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Say “Cheese” with your webcam on Linux

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ghacks.net: So you went ahead and purchased that System 76 laptop or you decided to finally install Linux on your laptop. You now have a Linux based laptop with a webcam. But how do you take advantage of this hardware?

Blender 2.49 Released With Great Changes

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phoronix.com: A new release of Blender, the immensely popular open-source 3D modeling software, is now available. This is not the much-anticipated Blender 2.5 release, but instead version 2.49.

Could this be the ultimate black and white converter??

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jcornuz.wordpress: Converting digital images to B&W is a bit like the Swiss fondue recipe: everyone has a different version and each person is convinced to have the best.

Back to the '80s with DOSBox

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: If the latest print edition of NZ PC World has made you all misty-eyed and nostalgic, I have just one word for you: DOSBox.

Rhythmbox: Let the Music Play

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softpedia.com: Regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity or birthplace, us people tend to have one thing in common: a passion for music. And no matter what kind of tune tingles your senses, you will need a music player to listen to it.

Xorg's X Window innovation - it's not ALL about the graphics

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: In my last article about Xorg, I touched upon several points that have been in a state of continual flux in Xorg. Here’s a follow-up on that article, expanding much on some features and their implications.

Progress with Pardusman

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sarathlakshman.info: I have came across lots of new updates with pardusman project. The first improvement is with the UI graphic design.

Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together

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bmighty.com: Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.

NVIDIA Releases 185.18.14 Display Driver

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA hasn't released as many Linux driver updates in May as they have in past months, but this week they are out with the NVIDIA 185.18.14 driver update.

Testing Out The SSD Mode In Btrfs

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phoronix.com: One month ago we provided benchmarks of the Btrfs file-system and found that while it contained many features to make it a next-generation Linux file-system, its disk performance was rather displeasing. In Btrfs there the solid-state drive mode can be enabled.

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