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Archive for June, 2009

Justin.tv Video Plugin for XBMC

By • Jun 29th, 2009 • Filed under: Multimedia, Open-Source

For Windows/Mac/Linux: With the Justin.tv Video Plugin for XBMC you can now watch live streams from the Justin.tv on your XBMC Media Center. Justin.tv is surely the largest online community to broadcast, watch and interact with live video. Justin.tv Video Plugin for XBMC does not support video clips, for now. The author says he’s looking […]

Package Converter: A Graphical Front-End for Alien

By • Jun 27th, 2009 • Filed under: Linux Tips and Tricks, Open-Source

Alien, the Linux application that converts between Red Hat rpm, Debian deb, Stampede slp, Slackware tgz, and Solaris pkg file formats now has a front-end GUI to simplify the already simple process of converting packages from one format to the other with Alien. Alien is particularly useful in converting working .rpm packages to Debian/Ubuntu .deb […]

Solang Photo Manager for GNOME/Ubuntu

By • Jun 26th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

Solang is an open source photo manager for the Gnome Desktop that looks very similar to the Gnome in-built F-Spot. This similarity is simply due to the use of F-Spot icons in Solang. Many have also tagged the new-born Solang as a Mono-Free version and alternative to F-Spot. Well, that its Mono-Free is true, Solang […]

Boxee Alpha Now Available for Windows

By • Jun 24th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

Boxee, the free cross-platform and open source media centre application with social networking features is now available for Windows users. Linux users especially those on Ubuntu have had the opportunity to test Boxee for months now. To download Boxee you need an account, if you already have one then just sign-in and download.

Microsoft’s Offensive Browser Comparison Chart

By • Jun 22nd, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

What do you call this? I call it bullshit propaganda. Microsoft pits up IE8 against Firefox and Google Chrome and in all ten cases, IE8 comes out victorious or almost. It seems the browser-war is driving Microsoft crazy. Howdid they come-up with blatant lies like Sure, Firefox may win in sheer number of add-ons, but […]