Demonstration of a few new features in Beryl 0.1.3 from SVN. Turn your speakers off, though… there’s an annoying click throughout the clip.
You can watch a demo here or view the digg story.
Beryl+aiglx on Ubuntu Edgy is very slick, and aiglx is supported out of the box in Edgy. I’ll have a how to up about this shortly.
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Our favorite monkey dancing vitriolic FUD spewing idiot, Steve Ballmer, finally speaks about the specifics of the MS+Novell deal.
“Novell pays us some money for the right to tell customers that anybody who uses SUSE Linux is appropriately covered,” Ballmer said. This “is important to us, because [otherwise] we believe every Linux customer basically has an undisclosed balance-sheet liability.”
Microsoft is giving Novell $440 million, and Novell is giving back $40 million to pay for patents that it thinks Linux is infringing upon.
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Bell ExpressVu has updated the firmware for the 9200 / 9220 HD PVR to version 145. This is mainly a bug fix release and there are no reports of new features that have been added yet.
So far, since I received the update a day ago, performance seems to have improved quite a bit. The menu’s appear to load faster, and the fast forward bug also appears to have been fixed.
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This is very simple tutorial how to mount your NTFS and FAT partitions under Ubuntu with read and write access.
Note: The Ubuntu installer will mount NTFS and DOS partitions as read only by default, under /media/
read more | digg story
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Its about time. I’ve been waiting for channel 814 to show up, and it finally came into existance yesterday, and it looks like it is going to stay. In late October HDNet did make an appearance in the ExpressVu lineup, but it was either a mistake, or it was removed due to technical difficulties.
HDNet is a US network that was concieved to show nothing but HD content 24×7. Much of the programming is origional; however, you will find sports and movies on HDnet as well. Now this leads us to why HDNet has been highly anticipated, they carry a lot of NHL games in HD. Currently the best place to see hockey in HD is CBC, but Bell only carrys CBC East HD, so unless you are a Maple Leafs fan, you were out of luck until now.
Give HDNet a try, I personally like “Nothing But Trailers”.
No word yet on how much this will cost, or what prerequisite theme packs will be required.
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