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3 Dockbar like applications for Linux / Mac OS X / Windows

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osrevolution.com: In the past, the dock bar has been just an appearance enhancer in operating systems. In truth, the dock bar can provide you more if you want it to.

I got your latest GNOME right here!

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ogmaciel.com: Just wanted to re-enforce what Zhang said earlier today about the bleeding edge GNOME Developer’s Kit, now with extra sauce! What is it? It is a continuous build of GNOME packages all bundled up into a distribution.

Pidgin vs Empathy

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everyjoe.com: Maybe it’s been more than a month since I started using Empathy on a regular basis. It’s a fairly reliable messenger client for Yahoo, MSN and Google. I still have problems with using it though. Maybe it’s because I’ve been used to Pidgin that much. So yeah, here it goes:

GNOME 2.27.5 Released, Marks Feature Freeze

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phoronix.com: Vincent Untz has announced the release of GNOME 2.27.5. This unstable release of GNOME in the road to GNOME 2.28.0 also marks the entering of the feature freeze for this bi-annual update to GNOME.

Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: GRUB 2

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workswithu.com: Ubuntu 9.10 will use GRUB 2 as its default bootloader, replacing GRUB legacy. In this post, we take a look at some of the new features offered by this change.

So, is nice, nice and simple?

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linux-foundation.org: The command nice, and its corresponding function, nice(), appear to be quite simple. A non-privileged user can “nice” a process so that it gets less CPU time. Do you know more about nice? Try the quiz below.

Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review

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osrevolution.com: Over the years, iTunes has been accepted as a necessary evil between media players. However, the open source project called Songbird, ever since its conception, has been providing some stiff competition for iTunes.

Get started with HomeBank

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tuxradar.com: With HomeBank you can automate recurring transactions, set reminders for future transactions, assess your future account balance so you can plan your spending sprees and manage your expenses expertly.

LXDE 0.4.2 Review and Screenshot Tour

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internetling.com: I am a big fan of light desktop environments. Well, most people looking for a lighter alternative normally settle for a lightweight window manager, such as Fluxbox or AwesomeWM.

GNOME, KDE, and Xfce: Which Desktop is Right for You?

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earthweb.com: How do you choose which GNU/Linux desktop to use? No easy answer exists, because the choice is so full of difficulties.

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