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Linux News for Aug 01, 2009

  • Frugal Friday: Windows 7 & Hyper-V, CentOS, openSUSE (2009-08-01 23:03:52)
    Frugal Friday: "Author, editor, journalist and Community Manager for Novell's openSUSE project joins us to discuss openSUSE and the openSUSE community."

  • Ballmer: We're cheaper than Apple! (but not Linux) (2009-08-01 19:03:52)
    The Open Road: "Whenever Microsoft starts to look like a company that is ready to play fair with open source, along comes its CEO, Steve Ballmer, to ruin all the goodwill the rest of the company has created."

  • Go Back to School With Linux: Part Two (2009-08-01 15:03:52)
    OStatic: "Today, let's take a look at openSUSE Education, a community-driven project backed by Novell."

  • Skype shutdown: where are free software and free protocols? (2009-08-01 11:03:52)
    Free Software Magazine: "The problem is that when eBay bought Skype, they were in too much of a hurry to read the fine print. Skype’s original owners retained the copyright for some crucial portion of Skype, specifically the peer-to-peer side of it..."

  • antiX-M8.2 Review (2009-08-01 07:03:52)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "Up this time is antiX, a light-weight version of Linux based on SimplyMEPIS. antiX is geared toward older systems but it’s also quite usable on more modern hardware."

  • Multicore Video Decoding with MPlayer, Part 2 (2009-08-01 03:03:52)
    Linux.com: "Last time around we took a look at using the ffmpeg-mt multithreaded version of ffmpeg in order to speed up high definition h264 decoding. This time around we'll try to use more cores again; the hundreds of stream processing units that live on your graphics card."

  • WFTL Bytes! for July 29, 2009 (2009-08-01 01:03:52)
    WFTL Bytes!: "This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Wednesday, July 29, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 55. On today's newscast . . . an unholy alliance (or a really good one, depending on who you ask), Yahoo turns B-movie monster, Alfresco cosies up to Ubuntu, TUX is in your pocket, and "What are you? Color-blind!""