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Deluge – An Awesome But Unappreciated Cross-Platform BitTorrent Client

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| By now, most MakeUseOf readers should know 
| all about BitTorrent, the most popular peer-
| to-peer technology on the web. We’ve talked 
| about the protocol more than once, and even 
| released the Big Book of Bittorrent—a great 
| place to start if you find bittorrent too 
| confusing for your use.
| 
| There are thousands of BitTorrent clients on 
| the market; that is, thousands of 
| applications you can use to download files 
| using BitTorrent technology. If you’re 
| curious which BitTorrent program is the 
| best, everyone has their own favorite – but 
| today, we’re going to profile what I believe 
| is an underappreciated piece of software: 
| Deluge.
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http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/deluge-awesome-unappreciated-crossplatform-bittorrent-client/

(+) Best of Both Worlds: Windows Genealogy Programs on Linux

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| Luckily, most any of today's Linux 
| workstation products can run most any 
| Windows program, including all the common 
| genealogy programs (The Master Genealogist, 
| Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, Family 
| Tree Maker, etc.). Anyone who uses Linux 
| does not need to feel left out.
| 
| Several Windows emulators or virtualization 
| products are available for Linux users. In 
| fact, WINE (which stands for "WINE Is Not an 
| Emulator) is very popular. WINE has the 
| advantage of running Windows programs 
| without purchasing a copy of Windows. WINE 
| is available free of charge at 
| http://www.winehq.org. 
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http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/02/-best-of-both-worlds-windows-genealogy-programs-on-linux.html

Nautilus + CoverFlow = Awesome 

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| The Gloobus team posted the following video 
| on their blog earlier today and i thought 
| i'd share it here as so many of you follow 
| the Gloobus project.
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http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/02/nautilus-coverflow-awesome.html

A marvelous comic book archive viewer

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| Many of us enjoyed comic books in our teen 
| years. Some of us have never outgrown them. 
| While some people read an issue and toss it 
| (or put it in a polypropylene bag to sell in 
| 20 years), others like to keep their art 
| archived and online. To help manage such 
| collections, Bradley Swartout has created 
| CBViewer, a program that lets you view 
| compressed comic book archives. 
`----

