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[News] Mono Applications Keep Getting the Sweep (Gnote and Launchy Mature)

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Tomboy, Gnote, and the limits of forks

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| Some people have complained about its faults for a while; Hubert Figuiere, 
| instead, chose to do something about it in the form of the Gnote utility. 


Gnote is entering Fedora and other distributions.

Speed up Common Tasks with Launchy

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| There are quite a few good launcher utilities out there that can make a great 
| addition to your productivity arsenal. Gnome Do is probably the most popular 
| launcher for Linux, but if you are looking for something less flashy and more 
| streamlined, try Launchy. This unobtrusive tool can help you to quickly 
| launch applications and open URLs, directories, and documents using keyboard 
| shortcuts. In addition to that, Launchy sports a couple of plugins which add 
| a few nifty tricks to the launcher.       



Gnote vs Tomboy and complete Mono removal

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| Has many of you may know, a new project has gotten a lot of attention lately
| in the Linux world. That project’s name is Gnote.  Gnote is an experimental
| port of Tomboy to C++, it’s the same note taking application, minus things
| not done yet, including panel applet, boatload of addins and synchronization,
| but just be patient and you will have a full port of Tomboy soon.
| Today I’ve decided to give Gnote a try and install it on my system, I used
| the unofficial Gnote PPA for Ubuntu provided by Vadim Peretokin, at the
| moment it still hasn’t been updated to the latest version of Gnote, but I’m
| sure it will soon. My first impressions were good, it loaded a lot faster
| than Tomboy, 2.324 seconds versus the 0.280 seconds of Gnote and it was also
| three times lighter than Tomboy, maybe because of all of the Mono bloat that
| Tomboy depends on…


Things to Avoid on Ubuntu

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| Moonlight
| This is Linux port of Microsoft sliverlight apparently designed to compete
| with adobe flash. Silver light doesn't offer anything new that's not already
| offered by adobe flash.
| Linux distros previously included some of the technologies that were
| controversial because they were widespread and to make interoperability easy
| for new users. We don't need this turd and it's not widespread.
| Mono
| Here comes another patent covered piece of junk aggressively pushed by
| Novell.

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