Linux distribution. If you are interested, let me show you some of those wallpapers here.

10 free Linux alternatives to OpenOffice.org

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darrenyates.com.au: OpenOffice.org has a reputation for being the premiere office suit for the Linux platform. But what are the alternatives?

Singing The Praises Of Songbird 1.0

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reddevil62-techhead: THERE'S no shortage of quality music player/jukebox software available on the internet and in the past I've used iTunes, Amarok, Rhythmbox, Exaile, Audacious and several others. But Songbird is something quite different.

Science and KDE: rkward

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dennogumi.org: With this post I’d like to start a series (hopefully) of articles that deals with KDE programs used for scientific purposes. In this particular entry, I’ll focus on rkward, a GUI front-end for R.

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