I’ve just come across Kickstarter – a site where you can pledge money to software development projects in return for incentives. The more you pledge, the better the incentive. It’s like pre-ordering, but your pledged money is taken immediately, which gives the developer funding to deliver on their promise at a later date.
Just a quick list of top-quality Ubuntu software that you may or may not have heard about. In no particular order. Many are installable from the repository, while others might require a little google/search for their PPA (I’ve kicked you off with a link for each). This post revolves around Ubuntu 10.04 – the Lucid Lynx.
1. Handbrake. This allows you to rip your DVDs into MP4 format for viewing on any H264 compatible device, such as Sony PSP or Android phone. The interface is very slick and easy and it will take advantage of multiple cores to speed up the process.
I sincerely hope this works. If it does, you can see the earth rising over the moon, from about 100K above the moon’s surface. From this Register article.
Shame – that embedded object didn’t work. You can still see the movie by using the link above, or by visiting it directly, here.
[EDIT : I've added a Youtube rendition below]