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The Road To Redemption Desktop

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalised experience. Here’s how he set it up.


The OS LinuX Desktop

Reader Oliver wanted to make his Linux Mint desktop look as much like a Mac as possible so others would find it easy to use. Given some of our previous Linux featured desktops, we know it wasn’t tough, but the end-result still looks great. Here’s how it’s all set up.


Scribbleton Is A Personal Wiki For All Your Thoughts

Windows/Mac/Linux: You have a billion options when it comes to notes apps, but if you’re looking for something that resembles Wikipedia more than a notepad, Scribbleton does the trick. You can write notes, make new ones and even add formatting.


TorrenTV Streams Torrents To Your AppleTV While They Download

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you like the whole Popcorn Time experience where you start a movie and can enjoy it while it’s being downloaded in the background, TorrenTV brings the same feel to the Apple TV using AirPlay. Drag a file in, and it plays on the big screen while downloading on your computer.


The Clear Skies Desktop

Ami Banerji’s Linux desktop is clean, simple and open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity — and that’s a good thing. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.


Ocenaudio Is A Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a great audio editor, our favourite is Audacity. If you’re looking for something a little faster and trimmer that’s a little more approachable, Ocenaudio is worth checking out. It’s free, flexible and cross platform.


Learn Linux With This Free EdX Course From The Linux Foundation

Intro to Linux is normally a $US2400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it’s being offered for free now on edX. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use the open-source operating system, there’s no better time than now.


Lifehacker Pack For Linux 2014: Our List Of The Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavours of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


Google's Kubernetes Docker Project Gets Support From Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Kubernetes is a Google-led project to create an open source manager for Docker containers. Although only launched in June, Kubernetes now has some other friends in the big end of town: Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat have all signed up to support the project.


Improve Your Desktop Mail Performance By Re-Indexing Your Mailbox

While many of us are using cloud-based email, some of us still cling to desktop clients. Re-indexing the email database will improve performance and search capabilities.