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Linux 2.6.31-rc5 Released

Ok, I've got some pending stuff, but I'm pushing out -rc5 now because it does fix a lot of regressions, and some of the pending stuff I'm not entirely sure about.

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If You Pay for a Linux Word Processor, Is It Really Worth the Price?

Are you interested in a word processing environment that's more or less the same across multiple PC desktop and mobile platforms--a Linux notebook and a Windows CE device, let's say, or a Macintosh PC, a Windows XP netbook, and an Android phone? How about a word processor that comes with abundant tech support, or one that handles complicated documents relatively easily? If any of these capabilities cries out to you, you might be better off with a commercial product--the kind you pay for--instead of one of many free open source packages also aimed at countering the Microsoft Word stranglehold.

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Multicore Video Decoding with MPlayer, Part 2

Last time around we took a look at using the ffmpeg-mt multithreaded version of ffmpeg in order to speed up high definition h264 decoding. This time around we'll try to use more cores again; the hundreds of stream processing units that live on your graphics card.
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One Billion Firefoxes

Article Source Cyber Cynic
July 31, 2009, 10:14 am

Is Firefox the most successful open-source project of all time? In terms of sheer user numbers, it looks like it will be hard to beat. And, whether you use it or not, you should be glad its been so successful.

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Time Marches On: Mozilla Sunbird Finally Approaches 1.0

The Mozilla Project's long-awaited calendaring app is about to see 1.0. After five years of development, the project released 1.0 beta builds this week. We took Sunbird for a spin to see how it manages our time.
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Use APIs to Do Market Research

Basic product attribute questions (what's the best price, size, length, etc) are crucial elements in any product or marketing strategy, but it's often too difficult or expensive to get timely market information.
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