Archive for August, 2011
Winetricks is a very cleverly written bash script that helps you get the most out of Wine. Wine is the Windows emulation layer (but it’s not an emulator) that allows you to run windows aps on your Linux desktop. Check out the video.
ffDiaporama is an Opensource application for Linux or Windows which was inspired by presentation programs such as Powerpoint or Impress. Powerful features such as these quoted from the site
“It includes 140 transitions and a device database to enable the videos to be correctly rendered for more than 50 models of video viewing devices (including smartphones, tablets, and home cinema systems). ffDiaporama can manage several hundred slides. Each slide can contain tens of shots and tens of blocks, with each shot containing its own block settings. The application itself calculates all the shot transformations.”
OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux licensed under the GPL version 3.0. As their website states “OpenShot has many great features, such as trimming and arranging videos, adjusting audio levels, transitions between videos, compositing multiple layers of video, chroma-key / green screen effect, and support of most formats and codecs. I’ve been using this piece of software for a few months now and it has lived up to this high expectation.
What really sets OpenShot apart from other video editors is the easy-to-use user interface. We have worked very hard to create a video editor that everyone can enjoy! ”
The Gimp Paint Studio is a great way to get the most out of what is already a powerful image manipulation program.
Gimp Paint Studio, or GPS is a collection of brushes and accompanying tool presets.
As they say on their site “The goal of GPS is to provide an adequate working environment for graphic designers and artists to begin to paint and feel comfortable with GIMP from their first use”
qt-recordmydesktop is the graphical frontend for the recordmydesktop command line utility. This tutorial should get you started and perhaps you can try making some video captures of your own.
Vectorlinux 7.0 uses the newest (at the time of this writting, version of xfce4. One of the great features of this new xfce4 is the imporved networking tools. It is now easier than ever to conect to other machines on your network, either by SSH, or by SAMBA.
WICD network manager., handles network connection in Vectorlinux, whether you are wired or wireless. Easy to use when you know how, but if you are new to this application this is the tutorial for you.
One of the first things you will have to do with your new Vectorlinux install is to set the volume mixer. Easy enough, so this tutorial also includes an introduction to alsamixer (a commnad line sound mixer).