Simple Trick for Video Playback on Compiz with Intel and GStreamer

Hate it how videos seem to "stick" to the screen when you spin a cube? Well, the X.Org developers are working on that, but for a quick fix for now, all it takes is one program. And it comes with GStreamer.

To start it, just fire up a terminal or Alt+F2 and type:

gstreamer-properties

You should be presented with a dialog such as the one below. Hit the ...

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Avant Window Navigator

There are many different Dock-like launchers available for Linux these days, some of them better than others. One such program is Avant Window Navigator. It bills itself as:

Avant Window Navgator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen (in all its composited-goodness) tracking open windows.

There are a couple of versions of Awn - the stable version and the BZR version, which is newer, but ...

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Ekiga: The “Duh” VOIP/SIP Software

Today you constantly see people looking for alternatives to Skype, Gizmo, or another service. One that users frequently overlook is Ekiga. It comes with a standard GNOME desktop, but many users never realize its existence. Ekiga has most of the features of Skype and Gizmo, but with the added videoconferencing feature.

It is able to call any SIP number, or another Ekiga.net user directly. Another option lets you even ...

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