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Ubuntu Fans: Humble Bundle Games Are Now Available In The Software Center

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you might be excused for not knowing about this Humble Bundle thing. As a long-time Linux user, the Humble Bundles have always been of interest to me, and I’ve always tried to support them financially. It’s also always been interesting to me that Linux users typically pay more for the Bundles than their Windows or Mac counterparts. Clearly there’s a profitable market for Linux games. Canonical has jumped on the Humble Bundle bandwagon this time around, and are making it easy for Ubuntu users to install the games they’ve purchased. Each of the Humble Bundle games is available individually for direct purchase through the Ubuntu Software Center at full retail price; but if you buy the current Humble Bundle you can quickly and easily install them through the Software Center, rather than download them and manually install them. When you purchase the Humble Bundle, you’ll get an authorization link that tells the Ubuntu Software Center that you...

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MPlayer 1.1 Released

It turns out that the long wait for MPlayer 1.0 was in vain - the project went straight to a 1.1 release. "We gave up on 1.0 After a long pause, we decided that it might be a good idea to make a new release. While we had our fun...

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Lightspark Now Handles Desktop AIR Applications

For kicking off the new week there is a major new release of the Lightspark open-source Flash Player. Lightspark 0.6.0.1 offers up a lot of goodies...

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Sabayon 9 Arrives with Linux 3.4 and New App Browser

The new version of Sabayon is based on the 3.4 Linux kernel, introduces a Hardened Gentoo profile and adds a new application browser that's said to be easier to use...

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Collabora and Fluendo Launch GStreamer SDK

Collabora and Fluendo, the two primary development companies behind the open source GStreamer media framework, have created a cross-platform software development kit (SDK) for building GStreamer-based applications. 

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