News Category: Desktop

Canonical to Offer Ubuntu Desktop Support

Article Source Cyber CynicJuly 30, 2009, 12:28 pm Do you want to save desktop support money? Do you have Windows and Mac-using friends or co-workers who want to try desktop Linux? Well, in either case, you're going to want to check out Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, latest desktop...
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Emacs 23.1 Released

Article Source LWNJuly 30, 2009, 10:10 am Â¬â  GNU Emacs 23.1 has been released. It is available on the GNU ftp site at ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/. See http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for a list of mirrors... Here are some new features of Emacs 23. See etc/NEWS for a complete list. Improved...
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Capturing Video (How I Did It)

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 30, 2009, 9:24 am One of the common questions we get here at linuxjournal.com is how we produce our videos. Shawn produced a howto video on some ways of doing it. The following describes how I capture my videos and also the script that I use to add the Linux...
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Hands-on: Linux Appliances Made Easy with SUSE Studio

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 30, 2009, 4:29 am Novell has launched a new Web service called SUSE Studio that simplifies the process of building Linux-based software appliances. It provides a convenient interface for creating custom versions of Novell's SUSE Linux distribution with...
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Upgrading From Windows to Linux

Article Source LinuxPlanet With the recession in full swing, I have found a growing number of people questioning the value of moving onto Windows 7 upon its release. Not because there is anything wrong with upgrading to Windows 7, but rather a concern that the prices for Windows 7 is thought to...
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Studio DV, Open Octave, And More

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 28, 2009, 10:00 am   Recently I profiled the latest LiVES video editing system, and in that article I mentioned that I intended to buy a camcorder for use with LiVES and other video editing software. Since then I purchased a Samsung SC-D382 midiDV recorder....
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Open Source Word Processors Give You Lots of Free Choices, Part 2

If you're like most PC users, the word processor is one of your own most mission-critical applications. On the Linux side, the OpenOffice.org Writer word processing program has garnered a lot of attention lately, partly due to the inclusion of the OpenOffice.org suite on high-profile netbooks. But...
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Browsers of Future Past: Seamonkey 2.0 Preview

Article Source Linux MagazineJuly 23, 2009, 10:11 pm The Netscape Suite is gone, but not forgotten. If you miss the days of the browser suite, the Seamonkey Project is keeping the flame alive with Seamonkey, an Internet suite that includes the browser, mail and newsreader client, IRC chat, and...
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Ubuntu to Make Linux Application Installation Idiot Proof

Article Source Cyber CynicJuly 23, 2009, 1:21 pm There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way, not because they have to. Programs...
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The LiVES Video Editor and VJ Tool Turns 1.0

Article Source Linux JournalJuly 22, 2009, 10:08 am LiVES is a video editing and VJ tool for Linux and BSD systems and today it celebrates its version 1.0 birthday. LiVES provides realtime video performance and non-linear editing for all classes of video editors and VJs (VJ is the Video...
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