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Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Lenny)

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This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos) on Debian Lenny. I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How to Restart a Unresponsive Linux System with Reisub
  • Monitoring Memory Usage in Linux Machines
  • Convert .m4a files to mp3 (AAC to MP3)
  • How to enable Debug repository in CentOS Linux
  • Toggle SSH Session using SSH Escape Character
  • Installing ATi Drivers in OpenSUSE
  • 5 Best Addictive Free Multiplayer Android Games
  • Taking Linux into the Wild Woods
  • Desktop Linux vs. Windows 7 - Response to comments
  • Red Star OS, a Linux Distro Made in North Korea
  • New Opera Snapshot
  • Pre and Pixi Plus: Is WebOS Ready to Take Off?
  • Couple of amusing linux commands
  • Forget the Mouse, Love Your Keyboard
  • 50 Linux Discussion Forums
  • Davenport & Lyons/ACS Law to get their very own warning letter?
  • Eschalon Book II Beta Testers Wanted
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.03.05

Windows is Easier, Just Like Stabbing Your Own Eyeballs is Easier

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxtoday.com: Lately I've been breaking my own "don't help friends with their Windows PCs" rule. Now I remember why I made that rule in the first place.

A shared object is (not) enough

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: When building shared objects for plugin usage, like the case for NSS I noted, PAM plugins or extensions for languages like Ruby, Python, Perl, Java… you don’t need static libraries at all, so a shared object is enough!

The newbie's guide to hacking the Linux kernel

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: You don't need a PhD in computer science and years of experience to hack the kernel. We asked prolific kernel hacker (and Linux Format reader!) Greg Kroah-Hartman to tell us what it takes for newbies to patch the Linux kernel - here's what he had to say...

FreeBSD webcam support: video4bsd

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Software
BSD

freebsdnews.net: Hans Petter has been working hard recently on webcamd, making Linux webcam drivers work on FreeBSD.

wicd is good stuff

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kmandla.wordpress: The other thing I wanted to mention about my brief interlude with Arch a day ago, was my surprise at using wicd. I have frustrations with Windows 7 and something like this is just the ticket.

Best Twitter and Facebook apps

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Software
  • Post Twitter and Facebook status from the GNOME panel
  • Get the best Twitter app for Linux

Special 301: FOSS users. Now we're all Communists and Criminals

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Linux

There seems to be no respite from the predations of Microsoft FUD and the machinations of Big Business. Just when it seemed safe to come out of the closet and admit to being a user of free and open source software without being accused of being a Communist, it appears that we are now criminals too—

6 Desktop Fonts to try in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • 6 Desktop Fonts to try in Ubuntu
  • First impressions of Ubuntu's new look
  • Ubuntu One KDE Tech Preview
  • Kubuntu apps repraise
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Alpha 3 Screenshots Gallery

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 113 is out

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Issue #113 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Oh dear! Qt incompatibility on the horizon

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kamikazow.wordpress: The Symbian Foundation and Nokia with Maemo (now MeeGo) are building two widget sets on top of QGraphicsView – while both are called Direct UI, they are entirely different. It’s totally braindead to have incompatibe widget sets.

How Linux Can Achieve Faster World Domination

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tomshardware.com: Today we have Keith Curtis returning for a new discussion on Linux. Curtis spent 11 years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft before examining Linux and the open source side of things, which resulted in a change of perspective and a published book.

Linux Nvidia drivers might also have the GPU fan speed issue

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Hardware
Software

linuxers.org: According to Nvidia, until the problem is resolved, Linux users should revert to 190.53 web release or the 195.30 public beta. They are going to remove the 195.36.08 and 195.36.03 drivers from NVIDIA's FTP site.

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine March 2010 issue Released

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the March 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. Highlights include: *Flash! PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta 1 Available For Download*, KDE 4: A Brief Look at Configuring Dolphin, and Web Browser Roundup.

Ubuntu Artwork Gaining Momentum - 5 Cool Community Themes from Ubuntu Artwork Pool

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techdrivein.com: The trend had already started with the release of Ubuntu Karmic. A number of community contributed themes started pouring in and some of them even got into the list of default themes for Ubuntu.

Top 10 Addictive games on Linux

For millions of users who are hooked onto that square-rectangular box for most part of their day, passing time becomes almost imperative sometimes. And if the source of this entertainment is addictive enough, then we are definitely talking about Computer games and especially if the games are played on an Open source platform like that of Linux. You possibly have no reason to complain.

today's leftovers, part 2:

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  • PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
  • 137 years of Popular Science Magazine now online
  • Feel a “natural flow” in your desktop (Panel at the top)
  • The Mint Newsletter – issue 101
  • Hypervisor supports Linux guests
  • I did it! I found a Linux that works well with Laptops
  • And Ubuntu changed again!
  • Meego: Towards Day One
  • CeBIT 2010: Debian with BSD Kernel
  • Computer choice
  • Five ways to keep your PC free of viruses and Trojans
  • Microsoft Has Become The Follower & Will Lead No More
  • First Impressions of OpenSuse 11.2
  • Package KDE applications easily for multiple distributions
  • The Possibility Of Nouveau 1.0.0?
  • Midnight Commander: Small Update, Big Enhancements
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 3

today's leftovers, part 1:

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  • Is Open Source Creating a 'Tidal Wave of Job Losses'?
  • Linux Australia to fund research into licence compliance
  • The OSI Categorically Rejects IIPA's special pleadings
  • Guest post: 2010 - Threats to copyleft
  • Can open source make 311 relevant?
  • Federal Intellectual Property Enforcement Gears Up
  • MySQL migration and risk management
  • Second maintenance release for PHP 5.3
  • Hillary Clinton Touts the Work of OLPC
  • Laptops aid villagers
  • MySQL's Urlocker Joins Revolution Board
  • Rugged railroad computer runs Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 111: CMake

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash Shell: Convert Tabs To Spaces In a File
  • Virtual Machine clocksource issue
  • Map your mind with VYM (View Your Mind)
  • How To Setup Squid Proxy Server to use outgoing IP address
  • Nautilus With Zeitgeist Integration [How-to]
  • Tulip - Graph visualization software
  • Stop CPU beep in Ubuntu/Debian
  • Lucidor: Simple eBook Reader for Ubuntu
  • Linux RAM Disk: Creating A Filesystem In RAM
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