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Cinelerra is very easy - 1/3

  •; By Paolo Rampino (Posted by akirad on Jan 8, 2008 6:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
I don't know you, but I often that the "usual Windows user" show me his photo album composed with the usual programs for video editing. I could use windows too, but I love to use Linux distro (particularly ubuntu). So I decided to learn how to use cinelerra and I discovered that, in spite of first impression, it's a software very easy to use. The envy of the Windows users is priceless.

CLI Magic: Viewing system information

GNU/Linux is bursting with information about the system on which it runs. The system's hardware and memory, its Internet link and current processes, the latest activity of each user -- all this information and more is available. And, despite such desktop tools as the KDE Control Center or GNOME's System Monitor, the easiest place to get all the system information available is still the command line. In many cases, you can view system information via specific commands. Some of these commands are written specifically to give information, while other commands that are mainly intended to alter the system in some way just happen to include parameters for viewing the current state of the system.

Linux Use As A Political Act

  • The Mental Proctologist; By Phred Zed (Posted by menpro on Jan 8, 2008 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
You may not consider yourself a political activist. Perhaps your initial interest in Linux had much to do with its zero-dollar price tag, reputation for stability, resistance to viruses, or huge software catalog. But, if you currently use it as your sole or primary operating system: why?

ODF-XSLT Project Announcement

Lone Wolves is happy to announce the ODF-XSLT project. The ODF-XSLT Document Generator is a library written in PHP 5 that brings the full power of XSLT to your OpenDocument files. It enables you to use ODF files as if they were plain XSLT templates. It also includes a few extra parsing options that allow you to edit the XSLT parts of these ODF from within your favourite office suite. ODF-XSLT is developed by Tribal Internet Marketing and is released by Lone Wolves as Free Software under the GNU General Public License, version 3.

Open-Xchange Announces New CEO, Board Positions

Board Chairman Laguna Becomes CEO, Former SUSE CEO Seibt Becomes Chairman, Former Nixdorf CEO Woebker Joins Board

How To Automatically Add A Disclaimer To Outgoing Emails With alterMIME (Postfix On Debian Etch)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Jan 8, 2008 2:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This tutorial shows how to install and use alterMIME. alterMIME is a tool that can automatically add a disclaimer to emails. In this article I will explain how to install it as a Postfix filter on Debian Etch.

Alternative ways of promoting Linux.

Today, a star is born. Everything you thought you knew about Linux is about to change.

Is Linux the OS of Ubiquitous Computing?

As Christian Einfeldt of Digital Tipping Point recently noted, when Amazon published its Christmas wish lists, Linux devices figured prominently. And it seems like Linux is indeed all around us. Apple showed us Unix could look gorgeous; Nokia has used it as the basis for an open handset; Linksys opened up its routers to modders; and dozens of consumer devices rely on Linux at their core.

OpenMoko FreeRunner: a win for phone freedom

OpenMoko has revealed additional details about the upcoming second generation of the company's open-source smartphone. OpenMoko, which spun off of FIC last year, aims to create a unique, Linux-based mobile phone that can easily be modified, improved, and repurposed by individual users. The company has now released additional information about it's second-generation handset and plans to demonstrate it for the first time at a private gathering that will take place during CES.

Mozilla chief steps down

Mozilla has announced that chief executive Mitchell Baker is stepping down in favour of chief operating officer John Lilly. Baker will remain as chairman of the open source non-profit organisation, but Lilly will take over effective operations immediately.

Torvalds sticking to his GPL2 guns

Linux creator Linux Torvalds says that the GPL2 (GNU General Public License) is still the best licensing option for the Linux Kernel. Torvalds has consistently rejected the GPL version 3 licensing scheme, released last year by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), for the Linux Kernel. Torvalds was speaking in the first of a new interview series hosted by the Linux Foundation, of which he is now a fellow.

