Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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I hate when...
by Jason Bourne on Mon 11th Jan 2010 12:57 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

You're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it... just when you make use of handy applications like video editing and audio editing, you're really stuck with two or three so-so middle-level applications in Linux. I only have installed Linux in my computers now but sometimes the need for Windows urges, but one has to resist!

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RE: I hate when...
by spiderman on Mon 11th Jan 2010 13:32 in reply to "I hate when..."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

This is very frustrating indeed. I'm forced to use Windows XP at work and oh man, this OS can't be used for even basic scripting. Even with cygwin, you have to put up with so many OS limitations, it makes simple tasks an hell to do. Very frustrating, indeed.

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RE[2]: I hate when...
by siride on Mon 11th Jan 2010 16:09 in reply to "RE: I hate when..."
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Uhh, yes it can. You can use VBScript and Perl, as well as PowerShell. The first one comes built-in with XP Pro (possibly also Home, I'm not sure). VB sucks, but at least you can get stuff done and the API is very powerful, almost too powerful, making simple things like copying a file require five lines of code.

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RE: I hate when...
by siride on Mon 11th Jan 2010 16:16 in reply to "I hate when..."
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I run Windows 7 on my T500 and run Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Thanks the VT-x and VB's support for 3d, Ubuntu runs about as vast in the VM as it did on my T43 natively. So I can use Ubuntu when I need to do Linuxy things, but I can have an OS that actually works running underneath and for desktop/gaming purposes.

BTW, computationally intensive tasks should run about the same speed on a VM as natively. All ring 3 code is run directly by the CPU. Ring 0 code without VT-x is sometimes dynamically recompiled, leading to a slow down. Also, virtualizing I/O is a bottleneck, too. But if you aren't doing I/O-bound work, VM should be as fast as native, or close enough.

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