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Conquer Video on Linux with MPlayer

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linux.com: MPlayer is not your run-of-the mill video player. It's a multi-platform codec-chewing monster truck of a video player for the connoisseur of video players. It has options galore and has the flexibility to play almost anything under the sun.

Ubuntu, The Ultimate Linux Distribution

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daniweb.com: From its Debian roots to its commercially available support to its overwhelming popularity, Ubuntu is the ultimate Linux distribution. For me, Ubuntu became a significant force within the Linux community with its 2006 releases: 6.04 and 6.10. From April 2006, I've installed and used every new version.

What should be the colours of Gnome-Terminal?

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linuxers.org: While clearing out the big pile of emails today, I came across this huge discussion on ubuntu-dev -discuss list about the colours of gnome-terminal. Honestly, I never thought this could be a point of discussion at all, but I was wrong.

78% of adults believe Internet access a fundamental right; 50% want no regulation

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blogs.zdnet.com: Four of every five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right, and more than half believe it should never be regulated, according to a new survey.

Kernel Log: Stable kernels analysed, Linux without firmware, new graphics drivers

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h-online.com: The development of Linux 2.6.34 has started and is causing heated discussions on the LKML. LWN.net has analysed Linux 2.6.32.9 for security fixes and found almost twenty of them. Linux-Libre removes proprietary files from the kernel, and new graphics drivers for Radeon cards offer numerous improvements.

Redesigning Ubuntu – behind the scenes on 10.04

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linuxuser.co.uk: The next version of Ubuntu – codename Lucid Lynx – will be the 10.04 release, and is scheduled to be released and declared stable in April. As a long-term support version, coupled with increasing popularity, this is undoubtedly the most important Ubuntu release to date.

Power & Memory Usage Of GNOME, KDE, LXDE & Xfce

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KDE
Software

phoronix.com: Xfce, LXDE, and other desktop environments are often referenced as being lighter-eight Linux desktop environments than KDE and GNOME, but what are the measurable performance differences between them?

OpenShot 1.1 Released - Gets New Effects

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  • OpenShot 1.1 Released - Gets Undo/Redo, New effects, in Ubuntu 10.04
  • OpenShot Linux video editor updated

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 344

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at PC-BSD 8.0
  • News: Ubuntu unveils new desktop theme, KNOPPIX releases 6.3 CeBIT edition, openSUSE adds LXDE desktop to install media, multicd.sh
  • Questions and answers: RHEL 6, useful shell tips
  • Released last week: Elive 2.0, Linux From Scratch 6.6
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2, Fedora 13 Alpha
  • New additions: Lubuntu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu Linux for Mainframes? Not Quite…

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thevarguy.com: Canonical wants Ubuntu Linux to run on a range of devices — from mobile Internet devices all the way up to high-end servers and cloud systems. But there are two markets where Canonical has no plans to push Ubuntu.

An intelligent move

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cbronline.com: Novell’s latest CEO has got the company back on an even keel, but can his bold new strategy help it return to growth?

Apache bug prompts update advice

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Security
Web

zdnet.com.au: IT security company Sense of Security has discovered a serious bug in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database.

Docky and GNOME Do, now separated

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h-online.com: Alex Launi, a GNOME Do developer, has announced that GNOME Do and Docky are now separate applications. GNOME Do was created as a rapid keyboard driven launcher for the GNOME desktop, similar to applications such as QuickSilver for Mac OS X.

