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12 of the Best Media Players for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: One of the many perks of being a Linux user is that you have plenty of excellent software to choose from. To somehow guide those who are still looking for a media player that will suit their needs, I have put together a list that I hope will help.

Open source big names helping attract new users

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in Linux user groups in Asia. Khairil Yusof, president of the Free/Open Source Software Society (FOSS) in Malaysia, said in an interview that the group's members have benefited by sharing knowledge with others from different technology backgrounds during its monthly meetings.

Red Hat pitching proprietary lock-in as "open"

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Linux

Matt Asay: Ah, how the mighty have fallen. In what must have been gross oversight, Red Hat is pitching proprietary software on its website under the banner of "No vendor lock-in." The way Red Hat and IBM make it appear, simply running one's software on an open platform like Linux magically removes the proprietary lock-in of the application.

Firefox 3 improves handling of invalid SSL certificates

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Moz/FF

blog.ivanristic.com: I have downloaded the beta of Firefox 3 to check out the improvements related to SSL. First, there's the added support for Extended Validation SSL certificates, but I am not very excited about that. It's a nice feature, but it's not going to bring much good overall. On the other hand, I am very happy with the improvements to the handling of invalid SSL certificates.

Also: Mozilla Developer News April 29

Reiser FS: The open source file system fallout

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Reiser

blogs.zdnet.com: Yesterday, the Open Source community took an emotional hit when veteran Linux programmer Hans Reiser was convicted of first degree murder in the suspicious disappearing of his wife, Nina. I would like to talk a little bit about how this verdict will impact the technology in play for file system dominance in our favorite Open Source operating system, Linux.

Also: Was Reiser really found Guilty of being a Hacker?

Sun sheds light on its open-source future

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Interviews
OSS

zdnet.co.uk: Sun UK's chief open-source officer, Simon Phipps, has a high-profile role to play as the company aims to complete its move to 100 percent open software development.

UVC support soon in vanilla kernel?

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: In a recent interview with the German IT online magazine Golem.de the kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman mentioned that the USB video device support will soon be merged into the vanilla kernel.

Linux and Formula One

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: Formula One motor racing is no longer about famous car marques, its about precise science and using technology to shave another fraction of a second off a lap time, and Linux is playing a pivotal role in helping the race teams achieve this.

Announcing Linux Graphics Users.com

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Web

Linux Graphics Users.com is a forum created by artists, for artists in the Linux community. It is true, that most of the Linux graphics software listed on our site has their own forums (some more than one).... But, LGU is much more than just about the software, or the distro.... It's about the people.

BT bundles MS Office with Linux laptop

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Humor

reghardware.co.uk: This week's award for the Most Astutely Selected Software Bundle goes to BT after the teleco tried to hook potential purchasers of Asus' Linux-running Eee PC 900 by offering to ship it with a copy of Microsoft Office.

OpenOffice.org - a candidate for a 501(c)6?

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OSS

blogs.gnome.org/bolsh: Faced with serious, persistant maladministration and injustice in the ‘communities’ Sun controls - what can you do?

Chess in Linux

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Gaming

wheatlandlinux.wordpress: There are many (not all are very good) chess games in Linux. There is the one installed by default with the small game packages that come with Ubuntu and most versions of Linux that use Gnome, but I do not like this one very much. It is ok for basic play, but it is really not that good.

Collector’s item

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Software

manilastandardtoday.com: I have managed to amass several hundred audio CDs over the years—and I have long since given up trying to keep track of them on a spreadsheet. Entering data in this manner—especially individual track information—was simply too tedious. How best then to manage my music library?

“Don’t tell them that I love it”

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Ubuntu
  • “Don’t tell them that I love it”

  • Three Steps Forward, One Step Back
  • How To Enable BCM43xx in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Filezilla in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Repositories for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • rm -rf ubuntu && cat gentoo.iso > /dev/sda1
  • Some tasks to consider after upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
  • Hardy Heron moves into the Black Tower
  • Using update-alternatives to switch between Gnash and SWFdec in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Status of Sugar in Ubuntu 8.04
  • First Look: Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron'
  • Mozilla Prism in Ubuntu!
  • Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron has issues

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux: Try Before You Buy

  • Linux gains lightweight media-oriented graphics stack
  • Update on merged openSUSE forums
  • Rocking the Pacific Northwest with Linux
  • Meizu M3: Linux compatible MP3/Ogg player
  • You'll Get Bitten Eventually...
  • OOo: Searching and replacing for carriage returns, tabs, and other characters, using regular expressions
  • New BBC site struggles with Firefox
  • Jonathan Schwartz has the last word on MySQL
  • Social networking for sports sits on an open platform
  • Windows or open source is not the question
  • Grabbing Telnet Information On Linux Using TcpDump
  • Linux experience everything that it should be
  • Phoronix Test Suite Mailing List
  • Interview With IBM's Inna Kuznetsova on Big Green Linux

Linux mobile distro wins software award

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: MontaVista's Mobilinux 5.0 Linux distribution for mobile phones won an EDN Magazine 2008 "Innovation Award" under the software category. The award for "Innovator of the Year," meanwhile, went to Intel's 45nm semiconductor process technology team.

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Installed Ubuntu 8.04 in my Quad core system

  • Upgrade to Hardy
  • What's next?
  • Desktop virtualization in Ubuntu 8.04: replacing VirtualBox with QEMU/KVM/Qemulator
  • Kubuntu Hardy: Mildly disappointing
  • Dell Doesn’t Advertise it’s Ubuntu Line

Guess What? Fox News is Responsive to the Linux Community.

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Linux
Web

blog.eracc.com: The Linux community spoke and foxnews.com listened. I received a polite message late today from Mr. Dave Denis the Director, Product Development at Fox News. Mr. Denis stated that Fox News is now aware of the problem with their Video page and is working with Maven Networks to get it fixed.

Xfce, the hidden gem of desktop environments

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Software

downloadsquad.com: In the beginning, we talked a bit about the holy war that wages onward between KDE and GNOME. Some of you aptly pointed out that there is a third desktop environment out there. Like a mouse dodging to avoid the crashing footsteps of the desktop environment giants, Xfce is often included in discussions as an afterthought.

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