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Gloobus is a sexy file previewer for your Gnome desktop

Gloobus-Preview is a truly awesome extension for the GNOME Desktop environment for Linux. It gives you a full screen preview of most file types. Based on Apple's Quicklook you can, for example, display the currently played mp3 including a cover window and lyrics on your desktop while playing music...

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First zero day exploit hits Firefox 3.6

Security specialists from Russia have exploited a security hole in the Windows version of Firefox 3.6. The recently discovered exploit could let an attacker take control of your PC. The exploit doesn't appear to affect Firefox for Mac or Linux. The hole is likely to be still open since no updates...

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Students' laptop webcams used to spy on them at school - and home

Yay privacy! Students in Philadelphia received laptops from school to get a better learning environment, which is actually a good thing. But the build-in webcams can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students - and more shocking: their...

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WinSCP open source SFTP and FTP client for Microsoft Windows

WinSCP is freeware SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and SCP (Secure CoPy) client for Windows using SSH (Secure Shell) and has hit version 4.2.6. Its main purpose is the safe of copying files between local and remote computers. Beyond this basic function, it manages some other actions with files,...

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Make your friends think twice before they click with ShadyURL's NSFW-looking links

There are dozens of URL shortener available on the web like tr.im, bit.ly, and goo.gl, to name just a few. They all take long URLs and squeeze them into fewer characters to make a link that is easier to share, tweet, or email to friends. It's about using the smallest space possible: On Twitter...

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Choose Wisley for Mac lets you select your browser on-the-fly

Brand new stuff for Snow Leopard: If you choose to make Choose Wisley your default web browser, clicking links in other programs -- for example your email client -- will cause a pop-up a window to appear which gives you the opportunity to select a specific browser to open the link with. This tiny...

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Ubuntu live CDs now boot 33% faster!

How to convince a Mac OS X or Windows user to try GNU/Linux? Installing the desired distribution in a Virtual Machine? Read them all those FAQs about partitioning your hard drive for a dual-boot system? No, no - there's an easier way: live CDs or DVDs! Almost every distribution (like Ubuntu,...

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Play with your Xbox 360 controller on Mac OS X

An enterprising Mac gamer, Colin D. Munro, created a USB driver which adds support to Mac OS X for the official Microsoft Xbox 360 wired controller. Along with all the buttons, both analog sticks, the analog triggers, and the D-pad, it also implements Force Feedback support using the rumble motors...

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Ubuntu One Music store ready to land in Lucid?

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx is expected to land on April 29th - and could land with a big bang. As we have reported in November Canonical, sponsor and developer of Ubuntu, is working hard on an iTunes-like music store. Rumors are saying that the music store will be a part of the Ubuntu single sign...

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Megazoomer: Full-screen mode within any Cocoa app

Do you yearn for a button that expands your application windows to full screen like those lucky Microsoft Windows folk? Full-screen can be extremely useful, especially if you're using a laptop or any other shrimpy screen. Megazoomer is a free, SIMBL-based bundle that fakes full-screen mode within...

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