Simplify GRUB tweaks with Startup Manager

Tired of manually tweaking your GRUB menu.lst to add a new system, or even just change the theme, only to have your system not boot because you made a typo? Well, those days are over, or they can be, with Startup Manager.

Startup Manager, for Debian or a derivative (such as Ubuntu), allows you to load your GRUB menu into a simplified interface to edit, and then save it ...

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Quickly Convert Ogg Theora to Flash Video

Encoding video from one format to another isn't generally considered the most fun job in the world.

One of the video encoding tasks we need to do here for FOSSwire video posts is converting recordMyDesktop Ogg Theora video files into Flash format for the inline player (unfortunately, a necessarily evil).

Traditionally, this would mean dropping to the command line and hand-feeding the encoding instructions to a program like ffmpeg ...

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Adobe AIR for Linux Beta

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NOTE: Adobe AIR isn't an open source product, but I think it's worthy of covering anyway due to its potential for bringing greater application compatibility to open source platforms.

Building applications that work across multiple platforms is always a challenge, but the web has provided a solution for some of those problems, by inherently being a cross-platform medium.

Sometimes the web isn't powerful enough, however, and there ...

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