“*LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which can be used by both VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, trim and edit your clips, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline. You can even record your performance in real time, and then edit it further or render it straight away as a new clip!
“For the more technically minded, the application can be controlled remotely or scripted for use as a video server. And it supports all of the latest free standards.”
“If you’ve been following GNOME development, you’ll also be aware that the latest version features a new instant messaging framework by the name of Empathy. However, the Ubuntu developers have opted to retain the old client, Pidgin, until Empathy has time to mature.
“There are a few other things missing on the software front, perhaps the most surprising is the new OpenOffice 3.0, which did not make Ubuntu’s cutoff date. On the plus side, you do get the latest version of GIMP, which is probably a more important update.
“There’s a very nice new utility that makes creating a bootable USB version of Ubuntu a snap. All you need to do is select an ISO file and click “Make Startup Disk.” Also possibly useful is the new “Cruft Remover,” which takes a stab at removing unused packages from your system. Unfortunately packages coming from outside a repository seemed to confuse it. We accidentally deleted VirtualBox and Adobe’s AIR platform. While many might consider the latter to indeed be “cruft,” heed our warning and exercise some caution with the Cruft Remover.
“In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).”
“2. The Biggest Security Risks are Internal – As any good security expert will tell you, most security issues arise from inside a corporate network not from the outside. Most port scans, virus attacks, hacks, password stealing, and stolen data occurs from within your own ranks. Linux Administrators have the advantage of using a Unix Operating System that is inherently secure by virtue of the limited ability of users to damage the system. Local users still pose the biggest security threats to a system through the download and use of rootkits, port scanners, and password crack programs.”
“This is my prototype “power distribution board”. Currently it consists of 2 12V/2A regulators, some resistors and a 1000uF/30V smoothing capacitor. It provides 12v to the Alix board, and 12v to the motor controller. If both motors stall, they can use up to 6A, so whilst this is fine for testing the controller board, I’m going to have to replace one of the regulators with a transformer system to provide the necessary power to the motors.”
“Anyone want to tell me what Blu-ray really offers beyond what DVD already gives us? OK, slightly better picture, but I must admit that when I compare Blu-ray to my cheap DVD upscaler, I really can’t see the difference. Also, disc prices are too high compared to DVD.”
“Hundreds of bugfixes and refinements mean that the KDE desktop is now a stable, functional and productive environment. It’s faster, more streamlined and full of eye candy, and is also where all the developers’ effort is now concentrated.
“Things are only going to get better for KDE users. But, as with all these big changes, there are still teething problems – things don’t always work the way you expect them to and many of the newer features are poorly documented. ”
(Refer to http://www.kubuntu.org/support)
A vBulletin based forum lead by Jesse Aiton. Scope of the forum:
- Kubuntu and other OSS News
- Help section for new users
- General help on Servers, Software, Hardware, Networking etc.
- Tutorials, How-To’s and Scripts
- Separate subforums dedicated to each Kubuntu version
- General Talk area
“What makes Linux capable of doing this? Is it development process; is it ease of writing drivers; is this sheer stubbornness on parts of people like you? What is it?
“I think it’s all of those. The ease of writing drivers; Linux drivers are at normally one-third smaller than Windows drivers or other operating system drivers. We have all the examples there, so it’s trivial to write a new one if you have new hardware, usually because you can copy the code and go. We maintain them for forever, so the old ones don’t disappear and we run on every single processor out there. I mean Linux is 80% of the world’s top 500 super computers right now and we’re also the number one embedded operating system today. We’ve got both sides of the market because it’s–yeah it’s pretty amazing. I don’t know why, but we’re doing something right.”
“Not “My special flowchart says I have to,” just “Linux is probably reaching out from the hard drive, where it sits as nothing more than a collection of magnetic potential unkissed by so much as a single read head, just waiting to influence the hardware before GRUB can even find it, or the hardware can even acknowledge the existence of GRUB for that matter (deep breath)… Linux is reaching out in that manner and wrecking your laptop and it must come off.”