GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

It seems like things are starting to settle in with GNOME 2.19, and more specifically, the Appearance applet. Those who have wondered why there are so many different dialogs for doing similar things in GNOME have had their query answered. The final form presents one clean, organized application that lets you configure most display settings from one window.

I recorded this short video to show the changes (embedded below ...

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Avant Window Navigator

There are many different Dock-like launchers available for Linux these days, some of them better than others. One such program is Avant Window Navigator. It bills itself as:

Avant Window Navgator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen (in all its composited-goodness) tracking open windows.

There are a couple of versions of Awn - the stable version and the BZR version, which is newer, but ...

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Ekiga: The “Duh” VOIP/SIP Software

Today you constantly see people looking for alternatives to Skype, Gizmo, or another service. One that users frequently overlook is Ekiga. It comes with a standard GNOME desktop, but many users never realize its existence. Ekiga has most of the features of Skype and Gizmo, but with the added videoconferencing feature.

It is able to call any SIP number, or another Ekiga.net user directly. Another option lets you even ...

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