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The latest version of the oldest surviving GNU/Linux distro comes with updates galore, including a KDE4 desktop and ext4 filesystem. It perhaps even has everything for a geek. However, whether it makes the cut for a typical desktop user is the real question.

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Samsung Galaxy is the first Samsung phone running Android OS. It features 3.2-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED screen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 8GB internal memory and microSDHC card slot.

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Motorola is back, baby! Motorola announced their first Android Phone, the Motorola CLIQ, running their custom version of Android called Motorola BLUR. Neither the hardware or software is perfect, but what device is? Its all about trade-offs and the Motorola CLIQ is an impressive first foray into previously uncharted Android territory.

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HTC has launched their HTC Hero in the Indian market. It has been a while since we had been bombarded by “leaked” photo shots and demo videos. What makes the news all the more exciting is the belief among the community that HTC has finally managed to achieve with the hero, what Android had lacked till date.

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It has been scientifically proven that breaks at regular intervals increase productivity and there could be no better game (other than Desktop Towers Defense) other than Pingus to fit into that bracket. What more, Pingus is so addictive that it definitely manages to keep you rooted to your seat, scenario after scenario.

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After a hard day at work, you decide to relax and play a nice game on your Linux system. As you don’t want anything too complex that could require a lot of attention, you decide to find a game that’s simple and fun to play. That’s when you decide to have some fun with Tux, sliding him down the mountains, catching fish, and performing tricks. Enter Extreme Tux Racer!

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Secret Maryo Chronicles is an open source PC game designed around the original Super Mario World side scroller that takes what was great about that old console game and brings it to the PC, dusts it off and tries to improve on it. While still not completely polished or fully matured, it does offer you a lot of gaming fun. So let’s look at a little that it does offer you.

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Lbreakout2 is a fun arcade game, where you use a paddle to reflect balls, aiming at bricks in the air. Like many other games of its type, Lbreakout features many power-ups and downs, brick types, and other great bonuses.

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Frozen Bubble is a pop-cap style game that puts the user into a world of colored balls, ice and penguins. While that might sound a bit silly, that’s the whole point.

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Glest is a 3D realtime strategy game (or RTS) set in a sort of pseudo medieval Europe. The game, as of version 2, features two factions, Tech and Magic. Each faction also has their own unit types, buildings and tech tree (ie more stuff to do later). As typical with RTS games there are resources to gather and mine.