My first impressions of Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) Beta

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It's April, which means that it is the month of a new release of Ubuntu. Hardy Heron (8.04) is going to be the eighth release of the distribution, which has enjoyed enormous popularity in recent times.

I use the KDE variant, Kubuntu as one of my main desktop operating systems, but I haven't yet tried out the beta of Hardy Heron. I'm putting the standard Ubuntu ...

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Twitux - a GNOME Twitter client

Microblogging service Twitter is ever popular, and is a great way for keeping in contact with your friends in real time and seeing what they are up to. What makes Twitter what it is though, is the ability to update your status and receive messages on all sorts of devices, as well as the web interface.

Twitux is a native GTK/Gnome client for Twitter.

It is now apparently in ...

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WordPress 2.5 released

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Popular blogging software WordPress (which we use here, for FOSSwire itself) has just had a major version update to 2.5.

The major new feature of this release is a completely overhauled admin panel and posting interface, which features a completely new design style and is designed to make the whole blogging process easier and faster.

At the time of writing, there isn't an official post on the WordPress ...

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Save streaming audio and video as a file with Mplayer

There are lots of sites that offer streaming audio and video services these days. A lot of these use Flash video, but some older sites use other streaming technologies, including Real, Windows Media and QuickTime to deliver the content.

Downloading these streams so you can save them for later is almost always possible. It's worth pointing out at this point that you should check as to whether you have ...

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