High-def STB decoder chip runs Linux

A semiconductor firm announced a satellite-friendly, high-definition (HD) set-top box (STB) decoder chip that runs Linux. STMicroelectronics's STi7111 SoC (system-on-chip) is said to combine a decoder, network interface, and an integrated demodulator, enabling it to handle satellite transmissions as well as IP network input. The STi7111 is the latest member of ST's STi7100 series of SoC devices. It supports H.264, VC1, MPEG-2, and other video standards, and includes circuitry to demodulate both DVB-S (standard) and DVB-S2 (HD) signals. By integrating these functions, STB makers can reduce the cost and size of hybrid satellite/Internet-ready boxes, says ST.

Linux Based Video Glasses Create 54″ Virtual Screen

Dreamax’s Indicube i-800 PMP is a new Linux based media player that when worn like glasses can display a picture as it would seem on a 54″ screen if you were sitting 7 feet away. It features an OLED Microdisplay and is fully compatible with HD content. The device comes with 12 GB storage and a 8 GB flash card. The glasses themselves are only 2.3in. x 4.8 in. x 0.9 in.

Web 2.0 and open source: We've already won

I've spent the last two weeks on the road, meeting with customers and prospects. It has been enlightening, to say the least. One primary theme has emerged: the Web 2.0 revolution is over. The web has already won. Its chief weapon? Open source. It hasn't "won" in the sense that every application is now social. It hasn't won in the sense of market share. But it has clearly won in the sense of mindshare and intentions.

CES 2008: iRiver Wing UMPC

You’ve got to hand it to iRiver, they pump out some fantastic industrial design. Latest to prompt a small puddle of drool around my keyboard is the Wing, a flash-based clamshell UMPC with 4-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard. iRiver’s press release has it down as running embedded Linux Kernel 2.6, which is strange because some are reporting it to be a WinCE Pro machine; assuming the details from the horse’s mouth are correct, the 4GB of memory (and SD expansion) should be plenty for some compact Linux apps.

Gates on OLPC, Windows Home Server

In addition to answering questions about how Microsoft plans to take on its rivals and capture the hearts and devices of consumers, Chairman Bill Gates spoke to CNET on other topics, not all of which fit into Monday's Newsmaker piece. Here are a couple more questions and answers from Gates.

[Goes to show that Bill Gates doesn't "get" the XO, or developing nations. Just like he didn't understand the Internet or why you'd want more than 640 Kb RAM - Sander]

Writing about conspiracies

The fallout from my blog entry, “Conspiracy theorists and free software” continues. With all the people baying for my blood – some of whom, frankly, sound disingenuous in their demands for proof – the entry could easily take over my life, so in the last couple of days, I’ve withdrawn from active discussion of it. Frankly, the discussion is not that interesting to me.

Securing Linux laptops

While you can find dozens of products to secure Windows laptops, security products for Linux laptops are scarcer -- but they do exist. We found a range of products and fixes ranging from security patches for the operating system to encryption to the equivalent of computer bicycle locks which can help keep your Linux laptop or notebook safe.

NetBSD Hackathon 9 focussed on closing Problem Reports

The next hackathon will be held January 19th and 20th, 2008. The focus will be on closing PR's that are not relevant anymore after the release of 4.0. I.e. 2.0 becomes unsupported. Participation is open to everyone. Check out the Hackathon community page for more details.

Keystroke security dynamics from custom Perl algorithms

  • IBM DeveloperWorks; By Nathan Harrington (Posted by solrac on Jan 8, 2008 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The whorls and ridges on your fingertips can identify you based on what you touch. How you touch and especially type can often be just as unique an activity. Keystroke dynamics is a relatively new field that enables identification of individuals through statistical analysis of their typing patterns. Many commercial products analyze the dynamics of password entry, as well as continuous typing monitoring for enhanced security. This article uses example code to demonstrate keystroke dynamics for enhancing the security of your applications in authentication and continuous data entry contexts.

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