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15 Essential Ubuntu Productivity Apps

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Software If you want to embrace open operating systems, quit the Microsoft monopoly or the Apple cult, Ubuntu is one of the most powerful operating systems based on the popular open source Linux kernel. It can do everything that the costly operating systems, only oh so much more, and for free!

5 reasons why I like Evolution!

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Software I’m of course talking about the email app that comes with the Gnome desktop in most every Linux distro on the planet. Evolution provides integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality to Linux users in much the same way as Outlook does for Windows users.

Bash version 4.0 released

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Software Bourne-again shell (Bash) version 4.0 has been released and includes several fixes to serious bugs from the 3.x releases and some significant new features.

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

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Software Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system - APT. In this article, we are going to highlight some of APT’s best features, and share a few of the lesser known features.

8 Beautiful Themes For Enlightenment WM

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Software Enlightenment is perhaps the least known and the oldest Windows manager still being actively developed. Enlightenment features an iconbar, which the “Dock” of OS X is based on, and is quite different from the traditional WM and DE that we are used to. Here are eight beautiful E17 themes that really stands out from the rest.

Reflections on a complaint from a frustrated git user

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Software Last week, Scott James Remnant posted a series of “Git Sucks” on his blog. His problem? To quote Scott, “I want to put a branch I have somewhere so somebody else can get it. That’s the whole point of distributed revision-control, collaboration.” Part of the problem here is that for most git workflows, most people don’t actually use “git push”.

Variations on an Open Source Theme

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the most extraordinary - and under-recognised - developments in free software is the blossoming of specialist software applications.

Fonty Python: manage your fonts

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Software Fonty Python is available from the fontypython package in both Debian and Ubuntu in Universe. Fonty is a wxPython app so will work in any desktop environment. It also has a command-line interface which avoids the gui.

My Newest Favorite Audio Player

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Software While looking through the Linux Mint repository the other day, I happily stumbled upon a terrific little audio player called Aqualung.

bc - GNU Linux command line calculator

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Software One thing I really like about GNU/Linux operating system, is that it has a lot of utilities. One of those utilities is bc a handy calculator, with it you can perform easy calculations, or perform complicated calculus, you can even define your own functions.

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