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Linux Orbit Review Grab Bag #1: multi-gnome-terminal, Limewire, Metacity and More

Jun 11, 2002, 23:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

"I've been trying out so many new versions of applications lately that it's been difficult to nail down a single title for an in-depth review. Instead of taking a long look at one program, we're introducing the "Review Grab Bag", the first in a series of short takes on new and updated open source software titles. My hope is that the Review Grab Bag will become a monthly series here for Linux Orbit users. In this month's Grab Bag, there's a lot to choose from. To begin, let's take a look at the handy terminal for Gnome users called multi-gnome-terminal.

"One of the big trends in web browsers these days is something called "tabbed" browsing. GUI IRC clients like xchat have featured tabs for quite a while, then Opera introduced this feature to their web browser and Mozilla was soon to follow. Essentially, 'tabbed' browsing let's you open multiple web browsing sessions within one window. The tabs let you select which session you want to view in the foreground while other sessions continue in the background.

"As convenient as tabs are, they've been slow to make their way into other applications. Recently, I stumbled on a simple application that has integrated tabs into the universal workhorse for the *NIX community; the command line terminal. The appropriately named multi-gnome-terminal is a great little program that let's you use tabs within a single window to organize your command line sessions. In addition to its usefulness, multi-gnome-terminal also provides a nice set of features that let you set up the exact look and feel you prefer..."

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