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A New, Easy To Use Disk Formatter For GNOME

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phoronix.com: GParted is not exactly the ideal program for new Linux users to familiarize themselves with if all they want to do is format a USB drive or external storage device. Fortunately, a new GNOME utility has come about that is designed to be simple yet powerful.

Introducing KDE 4: Dragon and SMPlayer

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Kaffeine was the most used Video Player on KDE 3, however, for KDE 4.x it's in a pretty early stage, but fear not, the SMPlayer (which is technically a Qt application, not a KDE one) and Dragon Player came to fill this hole.

Tools for Migrating from Windows to Linux

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earthweb.com: Taking baby steps to become more familiar with a new operating system can be as simple as revamping the OS already in use on your computer. Here are some tips on utilizing different open source resources to make the goal of a full time switch over to Linux a lasting one:

The great window manager speed test

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toolbox.com/blogs: The regular readers of my blog would remember a few articles ago where I observed that some window managers don't seem to be as fast in screen redraw speed as others. I stated that I would perform some tests and report the results. Well I did those tests and here are the results.

Empathy: the New Pidgin?

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workswithu.com: There’s some reason to believe that Empathy is the next big thing in instant-messaging on the Ubuntu desktop. There have been passionate calls for its adoption in Ubuntu 9.04 as a replacement for Pidgin, and the Gnome people seem to be pushing it.

Clam anti-virus on Ubuntu

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itwire.com: Ordinarily I don't use anti-virus software on my Linux machines. If I can't get infected by viruses, trojans and spyware that is designed for Windows, and there is effectively none of this malware that is targeted towards Linux, why would I bother?

GRUB 2 Receives New Font Engine

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phoronix.com: GRUB 2, the next-generation Linux boot loader, has received a new font engine. Version 2 of the GRand Unified Bootloader introduces this new font engine that's written in C and with a font tool in Java.

7 Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you are using Linux, there are plenty of backup software to choose from. I have here a list of some of the best free and open source backup software that you may want to check out.

Evolution vs Kontact - Part 2 - Kontact & Conclusion

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fosswire.com: Welcome back to Part 2 of this series - pitting GNOME’s Evolution Personal Information Manager (PIM) suite against KDE’s Kontact.

6 best personal finance apps for Linux

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techradar.com: In the past, Linux was not overly blessed with decent budgeting software, and installing GnuCash was regarded by many as the epitome of a descent into dependency hell. Thankfully, things have since changed.

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