Open Source Multimedia alternatives to common proprietary software

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A common problem in the "Open Source World" is finding the right software that does a similar job (even exactly the same if you are lucky) to our favourite proprietary.

I've just found a nice list of multimedia alternative software, divided by category, which might help you finding the right one[......]

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Linux patch to boost Desktop performance

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I've been using a Linux OS (Ubuntu is my favourite distribution) for a few years now. Let's say 3/4..
I really like it, actually I love it. ;-)

Sometimes though I realize that some software (eg: Firefox) is not as fast as its Windows version.
I've never really known the reason behind it and nei[......]

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Android vs iPhone

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Let me begin saying that I don't own any of those phones and so, obviously, I'm not going into a technical comparison.
Knowing I'm an Open Source fan, you should immediately understand which side I am leaning towards.

You might think: "he hasn't tried any of them and he wants to tell me which on[......]

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10 Greatest Open Source Software of 2009

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Open Source software is becoming more and more popular even though, many of these applications are little or none known at all.

There are browsers (eg: Firefox, Chromium), application suites for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and other (eg: OpenOffice, kOffice, Gnome Office), video[......]

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Open file graphically as administrator from Nautilus – Ubuntu

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Sometimes when I'm more lazy than usual and I browse my folders with Nautilus, I want to open the file I need to straight away without using the command line.

Installing a single nautilus extension, called "nautilus-gksu", adds the "Open as administrator" functionality to the "right-click button[......]

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Disable directory listing/browsing – Apache

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Often, you don't want your website users to browse the whole content of a public folder.
They will still be able to download files contained in it (like javascript or css files) but not to list all of them for no reason.

This can be achieved in different ways. For example modifying the apache co[......]

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Rotate a video with Avidemux GTK

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A few times happened to me to record a video with my picture camera turned in portrait mode. It always looks nice on camera but, as soon as you watch it on the pc screen, you realize that something went wrong... :-|

Fortunately there is some software that can sort this problem out for us.
Today[......]

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How to install Miro 3.5 on Ubuntu 10.04

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Miro 3.5 has been released.
The major improvement, in my personal point of view, is the possibility to convert video and audio files for other devices/OS' (Android OS for example).

Ubuntu 10.04 is bundled with Miro 3.0 though. To upgrade it, a new repository needs to be added. We add it with:[......]

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How to install the latest version of Shotwell under Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)

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From Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Shotwell is the new default photo manager.

Shotwell 0.7.2

I've tried it under Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) but, unfortunately, the latest version (0.7.2 at the time of writing) is not available so, without it, pictures could not be imported from F-spot and therefore you sho[......]

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Web Developer Tools app Review

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WDT is a suite of many different tools for web developers.
As said, it has many tools for all tastes.

Not all of them are useful to me but they might be to you... ;-)
For instance, I find interesting how quickly/easily you can produce the CSS code for buttons, layouts or simple text formatting.[......]

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