http://sourceforge.net/blog/a-marvelous-comic-book-archive-viewer/

Blogilo: A Powerful Blogging Client

http://www.everyjoe.com/newlinuxuser/blogilo-a-powerful-blogging-client/

eHomosapien Metacity Now Available To Download

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| The Homosapien metacities are stunning but 
| none more so than the Elementary styled one 
| we saw a few days ago.
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http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/02/ehomosapien-metacity-now-available-to.html
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1) ,----[ Quote ] | Installing Ubuntu was easy, with all of my hardware being automatically | detected including my laser printer. I was immediately impressed with how | simple everything is to use. Some of the software that I used under | Windows is also available under Linux. Skype, FireFox, and OpenOffice are | three of my most frequently used applications, and the transition to Linux | for these applications was painless. However, there remained one | significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux. Unfortunately, the | developers of many of my favorite Windows software have decided not to | release a Linux version. Whilst there are Linux alternatives for many of | these applications (some of which, no doubt, are just as good or in fact | even better than what I had been using in the Windows world), this did not | alter the fact that I would need to learn how a large set of new software | worked. Do not get me wrong, I love experimenting with fresh software. But | to be faced with having to learn about so many new applications | simultaneously was a bit daunting. `---- http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090904192118400/WineMultimedia.html Creating Pseudo-3D Imagery with GIMP: Part 1 ,----[ Quote ] | Here again, I would stress that nothing beats a properly planned image, | that applies to all genres you can think of. Some might think it's a waste | of pr...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Complete and Utter (Linux Desktop) Apps ,----[ Quote ] | What interests me about these completist apps | is that they are commonplace in FOSS and rare | in proprietary software. The reason is probably | that FOSS has more demanding and independent- | minded users, many of whom are also developers | and in a position to insist on their own | preferences `---- http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3845641/Complete-and-Utter-Linux-Desktop-Apps.htm Hybrid IPsec / SSL VPN Gateway for Linux Operating Systems ,----[ Quote ] | NCP engineering GmbH today announced the | availability of software-based NCP Secure | Enterprise Server for Linux operating systems. `---- http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Ncp-Engineering-1066058.html Recent: Marble is a polished jewel ,----[ Quote ] | Marble is a spectacular piece of software. It is beautiful, thorough, | detailed, well laid out, fast, robust, and responsive. And you can enjoy it | without any needs for a powerful graphics card. It runs well on modest | hardware, which only makes it even more wondrous. | | For people who like geography, Marble is a great bonus. It also seems like an | excellent tool for teaching people (and kids) the wonders of our Planet in a | fun and exciting way. I wish I had something like this when I was growing up! | | Marble is simply great. You have to try it! `---- http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/marble.htm -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATUR...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 SynaptiCAD launches 64bit simulation environment ,----[ Quote ] | SynaptiCAD has released a 64bit Linux | version of Verilogger Extreme, a Verilog | simulation and debug environment. | | The 64bit simulator runs 30 per cent | faster than the 32bit version and can | simulate much larger designs. | | This is because 64bit Linux applications | can use a system's full memory, while | 32bit applications are limited to 3GB of | memory. `---- http://www.electronicstalk.com/news/syv/syv105.html Newsbeuter feed reader ,----[ Quote ] | News comes along thick and fast these | days, and to keep on top of it all a feed | reader is essential. Most news services | and blogs worth their salt utilize RSS | (really simple syndication) feeds to make | gathering this information easier. Once | you have your feeds from all of your | favourite sites set up, you never really | have to manually visit the sites ever | again: instead the news is brought | straight to you. So, with Newsbeuter 2.1 | out just last month, I took the | opportunity to try out the latest version | of my favourite terminal-based feed reader | and catch up with the lead developer | Andreas Krennmair. `---- http://linuxspin.org/2010/01/12/newsbeuter-feed-reader/ Recent: 5 RSS Feed Readers for Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Here are 5 of the most popular, standalone feed reader applications for | Linux. I didn't include feed readers which come with a...

