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Review of Xiphos Bible Study Software

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gabrielforster.com: Xiphos (formerly known as GnomeSword) is a Bible study tool written for Linux, UNIX, and Windows under the GNOME toolkit, offering a rich and featureful environment for reading, study, and research using modules from The SWORD Project and elsewhere.

Accessing Freenode IRC Network via SSL

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Web
HowTos
  • Accessing Freenode IRC Network via SSL Secure Connection
  • Freenode IRC – Connect And Auth Securely
  • Freenode, SSL and SASL Authentication with Irssi
  • My Favorite Irssi Scripts

Opera 10.50 snapshot: Return of the penguin

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opera.com/desktopteam/blog: This snapshot contains a new core update with a large number of fixes for regressions. Many features in 10.50 are more stable or work again like in 10.10. Widgets will also run as standalone applications again as previewed in 10.20 alpha. And finally, linux builds are back!

Machine Embroidery Management is coming to Linux

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lydgate.org/blogs: You may remember that one developer, David Boddie, had done some work, with the result that I could build .png files to visualise my patterns within Dolphin, and that we were hoping that the other developer who had shown interest, Purple-Bobby, would join us. That’s exactly what happened. David and Robert Forsyth, a.k.a.Purple-Bobby, attacked the problem from different angles, which proved to be very informative, as they could feed on each other’s ideas.

Multitouch screens in Linux/Xorg/GTK+

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Here's a video demonstrating multitouch support all along the stack, including Linux 2.6.31, Xorg 7.5 (with XInput2) and Xinput2-enabled GTK+ (Experimental branch)

GNOME-Vlc brings GTK interface, Simplicity to VLC

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Gnome-Vlc is a new project designed to provide a simple GTK frontend to the popular Vlc player.

Linux super-duper admin tools: Strace

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dedoimedo.com: Strace is a utility that can trace system calls. If you're wondering what system calls are, they are a translation mechanism that provides interface between a process and the operating system (kernel). These calls can be intercepted and read, allowing for a better understanding of what a process is trying to do at a given runtime.

My Own Ten Old-School Linux Programs That I'll Never Forsake

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penguinpetes.com: Jack Wallen over at Tech Republic just posted 10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of, and this sounds like good meat for a fun meme, so what are the programs that will never be replaced on my menu?

3D Acceleration in VirtualBox Guests

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Last spring, the world changed forever when VirtualBox implemented support for 3D acceleration in Windows and Linux guests. I have a tendency to be behind the curve on world-changing events, so I didn’t found time to play with this new feature until a few days ago. But what I found made me really happy.

Linux Audio Plugin Update

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linuxjournal.com: Audio processing and synthesis plugins are always a lively topic for musicians. Many contemporary music-makers rely completely upon their plugin collection for all their sound sources and processing routines, and it is not at all uncommon to discover that some of these composers have never learned to play a traditional instrument. However you feel about audio plugins they are a fact of life in modern music production.

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