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Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?

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For the last few years, Google Notebook has played a part in organising my information. When Google announced the other week that they are going to stop developing Google Notebook, I decided to review my information management process, and see if it can be improved.

Gnome vs KDE in Ubuntu - 2009

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ubuntuswitch.blogspot: Ubuntu uses as default Gnome and Kubuntu uses KDE. If we are to keep the facts straight we need to also take into consideration the versions. Ubuntu OS taken into consideration is 8.10 called (Intrepid Ibex). Ubuntu 8.10 uses Gnome 2.24 and Kubuntu 8.10 uses KDE 4.1.

Five Applications for Netbook Bliss

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linux-magazine.com: Want to beef up the software bundle that comes with your Linux-based Netbook? Here are five nifty applications and tools that are worth a closer look.

Three Little Utilities That Make a Big Difference

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linuxloop.com: One of the things that I love about being a Linux user is that there are tons of incredibly useful little tools. These are three of the “killer apps” I use.

Minimal word processors

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blogs.gentoo: I've just discovered two very interesting minimal word processors. They're designed by writers, for writers.

Mesa 7.5 Gets New OpenGL Extensions & More

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phoronix.com: Mesa 7.3 was only released a few days back and then the branch for the stabilized Mesa 7.4 created, but new work for Mesa 7.5 has already hit Mesa's Git master branch.

KWin the Conqueror

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kdedevelopers.org: Using KWin without the KDE desktop is perfectly possible. KWin is actually a KDE application like any other (well, more or less) and so just like other KDE applications it can run in GNOME, Xfce or even standalone, as long as the KDE libraries are available.

Songbird 1.0 Review - An Awesome Release!

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tuxarena.blogspot: Not long ago I reviewed Songbird 0.7.0, and in the meantime version 1.0.0 was released. What are the new features Songbird comes with and what improvements over the previous releases features 1.0?

Microsoft Deserves Some Credit for Reaching Out to Moonlight

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linuxloop.com: Whatever you might want to say about Microsoft calling Silverlight “crossplatform” and not making a version for Linux, you have to give them credit for what they did leading up to Obama’s inauguraiton.

Linux pitfall of soft links ln - Rhythm Box - Music Player on Ubuntu

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watkissonline.co.uk: I came across a strange issue on one of my Ubuntu computers. I had added some more MP3 files to my music folder and so to my surprise I ended up with two of each file in my library on Rhythm Box.

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