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Reviews of popular Linux software, games and services.

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LightSpark Vs Flash: Benchmarked

The team behind open-source Flash alternative LightSpark pushed out a new bug-fix release a few days ago. Seeing as we’re a few releases in, I felt now was a prime time to see just how […]

6 August 2010
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Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 released – What’s new?

The third alpha release of the Ubuntu 10.10 development cycle has been made available to download. As this is a testing release is is not recommended for casual users but for development purposes only. Whilst […]

5 August 2010

Xnoise is a lightweight desktop media app for Linux

Another week and another media player. Say hello to Xnoise – a self-described ‘lightweight’ music and video player that has been making a lot of noise of late. Written in vala – and therefore more […]

29 July 2010
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Naufrago! RSS reader is basic but competent

Nothing comes close in terms of awe and ease as Google’s very own online RSS reader ‘Google Reader’. Despite this many users still use desktop based solutions. Liferea is perhaps the most well known desktop […]

27 July 2010
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Moovida Core Media player RC2 – Worth getting excited about? Not yet.

With yesterday’s release of Banshee fresh in my mind I decided to take the latest version of the Banshee-derived Moovida Core Media Player for a test drive in Ubuntu. Moovida what? Moovida, known for being […]

22 July 2010
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OMG Exclusive: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Video Review

Introducing: The best Ubuntu yet? Since its release a month ago I have been testing Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, and I have been pleasantly surprised by the improvements in this version of my favorite distribution […]

1 June 2010
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Mitter Twitter Application Review

Native Twitter applications are fast becoming the iPhone fart app of Linux: there is an endless stream of them, and they all pretty much do the same things. Mitter enters the fray as Yet-Another-Twitter-Application but does it have anything unqiue to offer over more established apps like Pino, Qwit and Gwibber?

29 May 2010
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Midori 0.2.4: The good & the Bad

At some point, nearly unnoticed, Midori 0.2.4 slipped through to repositories everywhere. I know what you’re thinking, “Who cares about a 6 week old partial release? Lucid Lynx comes out in less than two days!” […]

28 April 2010
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Clementine: The Ghost of Amarok 1.4 in qt4

Clementine music player is a port of Amarok 1.4 with many features rewritten in Qt4. We love trying anything new at OMG! towers so after spotting Clementine mentioned in a comment by reader Heepie in […]

4 April 2010
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Lernid Review, 1.0 Release Next Week

Lernid had its first proper demo earlier this evening with “mock” event “Ubuntu Example Week“. The half-hour class really showed off Lernid in all it’s currently glory and really opened up eyes to its potential. […]

5 January 2010
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To-Do Applications Reviewed [Updated With Another App!]

To-Do applications may seem over-kill to some (“what’s wrong with pen and paper?”) but I, personally, find they really help my workflow. Linux has a fair old selection of task applications, but are they any […]

25 December 2009
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Pino Twitter Application Reviewed

Pino is a new-ish Twitter application for Linux with the moto of being “easy and simple” and “fast.” I couldn’t get the ruddy thing to compile back when i reviewed 6 Linux Twitter applications, but […]

16 December 2009