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Three calculators for the Linux desktop

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ghacks.net: To many, geek = math && nerd = math. To others school = math && math = calculator. During my stint as a computer science major, the very idea of differential had me running scared back to my calculator. It was a must, and for many a symbol of intellect and power.

Hands on: Boxee beta is brilliant, still not quite stable

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arstechnica.com: Ars takes a hands-on look at the latest beta release of Boxee, a popular media center application that is ideal for HTPCs. The improved user interface is profoundly impressive, but the application still needs more work.

Watching TV and Linux

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azerthoth.blogspot: This all started a couple of weeks ago when I finally got around to putting the tv capture card I had picked up a year or two ago into my computer. Happily like most things in Linux, it just worked. Sadly the software packages in existence that I ran across were either too much or too little.

7 Best Linux Apps for Ripping CDs and DVDs

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maximumpc.com: Ripping a CD or DVD is one of the most basic tasks for a PC user. But you need the right tools if you want to automate the process.

Amarok Brings Labels, Lyrics, and a Little Bit of Mood

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ostatic.com/blog: When it comes to playing music, there is no shortage of software options, both open and closed. The race to gain users is a race to add features, and if KDE is your thing, then Amarok may be running your way.

Free and Open Source Encryption Software for Linux

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junauza.com: One of the best ways to protect sensitive computer data like credit card numbers and social security information is to use encryption software.

Yet Another Sudoku Puzzle Solver Using AWK

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thegeekstuff.com: awk is a superb language for testing algorithms and applications with some complexity, especially where the problem can be broken into chunks which can streamed as part of a pipe. Many problems dealing with text, log lines or symbol tables are handily solved or at the very least prototyped with awk.

Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg

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  • Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg
  • TinyOgg project liberates Flash videos

KDE vs. GNOME: Photo and Music Management

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earthweb.com: Most comparisons of the KDE and GNOME desktops focus on usability and productivity apps. However, they often neglect what might be called the leisure apps -- specifically, those used for image and music management.

Testing Chromium on Ubuntu

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workswithu.com: I’ve read a lot about Google’s Chrome browser in the blogosphere, but have yet to see it being used in the wild. Given this observation, and my increasingly strained relationship with Firefox, I decided to give Chromium, the open-source browser on which Chrome is based, another try.

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