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  • Download A Portion Of Youtube Video with Youtube-dl And FFmpeg - OSTechNix

    Even though there are multitude of programs available to download and encode videos, I prefer to use Youtube-dl and FFmpeg. These two utilities are just enough to download videos from online and encode, decode, transcode, crop and mux the downloaded videos. Today, we will see how to download a portion of YouTube video with Youtube-dl and FFmpeg in Linux. Before I know this tip, I would usually first download the entire video using Youtube-dl and then trim it down to my desired duration using FFmpeg as shown below.

  • How To Install LibreOffice on Linux Mint 20 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LibreOffice on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suites such as the creation of spreadsheets, slideshows, and databases, used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of LibreOffice on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

  • HOWTO Make Mozilla Firefox Stop Nagging You About Updates And Other Annoying Idiocy - LinuxReviews

    Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has intentionally made it somewhere between hard and impossible to stop recent Firefox versions from nagging you about updates on a regular basis. That is you use the Beta or Nightly channels. It used to be possible to disable the nagging using in-browser configurable settings, but Mozilla decided that it gave Firefox users too much control so they took it away. Luckily, there is another lesser-know way Linux users can use to make Firefox stop nagging about updates and other lunacy.

Games: Neko Ghost, Jump! and Seafarer+

  • 2D and 3D switching puzzle-platformer Neko Ghost, Jump! has a new demo and release window

    After a successful Kickstarter campaign and an Epic MegaGrant, Neko Ghost, Jump! which combines 2D and 3D platforming together is coming along nicely to release. What is it? Neko Ghost, Jump! is a puzzle-platformer that utilizes the unique mechanic of switching between a side-scrolling 2D perspective and a full 3D one. Traversal in Nekoworld will require players to utilize each perspective wisely and challenge their reflexes to quickly change between 2D and 3D to solve puzzles. Not only will players have to effectively change camera perspectives, they will also be able to switch between Nekoman’s physical form and his ghost form. Ghost form is used to attack enemies, as well as solve some environmental challenges.

  • Seafarer+ now live for wilderness survival roguelike Wayward with a new temperature system

    Wayward is an Early Access survival roguelike about being out in the wilderness, and now it's getting a little bit tougher with the Seafarer+ update adding in a new temperature system. Not only are you now worried with your normal needs and crafting, you also need to battle directly against the elements with three temperature-related status effects, a new "insulation" property for equipment and containers, and more! The developer says it's one of the biggest updates to the game ever.

  • Mindustry: I Big Brain Enough For This Game

Leftovers: Corporate Distros, Eee PC, EasyOS and LHS

  • Does the choice of enterprise Linux really matter anymore?

    We speak to Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE about the place of Linux in a cloud-based future - and what the CentOS EOL foretells

  • You ever think about how Asus put out like 40 models of a laptop called the “Eee PC”

    There were two products that arrived in 2007 that fundamentally changed computing: one, of course, was the iPhone. The second, obviously more important product was the $399 Eee PC 701. It originally ran a custom Linux operating system that reviewers loved (Laptop Mag’s Mark Spoonauer said it was “ten times simpler to use than any Windows notebook”) and was generally heralded as a new kind of computer with tremendous mass appeal. Spoonauer: “Pound for pound, the best value-priced notebook on the planet.”

    Again, this was a weirdo little two-pound plastic laptop that ran a custom Linux distro that was basically a front for various websites. (We hadn’t invented the phrase “cloud services” yet.)

    Windows getting shown up by Linux was not allowed, so Microsoft did some Microsoft maneuvering, and by January 2008 the Eee PC was running Windows XP instead. It was also part of a larger category called “netbooks,” and we were all made to know what netbooks were.

  • Bugfix for gFTP in EasyOS

    gFTP is a gtk+2-based FTP client. The first time that a ssh2 connection is made, there is a popup asking to confirm key authorization, with yes/no buttons. However, in EasyOS Dunfell-series, the popup dialog window does not appear, so unable to confirm the connection. This problem does not occur in EasyOS Buster-series.

  • LHS Episode #407: The Weekender LXX

    It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

Educational Distro Escuelas Linux 6.13 Introduces OBS Studio and Kolibri

Escuelas Linux is an educational distro designed for the use in educational institutions from preschools to high schools. The latest version, Escuelas Linux 6.13, is here two months after Escuelas Linux 6.12 to introduce two new apps that are now pre-installed in the installation image. These are the famous OBS Studio video recording and live streaming software, which is ideal for teachers and students to share their knowledge, as well as Kolibri, an adaptable product ecosystem for offline-first, high-quality teaching and learning, and it’s ideal for places where there’s no Internet connection. Read more