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Testing OpenShot Video Editor

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workswithu.com: When Lucid Lynx ships in April, it will come with a video editor installed by default, which will be a first for Ubuntu. With this in mind, I decided to test drive OpenShot, an open-source, nonlinear editor that reached its 1.0 release very recently.

Back Home, with Debian!

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ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: By the end of 2004, I'd been running Debian ‘testing’ on my laptop since around early 2003, but after 6-8 months of woody, I was backporting far too much and I couldn't spare the time for upkeep. At just about that time, a thing called ‘warty’ was released.

Five Essential Ubuntu Features

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workswithu.com: I just finished configuring a Vista laptop for my brother, who needs to run some Windows-only applications for college. Whenever I find myself compelled to deal with proprietary operating systems, I’m reminded why I use Ubuntu.

some shorts:

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Software
OOo
Gaming
  • SuperGamer, 8GB of Linux-Only Gameplay
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 2 available
  • Number Crunching with Pelican HPC 2.0
  • LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility
  • The ChoKolate Linux Desktop
  • Linux on the repaired Laptop

Some things in Linux are hard. Get over it!

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toolbox.com/blogs: In the continuing scuffles between the various operating system advocacy's there is a recurring argument against Linux that it is hard to use. I emphatically disagree. Using a configured Linux distribution is no different to using any other configured operating system.

Three calculators for the Linux desktop

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ghacks.net: To many, geek = math && nerd = math. To others school = math && math = calculator. During my stint as a computer science major, the very idea of differential had me running scared back to my calculator. It was a must, and for many a symbol of intellect and power.

Linux 101 Hacks eBook Goes Online – HTML Version

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thegeekstuff.com: I’m happy to announce that my free eBook, Linux 101 Hacks is now available for online browsing in HTML format. I’ve also updated the book with the following minor changes:

Hands on: Boxee beta is brilliant, still not quite stable

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arstechnica.com: Ars takes a hands-on look at the latest beta release of Boxee, a popular media center application that is ideal for HTPCs. The improved user interface is profoundly impressive, but the application still needs more work.

Ubuntu Chicago Files Chapter 13

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Ubuntu

nixternal.com: To go along with the spirit of most big things in the United States, Ubuntu Chicago is filing Chapter 13. Ubuntu Chicago isn’t going anywhere, it is just going to restructure itself to become a much more efficient LoCo team.

Best Linux - Some Important Things to Consider

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linux.bihlman.com: Linux is starting to catch the eyes of many, many people who normally wouldn’t go there! Finding the best Linux operating system is not hard at all.

Ted T'so moves to Google

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Linux

h-online.com: Theodore "Ted" T'so has moved to Google, leaving his position as Linux Foundation's Chief Technology Officer. The news came in a blog posting from T'so.

Selecting a Linux Distribution

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beginlinux.wordpress: If you are planning to learn the ways of using and operating Linux then you should try to gain proper knowledge about it. You must try to decide the type of version that you are planning to utilize, when it comes to Linux as your operating system.

Watching TV and Linux

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Software

azerthoth.blogspot: This all started a couple of weeks ago when I finally got around to putting the tv capture card I had picked up a year or two ago into my computer. Happily like most things in Linux, it just worked. Sadly the software packages in existence that I ran across were either too much or too little.

today's odds & ends:

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  • Is There Any Good Video Editing Software for Linux?
  • Oracle should learn a lesson from Linux
  • Firefox 3.6: I'm more than my Monkey
  • Mozilla releases its first beta of Lightning 1.0 calendar extension
  • Winners and Losers in Red Hat Option Strategies
  • Ionics Plug Computer 3.0 review
  • SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15 Overview
  • Interview With Rich Wolski – Eucalyptus CTO
  • Porting to Open Source - where to begin ...
  • Keynotes picked for SCALE 8x
  • Linux Server and Home Web Hosting
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 4

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Minimal Ubuntu and Fluxbox
  • Enabling ssh in OpenSuse
  • Uninstalling KDE or Gnome from Gentoo
  • Configure the graphical firewall client on Linux Mint 8
  • Improving Metadata Performance with Ext4 Journal Sizing
  • Start a Kiosk Style Machine Running a Single X11 Application
  • Remove a PDF File Password
  • How to install DirectX in Linux using Wine
  • DStat: Real-Time Resource Monitoring Utility
  • Robots.txt Tips For Deailing With Bots
  • Collectd – Linux System Statistics Collection Daemon
  • Installing BackTrack Linux 4 – Security Distribution
  • Top 10 Recent Cinema Releases As Your Wallpaper

Ubuntu: A nice holiday, but glad to be home

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: This past 48 hours has been an eye opening time of which I plunged myself into an entirely open-source environment head first, with no prior experience.

Microsoft predicts Linux will fail mobile 'quality' test

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Linux is shaping up as Microsoft's target in a potential war of attrition to gain lost market share for Windows Mobile in handsets.

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

7 Best Linux Apps for Ripping CDs and DVDs

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maximumpc.com: Ripping a CD or DVD is one of the most basic tasks for a PC user. But you need the right tools if you want to automate the process.

You don't need to 'know' Linux to use Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Lately, I've been noticing stories about how to use Linux you need to know half-a-hundred Linux shell commands and the like. Ah, what century are you from? Today, if you can see a window and handle a mouse you're ready to use Linux.

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

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