VLC Update v0.8.4

VLC has been updated to v0.8.4. “This new release features many improvements including a new VLC cone, new MacOS X wizard and extend controls dialogs, tree playlist skins2 support, HTTP interface CGI handling, linux binary codecs loader, UPnP and Bonjour service discovery, shoutcast stream forwarding, and new languages.” The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for VLC here.

Favored Freeware: WordPress Plugins

One of WordPress’s greatest features is that its capabilities can be expanded by the use of “literally hundreds of plugins”. A list of my currently active plugins can be viewed here.

At this time, there are three ways to find WordPress plugins. The first would be to visit the official documentation on Plugins. The second would be to visit the Unofficial WordPress Plugins Database. And, the third would be to visit the Official WordPress Plugin Repository. If you are having trouble downloading plugins from the Official Repository (a user-friendly version is on the way), you may want to try Red Alt’s WP-Plugins Download Interface.

Inkscape Update v0.43

Inkscape has been updated to v0.43. This update adds pressure and tilt sensitivity, collaborative editing, improved precision, and many more new features and bug fixes. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for Inkscape here.

Blogroll Dive: 11/21/05

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Owen receives his XBox 360, three days before its official North American release!
  • Bonnie puts Darth Vader to the test.
  • Michael is looking for a few “quality K2 customizations”.
  • Brian briefly discusses the layers of Web 2.0.
  • Khaled dispels a few rumors surrounding InkSmith.
  • Craig learns that Sony’s DRM Rootkit is in violation of their own customer satisfaction philosophy.
  • Orson ruminates on truth in the news.
  • Angsuman learns that Sony’s DRM Rootkit infringes on the copyright of “several open source projects”.
  • And, Tom publicly publishes an MP3 of his interview with Robert Scoble.

Favored Freeware: Cross-Platform Roundup 2

I’m out of new Favored Freeware entries for now, so I have decided to list off all of the cross-platform Favored Freeware applications in this week’s entry. Developing a cross-platform application means a lot. It means that you, the developer(s), are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to please a much broader audience by providing your application(s) for more than one platform. As of now, my cross-platform Favored Freeware applications are: Armagetron, Audacity, Celestia, D2X, Doom Legacy, Firefox, Inkscape, iTunes, Kubuntu, LBreakout2, Mactracker, NVU, OpenOffice.org, QuickTime, RSSOwl, Stellarium, SuperTux, Thunderbird, Tux Paint, VLC Media Player, and Web Developer Extension.

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