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OpenShot — Finally

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makeuseof.com: Video and photo editing tools are a necessity in today’s world of personal media. We have lots of photographs and videos these days that could look even better when presented nicely.

Multimedia Codecs and Moral Quandarie

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workswithu.com: I wrote recently about legal concerns involving multimedia patents on Ubuntu, and how to obtain licensed codecs without breaking the law. But I didn’t give much thought to the philosophical side of the issue.

PostgreSQL Optimizer Bits: Semi and Anti Joins

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The series “PostgreSQL Optimiser Bits” will introduce the strategies and highlights of the PostgreSQL optimiser. We start today with a new feature of PostgreSQL 8.4: Semi and Anti Joins.

ImageMagick Fun

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purinchu.net: Oe of my professors mailed us a PDF of a scanned document to read (and print out) for the next class. Being that is was scanned in there was a lot of excess black in the picture. I don’t know about you, but printing 2 large blocks of solid black, for 22 pages, doesn’t sound like a wise investment of toner. But ah! Why don’t I just crop off the excess part? This has to be easy, right?

13 Linux Twitter Applications Reviewed

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Once upon a time Twitter users had to use a web-browser to update their status and check their tweets. Then came the dawn of the twitter app...

Linux: Current State of Voice Dictation and Recognition

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blog.eracc.com: For the past three weeks I and my research assistant have been searching the WWW for dictation software that works under GNU/Linux. We have discovered this to be an exercise in frustration with several dead ends.

KDESC 4.3+: Video, Music, Image and Document Preview in Dolphin

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mygnulinux.com: In most distributions that come with KDE Software Compilation 4.3 and above, opening Dolphin for browsing the filesystem will give you Preview Mode Button. We will expand on this option.

MS and Oracle's big dev tools - who needs 'em?

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theregister.co.uk: A chunky Visual Studio 2010 releases soon, packing more features and representing perhaps more hours of development than any other single-vendor's development tool. How could you resist? Viva Emacs and Vim.

What's Up With PCManFM2?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: PCManFM has been a popular replacement for the Nautilus file manager on the GNOME desktop because its light and fast, though still featureful enough to handle automatic mounting of hotplugged drives and other modern advantages. Well, Hong Jen Yee has decided that several prominent bugs cannot be solved without a major rewrite of the file manager.

Deconstructing Nautilus and rebuilding it better

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design-by-izo.com: If you’re an avid user of the GNOME Desktop Environment and follow the development of it, you may well be aware of one of the hot topics currently doing the rounds on the internet, and that is: The User Interface Of The Nautilus File Manager And Why Is It So Awful?

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