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[News] New Reviews of GNU/Linux Applications: Gwibber, XMMS, GIMP...

  • Subject: [News] New Reviews of GNU/Linux Applications: Gwibber, XMMS, GIMP...
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 10:45:38 +0000
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Gwibber Gets An Awesome New Look 

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| GWibber 2.29.1 comes with an awesome new 
| look - a reduced sidepane, a new accounts 
| window and an input box on show by default!


XMMS music player

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| If you liked Winamp and thought you had to 
| stop using it under Linux, well, think 
| again. XMMS is a very light yet powerful 
| audio player that looks and works very 
| similar to Winamp.


Another console download manager

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| I mentioned a script yesterday, so Iâll 
| mention another one today â another sort of 
| âdownload managerâ for the console. This 
| isnât nearly as feature-ful as fttps, but 
| since it approaches the issue in a concise 
| and straightforward way, I thought it worth 
| bringing to attention.


Hands-on: new single-window mode makes GIMP less gimpy

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| One of the most radical and highly-
| anticipated changes that is documented in 
| the specifications is a new single-window 
| mode, an optional view that brings together 
| all of the floating windows and converges 
| them into a single cohesive user interface. 
| To get a hands-on look at this feature, I 
| compiled GIMP 2.7.1 and its core 
| dependenciesâGEGL and Bablâfrom source code, 
| which can be obtained from the GNOME git 
| repository.


Free Programs to Create a PDF Document in Linux

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| Since the invention of PDF format in 1993 
| PDF documents have become extremely popular 
| tool for exchanging information across the 
| Web. Even now PDF beats more recent DJVU and 
| various e-book formats in terms of 
| popularity.


Lyx â Easy LaTex without Spell Check

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| I have used this toy to author a few 
| documents and I must admit it is not half 
| bad. You type in words, press some buttons 
| and things happen. Unlike a WYSIWYG garbage-
| tron Lyx wonât just let you press enter a 
| million times in lieu of proper vertical 
| white space management. If you want to have 
| vertical separation you need to break up 
| your text into paragraphs, sections or 
| insert special vertical space markers (as 
| shown above). The environment gives you 
| access to most of the popular commands you 
| can pick from the drop down menus. It also 
| ships with bunch of style templates you can 
| load up and use. I donât think you can 
| directly import packages into your 
| documents, but I guess the point of this 
| tool is to keep things simple and easy.


TimeVault simplifies data backup for Ubuntu users

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| Backing up data can be difficult, especially 
| when you only want to copy files that 
| changed since the last backup. It can be 
| even more troublesome when you have to 
| remember to start the process manually,or 
| you have to delete old backups to make room 
| for new ones. Because of these difficulties, 
| some people decide not to back up data at 
| all, and feel the pain when they 
| accidentally delete the wrong file or their 
| system crashes. TimeVault is a backup 
| utility for Ubuntu that addresses these 
| problems.


The Latest, Greatest, Scariest, and the Future of Information

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| And yes, I'm just the sort of person who 
| likes to mess with Alphas, so I downloaded 
| the Kubuntu and Ubuntu versions, for the 
| sheer unparalleled joy of seeing what's new 
| under the hood.
| [...]
| Your Kubuntu and/or Ubuntu system comes with 
| document readers that support a host a 
| number of different formats. KDE has Okular, 
| which I use to read the countless PDF 
| manuals that envelop the information I need 
| from time to time. It can also open JPG and 
| PNG files, open document text files (ODT), 
| but it can't open plain text.
| What kind of document reader doesn't support | plain text?
| And before you GNOME users get too 
| comfortable and start pointing fingers at 
| KDE, allow me to point out that Evince, the 
| multi-format document reader that comes with 
| GNOME, does not support plain text either 
| (click on the Figure to the right).

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