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The Perfect Desktop – Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

With the release of Windows Vista, many people are looking for alternatives. This guide shows how you can set up a Debian Etch desktop that fully replaces your Windows desktop. The benefits: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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April 30, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Firefox + bittorrent + Mac/Linux/PC + streaming video = Happyness

Red Swoosh quietly came out of Beta and released FoxTorrent, a Firefox extension anybody can use. Mac/Linux/PC support, streaming torrent downloads, auto-configuration. Pretty cool open-sourced project on GoogleCode opened project up at http://www.foxtorrent.com

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April 28, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wine 0.9.36 Released

As per the usual release schedule: Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. What’s new release: Midi support in the CoreAudio driver. Mixer support in the Alsa driver. A lot of MSI fixes. Implementation for most D3DRM functions. The usual assortment of Direct3D fixes. Lots of bug fixes.

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April 28, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Download Beta NERO 3 for LINUX NOW!

Just read the title!

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April 21, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Firestorm Adds BitTorrent Support to Firefox

Firestorm is a new Firefox extension that enables Firefox users to download and monitor .torrent files in their browser. Firestorm is being developed as part of a Senior Software Engineering project at Penn State University. The first Alpha release is expected to be released later today

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April 20, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) has officially been released!

The beta and the wait is over. Ubuntu 7.04 has been released and is available for immediate download.

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April 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 final is out!

Seems like the Mozilla project just released Thunderbird 2.0. Most notable new features are (amongst many others) message tags, a new visual theme, Microsoft Vista support and advanced folder views.

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April 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DVD::Rip v0.98.5 (Stable, New Version) — Open Source DVD ripping tool

DVD::Rip is a full featured DVD copy program written in Perl. It provides an easy-to-use but feature-rich GTK+ GUI to control almost all aspects of the ripping and transcoding process. It uses the widely known video processing swissknife, transcode, and many other Open Source tools. Could you call this the real “Gordian Knot” for linux?

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April 14, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Opera 9.2 released

Finally! 9.2 is launched today. 9.2 is not only an important update with bug fixes and the new Speed Dial functionality, it’s also a milestone in spreading Opera to new users around the world: Opera 9.2 for Windows ships with 31 languages.

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April 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Update Twitter from your Browser with Tweetbar

Firefox/Flock sidebar extension lets you view and post twitters.

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April 10, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment