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Flowplayer is Awesome

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bin-false.org: Flowplayer is a video player for the World Wide Web. It allows users to embed video streams on their personal web pages. It is an open source project with a GPL 3+ license.

Getting ATI Radeon HD Drivers to work on a Linux laptop - the Saga

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blog.reevestech.net: I never thought I’d be switching to Ubuntu — but I can’t believe how painless this Ubuntu 9.04 install just was.

Will my program work on all Linux distributions?

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toolbox.com/blogs: This was a question asked by a programmer friend of mine who has a passion for wooden spoons. It is however, a very important question and has been asked several times.

I give up.

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Is Android the key to the GNU/Linux desktop? Really?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I have been talking about the convergence of telephony and desktop computing for years. Nowadays, more and more companies are announcing small devices (“netbooks”) that will run Android — and we are not talking about phones here. Is this the beginning of a new revolution?

New release model for MySQL

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h-online.com: The MySQL developers have presented a new release model for the development of the open source database.

Benchmarks: gtk+ engines revisited

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blogs.gentoo.org: Six months ago I posted some benchmarks of popular gtk+ engines. It's time to revisit those benchmarks and test the engines again, this time using FOSS drivers for my new hardware.

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