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[News] GNU/Linux Applications That Change the World

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Applications That Change the World
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 13:02:05 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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GIMP vs. The World

,----[ Quote ]
| High-end graphics editing in the 
| commercial world has been defined by 
| Adobe's Photoshop. It is so dominant and 
| so prevalent that the name is frequently 
| used as a verb, as in the line from the 
| movie Cheaper by the Dozen "We'll 
| photoshop her in later." In the free and 
| open source world the standard of 
| comparison is GIMP. GIMP stands for GNU 
| Image Manipulation Program and was first 
| released in January of 1996. The latest 
| stable release is version 2.6. Many people 
| add "The" in front of GIMP when referring 
| to the program since they think it reads 
| better, but officially it is just GIMP. 
| (You don't say "The Photoshop", do you?)


What is the Fastest Browser on Linux?

,----[ Quote ]
| My results are not definitive by any means 
| but hopefully give a slight insight into 
| the performance of the current crop of 
| Linux browsers. 


Midori 0.2.6 Released â Now allows custom number of speed-dials


Boxee is Changing the World

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| Boxee IS changing the entire world, one 
| television at a time.  If broadcasting 
| corporations donât recognize this and work 
| with BoxeeâIâm afraid they may be left out 
| in the cold during this change.  What do 
| you think?  Does Boxee have the power to 
| change the world?



Fun with Boxee for Linux (Beta)

,----[ Quote ]
| Back in 2008, I looked at Boxee on the
| Apple TV. Boxee, if you aren't familiar
| with it, is a free and open-source media
| center app. It is now also available in
| beta form for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.
| I thought this was a good time to take a
| look at the last. This is not a formal
| review, just some initial thoughts on my
| experience with it. Please do not forget
| that Boxee is labeled "beta," so if you try
| it out you may run into some bugs.


Give Boxee Beta an Ubuntu Ride

,----[ Quote ]
| Boxee Beta is now open to all. Even its
| alpha release was rock solid, so one could
| think of the kind of expectation everyone
| has for Boxee Beta. From the first look, I
| have to say, Boxee beta has pretty much
| lived up to the hype.


Boxee opens beta to all

,----[ Quote ]
| Below are several screenshots of the Boxee
| Betaâs movies, videos, queue, and apps
| selection screens...


Hands-On With the Boxee Set-Top Box and Remote

,----[ Quote ]
| A host of video services on the web enable you
| to watch your favorite TV programs and movies
| anytime you wish, and Boxee is an open
| platform striving to weave them all into one
| neat interface. To get the Boxee experience
| onto a TV, D-Link has launched a set-top box
| dedicated to the open video platform, along
| with a special remote.


Boxee Beta goes public â now for a look inside the box

,----[ Quote ]
| Media center software maker Boxee announced
| the public launch of its Boxee Beta
| software, today, after only a month in
| private beta.


Boxee Beta Goes Public â Now Works With TV.com, Blip.TV, and IGN

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| In addition to releasing the first full
| beta of the application, the company is
| announcing several new content
| partnerships. New partners include TV.com,
| Blip. tv, gaming powerhouse IGN, and the
| upcoming film The Wolfman.


Boxee Box Tegra 2 confirmed; Boxee Beta goes public

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| Now that the Boxee Box by D-Link is
| officially official, and the NVIDIA Tegra 2
| chipset is the same, Boxee can finally
| confirm that yes, theyâve used the low-
| power 1080p-capable Tegra T20 chip in their
| upcoming media streamer.  According to a
| new post on the Boxee blog, the dual-core
| ARM Cortex A9 CPU means the Boxee Box is
| capable of Adobe Flash 10.1 decoding, HD
| streaming and local 1080p playback.


How to install Ubuntu 9.10 and the Boxee Beta on an Acer Aspire Revo (including 64 bit option)


Boxee Introduces QUERTY Remote for its Box

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| The Beta release of the app will deliver not
| only tons of bug fixes, but also performance
| improvements, all-new features and official
| support for Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Karmic,
| according to the developers. An early access
| is also available to the beta, slated for
| launch tomorrow.


D-Link tips Linux-based Boxee box

,----[ Quote ]
| D-Link unveiled its soon-to-be-released âBoxee
| Boxâ at Boxeeâs preview of Boxee Beta in New
| York last night. Few details have been
| disclosed other than that it runs Boxee on
| Linux...

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