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[News] A Look at New GNU/Linux Distro (Qubes) and Review of YlmF GNU/Linux OS
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 New Open-Source OS Will Feature 'Disposable' Virtual Machines ,----[ Quote ] | Invisible Things Lab is creating these | lightweight, throwaway VMs that work with | traditional virtual machines in Qubes, the | open-source, Xen-based OS it plans to | release in beta later this summer. Qubes | was architected to minimize the attack | surface in the VM environment. `---- http://www.darkreading.com/insiderthreat/security/app-security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225300299 YlmF OS - Ni Hao! ,----[ Quote ] | YlmF is ...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 BitTorrent Client for Linux ,----[ Quote ] | In this article, I didn’t mention about | softwares which don’t have gui like rtorrent. | In Linux there are more alternatives than | following softwares’. I didn’t use some of the | softwares’ last versions. I’ve also mentioned | the versions which I used, near the titles. `---- http://www.distrotest.com/blog.php?p=BitTorrent-Client-for-Linux Bordeaux Group Announces License Agreement With StormOS to Develop Bordeaux 2.2 User Interface ,----[ Quote ] | Under the terms of the agreement, the | developers at StormOS will develop the future | Bordeaux (UI) User Interface and StormOS will | receive an exclusive license to distribute all | related intellectual property. `---- http://www.wine-reviews.net/wine-reviews/bordeaux/bordeaux-group-announces-license-agreement-with-stormos-to-develop-bordeaux-22-user-interface.html Recent: rTorrentWeb bolts a sexy(ish) web UI onto the popular Linux torrent client ,----[ Quote ] | Before I start: this is for Linux. | Specifically, it's for Ubuntu and Debian, but | it'll probably work on other Linux distros if | you know what you're doing. With that out the | way, I give you rTorrentWeb, the best | BitTorrent client for Linux. `---- http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/06/for-the-2-of-you-that-dont-use-utorrent-use-rtorrentweb/ One Million Free and Legal Torrent Downloads, The Album ,----[ Quote ] | The FrostWire P2P c...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 PlayOnLinux 3.7 has been released ,----[ Quote ] | PlayOnLinux 3.7, the latest version of | PlayOnLinux is now available. `---- http://www.wine-reviews.net/wine-reviews/playonlinux/playonlinux-37-has-been-released.html Wine Cedega Crossover and PlayonLinux ,----[ Quote ] | WINE is the reimplementation of the windows | API for Linux/Unix operating systems. WINE | allows you to run some applications on | Linux that does not have Linux support or | installers ie: Office 2007, World of | Warcraft and many others. This is not a | how-to but more a idea of what is going | around and what its all about. WINE is the | underlying technology for all the above | applications. But lets face it, this was | made so we could run the nice Microsoft | games on our Linux distros. I for one love | to game and I really would like to have | more games written for Microsoft and Linux. | I can't figure out what the big deal is as | most games are written in C++ and could be | compiled for any OS type. `---- http://www.wine-reviews.net/wine-reviews/cxgames-linux/wine-cedega-crossover-and-playonlinux.html Recent: Cedega vs Crossover Games - Hands on Review ,----[ Quote ] | Most people who use Linux for desktop use | are well aware of the one of the largest | issues facing the platform: Lack of | commercial software. Now in most cases this | is not an issue, no MS Office - use | OpenOffice, no Internet Explorer - use | FireF...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 CrossOver Games 7.2.0 Released ,----[ Quote ] | It has been a number of months since CrossOver Games was last updated, but | this morning CodeWeavers has issued a new update for this software based upon | WINE that allows gamers to run their favorite DirectX and OpenGL Windows | titles on Linux. `---- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzA5NA What CL Desktop has on Craigslist (and what it doesn't) ,----[ Quote ] | CL Desktop is a new Adobe AIR application (for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that | pulls Craigslist.com...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 New Themes for Chromium(Google Chrome) in Linux - A Screenshot Tour ,----[ Quote ] | I have been using Chromium in Ubuntu for the past | two months or so and i am already loving it! | Chromuim web browser, which even have flash | support enabled, has changed by a huge margin, and | definitely deserves your default browser status. | New updates are coming almost everyday and we have | already seen how to install Chromium in Ubuntu the | right way. Now it is time to theme your Chromium | in Ubuntu. `---- http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/249/new-themes-for-chromium-google-chrome-in-linux-a-screenshot-tour Best 5 PDF Readers for Linux http://penguininside.blogspot.com/2009/10/best-5-pdf-readers-for-linux.html Download Lots of Files with Multiget ,----[ Quote ] | Avid downloader? You’re probably scouring the | entire internet for the things you need. Whether | it’s images, text files or music or something | else, you could use MultiGet to manage your | downloads. There’s a graphical user interface for | you unlike wget which is something you run on the | command line. `---- http://www.everyjoe.com/newlinuxuser/download-lots-of-files-with-multiget/ Beautify the Terminal http://linux.gauravlive.com/general/beautify-the-terminal/ Recent: Linux Google Chrome Shines ,----[ Quote ] | The Google Chrome browser is still available as a | stable build only for Windows, but it turns out that you | can get a dev build fo...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Boost Productivity with Workspaces ,----[ Quote ] | Most often its not the case that you have | only one application open at a particular | time on your computer. With hardware | becoming cheaper & faster, multi-tasking | has become a norm. Its a common sight today | to have a media-player, web browser, chat | client & an image editor all running in | realtime on one’s desktop. Though the | computers can handle such multi-tasking the | user’s productivity most often than not | gets crippled. Blame it on to the cl...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Review of CrossOver Linux 7.0.2 ,----[ Quote ] | CrossOver Linux has some advantages over running virtualization software. For | one, it saves you the cost of a Windows license. Also, CrossOver Linux is | better suited to utilize the graphics infrastructure on your computer which | allows you to play 3-D games. On the down side, it doesn't support all native | Windows applications as a virtual machine would. Yet CrossOver Linux 7.0.2 | remains an ideal solution for people who need to run the most popular Windows | applications. `-...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Education Apps in GNU/Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Moodle is great for teachers in computer labs | or for distant education. When done well, a | course is much easier to manage than with | paper-shuffling. Marks are automatically | tabulated, for instance. Students can also get | fast turn-around on assignments. `---- http://pogson.6k.ca/2010/06/22/education-apps-in-gnulinux/ Romanian Hosting Provider CH-Center Hosting To Partner with Cloud Linux Inc ,----[ Quote ] | Cloud Linux announces today that CH-Center | Hosting, a Romania based full service hosting | company, will offer CloudLinux across its | hosted offerings. `---- http://www.pr-inside.com/romanian-hosting-provider-ch-center-hosting-r1964131.htm Recent: Moodle Milestone: 2.0 Beta Preview ,----[ Quote ] | Those who've been waiting for the release | of Moodle 2.0 are getting their open source | just rewards this week. The release, which | has been met already with several delays, | is a "beta preview" -- which is to say, not | yet a stable release, but a functional | template of what's in store for early | adopters (note that Moodle HQ will be | releasing weekly updates as the code | matures as a series of beta previews | leading up to the stable release¹). `---- http://opensource.com/education/10/5/moodle-milestone-20-beta-preview -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkwkku0ACgkQU4xAY3RXLo634wCg...

