Transcode Video For The HTC Incredible on Linux

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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If you regularly follow my blog you know that I recently got an HTC Droid Incredible smartphone. This phone has a native screen resolution of 480x320 pixels. MPEG4 video with AAC audio is supported in both the .mp4 and .3gp container formats. Read more

Shorten Your Links The Open Source Way

August 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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If you're a big social networking user, you're probably familiar with link shortening services. The most popular of these are TinyURL and As an open source fan, you may be wondering, "where can I find a free and open source link shortener?" Read more

Gnumeric: A Light Weight Spreadsheet Program

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, linux, review, Ubuntu 

Most Linux and Open Source enthusiasts are familiar with the OpenOffice.Org office suite. OpenOffice is great, but sometimes you just need a lighter and faster alternative. Maybe you've got a netbook or an older computer and you don't need a full, integrated, office suite, but just a few of the main applications like a word processor and a spreadsheet program. Gnumeric is one such spreadsheet program.

Gnumeric is available for Linux and 32 bit Windows. If you're running Ubuntu Linux, you can install Gnumeric from a terminal with Read more