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An Interview With The Developers Of FFmpeg

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Software
Interviews

phoronix.com: Earlier this week the FFmpeg project reached version 0.5, which was quite significant considering no new FFmpeg release was made available in years. This release contained a plethora of new encoders and decoders, support for VDPAU, a variety of bug-fixes, and many other improvements. What is next for FFmpeg?

Massive updates in slackware-current

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Slack

slackbook.org/blog: Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. Some of the absolute highlights mentioned in the ChangeLog are indication of a big step forward for Slackware, and most importantly: KDE 3.5.10 is gone, replaced by KDE 4.2.1.

Designing a Linux PAM login security application

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Linux

Learn 10 steps to designing a simple PAM security login app for Linux

Etymology of an Open Source App/Project

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Software

hehe2.net: The natural extension of the “Etymology of a Distro” blog would be delving deeper into Open Source project’s etymologies. Indeed many readers already suggested that. Here are 20 Open Source applications and the interesting (and not so interesting) stories behind their names:

Review: Zenwalk 6.0, A Sprint And A Stumble

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: THE first real connection I made at an emotional level with a Linux distribution was with Zenwalk, back in its version 2.0 days, and it was that connection which persuaded me to make my first (modest) cash donation to an Open Source project.

Desktop GUI - Quick Clarification

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Software

wolf911.us: I run across people that get confused as to what a GUI is. Of course a GUI stands for Graphical User Interface and can be applied several ways and methods, but I want to focus on 3 things for this post.

Red Hat: Cloud won't drive open-source adoption

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Linux

news.zdnet.com: Open standards and the need for interoperability on the cloud will not necessarily drive the adoption of open-source software, said a Red Hat executive.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Is Released?

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: Although for some reasons, there has been no announcement so far as I know, PCLinuxOS 2009 had been released. I guess it's time for first impressions.

Also: PCLinuxOS 2009.1 is Released Today!

Outfit Your Netbook With Open Source: 21 Tools

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Software

earthweb.com: These days everyone is looking for a bargain, and laptop manufacturers are eager to deliver. As you might expect, these cheaper netbooks often lack the performance and security features you'll find in higher-priced models. Fortunately, you can overcome many of these limitations – without spending an extra cent – by turning to open-source software.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Foundation, Microsoft and Sun Debate Future of Operating Systems at Annual Collaboration Summit

  • Will Karmic Koala & A Bad Economy Conspire to Make Ubuntu The New Leader?
  • Ubuntu 9.04 (Alpha 5) Jocular Jack-O-Lantern Review
  • Risk report: Four years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Review of Linux Mint 6
  • Ubuntu in the workplace
  • Top 3 Threats to Microsoft: Apple, Linux, Pirating
  • Shameless product endorsement No. 5
  • Open source x86 router distro gains GUI
  • Comux 001011
  • New Peregrine build
  • Slax Linux
  • Pidgin 2.5.5
  • When Equivalents Aren't
  • GCC To Receive Automatic Parallelization Support
  • Downtime for download.opensuse.org
  • Debian Developers Conference call for speakers
  • Open Source Games Funding Survey
  • Taser Launches Headcam for Cops
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/10
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 62
  • The Payola Didn’t Arrive On Time
  • Songbird 1.1 is here

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix

  • opensuse kernle update, recompile
  • How To Reset Any Linux Password
  • Randomize lines in a file
  • Make your bash shell cool again
  • Copy package into chroot environment on Gentoo
  • Get To Know Linux: See Your Systems’ Memory Usage
  • How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  • Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  • What is ‘wheel’?
  • Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  • CPU Scaling on Celeron M Notebooks
  • Adding new file extension on Kwrite
  • Random Educational Moment: modaliases
  • Add more features to your Right-Click Menu with Nautilus Pyextensions
  • Getting started with the yum package manager

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC1 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name pomerol) is now available. This RC1 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.1, GNOME 2.25.92, Xfce 4.6, X.org server 1.6, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, qt 4.5.0.

Fun with Puppy puplets

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: This article describes Puppy Linux, a flexible, fast distribution that's always a favorite among DesktopLinux readers. Author Dave Dibble briefly reviews MiPup2, one of many ready-made Puppy "puplets," and updates us on Puppy's current state and planned new features.

Concerted Linux-netbook effort needed to beat Microsoft

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to Linux netbooks, PC manufacturers should act more like cell-phone makers and telcos by selling customized and subsidized machines with online services.

Photoshop and GIMP Performance Shootout

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Software
GIMP

extremetech.com: Everyone takes digital photographs. The explosion of digital photography, ranging from cell phone cameras to simple point-and-shoot units has created an burst of photographic content. It also means that more and more of us are editing our photos on our PCs.

Another 100,000+ week for Fedora 10

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Linux

californiaquantum.wordpress: Fedora 10 has been gaining new users at impressive rates. This past week alone Fedora 10 has picked up over 100,000 more.

Choosing your perfect Operating System

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OS
Humor

aplawrence.com: Whatever your personality, whatever your social standing, there is a computer operating system that is just right for you.

French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

10 tips from Benjamin Franklin for System Admins

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Linux

Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to maintain your UNIX systems and prepare for suden adverse and unexpected change

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14. That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

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Android Leftovers

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    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
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