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  • Curlew 0.1.22.3 Has Been Released

    The open-source multimedia converter for linux Curlew has reached version 0.1.22.3 bringing some missing dialog icons, a “Português – Brazil” translation and an updated russian translation.

    Curlew is an open-source multimedia converter for linux with a support for more than 100 different file formats. It can also be used to add subtitles to your video file and show file informations such as duration, remaining time, estimated size, and progress value.

  • wc: Is there anything it can’t count?!
  • wcalc: A calculator with a conventional appeal
  • Twilio and Google Mashup Optimizes Chromebooks for Call Centers

    Twilio will depend on partners to bring Twilio CX to market. Customer service startup LiveOps has signed up as an early partner, leveraging the new solution for call centers. If other similar partners bite, Chromebooks could suddenly find a healthy new market in call centers.

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ACPI, kernels and contracts with firmware

This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware. Read more