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Banshee by default – outlook looks hazy

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apebox.org: So. Banshee as a default media player for Karmic, replacing Rhythmbox. You’ve read the analysis on the Internest, you’ve read ill-informed tripe from pretend-journalists, and you’re running in fear of a switch to a “worse” player. Well, it’s time to lay down a little dose of reality for all you naysayers.

The coolest tools in the box

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kmandla.wordpress: My last note was a bit negative, so I’d do better to offer something a little more positive this time — probably the coolest utilities that I have found thus far, in my short Linux experience.

VirtualBox Seamless Mode: The only way to virtualize

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blogs.techrepublic.com: When I finally started poking around at some of the nuances of VirtualBox I realized that I had to bring it up here on Techrepublic. One of those “nuances” (if you can actually call it that) is Seamless Mode.

Can VLC 1.0 change the world?

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blogs.zdnet.com: There’s a new hit on the Web. VLC 1.0 has about 6 million downloads since its launch a few days ago, and the number was climbing at over 11 per second at last count.

Getting things done with Linux to-do list programs

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arstechnica.com: To-do list programs can help you stay organized and boost productivity. Ars looks at GTG, KOrganizer, and other task management tools for the Linux desktop.

What’s to like about X?

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kmandla.wordpress: I hold a grudge, I admit it. Months ago, when X started acting up on my central machine, I realized the time and effort spent trying to fix it could be alleviated completely by omitting it altogether.

Songbird vs. Amarok: How not to design a GUI

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briancarper.net: Recently I forced myself to uninstall Amarok 1.4 and try Amarok 2 again. I saw there were some nice updates to the interface coming in the next version so I grabbed the latest version from SVN. I very quickly started looking for other alternatives, and you'll soon see why.

Top 3 Linux BitTorrent Applications

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osrevolution.com: KTorrent - Based on the interface for uTorrent, the most popular BitTorrent software for windows, KTorrent is built using the KDE library and hence is a KDE application.

10 APT Commands to Make Life Simpler

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helpforlinux.blogspot: Here are 10 simple tricks for APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool used on Debian and Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

On Using BloGtk

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everyjoe.com: I’ve been using Drivel for the longest time as my blogging client. It has always been quick and easy for me to select my the blog I was going to write to. BloGtk was giving me problems the last time I tried but I need to try it out again.

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