Banshee Music Player for Linux Adds Video Playback Support

Lookout, Miro. Banshee is adding video support to its list of features. According to the v1.0 Alpha 2 release notes, Banshee's video library function provides “searching, playlists, smart playlists, queuing, and even bookmarks.” What's more, music and video content is clearly defined and separated in the UI so users won't see content mixed together while [...]

Quick Take: Amahi Linux Home Server Project F8 Beta

All I can say is... it's a commendable start for an open-source software distribution. The newly found Amahi project (built on top of Fedora Core 8) offers hard drive disk space monitoring, a private wiki, network PC drive backups and file sharing, Vista calendar / iCal / Outlook integration, a custom web browser search extension [...]

Skype 2.0 Release for Linux Finally Gets Video Call Functionality

Linux users who've been eyeing Skype for some time, but have disappointed video calling wasn't part of the package, can fret no more. As of version 2.0, Skype's Gold release now includes video calling support and is compatible with other Mac and Windows Skype clients. The latest iteration is available in 20 languages and includes [...]

Linspire & Fluendo Partner to Bring Easy One-click Multimedia Software to Desktop Linux Users

Linspire, Inc. developer of (, an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and Fluendo S.A., a company specialized in delivering products and services on Unix and Linux multimedia platforms, today announced a partnership that will bring legal multimedia software to desktop Linux users worldwide. Immediately available and one-click accessible through [...]

Woot! Amazon MP3 Store Now Linux-Friendly

That's right... Amazon has put the penguin suit on their MP3 Downloader so Linux users can tap into Amazon's collection of DRM-Free MP3s. As of today, the company is providing DEBs for Ubuntu/Debian and RPMs for Fedora/OpenSUSE. I just installed it on my Ubuntu Gutsy system and can confirm that installing the downloader was as [...]

Shuttle $199 Linux PC in the Works

It seems that Shuttle has received the memo that Linux is finding a niche in budget PC systems. As such, Shuttle is getting set to release their KPC line featuring a fully equipped (not barebones) $199 Linux PC and a barebones version for $99. According to CNET News (via The Linux Action Show!), the [...]

QNAP Debuts VioStor – World’s First Innovative Linux-Embedded NVR Surveillance System

The leading Internet Appliance provider QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the one-bay VioStor-101 and 2-bay VioStor-201 Network Video Recorder (NVR) for SMB and SOHO users. The VioStor series is a revolutionary network camera recorder which supports powerful remote monitoring, recording and playback, and concurrent connection of 4-channel (VioStor-101) or 8-channel (VioStor-201) network cameras. The VioStor [...]

Shuttle LinuXPCs with SUSE Linux Operating System is Available Immediately in the UK

Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the Mini-PC sector and manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions, is now also selling its Mini-PCs with the Linux Operating System in the UK. The two compact PCs made of aluminium can be individually configured in the official Shuttle Systems Configurator. They are delivered pre-installed and ready to connect and include [...]