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Skype audio on Mint 11

If you’re getting very poor audio performance in Skype on Mint 11, try disabling video. I disabled video, yet my friend could still see me and audio was fine. I start Skype video using this method.

PdfMod for editing pdf files

Finally, a simple, easy to use pdf editor with a friendly gui.

MP3Gain for inncreasing mp3 volume and quality

I use home-made mp3 files a lot in my work, often ripped from movie DVDs. Recently I found I hadn’t prepared them at an appropriate volume. This tool is great for fixing mp3 file volume issues: mp3Gain, thank you!

Mukurtu – open source archive system

This looks like something to watch. I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl: Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) 1. A free and open source community archive platform that provides international standards-based content management tools adaptable to the local cultural protocols and intellectual property systems of indigenous communities, libraries, archives, and museums. 2. A flexible and robust […]

Captura screen capture

The screen capture utility that comes with Fedora is fine, but if you want something even simpler, faster, and capable of saving images in jpg, try Captura. You can get it at

One can never have too many alternatives

Now here’s a handy website: Alternatives to Windows, Mac, Linux and online software – Tired of crappy software? AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations.