Midori - a Lightweight WebKit Browser for Linux

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There are a couple of others (Konqueror, Epiphany), but the primary open source browser that you're likely to be using on Linux is Firefox.

Now don't get me wrong, Firefox is great for a lot of things. It is endlessly customisable and has ubiquitous support from website developers. It does have disadvantages too, however, including not exactly being the quickest beast out there.

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OpenOffice.org Tip - Automatically Number Headings

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It's about time for another quick tip, and this one relates to the premier open source office suite, OpenOffice.org.

Using the built-in heading styles in your Writer document means that OOo can handle the styling automatically for you and also you can generate tables of contents and more with the built-in tools. Note that this tip assumes that all your headings are set up in this way.

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Fluxbox - Why You Might Want to Try It

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When you think about desktop environments on Linux/Unix, you'll probably immediately think of the two most popular fully-featured desktop environments - GNOME and KDE.

But using a fully integrated desktop environment is only one of your options. Rather than using an integrated suite of programs, you can simply use a standalone window manager and then just run any of the apps you want.

Fluxbox is such a window manager ...

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Simplify GRUB tweaks with Startup Manager

Tired of manually tweaking your GRUB menu.lst to add a new system, or even just change the theme, only to have your system not boot because you made a typo? Well, those days are over, or they can be, with Startup Manager.

Startup Manager, for Debian or a derivative (such as Ubuntu), allows you to load your GRUB menu into a simplified interface to edit, and then save it ...

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