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7 Best Free/Open-source Image Viewers for Linux

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junauza.com: An image viewer (also known as image browser) is a desktop application that can quickly display or handle stored graphical images in different graphics file formats. It can render images according to properties of the display such as display resolution, color depth, and color profile. Other image viewers have advanced features like editing and web publishing.

Songbird 1.0

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linuxowns.wordpress: After a long period of beta versions, Songbird 1.0 is out. The big question is: is it any good? Let’s find out.

VMGL brings 3-D effects to VMs

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linux.com: VMGL is a little-known application written as part of Google's Summer of Code 2006 program that lets OpenGL apps running inside a virtual machine take advantage of the graphics hardware acceleration on the host.

Peek at Opera 10 Alpha

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Go-OO: The best office suite you never knew you used

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linux.com: If you run Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, or Mandriva, among other distributions, then whenever you run OpenOffice.org you don't run the "official" version, but rather Go-OO, an office suite based on the OpenOffice.org source code.

Python 3.0 appears, strangles 2.x compatibility

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theregister.co.uk: Python 3.0 is out now. The latest version makes some major changes to the popular programming language, and it's incompatible with version 2.x releases.

The LXF Benchmark: Desktop environments

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linuxformat.co.uk: Which Linux/Unix desktop environment will make you work and play faster? Marco Fioretti gets benchmarking to find out what's leading the pack, and what needs to go on a diet. On the scales: Gnome, KDE and Xfce, along with their file managers, terminals and text editors...

Quickly share your screenshots with JShot

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linux.com: With the JShot screen capture and uploader utility, you can quickly put all or part of your screen on the Web and send a URL to it to a friend. JShot is free for noncommercial use, and is great when you want to show people a screen capture and don't want to have to deal with file names and upload permissions.

Opera 10 alpha claims Acid3 perfection

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news.cnet.com: Thirteen-year-old Opera has been the perennial underdog in the browser wars, but Opera 10 alpha brings some unexpected firepower to the field. Unlike any other browser on the market, Opera 10 will comply fully with the Acid3 test.

The Pros and Cons of Using Joomla!

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computersight.com: Joomla! is a content management system you can use to build websites faster than you ever imagined.

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