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November 2007

Powerful Multimedia Command-Line Tools, Part I - SoX

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HowTos

Linux Journal: SoX is a power-packed command-line tool for various types of audio processing. It's very useful as an audio format converter, and it can be used for resampling audio files, converting between endianness, audio encoding and modifying other attributes of common audio file formats.

Firefox 2.0.0.11 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: And we have a record. For the second time this week we have a Firefox update to address an unfortunate regression that slipped into las Monday’s Firefox 2.0.0.10.

Linux distro or network traffic cop? It's both!

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Linux

linux.com: IPCop is a specialized Linux distribution whose sole purpose is to safeguard the computers and networks it is installed on. The distro proudly claims, "The Bad Packets Stop Here!" I recently installed IPCop 1.4.16 on my SOHO LAN, and found that it accomplishes what it sets out to do.

GIMP User Manual 2.4.0 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: After four months of hard work we are proud to announce another release of the user manual. It features documentation for GIMP 2.4, new content, and an alternate CSS stylesheet for HTML.

Opera UNIX plugin milestone

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Software

my.opera.com: After creating the Gtk-enabled pluginwrapper for Kestrel Alpha, the second UNIX plugin milestone is reached. We can reveal that we have added support for windowless plugins!

Linux vs. Unix (Cost)

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OS

blogs.zdnet: The MacOS X server discussion here two weeks ago included a comment from someone pushing the Linux/Unix distinction, my response pointing out that Linux is Unix and that people changing from something like HP-UX to Linux are changing Unix suppliers rather than OS architectures.

New 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB Released today

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MDV

linuxlookup: Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you wherever you go.

Linux tip guide: Using scrot

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HowTos

Raiden's Realm: For those who like to do a lot of work on the command line, or for those wanting a much simpler approach to taking desktop screenshots, there's scrot. Scrot is short for "screen shot" and is a command line tool for doing exactly that.

ODF Stuff

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OSS
  • With Friends Like These - GNOME, OOXML, and ODF: A Q&A

  • OpenDocument Format community steadfast despite theatrics of now impotent ‘Foundation’
  • ODF VS OOXML: Library support shootout

Firefox 3 location bar just became almighty

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: So far, the most useful new feature I’ve found in Firefox 3 is the much improved location bar autocomplete that unlike Firefox 2 which only looked for web addresses in my history, this one looks on visited and bookmarked page titles and tags along with web addresses.

More in Tux Machines

SUSE: YaST Development Sprint 84 and SUSE 'in Space'

  • Highlights of YaST Development Sprint 84

    The YaST Team finished yet another development sprint last week and we want to take the opportunity to let you all glance over the engine room to see what’s going on. Today we will confess an uncomfortable truth about how we manage the Qt user interface, will show you how we organize our work (or at least, how we try to keep the administrative part of that under control) and will give you a sneak peak on some upcoming YaST features and improvements. Let’s go for it!

  • Lunar Vacation Planning

    HPE, one of SUSE’s most important partners in High-Performance Computing and the advancement of science and technology, is now building NASA’s new supercomputer named “Aitken” to support Artemis and future human missions to the moon. HPE’s “Aitken” supercomputer will be built at NASA’s Ames Research Center and will run SUSE Linux Enterprise HPC (co-located where the Pleiades supercomputer – also SUSE-based – has been advancing research for several years). Aitken will run extremely complex simulations for entry, descent and landing on the moon as part of the Artemis program. The missions include landing the next humans on the lunar south polar region by 2024 (on the rim of the Shackleton crater, which experiences constant indirect sunlight for a toasty -300 degrees Fahrenheit).

today's howtos

Flathub vs. Snap Store: Which App Store Should You Use?

Linux package management has come a long way from the nightmare it used to be. Still, the package managers provided by distributions aren’t always perfect. The Snap and Flatpak formats have made it much easier to install software no matter what distro you’re running. Both Snap and Flatpak files are often available on a given app’s website, but both of these formats have their own centralized marketplaces. Which one is right for you? It’s not an easy question to answer. Read more

GhostBSD 19.09 Now Available

GhostBSD 19.09 has some considerable changes happened, like moving the system to STABLE instead of CURRENT for ABI stability with the integration of the latest system update developed by TrueOS. This also means that current users will need to reinstall GhostBSD unless they were running on the development version of GhostBSD 19.09. GhostBSD 19.09 marks the last major changes the breaks updates for software and system upgrade. Read more