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Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. While there are many other programs currently on the market to aid with the efficient production of 2D animation, we are currently unaware of any other software that can do what our software can.

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NVU is a WYSIWYG HTML editor, based on the Composer component of Mozilla Application Suite and Gecko 1.7. It is intended to be an open source equivalent to proprietary software like Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver, and is a common WYSIWYG editor for Linux. As a WYSIWYG editor, it is designed to be easy for novice users and does not require any knowledge of HTML or CSS to use.

The project was started by and sponsored by Linspire. Linspire hired Daniel Glazman, former Netscape Communications Corporation employee and CEO/Founder of Disruptive Innovations, to be lead developer.

Nvu is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, and it can be built successfully on any platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime.

Nvu may sometimes be spelled “N|vu” to simulate the line in the logo, much like CNET is often written as “C|Net”.

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Its been a while since I post blogs about free and open source softwares. I’ll be posting new reviews in the next few days

The X Multimedia System (XMMS) is a free software audio player very similar to Winamp, that runs on many Unix-like operating systems.
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Banshee is an audio player for GNU/Linux operating systems, that uses Mono and Gtk#. It also uses the Helix and GStreamer multimedia platforms to play, encode, and decode Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, and other formats. Banshee can play and import audio CDs and play and synchronize music with iPods, as well as Creative Zen players. Developers are also adding MTP (PlaysForSure) support, as well as Rio Karma support in the near future. Additionally, it is capable of reporting played songs to a user’s playlist. Using a plugin architecture, Banshee is highly extensible and customizable. Current plugins include: Smart playlists, Podcasting, iTunes Store, DAAP Music sharing, a Metadata searcher using Musicbrainz, an Alarm/Sleep timer, Recommendations using, and a Mini-Mode plugin. Multimedia keys support in GNOME. Banshee is free software, licensed under the MIT License.

The latest version of Banshee is 0.11.3, released on December 9, 2006.

Here are 10 Reasons why we should switch from the much bugged and flawed Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox.
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Inkscape is a free software vector graphics editor. Its stated goal is to become a powerful graphic tool while being fully compliant with the XML, SVG and CSS standards. The primary development platform is Linux, but it is cross-platform and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix-like operating systems.
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GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source graphics program GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.
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OoO is a free office suite of applications available for many different operating systems including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Solaris and Mac OS X. It supports the OpenDocument standard for data interchange.
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This would be my first entry for this blog. Free and Open Source Softwares Blog deals with the increasing advancements of the GNU/GPL softwares and Linux and Unix Operating Systems.