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MPEG LA extends fee free use of H.264

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h-online.com: MPEG LA, the organisation responsible for administering the H.264 patent pool, has announced that the patent holders will now continue waving licensing fees (royalties) for use of the codec in free web streaming services, extending the previous royalty free cut off point to the end of life of the licence.

Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux

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phoronix.com: In this article we are looking at the OpenGL performance of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4, and 10.6.4 with this graphics update installed.

2 Task Manager Apps You Can Live Without

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linuxinsider.com: Both gToDo and Tasque task manager apps feature to-the-point, simple interfaces for helping you keep track of your busy to-do lists.

Fork me? Fork you!

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toolbox.com/blogs: Bork, fork, bork, fork, bork, fork! Sounds like the Swedish Chef on a rampage Smile Seriously though, the only rampaging I can see right now are the reactions of both the proprietary companies and open source advocates.

10 Compelling Reasons to Switch to Opera from Firefox

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walyou.com/blog: When it comes to innovation, Opera leads on many fronts (which we will be discussing today) but it hasn’t seen the success it deserves. It is a remarkable browser, which is still not too familiar to regular Internet users, but it should be praised.

Marten Mickos defends honor of Ubuntu's Koala food

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theregister.co.uk: Marten Mickos – the former MySQL chief executive who now heads build-you-own-cloud outfit Eucalyptus Systems – has defended the Eucalyptus platform against recent criticism of both its "open core" model and its ability to scale beyond a relatively small number of servers.

Top 20 Apps for GNOME Fans

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earthweb.com: With so much focus on how one desktop environment compares with another, it's easy to lose focus on what really matters here – the applications we use each and every day.

Inkscape 0.48 lined up and released

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h-online.com: The open source scalable vector editor Inkscape has been updated to version 0.48 in a release designed to incorporate Google Summer of Code (GSoC) improvements and other developments over the last nine months.

The New Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

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earthweb.com: The new wave of browsers -- Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome (in just about all its incarnations) -- all compete with each other fiercely to be the best possible delivery mechanism for the web as an app platform, in four basic areas:

Matterhorn: Open source lecture recording tool

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h-online.com: After more than a year of research and development, the Opencast project under the patronage of the University of California Berkeley has presented the Matterhorn 1.0 lecture recording system.

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