Watching HD Media on Linux made easy

This article is presented to you by LaptopLogic.com. Go there to read the latest info on the top rated laptops and the best laptop accessories. [digg-me]The High Definition (HD) content is everywhere these days, from HD and Blue Ray Discs to streaming HD media. Although HD content gives best picture quality, it also uses a lot of computational power to decode and play. This was made easy for Windows by […]

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Update Dell laptop BIOS with Ubuntu

Good news for Dell laptops owners: latest BIOS images can be loaded with Ubuntu, Fedora or CentOS! It was announced at official Direct2Dell blog by Matt Domsch. In a nutshell to get new BIOS installed while you’re running Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty, 7.10 Gutsy, or Hardy just enable Universe repository in sources.list (System -> Administration -> Software Sources) and run under root (sudo -s): wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash […]

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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Linux driver

Good news for owners of Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series as manufacturer’s binary Linux drivers are available for free downloading. The driver is compatible with ALSA. Bad news: it’s available only for x86_64 Linux. Here is the list of supported cards: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Driver is available […]

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