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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Vulnerabilities in Image Magick Closed

Sep 24, 2007

Four bugs have been discovered in the free Image Magick image manipulation Software and classified as highly critical by several security research services. A new version closes the security holes.

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Open and Closed Source: New Drivers by ATI and Nvidia

Sep 19, 2007

AMD has put its money where its mouth is, and published the first free Linux drivers for its ATI R500 and R600 graphics cards in collaboration with Novell. After a lengthy break, Nvidia has also released a new version of its proprietary graphics driver.

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Jacklab Audio Distribution 1.0 for Media Artists

Sep 18, 2007

The Jacklab Audio Distribution (JAD) 1.0 aims to offer what the media artist's heart desires, audio, video and imaging. And it aims to help users migrate from Windows.

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ATI Wants Open Source Drivers

Sep 07, 2007

Following speculation about the graphics card vendor ATI and a free Linux driver, a company representative has now confirmed that ATI will be placing the specifications of the R500 under an NDA.

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X.org 7.3 Released

Sep 07, 2007

A few days later than anticipated, the X.org developer team has now released version 7.3 of the Unix graphics system.

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