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[News] Reviews and Introductions to GNU/Linux Applications (Digest)

  • Subject: [News] Reviews and Introductions to GNU/Linux Applications (Digest)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:37:13 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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[mostly GNU/Linux only]

8 of the Best Linux Flashcard Software

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| A flashcard stores information on a set of 
| cards, with the information being typically 
| portrayed as words and numbers. The purpose 
| of flashcards is to enable individuals to 
| store verbal and visual information, often 
| as a learning drill by way of spaced 
| repetition. The Leitner system is a popular 
| method of studying with flashcards using 
| spaced repetition.


Minitunes (A.k.a. 'Just Another Music Player, Only Better') 0.1 Released! [Ubuntu PPA]


Kupfer 201 Released With New Plugins, Authentication Bug Fixed [GNOME Do Alternative]

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| But now Kupfer 201 has been released 
| featuring loads of new plugins but also some 
| important bugfixes. An important bug fixed 
| in Kupfer 201 is the one I was telling you 
| about above, so the Twitter, PicasaWeb and 
| Gmail plugins finally work - just make sure 
| you give it some time to authentificate 
| after entering your credentials. 
| Unfortunately this bug is only partially 
| fixed.


Linuxables: Choosing Your Text Editor 

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| Text editors on Linux. Few things conjure up 
| more images and memories of heated flame 
| wars. Sure, you have the classic KDE vs. 
| GNOME, and today's Firefox vs. Chrome, but 
| those battles pale in comparison to the 
| mother of them all: the Emacs vs. vi wars. 
| Who won? We all did.


Three video transcoding applications for Linux worth knowing

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| If you are a movie junkie like me, chances 
| are you have quite a number of movies on 
| your computer that would be nice watching on 
| your DVD player or home theater system, 
| mobile phone or portable multimedia device.


Me TV â Digital television viewer for GNOME

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| Me TV is a digital television viewer for 
| GNOME. Me TV was developed for the modern 
| digital lounge room with a PC for a media 
| centre that is capable of normal PC tasks 
| (web surfing, word processing and watching 
| TV). It is not designed to be a full-blown 
| media centre, such as MythTV, but will 
| integrate well with an existing GNOME 
| desktop. 


[compiz] Compiz 0.9.0 is Released!

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| Compiz 0.9.0 is released!
| This is the first unstable release of the 
| Compiz 0.9 series. This release represents a 
| complete rewrite of the 0.8 series from C to 
| C++, brings a whole new developer API, 
| splits rendering into plugins, switches the 
| buildsystem from automake to cmake and 
| brings minor functionality improvements. 
| This release represents the first developer 
| and tester preview of what will eventually 
| make the 0.10.x stable series. Please note 
| that as such, it is not yet ready for 
| general use as there are a number of known 
| issues, regressions and incomplete 
| functionality.


Compiz in your browser â unlock Firefox 3.6 hidden features

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| If youâre running lucid, you should have the 
| latest version 3.6 of Firefox from Mozilla.
| Here are some hidden features  disabled by 
| default, similar to Compiz expo and shift-
| switcher.


Ailurus - A Useful Ubuntu Tweak Alternative For Beginners

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| Ailurus is cross-Linux-distribution GPL 
| software, which aims at making Linux easier 
| to use for beginners. Rather than a Ubuntu 
| Tweak alternative, Ailurus is the kind of 
| app you can use along Ubuntu Tweak. Ailurus 
| is available for Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint 
| while Ubuntu Tweak is a dedicated Ubuntu 
| only application.


Wuala - Linux friendly secure DropBox alternative

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| Linux users are already spoilt for choice 
| when it comes to free online cloud storage. 
| UbuntuOne and Dropbox both offer 2GB for 
| nothing whilst newly announced project 
| SparkleShare aims to better both of these.


Control Applications With Simon Speech Recognitions

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| Awesome way to control applications, 
| installed operating system, sound 
| recognition text typing without using mouse 
| or keyboard. working on multi platforms, 
| user interface KDE, Qt.
| Also including Simon add ons download center 
| support many applications Media centers, Web 
| browser, text editor, Multimedia 
| applications, and utilities application such 
| as Gnome Screenshot tool.


Terminator 0.94 released!


Lightspark Flash Player Continues To Advance

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| Back in May we reported on the Lightspark 
| Flash Player that was developed by a free 
| software developer using Adobe's released 
| SWF/Flash documentation and has hit a point 
| where its ActionScript 3.0 support is nearly 
| complete, has a JIT engine that leverages 
| LLVM, supports OpenGL rendering, and boasts 
| various other features as an open-source 
| Flash Player alternative to Adobe's binary 
| plug-in. Today a new release candidate of 
| Lightspark 0.4.2 is available. 


The Ultimate Organiser for the Console Junkie

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| Calcurse can operate in three modes. The 
| first is the non-interactive mode, where you 
| have to pass arguments to the program and 
| get the output on the terminal. The second 
| interactive mode has the interface in 
| ncurses and you have to use your keyboard to 
| run a menu-driven application. The third is 
| the background mode or the daemon mode.
| Non-interactive mode: In this mode, you have 
| to pass arguments to the application from 
| the shell and run it. This mode does not 
| start the ncurses-based user interface but 
| only dumps the output to STDOUT (in this 
| case, the shell). Youâll find a list of all 
| valid arguments along with their 
| descriptions in the man page.


Locate your stolen Linux laptop With Prey - free, opensource tracking app

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| No-one goes out of their way to lose their 
| laptop let alone have it stolen. Usually in 
| these situations there is but a slim chance 
| of finding, locating or recovering your 
| laptop unless it has your address scrawled 
| on the back like a label in 5th gradersâ 
| coat.


Squeeze More Battery Life from Your Linux Netbook with Jupiter

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| One of the major selling points of Eee PC 
| netbooks is their impressive battery life 
| which is achieved by utilizing the Asus 
| Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology. While 
| it's designed to work under Windows, you can 
| take advantage of this technology if you're 
| running a Linux distro on your Eee PC, 
| courtesy of the Jupiter utility. Although 
| this tool is designed primarily for Eee PC 
| netbooks, it works well on pretty much any 
| notebook. So if you want to squeeze as much 
| battery life from your machine as you can, 
| Jupiter is worth a try. 


Best Lightweight Applications for Linux .

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| This is the list of some of the best 
| Lightweight applications available in Linux 
| . I hope you like it . Please give your 
| feedback in comments .


Two possible, maybe, could-be kernel bugs


8 of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients

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| Twitter is a popular social networking 
| utility which has gained enormous popularity 
| as a micro-blogging tool, With millions 
| using the service across the globe. Indeed, 
| Twitter is pretty much constantly in the 
| news. It enables friends, family, and coâ
| workers to communicate and stay connected 
| through the exchange of quick, frequent 
| answers to one simple question: What are you 
| doing?

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