Transcode Video For The HTC Incredible on Linux

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

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
Filed under: FOSS, HowTo 

If you're a big social networking user, you're probably familiar with link shortening services. The most popular of these are TinyURL and bit.ly. 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

Free vs. Proprietary and HTML5

July 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: news, opinion 

I just read a couple of articles (x264Dev and Phoronix) about the latest open source decoder for the recently open sourced VP8 codec from Google/On2. It turns out that the new ffvp8 decoder library from the FFmpeg developers is already outperforming the libvpx decoder that was released as open source by Google back in May.  Read more

Enable The Flash Plugin For Chromium In Ubuntu

July 20, 2010 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've shown previously how install the Chromium web browser in Ubuntu. Today I'm going to show you how to easily enable the Adobe Flash plugin for use in Chromium.

You've probably already installed the Flash plugin for Mozilla Firefox, but if not, install it from the command line with:   Read more

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