Introducing WebM, an open web media projectview story

http://linuxo.com – WEBM Project: "Though video is also now core to the web experience, there is unfortunately no open and free video format that is on par with the leading commercial choices. To that end, we are excited to introduce WebM, a broadly-backed community effort to develop a world-class media format for the open web." (General)

Lightspark, a free Flash player, available in betaview story

http://mac.linux.be –  Lightspark, a FOSS Flash player the developer says is "designed from the ground up to be effi­cient on cur­rent and (hope­fully) future hardware" is now available as a beta version. (Distributions)

Ubuntu Hourview story

http://www.ubuntu-ie.org – Start: 26/05/2010 - 18:00 End: 26/05/2010 - 21:00 Timezone: Etc/GMT As usual, the location for this Ubuntu Hour will be the Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin. All are welcome so please feel free to drop in at any time during the course of the evening. We will have Ubuntu 10.04 CDs at this meetup so if you would like one please do come along. (Distributions)

Code Project: build a PyGTK RSS readerview story

http://www.tuxradar.com – As we saw in part one of this video series, Python makes it easy to create GTK apps. Well, it turns out that Python also makes it easy to read XML from the web, which means we can make something like an RSS reader in no time at all. (IT news)

How to Install latest stable Skype from official repository in Ubuntuview story

http://ubuntuguide.net – Skype is a very popular software that allows you to make free calls over the Internet and talk with friends,family face to face. This tutorial shows how to install the latest stable version in Ubuntu from Skype repository which will automatically keep the software update to date. (HowTos)

OpenSolaris and its killer features. Coming to a GNU/Linux near you?view story

http://linuxo.com – Free Software Magazine: "When we think of free operating systems we tend to think overwhelmingly of the big hitters (all GNU/Linux) like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandriva and then of those niche distros that have been designed for low end systems or for specialist purposes like security and forensics. But Oranges are not the only fruit" (General)

How to reduce the Firefox’s Memory and CPU usageview story

http://gamblis.com – Here I will show you to to minimize this memory and CPU usage on Firefox. Firefox is my vital software on my daily activity. It has been my default Internet browser for years. But, did you realize that actualy Firefox eats huge amount of memory and CPU resources? (Distributions)

AARNet trials free student videoconferencingview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australia’s Academic and Research Network, AARNet, plans to launch a free videoconferencing service for students, researchers and academics in 37 Australian universities and the CSIRO before the end of the year. (IT news)

GNOME Foundation: Call for hosts for Akademy/GUADEC 2011: deadline extendedview story

http://permalink.gmane.org – The KDE and GNOME communities are looking for a host for the Desktop Summit 2011, the prime free desktop software event in 2011. The Desktop Summit is the joining of the annual conferences of KDE and GNOME, following up on the success of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. (Software)

GNOME Foundation: Candidacy: Brian Cameronview story

http://permalink.gmane.org – Name: Brian Cameron Email: brian.cameron< at >oracle.com Nick: yippi Blog: http://blogs.sun.com/yippi/ Affiliation: Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems, Inc.) I think it is important for more people to consider running for the GNOME Foundation board. It is a great way to contribute to the GNOME community. (Software)