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The Linux Applications Alternative Series: Bittorrent

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hehe2.net: Its a common misconception that Linux doesn’t have applications for day to day computing, nothing can be further from the truth. This article’s category will be: Bittorrent Clients:

Gwget:Download Manager For Gnome

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helpforlinux.blogspot: What Ubuntu really lacks, is a good download manager. I wanted one and no, Firefox extension 'Downloadthemall' wouldn't work for me.

Hot Babe - View your system activity in a ’special’ way

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quicktweaks.com: What could be the more ’special’ way of seeing your CPU usage than a girl undressing as the temperature of CPU goes up.

Krsync - A Kommander based GUI frontend for rsync

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susegeek.com: Krsync is a simple GUI frontend for the famous rsync to synchronize files and directories between systems or even two different directories on the same server. Krsync is a Kommander based GUI for rsync.

Open source firmware for Broadcom wireless adapters

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lwn.net: Many people complain about the problem of binary firmware blobs; the folks at the OpenFWWF project are doing something about it.

Google Gets Chrome Ready For Mac, Linux

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informationweek.com: Google has released a pre-beta version of Chrome 2.0 that takes the Web browser closer to its eventual support of Mac OS X and Linux.

Review: BBC iPlayer Desktop On The Linux

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adventuresinopensource.blogspot: A significant piece of news which might have been drowned out by all that festive white noise was the release of the BBC iPlayer application for Linux and Mac platforms.

Introducing KDE 4: Amarok 2.0

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Finally, Amarok 2 has been released. The 1.x series were the champions on music management (on BSD and Linux) and playing during KDE 3.x time. Actually, it was preferred on all desktop environments, shells or plain windows managers.

Linux, PhotoShop, And Disney

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oneclicklinux.com: I admit that many folks out there really prefer Photoshop over every other graphics app. Eve though the Gimp is as featured packed and as easy to use, folks just prefer Photoshop. Enter Disney.

Boxee: Open Source Connected TV

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pcworld.com: One of the clear trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of ways to get Internet-based content onto your TV. But I’ve seen only one system that’s free (as in both speech and beer) and doesn’t seem to restrict where you get content: Boxee.

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