Category: Linux

NVIDIA’s VDPAU doc hints at ATI and Intel

Ah, feels good to be back finally. Enjoyed being ripped off and scammed in NYC over NYE and work has caught me up again. In other news, you might have heard about NVIDIA’s VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix) which literally offloads Video decoding and processing to the graphics processor on Unix systems.…
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iTunes sync with Linux on unjailbroken 2.0+ iPhones/iPods?

Hey, it appears as those superbrain folks on the libiphone mailing list are onto something regarding the new hashing algorithm used in Apple’s 2.0+ firmware.


I know it’s a bit late but still interesting to point out:

Waiting to synchronize your unjailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch on Linux over USB?

No, no. Apple is not releasing iTunes for Linux. What kept your (not jailbroken) bling bling from being accessed on Linux and limited to synchronization with one Mac or Windows computer could soon be history as a new interesting project has been started.

iPhone Dev, OS11 repository changes and hope for OGG

So today I joined the official iPhone Developer folks. First thing you do is to download the heavy iPhone SDK which comes in a “.dmg” file as many other bundles on Mac OS X. What do you do though when you download it in Linux and want to look into it?

GNOME progress report; fixing bugs from 2001

Some interesting things happen in the GNOME world these days. First of all John Carr posted about his progress with the synchronization utility Conduit regarding Windows CE devices. It will be a good day for Linux when we can plug in a mobile, let Conduit pop up and synchronize all your contacts/calendars/notes/files with the computer…
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openSUSE 11 repository updates

Finally openSUSE 11 has been released and I decided to upgrade my 10.3 system to it. Some minor annoyances and broken installation later, my system was upgraded. Way less problematic upgrade than in earlier versions… In order to enjoy my software repository goodness I had to update a couple of packages to compile for 11.0.…
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openSUSE 11 RC1, commit spree, GFax 0.7.7 and some crap

openSUSE 11 RC1 is out. Grab while hot. A word about the man with 500 commits on a single day. I pray that our gnome-terminal loving fellows will worship chpe. George Farris announced a beta of GFax 0.7.7 which includes a couple of my patches and supports faxing from any application using cups. Cool, someone…
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Linux Desktop Statement of the Day…

GNOME wants to be more like Mac OS X. KDE wants to be more like Windows Vista. Is there some truth between these lines?