VLC media player 1.1.0 with hard acceleration and WebM support was officially released yesterday for Mac, Linux and Windows OS. The no-install version for Windows platforms, a carbon copy of the original is now available for your portable drives. It takes only 21MB of your drive and can be run on systems with previous versions.
VLC Portable 1.1.0 is a free download released under the Open Source (GPL) license.
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The developers of lightweight open source PDF reader Sumatra have released version 1.1.0. Sumatra PDF a tiny, quick loading PDF viewer, that can be downloaded as a single executable file for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000 operating systems – its portable out of the box, a great alternative to the rather heavy resource consuming Adobe Reader. More»
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The “little red communist browser” as some call it is without doubts the browser of the moment. Yesterday, in a press release, Opera Software announced that Opera browsers exceed 100 million users – 50 million desktop users and 50 million mobile users. Well, Opera Mini, the mobile version of the Opera web browser has always been a leader in the mobile world, it market share in Africa goes over 70%, the good news for Opera fans it that Opera for Desktop is growing too on Windows, Mac and Linux computers. More»
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The open source application launcher, Launchy has made it to version 2.5, with a few changes but for the first time it has released a version for the Mac OS X platform.
The keystroke-driven launcher v2.5 comes with bug fixes, faster performance, new shortcuts and new controls to try out; Shift+tab or Shift+bkspc deletes entered search text. Shift+Ctrl+Enter launches apps in elevated mode on Vista and Win7. When no current search text is entered, use the down arrow to show the history. The default skin is now built into executable in case no other skin is found.
The release notes also claims Launchy’s performance on Linux desktops has been improved, I’ve tried it on on Ubuntu 10.04 and I have no remarks but a remark – only the default skin loads well. Cross-platform Launchy 2.5 is available to download for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is also portable (Windows-only), you can use it to launch apps on-the-go from a portable USB drive. Launchy is released under the GNU General Public License .
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Jolicloud, the Ubuntu based Linux distribution for netbooks is now HTML5 ready, the Jolicloud team ditched Mozilla Prism web app rendering engine for a customized version of Chromium with HTML5 capabilities, and h.264 video codec support. They named their customized Chromium ‘Nickel’ and freed its source codes. More»
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