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Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)

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| Installing Ubuntu was easy, with all of my hardware being automatically 
| detected including my laser printer. I was immediately impressed with how 
| simple everything is to use. Some of the software that I used under 
| Windows is also available under Linux. Skype, FireFox, and OpenOffice are 
| three of my most frequently used applications, and the transition to Linux 
| for these applications was painless. However, there remained one 
| significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux. Unfortunately, the 
| developers of many of my favorite Windows software have decided not to 
| release a Linux version. Whilst there are Linux alternatives for many of 
| these applications (some of which, no doubt, are just as good or in fact 
| even better than what I had been using in the Windows world), this did not 
| alter the fact that I would need to learn how a large set of new software 
| worked. Do not get me wrong, I love experimenting with fresh software. But 
| to be faced with having to learn about so many new applications 
| simultaneously was a bit daunting.
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http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090904192118400/WineMultimedia.html

Creating Pseudo-3D Imagery with GIMP: Part 1

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| Here again, I would stress that nothing beats a properly planned image, 
| that applies to all genres you can think of. Some might think it's a waste 
| of precious time to start sitting and planning without having a concrete 
| output at the end of the thought process. But believe me, the ideas you 
| planned will be far more powerful and beautiful than those ideas you just 
| had, when you were just messing around and playing with the tool directly.
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http://www.packtpub.com/creating-fake-pseudo-3d-imagery-images-
gimp-1?utm_source=lxer&utm_medium=bookrev&utm_content=news&utm_campaign=mdb_000493

Review: Ubuntu Tweak

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| I never install anything outside of the official Ubuntu software 
| repositories unless I am able to audit the source code - this is one of 
| the benefits of open-source software. So, I downloaded the Ubuntu Tweak 
| .deb file and unpacked it. Everything looked fine so I installed it. The 
| installation completed without errors on my Ubuntu 9.04 system so I 
| launched the app from a terminal.
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http://ardchoille42.blogspot.com/2009/09/review-ubuntu-tweak.html

Arora – completely FLOSS Webkit browser

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| If you want to run a WebKit web browser with no strings attached (unlike 
| Safari and Google Chrome), Arora is surely worth a try.
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http://opencomputer.net/2009/09/06/arora-completely-floss-webkit-browser/


Recent:

Arora, a refreshing new Qt/WebKit browser

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| The Gentoo Qt maintainers have been doing a fantastic job of getting 
cutting
| edge Qt software into shape with the qting-edge overlay.  I’ve been 
running
| Qt 4.5 since beta1 and am pleased with the direction it is going.  
Recently
| the devs bumped the Arora ebuild to version 0.5.  Arora is a lightweight
| browser based on Qt and WebKit.
`----

http://www.kev009.com/wp/2009/02/arora-a-refreshing-new-qtwebkit-browser/


Arora: A light-weight, cross-platform web browser based on WebKit

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| Arora is an open source web browser that uses the same WebKit rendering
| engine found in Safari and Google Chrome. But unlike those browsers, Arora 
is
| already capable of running on Windows, Linux, and OS X, as well as a few
| other platforms including FreeBSD.
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http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/07/30/arora-a-light-weight-cross-platform-
web-browser-based-on-webki/
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hackers resurrect NCSA Mosaic ,----[ Quote ] | Linux users capable of compiling programs | from source are free to download the package | and learn just what the early days of the | web looked like circa 1993. | | According to Webmonkey, the package runs | surprisingly well on modern Linux systems, | and the few niggles that exist - such as | poor support for PNG format graphics - are | busily being patched out by GitHub community | members. `---- http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2010/03/09/hackers-resurrect-ncsa-mosaic/1 Everybody loves donkeys ,----[ Quote ] | I'm glad I did, as Dan Ellis gave a storming | demonstration of the OpenShot video editor. | This is exactly what I've been looking for: | a simple iMoviesque interface without the | learning-curve+complexity of an editor like | Cinelerra. | | The demo was excellent, showing all the key | features of OpenShot (polished interface, | easily applied effects & transitions, SVG | titles which can be edited in Inkscape | etc.). For the record OpenShot is written | using Python on top of the MLT framework. | There was even footage of a donkey, and as | we all know, everybody loves donkeys. `---- http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10015292o-2000332346b,00.htm Atol Delivers Flawless File Management With No Frills ,----[ Quote ] | Some system utilities do a variety of things | well. They come with tools to give users | lots of...

[News] New GNU/Linux User Finds Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux Easy
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Interview with a new Linux user ,----[ Quote ] | Q12: It's been a few weeks since you switched to Linux. How has it been | overall? Do you plan to stick with it long-term? | | A: Overall it's been about the same as Windows. Something about Vista still | creeps me out, so it feels good using an OS that doesn't feel evil. I like | being able to get pretty much any program I want free and on demand. `---- http://briancarper.net/2008/08/30/interview-with-a-new-linux-user/ Other bloggers like Leif appear to be moving to GNU/Linux...

[News] Company Bring Product to GNU/Linux, Sees Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 LinuxWorld 2008: StarNet Brings LIVE to Linux Desktops ,----[ Quote ] | While Linux desktop systems have not made a measurable impact on the overall | desktop computer market, Linux workstations are used extensively in the | engineering departments of most high-tech companies. "We have seen a | significant migration from Windows workstations outfitted with a PC X server | to Linux workstations. LinuxLIVE gives us the opportunity to continue to | serve these users with X server solutions that improve their productivity," | Schoch s...

[News] Pagico Comes to GNU/Linux, Miro 2.0 on GNU/Linux Reviewed
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Pagico v3.2.2 r625 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu ,----[ Quote ] | We’re excited to let you know that a new release (revision 625) for Pagico | v3.2.2 is now available for all the supported platforms: Windows, Mac, and | Ubuntu (8.04 and 8.10). `---- http://www.pagico.com/blog/pagico-v322-r625-is-now-available-for-windows-mac-and-ubuntu.html Mini Review: Miro 2.0 ,----[ Quote ] | I like Miro quite a bit. It does a decent job of pulling together the | functionality of a lot of separate application and combining them into ...

[News] Survey of GNU/Linux Options for an Enterprise, Reasons to Dump Windows for GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 What is the best Linux Version for the Enterprise? ,----[ Quote ] | While Linux is taking the world by storm, I | often get asked what the best version of Linux | is for enterprises of all sizes. Red Hat, | Suse and Ubuntu are always top notch | distributions but then so are Fedora, CentOS, | Mint, OpenSuse, and SlackWare. Which distro | is the best depends largely on what software | you will be running on your Linux | installation. For most companies, | standardizing on a distribution seems like it | should be the final goal. As with most things | we discuss, the answer is maybe as well as it | depends. We are going to limit our scope in | this CTO Brief to three of the top | Business/Enterprise backed distributions. `---- http://linuxinstall.net/cto-briefs/2010/6/10/what-is-the-best-linux-distribution-for-the-enterprise.html Pros and Cons of Migrating to “7″ or GNU/Linux ,----[ Quote ] | This conclusion was delivered after some gems, | referring to “7″, like | | * It’s not XP | * Compatibility is always an issue | * It’s the same old | * Productivity will slip in the short-term | | On the pro side of “7″ the authour mentions | improved security over XP or Vista but totally | neglects to mention that GNU/Linux had better | security than XP nine years ago and it is | getting better. `---- http://pogson.6k.ca/2010/06/09/pros-and-cons-of-migrating-to-7-or-gnulinux/ Recent: The Leadi...

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