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Important MO file optimisation for en_* locales, and partly others

During GUADEC, Tomas Frydrych gave a talk on exmap-console, a cut-down version of exmap that can work well on mobile devices. During the presentation, Tomas showed how to use the tool to find the culprits in memory (ab)use on the GNOME desktop. One issue that came up was that the MO files taking up space …

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Say No to OOXML

Click on the image above to visit the petition page. I copy here the terms of the petition to say no on the standardisation of MSOOXML at ISO. I ask the national members of ISO to vote “NO” in the ballot of ISO DIS 29500 (Office OpenXML or OOXML format) for the following reasons: There …

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Mentoring facility available in Launchpad, Ubuntu

Is there a bug report in Launchpad.net (Ubuntu) that you are confident you can help someone to fix but do not have the time to fix yourself? Now Launchpad provides the facility for contributors to offer mentoring support to bug reports and blueprints, so that users can apply and receive mentoring. With mentoring you help …

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Firefox shortcuts in Linux on non-us keyboard layout, and Greek

You tried to use the common keyboard shortcuts in the Linux version of Firefox, with a keyboard layout other than us, and you realised they do not work. For example, Ctrl-C does not work when the Greek keyboard layout is active because Firefox receives Ctrl-Ψ (which is undefined). This is a well-known problem affecting keyboard …

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Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.10

This is a follow-up to the article Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on how to add extended multimedia support to the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new version of Ubuntu Linux, 7.04, has a new functionality to help add multimedia support in a seamless way; when you try to play a media file that requires …

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Video playback problems (black) after installing Beryl (or Compiz)

Note: Here we describe a workaround. The proper solution is to fix the graphics drivers and the X.Org X server. Such work is taking place, and for several cases you do not need this workaround. Especially with newer versions of Linux. You just installed your 3D Linux desktop and you are really enthusiastic about it. …

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