Open Source and Security: Are there Limits?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: You might think that's a pretty ridiculous question to ask, since the canard about open source being less secure than closed source has been debunked many times. But it seems that some people didn't get the memo:

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Booting ISO files from GRUB 2
  • Monitoring System Usage with systat
  • Change Ubuntu Login Screen
  • Change the Hostname in Linux
  • Try to navigate up the directory using cd followed by consecutive dots
  • Virtual Consoles / Terminals in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Manage your projects with KPlato
  • Abusing MySQL and Thoughts on NoSQL
  • Developing with HTML5
  • Make Ubuntu apply all updates automatically
  • Version 1.98 Of GRUB2 Boot Loader Released
  • Unigine Engine Advances, But No Linux Heaven Yet
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 11 Episode 3
  • Linux Outlaws 139 - The Facegroup Twisness Model

82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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It's that time of year again when all of Hollywood dressed to the nines came together to honor the best performances and movies of 2009. I didn't see as many of the nominees this years as in the past, but the awards ceremony was as glamorous as ever.

Moonlight's Olympic-sized failure

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zdnet.com.au/blogs: Microsoft only produces the Silverlight runtime for Windows and OS X, leaving Linux support to Novell's Mono project, which produces Moonlight. Mono developers argue that Mono is not chasing tail lights, but in the case of Moonlight it very clearly is.

Elive 2.0 'Topaz': The Gem That Comes At A Price

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: DIFFERENT is good. Different is refreshing, interesting, challenging. Elive 2.0 is different, but that does not necessarily mean that you are going to be happy with it.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #183

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #183 for the week February 28th - March 6th, 2010.

Will Novell Sell Before BrainShare?

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thevarguy.com: Novell’s board of directors is facing a pair of symbolic deadlines: The VAR Guy thinks Novell will need to somehow address the pending private equity takeover bid by Elliott Associates before the BrainShare conference starts March 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah and before Red Hat announces quarterly results on March 24.

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Software: Temps, LabPlot, GNU Parallel, gnURL, Document Liberation Project

  • Temps – A Smart Beautiful Weather App for GNU/Linux
    I’ve written on a couple of weather applications before, including Cumulus and Simple Weather Indicator and today I bring you yet another free and beautiful Linux app with thanks to the open source community. It’s reminiscent of Cumulus weather application and it goes by the name of Temps. Temps is a beautiful cross-platform weather application that lives in the menu bar of any desktop. Being true to the open source spirit, it uses code from several open source projects like Menubar, OpenWeatherMap, Electron, and Chart.js, to mention a few.
  • [LabPlot] Short update on recent UX improvements
    One of the usual data visualization workflows supported by LabPlot involves the import of some external data into the application and the creation of plots.
  • GNU Parallel 20170922 ('Mexico City') released
    GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.
  • gnURL 7.55.1-4 released
    Today gnURL has been released in version 7.55.1-4 as a patch release.
  • Document Liberation Project: New releases
    LibreOffice’s native file format is the fully standardised OpenDocument Format. This is ideal for long-term storage of data, but many of us have to work with other file formats as well, including those generated by proprietary software.

Mesa 17.1.10 Release Candidate

  • Mesa 17.1.10 release candidate
    The candidate for the Mesa 17.1.10 is now available. Currently we have: - 41 queued - 0 nominated (outstanding) - and 5 rejected patches This is the last release for the 17.1 series.
  • Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update
    J.A. Suarez Romero of Igalia is preparing Mesa 17.1.10 as the final point release for the Mesa 17.1 release stream. The release candidate is out today while Romero is planning to issue this final update to Mesa 17.1 by next week Monday, 25 September. Following that, users are encouraged to upgrade to the stable Mesa 17.2 series.

Tiny PocketBeagle is the RPi Zero of the BeagleBone world

BeagleBoard.org’s $25 “PocketBeagle” USB key-fob BeagleBone clone is based on the Octavo OSD3358-SM SiP module, and offers micro-USB and microSD links. BeagleBoard.org has released its smallest BeagleBone variant yet. The COM-like, 56 x 35 x 5mm PocketBeagle is a USB key-fob SBC built on the Octavo Systems OSD335x-SM System-In-Package (SiP) module that was announced earlier this week. Octavo’s 21 x 21mm SiP module, which packs a 1GHz Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358 SoC and nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA form factor, is 40 percent smaller than the original 27 x 27mm OSD335x. Read more