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Developer Linux News for Dec 22, 2008

  • Return of the Xvid: Check Your Outputs! (2008-12-22 22:01:25)
    Free Software Magazine: "I once wrote an article on Xvid 1.1.3, and the speed boost one could get by enabling assembly-optimized code. Well, this is a case of my being hoisted by my own petard -- however, I must admit that several things were against me."

  • Howto Create a custom Debian Amazon Machine Image ( AMI ) (2008-12-22 17:31:25)
    Linuxconfig: "This guide will provide all necessary steps on how to create, bundle, upload, run and connect Debian ETCH AMI on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). For this guide we have used a Ubuntu 8.04 however Debian as a host system can be also used."

  • Boxee - You are NOT "Open" (2008-12-22 16:31:25)
    Me and U(buntu): "Another vivid example of how so many companies are only paying lip-service to the term "Open"."

  • 11 Ways to Create a Successful Linux Distro (2008-12-22 14:01:25)
    Tech Radar: "What can you do to stand out from the hundreds of other Linux distros that already exist? There are a number of angles you can explore for this -- choose one, two or all of them if you want!"

  • Virtual Worlds User Interface for the Blind (2008-12-22 12:01:25)
    IBM Alphaworks: "Virtual Worlds User Interface for the Blind is a prototype "accessible rich Internet application" (ARIA) that gives blind users the ability to participate in many virtual world activities. It provides basic navigation, communication, and perception functions using GUI (graphical user interface) elements that are familiar to blind computer users."