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The Gnashing of teeth

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linux-magazine.com: Flash remains the dominant format for viewing videos on the web. And that is why the announcement that GNASH .8.8 was released last week, and is supposed to be compatible with all Youtube videos is important news --

KDE and NVidia

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kdedevelopers.org: The above combination was never a painless experience, still at some point in past it seemed to be better to have a NVidia card on Linux then anything else, so I continued to buy them whenever my system was upgraded. Lately though...

Lightspark Flash Player Continues Marching Forward

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phoronix.com: It was just earlier this month that we were talking about Lightspark. This morning the 0.4.4 release has even made it out the door.

NVIDIA 256.52 Linux Driver Brings Fixes

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phoronix.com: Just shy of a month ago was when NVIDIA last released a proprietary Linux driver, at which point they also released a second driver that was their OpenGL 4.1 preview driver. This Saturday though NVIDIA has provided a new driver release.

Spicebird – An Email Client That Integrates A Calendar, Chat & iGoogle

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makeuseof.com: We have reviewed a number of free email clients before. You have tasks, calendar, email and social networking (via plugins) all built in into one interface and they all gel together. Evolution does that for Linux, but Thunderbird falls short of the much needed integration. This is where SpiceBird comes in.

Some Windows apps make GRUB 2 unbootable

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chiark.greenend.org.uk: If you find that running Windows makes a GRUB 2-based system unbootable (Debian bug, Ubuntu bug), then I'd like to hear from you. This is a bug in which some proprietary Windows-based software overwrites particular sectors in the gap between the master boot record and the first partition.

Canonical's X Gesture Extension Being Re-Evaulated

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Earlier this month Canonical introduced its own multi-touch framework for Ubuntu that is set to premiere with Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it's called UTouch and is joined by their own gesture/touch language. The X.Org Gesture Extension is already being re-evaluated and may in fact not be needed.

Using Disk Compression With Btrfs To Enhance Performance

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phoronix.com: Earlier this month we delivered benchmarks comparing the ZFS, EXT4, and Btrfs file-systems from both solid-state drives and hard drives. In this article we have our Btrfs test results when the zlib compression mount option was enabled for looking at the SSD compression performance.

GCC - 'We make free software affordable'

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h-online.com: GCC and GNU Emacs are the two facets of the GNU operating system that have probably done more than any other to take GNU and free software from idealistic concept to a utilitarian reality.

Open-sourcing SETI

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networkworld.com: The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence got a boost this week with the release of the first open source code from setiQuest.

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