[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux 10.04 Gets New Application Stack, Older Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 New Application Stack in Ubuntu 10.04 ,----[ Quote ] | Ubuntu 10.04, which will appear next April | 2010 as Canonical’s long-anticipated third | LTS (Long Term Support) release, will | feature substantial changes in the lineup | of applications installed by default. | Here’s a look at the biggest ones, with | some thoughts. | | Judging by the controversy over the | replacement of Pidgin with Empathy, many | Ubuntu users do not take kindly to | decisions to modify the application stack | in a default installation. Even when the | change arguably does not compromise | important features and despite the fact | that 35,000 applications are always just | an “apt-get install” away–for those who | have the bandwidth, at least–change tends | to spawn a lot of ire. `---- http://www.workswithu.com/2009/12/04/new-application-stack-in-ubuntu-10-04/ Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport Newer Kernels ,----[ Quote ] | By the time Ubuntu 10.04 rolls around in | April, the Linux 2.6.33 kernel will have | been released and the Linux 2.6.34 kernel | will be in development, but the Ubuntu | developers have decided to stick it out | with the 2.6.32 kernel for a maximum | stabilization period, especially since | this is a Long-Term Support release. `---- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzc3MA Light Weight Ubuntu Kernel ,----[ Quote ] | One of the biggest aspects of Gentoo is | that you compile your own k...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 LB - Episode 44 - Jay and Friends by Linux Basement http://www.linuxbasement.com/content/lb-episode-44-jay-and-friends-linux-basement Linux Outlaws 117 - May the Schwartz Be With You ,----[ Quote ] | In this episode, we interview Randal L. Schwartz about | Perl, Merlyn and Stonehenge, BSD, being a professional | comedian, how Karaoke saved his life, the Schwartzian | transform, FLOSS Weekly and much more. `---- http://linuxoutlaws.com/podcast/117 Recent: Linux Outlaws 104 - The Linux In-Laws ,----[ Quote ] | On this week’s show: Launchpad goes open source, the real reason why | Microsoft contributed code to the kernel, Intel thinks it has human rights, | why the Swedish Pirate Party might endanger the GPL and much more. `---- http://linuxoutlaws.com/podcast/104 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkrd2qMACgkQU4xAY3RXLo5FbwCfcK7KAJFvWlUB81EttdqrT8SR W6IAn1GNEoHKAlinsiUB0QuwBzGhU3Qq =u/rH -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:43:30 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > LB - Episode 44 - Jay and Friends by Linux Basement > > http://www.linuxbasement.com/content/lb-episode-44-jay-and-friends-linux-basement > > Linux Outlaws 117 - May the Schwartz Be With You More low budget crap. Can't you guys get some decent equipment? It sounds like everyone is talking through a cup and a string. Oh an...

