Command-Line Tools Sound, Video, and News at the Command Line

Dec 18, 2007

Learn more about Linux text-based multimedia utilities for playing streams, editing images, and reading CDs or DVDs from the command-line.

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New Flash Player for Linux Supports H.264

Dec 05, 2007

Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player 9 Update 3, including the Linux version which thus leaves the beta stage. It now supports the H.264 video format and fullscreen operations with accelerated graphics.

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GIMP 2.4.0 Released

Oct 27, 2007

Improvements to the free graphics program Gimp include a refreshed look, color management and enhanced selection tools.

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New Drivers and BIOS Plans for ATI Graphics Cards

Oct 26, 2007

It was good news across the board for ATI graphics card owners with AMD deciding to go for a free driver and immediately delivering the goods. Now the proprietary Linux driver, Fglrx 8.42.3, has been released, and it promises various improvements.

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Lucasfilm Goes for Trolltech’s Qt

Oct 16, 2007

Lucasfilm Limited, famous for its movie projects such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, will be using Qt as the user interface for the development of digital entertainment software in future.

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Seamstress: Intelligent Image Scaling

Oct 08, 2007

The Seamstress image manipulation library promises smaller images without compromising detail. Version 1.0.0 of the software, which was released recently, uses an "energy function" to analyze various areas of the image before compressing and does not change eye-catching areas.

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Vulnerability Discovered in X Font Server

Oct 04, 2007

Two protocol handlers give attackers the ability to inject malicious code into X Font Server (XFS). Linux systems are only vulnerable to local attacks. The X Font Server is not accessible over networks by default.

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Compiz 0.6.0 improves multi screen support

Oct 04, 2007

The new 0.6.0 version of the compositing window manager Compiz now supports multiple x-screens and has new plug-ins.

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