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Clementine - Media player | New and Improved

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The new version of the Amarok 1.4-inspired fast and easy-to-use interface Clementine Music Player is out.

Ubuntu 11.04 - Natty Narwhal | Countdown banners selected.

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The much buzzed Natty Narwhal will be released on April 28th of this month. But you might think what's new in that as it has already been scheduled. As Ubuntu maniacs, we can scrabble it in our head but ordinary mortals needs to be reminded of the D-Day! An overwhelming number of web users do not pay attention to all the happenings! If you have not guessed it already, I'm talking about those small dyanmic banners that you can place on your nifty website, so your visitors can get the feeling that it would happen(the release) and we need to wait for it!

Gimp Paint Studio and Gimp painter - enhances your Gimp experience

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a versatile graphics manipulation package such as Photoshop except GIMP is free. Gimp Painter and Gimp Paint Studio are two required patches which can enhance Gimp functionalities. It provides an adequate working environment for graphic designers and artists to begin to paint and feel comfortable with GIMP from their first use.

Gnome 3 is out. Lets try it out!!

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At last the Gnome Foundation has released their much awaited Gnome 3.0 showcasing the Gnome Shell. I always liked their marketing efforts and with this new release they have enchanced it with a website dedicated for Gnome 3. It looks simply gorgeous and the short videos embedded in the home page will attract people into Gnome 3 for sure!

How to simulate WinSCP in Ubuntu.

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WinSCP is one of the most popular applications in Windows to copy files from a remote system to the local system. Using Nautilus we can simulate WinSCP in Ubuntu too.

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Reviewed | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Mozilla had announced their latest avatar of Firefox numbered 4.0 ! It saw the lime light around 8 PM IST yesterday. For geeks, it wasn't something like waiting in a long queue for a movie ticket or for grabbing the latest novel as they could grab the latest source from Mozilla's server (which was Release Candidate 2) and install it. But Ubuntu newbie's might have been afraid about the unfamiliar method of installation from source. They waited for the release to come up in the official Mozilla PPA.

Bodhi Linux - The Enlightened Distro

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Bodhi Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution that uses the Enlightenment desktop in place of the usual desktop environment such as GNOME, KDE or XFCE. Enlightenment is a desktop which serves as a desktop environment and window manager at the same time. The fact that it is elegant, light weight and its consumption of low resources, high level of customization, and choice of themes makes it very special among the various Linux desktops.

Fotoxx – The swiss army knife of Linux photo editors

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Fotoxx is an open source and freely available photo editing tool similar to Gimp. Its extremely light weight when compared to its more famous peers. With its current version 11.02, it is packed with some pretty cool features despite its small size.

Minitube - Watch Youtube on Ubuntu without Flash!!

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MiniTube is a Youtube client for Ubuntu/Linux and Mac OS X. It was developed by Flavio Tordini. It is much more power efficient than other similar players as it does not require flash. The auto complete popup feature of MiniTube enables you to locate your favorite videos from the Youtube channels related to the entered keywords.

Installing Nagios On Ubuntu

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Network monitoring is one of the more important jobs in an enterprise. Nagios is an open source network monitoring tool through which you can monitor your network in a very easy way. For more information about Nagios visit http://www.nagios.org. The Nagios project is launched under the GPL. Since Ubuntu is a widely used distro these days, we will show you how to run this great tool on an Ubuntu machine. We are going to install Nagios core version 3.2.0. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit desktop edition.

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