[News] New Releases of GNU/Linux: Bio-Linux and Portable Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Bio-Linux goes global ,----[ Quote ] | The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC), based at the UK Centre | for Ecology & Hydrology, has released the latest version of NEBC Bio-Linux, a | specialised computing system designed for the environmental genomics research | community. `---- http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/informationstechnologie/bio_linux_global_125318.html Portable Linux is now available ,----[ Quote ] | I've written a small application to create bootable, multi-purpose USB drives | out of Ubun...

[News] New Lists and Reviews of Applications for GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 8 Best Free Instant Messaging Clients for Ubuntu Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Ubuntu Linux is a free; open-source | operating system based the Debian GNU/Linux | distribution. However, many people do not | prefer to use it because of the number of | applications that are available for Ubuntu | Linux, when compared with Windows and Mac. | If you are a Ubuntu user and confused which | instant messaging client you should use, I | gathered a list of few excellent IM clients | for Ubuntu Linux. `---- http://www.itechmax.com/2010/04/10/8-best-free-instant-messaging-clients-for-ubuntu-linux/ Last.fm Support in Ubuntu 10.04 – Scrobbling and Streaming ,----[ Quote ] | Setting up Last.fm streaming and scrobbling | in Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, is fast and | easy. The Rhythmbox music player provides | scrobbling support and the Last.fm client | will let you stream your favorite stations | in a nice stand-alone application. Here’s a | screencast and written instructions on | exactly how to set things up. `---- http://www.starryhope.com/linux/2010/last-fm-support-in-ubuntu-10-04-scrobbling-and-streaming/ A console spellchecker and dictionary ,----[ Quote ] | My list of stuff to write about seems to | get longer and longer every day, instead of | shorter and shorter. I just got done | explaining four console “tools” that lack | real interfaces but are still useful, and I | could probably come up with three or four | more ...

[News] New Introductions and Reviews of Applications for GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Open Money- A look at Personal Financial Software for Linux ,----[ Quote ] | When it comes to personal financial | software choices, the Windows folks have | historically had plenty of choices… with a | few major ones that seemed obvious. | However, the fine folks over on the Linux | side of the wall have not had the same | corporate weight thrown into its available | products, making it a bit harder to choose | a decent package. `---- http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/information/open-money-personal-financial-software-linux/ TestDisk is a Great Recovery Tool ,----[ Quote ] | TestDisk is a great tool for recovering | files from a broken disk. My wife's hard | drive crashed yesterday and it turned out | to be a corrupt boot sector. I booted to a | Kubuntu Live USB and was able to use | TestDisk to recover the MBR from the backup | (it was NTFS which keeps a backup at a | different part of the drive) and copy the | files I needed to a USB key. `---- http://linuxappfinder.com/blog/testdisk_is_a_great_recovery_tool Openoffice.org-ogltrans, OptiPNG, Advanced PNG Optimizer. and Ospics, some images of operating system logos-mascots.. ,----[ Quote ] | OpenOffice.org is a full-featured office | productivity suite that provide a near | drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) | Office. `---- http://ubuntulandforever.blogspot.com/2010/06/openofficeorg-ogltrans-optipng-advanced.html Scribus: Worth the Effort for the...

