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  • Why the elementary OS team is the perfect home for Shotwell

    Shotwell was created in 2009 by Yorba, a company focused on building Free Software for the GNOME desktop (such as the Geary email client). Over the course of the last several years, Shotwell has become the go-to app for managing photos on a pretty high percentage of Linux desktops.

  • 12 Useful Terminal Emulators for Linux

    A Terminal emulator is a computer program that reproduces a video terminal within some other display structure. In other words the Terminal emulator has an ability to make a dumb machine appear like a client computer networked to the server. The terminal emulator allows an end user to access console as well as its applications such as text user interface and command line interface.

  • Lightworks and Lightworks Pro 11.5 review: video NLE for Windows and Linux

    With this full release of 11.5 for Linux and Windows, and with an alpha version of 11.1 demonstrated running on OS X in April 2013, EditShare is finally starting to make good on its promise to deliver Lightworks as a cross-platform, professional-level, video editor.

  • EditShare Releases Lightworks Version 11.5 for Linux and Windows

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Linux 4.2 Offers Performance Improvements For Non-Transparent Bridging

The Non-Transparent Bridge code is undergoing a big rework that has "already produced some significant performance improvements", according to its code maintainer Jon Mason. For those unfamiliar with NTB, it's described by the in-kernel documentation, "NTB (Non-Transparent Bridge) is a type of PCI-Express bridge chip that connects the separate memory systems of two computers to the same PCI-Express fabric. Existing NTB hardware supports a common feature set, including scratchpad registers, doorbell registers, and memory translation windows." Or explained simply by the Intel Xeon documentation that received the NTB support, "Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB) enables high speed connectivity between one Intel Xeon Processor-based platform to another (or other IA or non-IA platform via the PCIe interface)." Read more

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