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Earcandy is the next cool thing you want in Linux

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ubuntumanual.org: Earcandy is a PulseAudio volume manager, which for me is probably the first thing that i ever liked about pulse audio. This volume manager could mute music in your amarok or rhythombox or literally any music player when you play some video in youtube or VLC or other video players.

Fall In Love With Ardour's Digital Audio Workstation

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ostatic.com/blog: Ardour is a digital audio workstation that's designed for musicians, podcasters, voice actors, editors, and anyone who needs full-blown professional software with all the bells and whistles.

10 best Multimedia Entertainment Software for Linux

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blog.taragana.com: Most of you are of the notion that Linux stands nowhere in entertainment when compared to Windows. Especially, people complain Linux has no cool games. On the contrary, Linux has added up a number of cool multimedia entertainment software to its support. We assembled the 10 best.

Top 10 Google Chrome Themes

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junauza.com: Just like Firefox, Google Chrome web browser is now theme-able. From the gallery, there are currently 28 (excluding the default classic theme) good-looking themes that can be easily downloaded and installed. Here are my Top 10 favorite.

Office Suites for Linux

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elevenislouder.blogspot: Nearly every desktop computer and laptop has some kind of office or productivity suite. I have found there are six common office/productivity solutions for UNIX/Linux systems with which most of us are already familiar.

Music Player Review: Music Player Daemon Explored

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gquigs.blogspot: Music Player Daemon is an application that organizes and plays your music, that can be controlled through various applications that you can actually see and use.

Buddi: Personal finances without a headache

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linuxbeacon.com: Although the idea of using an application to manage your personal finances does make a lot of sense, not all of us have the time and patience to learn all the intricacies of tools like GnuCash or Money Manager Ex. In this case, you need Buddi.

Also: Digitalizing My Personal Finances on Linux

Top 24 Linux Apps

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laptoplogic.com: Though Linux comes in many different flavors, there are a common string of favorite apps that seem to unite all users.

Acer Aspire Revo, Ubuntu, Boxee and Remote Control

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popey.com: On the latest episode of the podcast I briefly mentioned that I’d recently bought an Acer Aspire Revo to use as an Ubuntu based media player. Well, I’ve installed Ubuntu and Boxee on it, and it plays back all kinds of video including 720p and 1080p HD video via the HDMI port.

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part IV: snipmate.vim

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catonmat.net/blog: This is the fourth post in the article series “Vim Plugins You Should Know About“. This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “snipmate.vim“.

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