Ulteo Application System Beta 1 - the FOSSwire review

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Ulteo is an interesting concept. Rather than being just another Linux distribution, founder Gaël Duval (previously of Mandriva fame), wants to simplify the way you use your computer and your digital life. Apparently.

The way this is done is by combining an online service and a desktop client operating system. Instead of having all your information locally on your PC, much of it can be stored online and then ...

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KNetStats

KNetStats is a really simple network monitoring application for KDE.

You launch it, and it sits around in your system tray waiting for some network action. Much like the little network widget in Windows that sits in the system tray, the little computer icons light up to show incoming and outgoing traffic. In KNetStats' case, they flash green.

In addition to this, you can click the icon to bring up ...

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Downloading and installing Thunderbird extensions

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Extensions are one of the major selling points for Firefox. No other browser can match the sheer volume of third-party mini applications and enhancements.

Most Firefox users are aware of the concept of extensions, but not as many people know that Extensions (and Themes) are available for its email client cousin Thunderbird as well.

First of all, head over to the Thunderbird Add-ons site in your web browser. It is ...

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Never Forget to Lock Again

BlueProximityOkay, I lied right from the start with that title. Don't get into thinking that you can get any real security out of this, as it is equivalent to a locking screensaver. In fact, this is just a screensaver add-on for GNOME. That said, it does prevent the occasional hyperactive child or devious coworker from messing with your desktop when you are away and forget to lock it.

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