News Category: Desktop

Multimedia in Linux - Video and Audio Players

Article Source Bright HubMay 31, 2009, 12:40 pm With Linux making huge strides on desktops, the biggest proof is in the media capabilities of Linux. With a couple of applications, your Linux box can now play any media format you throw at it. And with MythTV, you can convert your computer...
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Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off

Article Source InformationWeekMay 30, 2009, 4:00 am In the three years since Vista hit the market (and left more than a few people with bad tastes in their mouths), Microsoft developers have been pulling all-nighters and all-weekenders to make sure Windows 7 outperforms on all fronts when it...
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KOffice 2.0.0 Released

Article Source KOfficeMay 29, 2009, 6:47 am The KOffice team is extremely pleased to finally announce version 2.0.0 of KOffice. This release marks the end of more than 3 years of work to port KOffice to Qt 4 and the KDE 4 libraries and, in some cases, totally rewrite the engine of the KOffice...
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Shutter: Feature Rich Screenshot Tool

Article Source Bright HubMay 29, 2009, 4:13 am You can take a screenshot of your desktop with the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard, but this way you take a screenshot of your entire desktop and don’t have control of many other important aspects. To have a greater flexibility and control...
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Libre Graphics Meeting 2009: Visions of the Future

Since 2006, developers and supporters of free software graphics applications have met annually for Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), a conference and workshop where they can exchange ideas, catch up on recent advances, and collaborate on new technologies. The 2009 LGM was held May 6-9 in Montreal,...
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Hands on: Google Chromium Browser Alpha for Linux

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 27, 2009, 9:10 pm When Google's Chrome web browser debuted with much fanfare¬â last year, it was not Windows-only and cross-platform compatible. The developers soon began working on Linux and Mac OS X ports of the browser's underlying open source Chromium code...
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Converting Linux Users to Windows

Article Source Bright HubMay 27, 2009, 12:51 am Many people have written about converting Windows users to Linux, but what about the Linux user that wants to (or has to) convert to Windows? This article discusses switching email and calendars, and converting documents from common Linux...
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Canonical Developers Aim to Make Android Apps Run on Ubuntu

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 26, 2009, 8:35 am Canonical is building an Android execution environment that will make it possible for Android applications to run on Ubuntu and potentially other conventional Linux distributions. The effort will open the door for bringing Android's growing...
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Flock 2.5 Delivers the Promise of Social Media on the Web

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 26, 2009, 6:00 am It’s been a long time in coming, but with the 2.5 release, the Flock folks have pulled all of the pieces together to deliver a cohesive “Social Web Browser.” The 2.5 release of Flock, coupled with the increasing mainstream interest in...
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Mozilla's JetPack Simplifies Firefox Extension Programming

Article Source InformationWeekMay 22, 2009, 2:00 am Mozilla's Firefox may soon lose a major point of differentiation with Google's Chrome: extensions. Google is building out Chrome's extension framework and plans to instruct developers on the intricacies of creating extensions for its...
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