GNOME turns ten today

GNOME, the most popular desktop environment for Linux, is ten years old today! The GNU Network Object Model Environment (although not often referred to as that anymore) was originally announced as a project to build a graphical environment based entirely on free and open source software.

At the time, rival environment KDE wasn't completely free and was frowned upon by the FSF because the underlying toolkit it runs on ...

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PiTiVi’s Summer of Code

For quite a while now, there has never quite been an application that edits video in any standardized way. For example, Avidemux only works well with AVI files. Diva Kino only edits digital video from cameras. With all of these frameworks for video out there, where has that one good editor been?

At PiTiVi, that's where. PiTiVi is a GStreamer/GNonLin based editor, meaning that if you can play ...

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Quick Review: Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX

Logitech has always been notorious for poor Linux driver support. That doesn't mean their hardware is poor, however. I have managed to find a decent webcam from Logitech that was plug and play in Linux.

Plug and play.

Yes, the moment I unwrapped it from its box in a box, I popped it into my laptop and fired up a webcam test application. To my surprise, it worked. Then ...


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CompizFusion: ***Updated guide for Ubuntu 7.04***

DO NOT INSTALL COMPIZ FUSION IF YOU ARE A NEW USER
USING 3RD PARTY REPOSITORIES IS NOT RECOMMENDED

If you are adamant about installing Compiz Fusion from a 3rd party repository, this is the only method I recommend. I strongly discourage the use of Trevino's repository.

*updated to reflect Amaranth's guide*

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager/CompizFusion
Amaranth is the developer/maintainer of Compiz for Ubuntu. These ...

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