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Zimbra Desktop

The Zimbra Desktop is out of beta and has launched it’s first stable version on all major platforms.

Zimbra Desktop is an email client by Yahoo.

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KDE 4.2

I’ve been a Gnome user ever I started using Linux a little over 2 years ago.

Sure I’ve flirted with other WM and DE but Gnome always stayed my favorite.

When KDE 4 came out it looked promising but I was not impressed with it at all.

It was slow, had lots of bugs and not much going for it really besides it’s looks.

KDE 4.1 was more of the same, still not impressed.

That all changed when version 4.2 came out a little while ago.

I now use KDE 4.2 and haven’t looked back.

Why? Keep reading.

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Firefox is back!

A lot has happened since Firefox 3 launched and other browsers were catching up to the all powerfull open source browser, but it’s back.

Firefox 3.1 beta 2 is out and boy it’s fast.

It comes with the new Tracemonkey javascript engine andĀ  Gecko 1.9.1.

Tab switching is faster and it hasĀ  “private browsing”, read more about the new features here.

Download the beta here.

If you need help installing, keep reading.

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Songbird 1.0

After a long period of beta versions, Songbird 1.0 is out.

The big question is: is it any good?

Let’s find out.

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Playing poker on Ubuntu

Poker, the most popular card game of all times.

Everyone loves it, but can you get your fix on Ubuntu?

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Flash player 10 final

After a long beta period Flash player 10 finally hit it’s final version.

And this time the folks at Adobe were so kind to make a .deb file for Ubuntu.

Great.

Download the .deb here.

Before installing it, run this command in a terminal (applications -> accessories -> terminal)

sudo apt-get remove libflash-mozplugin libflashsupport flashplugin-nonfree

Remove the libflashplayer.so file in /home/username/.mozilla/plugin.

Now double click the .deb file to install Flash player 10.

Flash player 10 is in the Ubuntu 8.10 repo’s now. Together with the better ATI drivers the performance is impeccable for me now.

How to rip a dvd in Ubuntu (as .avi)

Do you want to rip your latest commercial movie dvd to your computer, not just as an .iso but as a nice .avi?

Well, keep reading the guide and you’ll know how.

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