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Say Cheese, Webcam Effects Demo
Video effects walkthru of the desktop webcam application, Cheese. With commentary.
Putting Drupal to Work
Drupal is a simple but powerful CMS. However, you'll probably want to configure it. Learn how to tweak Drupal's settings to your liking.
Drupal at Warp Speed
Need to setup Drupal CMS but don't have the time to learn how? Try this 30 minute quick start guide.
Stick a Fork in Flock: Why it Failed
This probably won't come as a surprise to many, but the "social Web browser" has thrown in the towel. Don't cry for the Flock team - they're flying the coop for Zynga to go make Facebook games or something. But Flock's loyal fans are out in the cold. Why'd Flock fail? There's a few lessons to be learned.
Storage Highlights in 2.6.38
We look into some of the new features/additions/changes in the 2.6.38 kernel. In a nutshell: think performance enhancements, additional capability, and additional management options.
Have Some Cheese with that Webcam
Cheese Webcam Booth will make you smile because it's fun and free and it works.
Google Your Desktop
Google Desktop is the best personal search engine that money can't buy.
Audacity: The Free Dimensional Sound Editor, Part Two
Learn how to mix sound and voice to create professional and audacious effects for your next audio project.
LibreOffice 3.3: First Impressions
Say goodbye OpenOffice.org and say hello to new freedom with LibreOffice.
Ring in 2011 with Old School Apps
Time to ring in the new year with old school applications. Web 2.0? It's old and busted, and Mutt is back in style.
Progress Report: LibreOffice Beta 3
The OpenOffice.org fork continues to move forward. The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice beta 3, with a set of modest user-facing improvements, and more under-the-hood work. Can LibreOffice overtake OpenOffice.org? Chances look very good.
Dropbox: Painless and Free Backup
If you use several computers, sharing files between them is a pain but Dropbox takes the pain away--for free.
Command Line Audio: Simple as mpg123
Your mileage may vary with mpg123 but your MP3 listening enjoyment never will.
Fresh Candy for Firefox: Tab Candy Makes Tabs Managable
Have too many tabs to deal with in Firefox? You can tame your tabs with a bleeding edge Firefox build with a brand-new feature called Tab Candy.
Firefox 4 Beta Brings Speed Boost
Firefox has been taking heat from Google Chrome over speed for some time, but the world's most popular open source browser is getting ready for a comeback. Can Firefox 4.0 woo back some of the early adopters who've embraced Chrome? It looks like it will have a very good shot.
Opera 10.60 Brings More Than Speed
Opera 10.60 beta is out the door, and they've reinstated Linux as a first-class citizen for releases. The latest release has more speed, WebM support, and Geolocation for users who want everyone to know exactly where they are when posting from Twitter.
Flock Flies the Firefox Coop
Flock has undergone a major evolution in the last year. From the Swiss-Army knife of social media to a slimmed down browser that tackles Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube only. Even more shocking, the project has dumped Firefox for Chromium. Was the switch worth it?
Firefox Losing Foothold on Linux Distros?
When you install the Ubuntu Netbook Edition in October, don't look for Firefox on the desktop — it won't be there. Chromium, Chrome's open source cousin, is going to be taking its place. After years of desktop dominance on Linux, is Firefox losing its foothold or is this an anomaly?
Mozilla Introduces sudoSocial
With Facebook stomping all over users' privacy, there's been a lot of interest in open source and privacy friendly social network tools. The good news is that Mozilla is getting involved with a new platform called sudoSocial. The bad news is that sudoSocial is very new, and not quite sure what it wants to be when it grows up.
Is Thunderbird Too Little, Too Late?
You win some, you lose some. The Mozilla project has won big with Firefox, but not so much with Thunderbird. Thunderbird 3 is a decent mail user agent, but it doesn't seem to have the right stuff to break out into widespread usage.