[News] Reviews of Existing and New GNU/Linux Applications
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 8 of the Best Free Linux Business Intelligence Software ,----[ Quote ] | Business intelligence tools are typically | used to design and generate reports from a | wide range of data sources. There are a | number of different types of business | intelligence software. These include | reporting and querying software, digital | dashboards, process and data mining, | business performance management, and | spreadsheets. `---- http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20100101053947560/BusinessIntelligence.html Enna Comes About As An Alternative To XBMC ,----[ Quote ] | Benjamin Zores, the project leader for | GeeXbox and a long-time MPlayer developer, | has announced the first public (beta) | release of Enna. Enna is a multi-media | player that will be at the heart of the | GeeXbox 2.0 distribution and is available | as a separate program for those using | other Linux distributions. Enna is built | atop MPlayer's libplayer, the | Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), | and libvalhalla. `---- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzg1NA Filelight: Where my disk space has gone? ,----[ Quote ] | Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that | help visualize disk usage on your computer. Like a pie-chart, but the | segments nest, allowing you to easily see which files are taking | up all your space. `---- http://linuxcrunch.com/content/filelight-where-my-disk-space-h...

[News] Over|Review of New GNU/Linux Applications and Games
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Skype 2.1 Beta Brings New Features To Linux ,----[ Quote ] | For anyone that extensively uses Skype on Linux, you will probably want to | head on over to the Linux Skype Developer page to fetch the latest beta. | Skype has just rolled out the first 2.1 beta (2.1.0.47 Beta) of the Linux | Skype client, which adds several new features and also brings a number of | fixes and other improvements. `---- http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzQ5MA Four More Cool Word Processors ,----[ Quote ] | If you've seen one online word processor--or even a handful of them--you | haven't seen them all, not by a longshot. In addition to Google Docs, Zoho | Writer, and emerging competitors such as EtherPad, other online offerings you | might want to try include AjaxWrite, Writeboard, picoWrite and MonkeyTeX, to | name a few. `---- http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/40457-four-more-cool-word-processors Set up a Personal Microblog with Bilboblog ,----[ Quote ] | There are many reasons why you would want to run your own private microblog, | but how do you actually do that? The easiest way is to install Bilboblog, a | tiny, no-frills PHP/MySQL-based microblogging engine. `---- http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Productivity-Sauce-Dmitri-s-open-source-blend-of-productive-computing/Set-up-a-Personal-Microblog-with-Bilboblog Warsow Update Delivers New Maps & More ,----[ Quote ...

[News] Reviews of New GNU/Linux Browsers and Applications
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Arora web browser review ,----[ Quote ] | Since it is still under heavy development, | the Arora web browser is lacking in | features, although it does at least now | have built-in Flash plug-ins. It’s a | decent lightweight browser that integrates | well with desktop environments, while the | Web Inspector tools are useful for web | developers. `---- http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/arora-web-browser-review/ Sneak Peek at Opera 10.5 ,----[ Quote ] | In my Web Winners and Losers column a few | weeks ago, I noted that Opera had failed | to bring much to the table in 2009. Opera | 10 was a solid release, but didn’t do much | bump its market share on the desktop. That | hasn’t stopped the Opera team from trying, | though. They released an alpha of Opera | 10.5 on December 22nd that gives a sneak | peek into what to expect from Opera in | 2010. `---- http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7658/1.html Three console audio mixers ,----[ Quote ] | I mentioned byobu the other day, and a few | days before I mentioned a slew of audio | players for the console. Here’s a mis-mash | of those ideas, with three audio mixers | running inside the Ubuntu version of | byobu. `---- http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/three-console-audio-mixers/ Get An Animated & Themed GRUB Menu Using BURG ,----[ Quote ] | Admittedly, "BURG" may sound like | something from the depths of Star Trek | mythology but the lette...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Decibel Audio Player – Simple Audio Player For Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Decibel Audio Player is a lightweight (and | simple) GTK+ based audio player. Although | it has existed since 2007, it has been | updated again. | | This player is made for speed usage, not | for looks, so this is very fast, even on | low-end netbooks/pcs. `---- http://duncsweb.com/2010/05/15/decibel-audio-player-simple-audio-player-for-linux/ [Compiz] Bugfixing and Testing ,----[ Quote ] | Over the past 2 or so weeks, I’ve gotten | some phenomen...

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