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Do The Banshee Shuffle

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linux.com: My family has a couple of those tiny little audio players called the iPod Shuffle. Of course we needed an iTunes replacement and Banshee turned out to have all the features we need.

5 System Administration Tools for KDE

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maketecheasier.com: Keeping any computer system running can be some work. There are many control panel tools and settings dialogs in KDE that make it easier for graphical-minded users to get things done. Here are five stand-alone applications that will help you stay informed about your computer’s status and health.

Ubuntu 9.10 Software Center: For better or worse

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blogs.techrepublic.com: One of the new features in Ubuntu 9.10 is the Ubuntu Software Center. In a rather bold move Canonical has migrated away from the standard Add/Remove Software tool and (in the future) plans to drop Synaptic and Gdebi as well. Is this a move just for “moves” sake?

5 Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without

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pcauthority.com.au: Like a digital Swiss Army knife, these are the Linux utilities and tools that are so useful you won't know how you ever did without them

How to turn a Linux distribution LiveCD into a LiveUSB

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softvision.wordpress: LiveCDs these days provide the simplest way to test a Linux distribution. With flash drives being relatively cheap these days, booting your favorite Linux distribution for a clean install from a USB seems to be an interesting option.

XBMC Media Center

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dedoimedo.com: The distinction that once existed between the computer and TV is long gone. Computers were used for work, TV was used for entertainment. Today, computers are more than just sophisticated typewriters and TVs are more than just 40kg electron cannon.

K3B – Free CD/DVD burning tool for KDE Linux

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online-tech-tips.com: K3B is the official CD/DVD authoring tool for Linux KDE desktop. It allows you to create, burn, copy, CD’s and DVD’s. Create audio CD/DVD, Data discs perform disc-to-disc copies, it also includes a DVD ripping function.

Scanning in Linux with iscan and XSane

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ghacks.net: If you are one of those that depends upon a scanner for your daily work, and you want to handle this task using the Linux operating system, you are in luck.

Rapid Photo Downloader: making your life easier

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jcornuz.wordpress: Have you ever had a couple (or more) memory cards full of images that you quickly want to download to your hard drive while making an extra backup copy and rename all files according to a certain pattern?

New tiny project: lddsafe

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rg03.wordpress: Some days ago we could all read that “ldd”, a tool which prints shared library dependencies, should not be run on untrusted binaries. So I spent a few hours writing and tweaking a small script called lddsafe.

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