Rhythmbox 0.9.8

Included in GNOME 2.18 is a new gem: Rhythmbox version 0.9.8. This isn't your average bugfix release, either.

Inside the new Rhythmbox, you won't see anything new right away other than album picture support. The real new features are the plugins included: Magnatune and Jamendo.

Magnatude is a music store where you can listen to any song for free. All of the songs are Creative ...

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Diagnosing problems with dmesg and /var/log/messages

When you're having hardware problems, or just trying to work out why something's not working under Linux, or any Unix-like operating system, logs can be invaluable sources of information.

Specific applications (like the Apache web server, for example) will often keep their own log files, but there are also system-wide logs that can help you as a power user or an administrator to track down issues.

First of ...

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BasKet Note Pads

BasKet Note Pads is a neat little KDE application for note-taking and idea organisation. It's actually pretty neat and it has some cool features.

Screenshot of BasKet Note Pads

The core idea behind BasKet is that you can keep several different 'baskets', in which you store snippets of information - text, images, web links etc. Instead of noting down all your ideas, todos and other little bits of information, you keep them in a basket ...

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Installing Google Earth for Linux

Google Earth is an absolutely brilliant application for exploring the earth. In case you haven't seen it or used it, it allows you to zoom around and look at a virtual earth, based on Google's satellite pictures.

You can see these satellite pictures using the web-based Google Maps, but sometimes you might want the better 3D experience of being able to explore using a desktop application.

Thankfully, the ...

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