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Search for a DVD Ripper

Linux App Finder's first multi-page article is now available. Check out Search for a DVD Ripper for reviews of some of the top GNU/Linux alternatives. The goal was finding the best app for converting the main movie of a DVD to a single file playable on any computer. As a bonus I threw in a few apps targeted at creating DVD ISO's for burning back to a rewritable disk.

New Server

Linux App Finder has been moved to a new virtual private server which should result in faster page loads. Please let me know if you experience any issues.

How Do You Find Apps?

I posted a new blog today about the different ways to search for apps. Please check it out and then post your comments. I'm very interested to find out how Linux App Finder is being used well, and what you think should be improved.

Repository Updates

The Marillat repository has been updated to its new location at http://www.debian-multimedia.org/. Ubuntu Dapper backports and the new Edgy mirrors have been added.

Search for a DVD Ripper

Linux App Finder's first multi-page article is now available. Check out Search for a DVD Ripper for reviews of some of the top GNU/Linux alternatives. The goal was finding the best app for converting the main movie of a DVD to a single file playable on any computer. As a bonus I threw in a few apps targeted at creating DVD ISO's for burning back to a rewritable disk.

OpenSUSE rpm Repositories

I'm pleased to announce that Linux App Finder now has links to the latest OpenSUSE repositories. An entry has also been made in the Filter Options page. Because SUSE doesn't always use the same package name as Debian there may be cases when a link doesn't appear when a package actually exists. I have adjusted for this in all the discrepancies that I found, but I'm sure there are some I missed. Please let us know if you find one that is missing. We are also interested in your feedback if there are any specific rpm repositories you would like to see listed that aren't already.

Repository Filters

Selecting the "Filter Options" link from the top right hand corner of any category page will now reveal four more choices. A "Repositories" section has been added with four options. Selecting none or all will display any app, regardless of availability, which is what the display has previously been. Additionally, you can now filter by Debian, Ubuntu, other deb repositories, or no repository. Hopefully this will continue to improve the ability to use the site for finding useful Linux apps.