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Having Good Functional Running Old PC's

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lamundofloss.blogspot: A lot of us have old PCs stuck in the corners of classrooms, machines we just can’t afford to replace and whose owners just can’t do without. Normally for FOSS people like me its a YEHEY think to put in Linux in those running Boxes.

Gnome's Text Editor, Gedit: A TextMate-like Editor for Linux

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blog.astrumfutura.com: The humble Gnome editor is often compared to Windows notepad app. A simple editor with minimal features that is pathetic for anything else. Not true!

Your Pretty Linux GUI Fails and Dumps You to a Console. Now What?

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linuxplanet.com: What can a Linux user do if you've been dumped to a black screen with a terminal prompt with a cursor blinking at you and you REALLY need access to troubleshooting information NOW? No GUI, no Firefox, no Opera.

Nomad & Compiz++ To Merge Back Into Compiz

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phoronix.com: Following today's Compiz Conference Call, it has been decided that both Compiz++ and Nomad (another branch of Compiz) will be merged back into Compiz. After the release of Compiz 0.8, Compiz++ will be merged in and then released in as Compiz 0.9.0.

Open Source for kids?

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brajeshwar.com: Open source programming really shine in the way it lets kids learn about programming in a less complex process. This actually reflects that open source software aren’t theoretical but - are able to compare for themselves how well it stacks up against the other OS.

5 Less Known PHP Functions

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manishtech.wordpress: As all of you know that PHP has a large set of functions for the programmers. The list is so huge that we keep on learning each one of them day by day. There are some cases you would like to know them beforehand to use them in your app.

Eye candy for KDE Desktop Manager (KDM)

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: There are several layers at which a GNU/Linux system’s appearance can be customized. By far the most visible, especially on a multi-user machine, is the login manager screen. KDM (the KDE desktop manager) has a highly-flexible and easy-to-use XML-based theme system.

Karaoke Software for Linux

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junauza.com: Lately, I’ve been looking for a karaoke program that I can use on my Linux box. That’s why I bumped into this open source Python-powered karaoke software appropriately called PyKaraoke.

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