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Video editing in Linux: a look at PiTiVi and Kdenlive

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Software While Linux still lacks a direct competitor to tools like Apple's iMovie or Final Cut Pro, the current crop of video editing tools are much more capable and easy-to-use. Two tools in particular stand out: PiTiVi and Kdenlive.

The Best Google Chrome Extensions

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Software Google Chrome finally has an answer to Firefox's add-ons; we recommend eleven of our favorite Google Chrome extensions.

K3b goes beta!

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michalm.wordpress: After two months of work I’m pleased to announce the first beta release of K3b. It is the last testing version before stable 2.0. If everything goes fine, the stable version will be ready in the end of February.

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility

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HowTos This is perhaps the best tool you have ever seen and the best stuff for your USB Stick. Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility (Sardu) is software that can produce an ISO or an IMA anti-virus bootable CD, comprehensive collections of utilities, the most popular distributions of Linux Lite, and the best known Windows PE.

X@FOSDEM 2010 Is Now A Half-Day Event

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Software Well, it was bad enough when X@FOSDEM became a one day event (where for the past several years it has been a highly-populated two-day conference) at the upcoming Free Open Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) taking place in Brussels next weekend, but now it's not even a one day event.

Review of Xiphos Bible Study Software

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Software Xiphos (formerly known as GnomeSword) is a Bible study tool written for Linux, UNIX, and Windows under the GNOME toolkit, offering a rich and featureful environment for reading, study, and research using modules from The SWORD Project and elsewhere.

Accessing Freenode IRC Network via SSL

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  • Accessing Freenode IRC Network via SSL Secure Connection
  • Freenode IRC – Connect And Auth Securely
  • Freenode, SSL and SASL Authentication with Irssi
  • My Favorite Irssi Scripts

Opera 10.50 snapshot: Return of the penguin

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Software This snapshot contains a new core update with a large number of fixes for regressions. Many features in 10.50 are more stable or work again like in 10.10. Widgets will also run as standalone applications again as previewed in 10.20 alpha. And finally, linux builds are back!

Machine Embroidery Management is coming to Linux

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Software You may remember that one developer, David Boddie, had done some work, with the result that I could build .png files to visualise my patterns within Dolphin, and that we were hoping that the other developer who had shown interest, Purple-Bobby, would join us. That’s exactly what happened. David and Robert Forsyth, a.k.a.Purple-Bobby, attacked the problem from different angles, which proved to be very informative, as they could feed on each other’s ideas.

Multitouch screens in Linux/Xorg/GTK+

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Here's a video demonstrating multitouch support all along the stack, including Linux 2.6.31, Xorg 7.5 (with XInput2) and Xinput2-enabled GTK+ (Experimental branch)

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