Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

The interface is also very basic, and I must say, somewhat reminiscent of Notepad on Windows.

Leafpad interface screenshot

It certainly doesn't get in your way - there isn't even a toolbar, as the number of options on the menus is small enough that you don't really need one ...

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F-Spot

F-Spot logo

Nowadays, people have a lot of media. Music, videos and photos. One application for Linux for managing a library of photos is F-Spot. I thought I would take it for a spin, under Fedora 8 and GNOME.

F-Spot ships with almost all modern distributions that use GNOME, so it's pretty likely you won't have to do anything to get it installed at all, just have a look under ...

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Vino, Meet Security

Accessing your desktop from a remote location is fun. But anyone who wants to protect their data knows that it has to be secure. In a lot of cases, doing this requires configuring an SSH server with X11 forwarding.

Vino, GNOME's remote desktop (VNC) server, is nothing new. It has been around since GNOME 2.8, over three years ago. The only problem with it is the fact that ...

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