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TrueCrypt is a software application used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It is free and open source software. TrueCrypt is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This software can protect date. It encrypts data stored on a computer's disk and transparently decrypts the information when a user requests it. No special action by the user is required. From the Linux.com article:

Last month the TrueCrypt Foundation released TrueCrypt 5.0, which finally introduces a Linux GUI for the cross-platform encryption application. TrueCrypt 5.0's numerous other enhancements include a Mac OS X port, XTS operation mode, the ability to encrypt a system partition or drive under Windows, and the addition of the SHA-512 hash algorithm

=> Encrypt volumes through a cross-platform GUI with TrueCrypt 5.0

Gimmie ultimate desktop organizer for Linux

Over the last few years concept of desktop organizer software applications becomes quite popular. This software application automatically create organizational structures from desktop content from heterogeneous types of content including email, files, contacts, companies, RSS news feeds, photos, music, chat sessions and much more

Gimmie is a unique desktop organizer for Linux. It's designed to allow easy interaction with all the applications, contacts, documents and other things you use every day. Gimmie can be run either as a stand-alone application or added as a GNOME Panel applet.

From the project home page:

A lot of thought has been put into Gimmie to avoid some pitfalls that exist in other desktop navigation systems. Gone is the application-centric view that's common Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX. Most people only run a handful of applications regularly, so why make them the central topic of your computer screen?

Instead, Gimmie uses an innovative tabs-based approach to categorize everything on your computer. Not just the applications you have installed. You can quickly find friends, documents, computers on the network, notes, music, and just about everything else in a few clicks.

How do I install gimmie?

Gimmie can be installed using apt-get under Debian / Ubuntu Linux:
$ sudo apt-get install gimmie
OR
# apt-get install gimmie

Once gimmie software is installed you can access gimmie from Gnome panel applet or as standalone dock.
Gimmi as standalone dock

Gimmie in action
gimmie from Gnome panel applet
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