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New cool list of Linux must-have programs

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dedoimedo.com: It's been approximately two years since I've written the first article, A (cool) list of Linux tools. Since, a lot has changed. I have decided to write a new article, from scratch, cataloging an up-to-date collection of must-have programs.

Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux: First Impression

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taragana.com: A raw version of Google Chrome browser for Mac and Linux has been pre-released. Those working on Mac and Linux might have another browser to rejoice but the story is far from complete.

6 Beautiful ubuntu and gnome black themes

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gurusonline.in: Whatever operating systems we use, one day we get bored with the default theme or style present in it. To make it more pleasant while working with the computer, we need to do some color, wallpaper, font changes etc.

Web development made easy with Bluefish and KompoZer

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dedoimedo.com: Creating websites from scratch is a serious business. You need to have an idea. You need to have a design. And you need tools to build the sites with.

Google Chrome on Linux First Impressions and Screenshots

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junauza.com: Finally, Google released early developer versions of their highly regarded Chrome web browser for Linux. Google Chrome can be installed on 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32 bit Debian 5.

Evolution – The Default Email Client for Ubuntu

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acurrie.wordpress: The original plan for my spiffy new Eee PC netbook was to dump my email archives on it, but the bundled email client for most Ubuntu-based Linux distributions is Evolution, an app I’ve never tried before.

AbiWord - the underestimated word processor

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dedoimedo.com: When someone tells you to name a word processor, you'll most likely say Microsoft Word, maybe OpenOffice Write, seldom WordPerfect, but almost never AbiWord.

Chrome on Linux: Rough, fast & promising

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blogs.computerworld: I'd been waiting for Chrome on Linux since Chrome first showed up. Chrome, if you haven't tried it, is the speed-demon of Web browsers. I love it. But, until now, there really wasn't a version that would run natively on Linux.

Miro - Internet TV

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dedoimedo.com: Some of you may have heard of Miro before; it used to be known as the Democracy Player. For those who have not heard of Miro, it is a good-looking, versatile, modern multimedia application intended to open the taps of Internet media and stream music and videos onto users' desktops.

Google debuts Chrome for Mac, Linux

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cnet.com: Google released Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux Thursday--but only in rough developer preview versions that the company warns are works in progress.

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