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Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha Beats Firefox, Chrome

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ghacks.net: The Opera developer’s told us recently that they would release a pre-alpha of Opera 10.50 on December 22 and that this release would all be about speed. No one but the inner circle of developers knew what they meant at that time but speculations centered around Opera’s new JavaScript engine Carakan.

10 best free applications

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mybroadband.co.za: Software can cost you a fortune but there are also hundreds of applications that are essential to have on your desktop and are free. We look at ten of the best free applications.

12 Days of Xmas

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  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Five - ViewNior
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Four - Shutter

Inkscape 0.47 Totally Solid with Lots of New Tools

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blog.worldlabel.com: The free open source vector graphics editor Inkscape has released an update packing several new features, new tools, effects, and improved SVG compliance.

Banshee Control, Zeitgeist & Pidgin Support Come to Docky

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Over the last few days Docky has gained some new features and additions. Notably a 3-D mode and Extensions support. In this post we'll be taking a peek at Dockys' "new" extensions.

NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review

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phoronix.com: Another annual tradition of ours besides running a Linux Graphics Survey is to provide a "year in review" analysis of the ATI and NVIDIA Linux drivers with their respective graphics driver releases from the past year in terms of both feature improvements and how their quantitative performance has changed. We are beginning with our NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review.

GNOME Panel tips and tricks

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ghacks.net: GNOME is one of the more stable and user-friendly desktops around. And of course, like most of the Linux-verse, with a little tweaking you can make it even more user-friendly. The GNOME panel is one aspect of the GNOME desktop that certainly does not escape possible tweaks.

Proposed Photo managers for Ubuntu 10.04

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linuxers.org: All of you would know by now that Ubuntu Devels are planning to remove GIMP as a default program. This has led to a lot of discussions among them about the default photo manager for Ubuntu Lucid that will compensate for it. In this article, we will look into the 3 top competitors F-Spot, Shotwell and Solang.

The unknown network monitor

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kmandla.wordpress: One of them I took a stab at today though, mostly because it’s tiny, but also because the output is rather promising. The problem is, I’m not really sure what to call it. Take a look for yourself.

Linux Easter Eggs - Part 1

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linuxers.org: I don't know about you, but I get the occasional pun from Windozers, saying "Dude, what's the fun in linux?". I believe it's a wasted effort trying make them see the beauty of the linux command line, or the innumerable other things that make linux the life of a Linuxer. So lets set the record straight... the fun way.

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