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A packed show this time. More Linux hardware, 32 vs 64-bit, Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Budgie, yet more Solus news and loads more on LNL 03.
KDE and Slimbook Release a Laptop for KDE Fans
Arch and Tails are dropping 32-bit but 32-bit CentOS is still available
Black market Blackphones get sent a kill message that bricks them
Steam’s Linux Marketshare For January Was 0.8%
Mozilla is shutting down the group behind Firefox OS
Ikey tells us why Chromium isn’t as Free as some people might think
Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi
Joe spoke to Martin Wimpress about the upcoming release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 for the Raspberry Pi.
Jesse has abandoned KaOS in favour of Ubuntu Budgie on his laptop
(Yet more) Solus news
Budgie turns its back on GTK, goes Qt and Wayland; is inevitably forked
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Jesse, have your friend check out slacker media.Info (ie klaatu) he is doing high end media production with flos(software). Can’t leave apple because x is an excuse, kick him in the ass and make him go! Good show, stop talking about phones. Making commenting great again, Brian in Ohio
PS checkout how great apple hardware is on Louis Rossman’s YouTube channel
Funny how Brits talk about “only one in Europe”. Okay, EU, Europe, not the same. What I wanted to say: You said Entroware is the only one in Europe, who sell pre-installed Linux hardware. But what about the german “Tuxedo Computers” (https://www.tuxedocomputers.com)? Just because Entroware is the only one you know of, doesn’t mean others don’t exist. 😛
Also the Slimbook you were talking about are from Spain… Just sayin’.
I saw a Slimbook and held it in my hands during FOSDEM in Belgium last week. The only way I could tell it apart from a MacBook Air was literally to look at the word “Slimbook” below the screen.
I don’t produce videos myself, but from what I hear Kdenlive is the best option on Linux. Chris from Jupiter Broadcasting comments on this topic periodically (about once a month it seems like). Since he produces a Linux video show every week (plus many shows on other subjects), he would really like to be able to do everything under Linux. However, while he does produce some short YouTube videos with Kdenlive and other Linux programs to keep up with their progress, he still uses Final Cut Pro under MacOS as his main production environment because nothing on Linux is comparable. One major advantage of the Mac programs is support for the GPU. According to Chris, even with a high end CPU and a lot of memory, Kdenlive grinds to halt when trying to edit a large 4k video. Tom from Sunday Morning Linux Review also talks regularly about using Kdenlive (he produces a lot of YouTube videos in addition to the SMLR podcast).
It’s not just the video though. I think Chriss (@JB) uses ProTools and some exotic UAD plugins which require dedicated DSP cards for real-time audio processing (aka no latency). I would be amazed if these uber proprietary systems (or anything similar) have any support for Linux, not to mention being stable for any type of real work. Audio and DAWs are the sole reason i still have to use Windows.
In my opinion, Cinelerra-GG is the closest to a professional video editor on Linux right now.
It has a steep learning curve and some questionable interface decisions, but supports almost all video files (ffmpeg 3.x working in the background) and LADSPA+ffmpeg plugins for enhancements. It can render to BluRay, insert subtitles and has some interesting plugins, like BlueBanana which can alter specific colors in a video, e.g. to make a dull grey sky into a blue one. 🙂
Disclaimer: I’m doing their website. 😛