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Fedora screenshots and some ideas

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Hi,

I just had another look through GGL and wanted to note that maybe the screenshots could be updated. They still show Fedora 6, but Fedora 7 is already out for like half a month (I know, it's still pretty fresh).

If you like I could provide a few shots of it since I have it running on my notebook.
Another reason might be the eMule-logo showing on the taskbar. I know that eMule itself is not illegal, but it commonly is associated with illegal downloading, therefor I think it might be better to avoid showing this.

The actual reason to revisit GGL was that I thought to remember you mentioning free software which people might already know from Windows (like Firefox).
Maybe we could also try to catch people with applications that do not exist for Windows and showing them that these programs are really cool.
I for example record videos from my DV-cam with Kino, which is a great and easy video-editing tool. It can export to different formats and even offers a few effects.
For (sort of) professional video-editing there would be Cinelerra, which offers a lot of stuff, probably a lot more than most home-users would need to edit their holiday-shots. ;-)

For these 2 programs I don't know a free alternative for Windows. Of course, you can record with Windows MediaEncoder, if you like to totally slow down your system because it records to memory and just writes it on hard-disc when you press the stop-button (which shouldn't be after more than 5 or 10 minutes because until then your system is rendered unusably slow since there is no free memory). Also WME directly stores as WMV, which is not a really good format for further processing. Kino stores directly onto the disc, as DV. Files are huge, one hour of video actually needs around 15GB, but you have the uncompressed original, which you then can edit as you wish before exporting it to the final format.
And it does not render your system unusable, you can just continue working or surfing the net while recording your video.

Maybe some of you guys also have some good examples of Linux-apps that have no free equivalent on Windows, so that we maybe could assemble a list to show users some cool things they can do for free on Linux and have to pay a big pile of cash for on Windows.

And if you don't like my idea, just discard it. Anyway, I'm not in charge, I'm just a guy sometimes having funny ideas. ;-)

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Well, I think it's a good

Well, I think it's a good idea. One perfect example is Beryl - as far as I am aware the effects in Vista bear no compairson.

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Hi, reptiler and

Hi, reptiler and Bjwebb!

The screenshots: Sure, go ahead. Please try to keep it simple, with at most 2-3 windows open, we don't want people to think that "Linux" is complicated.

GNU/Linux apps: That's a good idea for a project Olivier has been working on, Linux Can Do.

Cheers!

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Okay, I'll take a few nice

Okay, I'll take a few nice shots later and post them here.

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Linux can do
Gustavo wrote:

GNU/Linux apps: That's a good idea for a project Olivier has been working on, Linux Can Do.

I'll post my ideas there too, so that we can continue this discussion over there.

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Thanks very much... indeed,

Thanks very much... indeed, your screenshots are most welcome, if they are simple. I could not find the time to take some new ones. You can send them to me or Gustavo directly if that's easier (gustavo or olivier -at-- gnulinuxmatters.org)

Your suggestions apply really well to our stalled linuxcando project, so let's continue the discussion there.

Thank you!

Olivier.

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I've taken a few shots with

I've taken a few shots with Gnome already.
I'll take another couple of shots of KDE and then I guess mail them tomorrow.

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Late as usual, but the new

Late as usual, but the new screenshots have been integrated. Thanks very much for that, they are really what we were looking for.

Olivier.

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You're welcome. As always

You're welcome. As always it's a pleasure to contribute.

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