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GNOME-Colors: Consistence and Elegance For GNOME Desktops

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linuxologist.com: Lets face it, the default GNOME desktop isn’t the easiest desktop on the eye. While Ubuntu’s desert brown is actually an eye sore, other distros like Mint and Fedora have done better jobs in theming their desktops. Enter GNOME-Colors

Amarok 2.1 Review

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osrevolution.com: With the tagline “Let there be light” the all new Amarok 2.1 release seems to be another step closer to make the popular music player the world’s best.

Google Chrome Browser Exhibits Risky Behavior

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informationweek.com: Even Google Chrome, touted for its security architecture, has security issues. According to one security expert, there are no secure browsers.

Banshee by default – outlook looks hazy

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apebox.org: So. Banshee as a default media player for Karmic, replacing Rhythmbox. You’ve read the analysis on the Internest, you’ve read ill-informed tripe from pretend-journalists, and you’re running in fear of a switch to a “worse” player. Well, it’s time to lay down a little dose of reality for all you naysayers.

The coolest tools in the box

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kmandla.wordpress: My last note was a bit negative, so I’d do better to offer something a little more positive this time — probably the coolest utilities that I have found thus far, in my short Linux experience.

VirtualBox Seamless Mode: The only way to virtualize

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blogs.techrepublic.com: When I finally started poking around at some of the nuances of VirtualBox I realized that I had to bring it up here on Techrepublic. One of those “nuances” (if you can actually call it that) is Seamless Mode.

Can VLC 1.0 change the world?

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blogs.zdnet.com: There’s a new hit on the Web. VLC 1.0 has about 6 million downloads since its launch a few days ago, and the number was climbing at over 11 per second at last count.

Getting things done with Linux to-do list programs

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arstechnica.com: To-do list programs can help you stay organized and boost productivity. Ars looks at GTG, KOrganizer, and other task management tools for the Linux desktop.

What’s to like about X?

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kmandla.wordpress: I hold a grudge, I admit it. Months ago, when X started acting up on my central machine, I realized the time and effort spent trying to fix it could be alleviated completely by omitting it altogether.

Songbird vs. Amarok: How not to design a GUI

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briancarper.net: Recently I forced myself to uninstall Amarok 1.4 and try Amarok 2 again. I saw there were some nice updates to the interface coming in the next version so I grabbed the latest version from SVN. I very quickly started looking for other alternatives, and you'll soon see why.

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