Kdenlive tests the future, GIMP receives a speed bump, hipster-pixel browsing and Pi powered rovers. All this plus your emails.
A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.
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Colour key – Venn Pedro Jill
- Really ARM?
- That was some 90s era FUD that would make Microsoft blush.
- “RISC-V is an open-source processor core specification, overseen by the non-profit RISC-V Foundation, with freely available implementations”
- 5 attack points
- Security (I’m not joking)
- Design assurance.
- 5 attack points
- “Our intention in creating a webpage to offer key considerations around commercial RISC-V based products was to inform a lively industry debate,”
- Well, no matter your intentions all you did was give RISC-V a gang of free advertising.
- Still has issues with the A/V thumbnails disappearing on the timeline.
- Finally, like the more industry standard editors, the video and audio seperate automatically in the timeline!
- Overall, seems much faster at previewing video clips.
- Now you can preview clips with lower resolution playback. This is essential for editing high res video.
- There is an appimage available.
- It don’t work, but it’s there.
- Works for me on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
- One of the reasons why I don’t like using OpenShot–the audio editing is not good.
- The creator, Janathon Thomas, knows that audio editing is a weak point with OpenShot and improvements are being worked on.
- Audio playback and editing is so much better.
- Auto Audio Mixing works well.
- The beauty of OpenShot is that it is easy to learn and use.
- It has to be STABLE to be useable.
- Moved their development to GitLab.
- Better export dialogue.
- 7 new effects.
Dual booting heathens
- Sooo it lets you create a windows VM with Virtualbox?
- Is there a distro that you can’t do that with?
- I remember playing around with this several years ago and thinking that it’s easier to teach someone how to use VirtualBox in Linux, then installing a seperate distro for it.
- Wait, the author tested this in a VM? Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.
- They have something called Stealth VM that offers a semi-automated VM install.
- I agree /w Jill.
- If you have the know how to install Linux setting up a VM is no longer outside your wheelhouse.
- Much faster start time, because the font library doesn’t have to load before GIMP loads.
- Thanks to Jehan Pagès and Ell, GIMP now performs the loading of fonts in a parallel process, which dramatically improves startup time.
- Font Tagging added. This is a feature used a lot in Photoshop.
- Better PSD support.
- A common use case for the Measure tool is getting GIMP to calculate the angle of rotation, when horizon is uneven on a photo. GIMP now removes the extra step of performing rotation manually: after measuring the angle, just click the newly added Straighten button in the tool’s settings dialog.
- You can try out the new hotness wicked-easy by using the officially maintained flatpak from Flathub.
Modern text-based browser (RTheren)
- Didn’t make with the working on Antergos (ARCH!!1!):
- Crashes on 18.04 as well.
- Headless firefox from a VT is still a neat idea.
- Works for me on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in XTerm.
- Reduces bandwidth and memory usage while browsing.
- A nice alternative to the CLI browsers lynx or elinks, but not as fast.
- Oh, pretty, it looks like it calls to libcaca for rendering!
- If you ever wanted to know what a particular webzone looked like with a hipster-pixel filter well, there you ho.
- AI Assistant for Astronauts on the International Space Station that runs Ubuntu!
- CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON)
- CIMON can see, hear, understand and speak with astronauts.
- And is voice controlled, so it frees up hands when important tasks need to be performed.
- Awesome use of IBM Watson.
- And, yes, Ubuntu has been replacing all those Windows laptops on the space station the last few years, so linux is not just in the backend anymore.
- CIMON uses the cloud and that brings up an important question.
- Should we call it the Space Cloud?
- Nexus has a nice ring to it.
- Something something disk encryption.
- Works by removing the hard drive while the system is suspended.
- Instead of using Ubuntu’s default screensaver try running XScreenSaver standalone.
- This is similar to the bug that hit OSX several years ago, but that one didn’t require you to remove the hard drive.
- “We’re unlikely to fix this, since having physical access means an attacker could simply access the hard disk directly or replace the password on it and unlock the computer.”
- A whole lot if THIS!
Slice of Pi
- Have your very own Mars Rover here on earth!
- Starting at $1049 for a kit you can build and $2,199 preassembled.
- Soon STL files will be available for 3D Printing.
- Hahahahahahahaha yeah, no.
- Might as well buy an Intel NUC.
- If I’m going to drop that kind of coin might as well pony up the extra $200 and pick up the AMD Ryzen V1000 APU board from Sapphire.