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Curious Multimedia Dependancies

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The jokes made about confusing Linux dependancies may at times seem funny, but they reflect a sad truth. After my previous complaint about gui nuisances in Rythmbox, I installed of copy of FC6 - 64bit to a spare partition. Following my own FC6 Guide, I came upon the MP3 section.
Adding MP3 support to Rythmbox (GTK […]

From XMMS to Rhythmbox

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Back in 2000, xmms was the hot MP3 player for Linux that everybody loved. Most likely due to it’s near perfect match in design and functionality to Winamp. Well time makes you bolder and MP3 players get older. And with no major updates (not even a port to GTK2), xmms just sits around. Recently some […]

Flash 9 Final Released for Linux

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Although there is no update on the official Linux Flash Blog from Adobe, it does appear that a final NON-beta version of the Flash 9 Plugin has been made available for Linux.
The release version is 9,0,31,0 (the last beta was 9.0.21.78 on Nov 20, 2006).
So update!!!
Fedora Users: The official Fedora Flash repository has not been […]

Virtualization and Emulation Choices in Linux

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

I have a decent computer with a large hard drive. My initial intent was to boot multiple different operating systems (as can be seen by the 6+ EXT3 partitions). However the latest technology hype is the need for virtualization or emulation. In effect, this would allow loading one operating system inside another without any reboot.
I […]

Sun Java Changes

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Sun has made a significant step for providing users and developers better access and freedom with Java. Sun announced this week they will be open sourcing key parts of Java under the GPL. In effect most users should not see a direct impact on their Java usage, however in the long term Java will have […]

Flash Plugin Security Update

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

While Adobe is hard at work at version 9 of the Flash plugin for Linux, there was a critical security update that affected version 7 for Linux.
It is recommended everyone update their flash plugin. Users of the macromedia.repo who have configured yum, should run:
# su -c ‘yum update flash-plugin’

PHP4 on Fedora Core 5 x86_64

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

I do not know how many people require PHP4 on Fedora Core 5. However since I find that I use it, I am providing PHP4 binary RPMs.
Since I made the files available I did receive some complaints. Primarily a compile failure on x86_64 architecture and a compile failure on PPC architecture. I have no means […]

MPlayer 1.0pre8 Released

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

After almost 14 months, the MPlayer developers put out a new release: 1.0pre8 (I doubt 1.0 will ever happen). The official announcement was made on the mailing list on Monday. The mailing list had implied a release was pending.
In the meantime, Fedora Core 4 came and went and Fedora fans are on FC5. The good […]