Liferea developers have announced the availability of the first stable version of the 1.6.x series. Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is an aggregator for online news feeds. There are many other news readers available, but these others are not available for Linux or require many extra libraries to be installed.
khtml2png is a helpful tool for capturing an image of a webpage with ease.
Heroes of Newerth is an online, multi-player strategy game that is based upon DoTA (Defense of the Ancients) currently in closed beta, but S2 Games sent Phoronix Media 400 beta keys to giveaway and they say they can get even more.
One Hundred Paper Cuts is a project which attempts to fix 100 usability errors reported by the users for the new Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.
Nexuiz is a free open-source first person shooter that runs on Windows, Linux and OSX. It's a 3d deathmatch game that has been in development since the summer of 2002.
Audacious is a free, lightweight advanced audio player based on GTK2 which runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope comes with Audacious 1.5.1 while version 2.1.0 is already available for download so if you really like Audacious, I bet you can't wait to upgrade.
Though you can now enable Flash on Google Chrome for Mac, the Linux still doesn't have support. However, if you're willing to run Chromium instead of the official Google build, you're in luck.
Gnome-Art Next Generation is the successor of Gnome-Art and lets you change your Gnome-themes (icon-, wallpaper-, splash-,...-themes) with one click. It is in an early stage and under development but it looks very promising already.
Among the commands: Find removed (deleted) files still in use via /proc, On-the-fly unrar movie in .rar archive and play it, does also work on part archives, List programs with open ports and connections, Manually pause/unpause an application (process), etc.
CMus (C* Music Player) is an ncurses-based audio player that runs in a shell, with no need for an X server which is very configurable with Vi-like commands, multiple views and keyboard shortcuts. It supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, AAC or WMA.
Easy-Union is a Nautilus extension which allow to create "union points" in which the content of multiple directories appear, thus providing an easy way to organize data (for example by making the content of "video" folder on a USB key to appear in the same folder as videos stored on the local hard-disk).
Since version 3.0, Firefox changed the way it saves your bookmarks, history, cookies, passwords and so on - it now uses SQLite databases. This has some advantages but also disadvantages because over time, the databases are growing in size and become fragmented and this affects the time Firefox needs to start.
Some time ago we talked about Earcandy which is a Pulseaudio volume manager that automatically changes the sound depending on the current application you use.
Why use Gnome-Do to Control your music player? GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. Gnome Do also comes with numerous plugins which includes a plugin to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, one for Exaile and one for XMMS2.
Final as in 'non release candidate', obviously there will be versions like 1.0.1 and so on.
What's new: Support for HD and other new formats, finer speed controls, customizable toolbars, AirTunes streaming, and much more.
I am aware of the fact that probably 90% of you must already know about Swiftfox so this post is for the other 10% of WebUpd8 readers. I wrote about how to fix full-screen flash in Firefox and Swiftfox but I never mentioned what Swiftfox is.
I was telling you about my problems with Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Linux and how I managed to fix them. Fixing the sound muted after restart issue was an easy one, my biggest problem was that after a system restart, Pulseaudio stopped working and I had to keep reinstalling it.
Trickle is a Linux application which allows you to limit the network bandwidth of individual applications such as a torrent client, web browsers or any other program.
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