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13 Terminal Emulators for Linux

Konsole: This is a powerful and full-featured terminal included by default in KDE. It features desktop transparency, background images, profiles, tabs, notifications and plenty schemes to choose from.

Firefox 3 - The Beast Among Web Browsers

Not only Firefox became in a relatively short amount of time the most popular web browser on Linux, but it also turned out to be the most powerful competitor to Internet Explorer on Windows, proving itself faster, more stable, more flexible and secure. Some would say Firefox is one of the most important proofs that open-source can and is actually better than closed, proprietary software.

My First Linux Encounter or How to Switch to Linux

I was a Windows user for several years when I decided to switch to Linux, late 2005 or early 2006, I can't recall exactly. I remember that on Windows I was always looking for freeware alternatives to all the paid applications. At the time, I was not aware of the terms 'open-source' or 'free software', and I definitely had no idea about the concepts behind them.

10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use

Instead of an introduction, I'll answer the question 'Why did you left out wonderful applications like Scribus, Inkscape, Cinelerra, Wine, QCad etc?'. Well, because the article is about applications which I consider essential for daily use. Of course, some work with those every day, but not the majority.

18 CLI Audio Tools for Linux

This article reviews all the most common command line tools for manipulating and listening to audio formats on Linux. Players, editors, encoders/decoders, tag editors, music servers, they are all here. Currently it includes no less than 18 CLI (Command Line Interface) tools.

Top 10 Best GTK Applications Not Included in GNOME

The article reviews 10 GTK applications which don't come with the GNOME desktop environment, and are third-party applications: GIMP, Banshee, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, XChat, VLC, Deluge, Geany, LinuxDC++ and Inkscape. Screenshots included.

20 Essential KDE Applications - Review

Review of 20 essential KDE applications plus several additions: Amarok, KTorrent, K3b, Akregator and all the others.

Discover the Best Ubuntu Resources on the Web

Whether you are trying Ubuntu for the first time or you are a long-time Ubuntu power user, you will find in here a list of the best Ubuntu resources on the Web. You name it: websites, forums, wikis, blogs and podcasts. I'll update it whenever I discover a new resource, so keep your eye on it!

What Linux distribution to chose?

Lots of people today are bored from Microsoft OS, so they want to change it. Most of them want to chose Linux, but isn’t so easy. In this moment Linux is on his best way to make “Linux World” where all computer users will use Linux OS. That is because today we have more 100 distributions.

Eee PC: Easy Enough for a Kid

Works With U, a new website that covers Linux and Ubuntu non-stop, has a quick story about the Asus Eee PC. Blogger Joe Panettieri says the Eee PC is easy for a kid to master in only a few minutes.

Ubuntu equivalents to programs of Windows or Mac

I was searching for Ubuntu softwares from Community Ubuntu Documentation. I found this very helpful doc for all Ubuntu users. It list the best open-source applications available and supported for Ubuntu for new Linux users to explore. Programs are compared to corresponding Windows or Mac program. Other software list are need to be verified in the repositories.

10 must Have Ubuntu app

Day by day Ubuntu get more popular. Lots of new people installed for the 1st time and give it a try. But lots of them use Windows before start using Ubuntu. They don’t even know what property software to use. Here is the list of 10 must have Ubuntu applications who will help for better Ubuntu use.

Ubuntu 8.04: the real deal

Thoughts on a fresh upgrade to the new Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions).

 http://icehot.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/best-greasemonkey-and-stylish-scripts/

Firefox 3 beta 5 reached Hardy’s repositories

Ubuntu users, Firefox 3 beta 5 (3b5) has reached Hardy’s repositories. Gutsy (and older versions) users, enable Hardy repo’s to upgrade it.

To be able to install the extensions that are not supported by this version of firefox (since the new addons website interface which sucks by the way), here’s what you must do to bypass it:

http://icehot.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/firefox-3-beta-5-reached-hardys-repositories/

Ubuntu Linux Video Tutorial: Embedded Terminal into the Desktop

Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload

From Techthrob.com:

Preload is an "adaptive readahead daemon" that runs in the background of your system and observes what programs you use most often, caching them in order to speed up application load time. By using Preload, you can put unused RAM to good work, and improve the overall performance of your desktop system. Best of all, it's easy to install and use!

10 Steps to Convert a Windows user to Linux

From Techthrob.com:

With Linux becoming more popular and easier to use, more and more people are adopting it as their primary operating system. But the transformation from Windows user to Linux user can be a tough road to take. Most new users become long-term users because they have friends that introduce Linux to them. Here are 10 steps to convert a new Linux user

How about the *rise* of *UNIX* ?

A commentary on the rising adoption of UNIX systems worldwide.

GnuCash - Keep Your Cash (or lack thereof) in Order

GnuCash is a personal finance and accounting application created to keep you crazy organized. It can do simple things like recording expenses and take care of register transactions, but it can also handle tracking bank accounts, income, and a slew of financial instruments and derivatives.

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