With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.
GNOME Software is a Fedora project, so I don’t think it is available on any other distribution at this stage. It’s definitely not available on pre-release editions of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. Here are some screen shot of it, which I took from a test installation of Fedora 20 alpha.Read more »
To outsiders like me, the announcement of the formation of Cyanogen, Inc. was a bit of a surprise. And the fact that the company succeeded in raising millions of venture capital (VC) funds was even more surprising.Read more »
An increasing number of businesses and government agencies have already made the move. If your small business is looking for an alternative to MS Office, a good choice may be LibreOffice 4.1. Read these migration tips.Read more »
The good part is, we now know that the NSA has been spying on us and everybody else. The bad part is, the NSA is still spying on us and everybody else.Read more »
The best app gets US$200,000, with another US $50,000 tacked on for the best HTML5 app. That top prize goes to the best game app, with the top, non-game app getting US$120,000,Read more »
There are also specialty flavors designed for specific computing tasks (Design-suite, Electronic-Lab, Games, Jam-KDE – for the musician in you, Robotics, Security, and SoaS), and ready-to-run images for Cloud platforms. Installation images for ARM, PPC, and s390 architectures are also available.Read more »
But I found out while testing the main edition of Fedora 19 that it is far from a traditional desktop interface. That it is more like a hybrid desktop interface – a fusion of what could be considered a traditional desktop interface and the GNOME Shell.Read more »
PJ documents her impulse purchase of one of the $199 Acer C7 Chromebooks she bought specifically to find out if she could successfully put pure GNU/Linux on it. The short version of her happy tale is she did it, and it works, and it was fun.Read more »
The hostname defaults to localhost. If you are logged in, you can verify that by typing hostname at a shell terminal, or clicking the Details module in System Settings, where the hostname should be listed in the Device name field.Read more »
There are any number of such repos that you can enable. The recommended ones to install are RPM Fusion and rpm.livna.org. The latter is complementary to the former, shipping only those applications that, for one reason or another, are not available in RPM Fusion.Read more »
The very first edition of what is now called StartOS were based on Ubuntu, but the distribution has since dumped Ubuntu to become one that is not based on any other distribution. In other words, it is now an original or independent distribution, with its own package management system.Read more »
But while it does not have its own Fedora 19 installation image, you can run a Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 19 by installing the cinnamon package either from the command-line or from Apper, the graphical package manager.Read more »
Since Anaconda, the Fedora system installer, no longer has an upgrade option, FedUp is the recommended method for upgrading from Fedora 17 onwards. Fedora-upgrade is just another method, which works just as well (on the systems that I tested it on) as FedUp.Read more »