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The pragmatic desktop Linux user

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Sometimes, you can't get what you want. That's the point Robin "Roblimo" Miller makes in his pained confession at NewsForge, that when it comes to the video production that makes up 10 percent of his work time, it's best done using Camtasia, a proprietary Windows-only program. Argh!

But, what can you do?

Well, the honest, work-a-day answer is: grin and bear it.

Miller takes pains to show that there really isn't an affordable or good replacement for Camtasia for his purposes.

I have to agree with him. For what he's doing, the only sensible choice is the one he's made.

I'm lucky enough that everything I do, I can do on Linux. Mind you, I do need to use Wine to run Quicken and iTunes, but other than that, my Linux workstations are Windows-software free.

Many people aren't that lucky.

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