Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:47 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux Linux is struggling on the desktop because it only has a small number of "great" apps, according to the Gnome co-creator. Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the Gnome desktop, told tech journalist Tim Anderson at the recent Windows 8 Build conference "When you count how many great desktop apps there are on Linux, you can probably name 10," de Icaza said, according to a post on Anderson's IT Writing blog. "You work really hard, you can probably name 20. We've managed to p*** off developers every step of the way, breaking APIs all the time."
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RE: Why no video editing
by tupp on Sat 1st Oct 2011 03:54 UTC in reply to "Why no video editing"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

No NLE on OSX nor Windows comes close to the robustness of Piranha: http://ifxsoftware.com/products/piranha

Piranha is as high-end as one can get. Guess what -- Piranha only runs on Linux!

Of course if you can't afford the USD$250,000 for Piranha and it's hardware console, you can buy it's little brother for USD$10,000 -- Ant: http://ifxsoftware.com/ant

Ant was handling 4k Red streams about a year before Avid and Final Cut Pro. Ant only runs on Linux.

A lot of high-end production software runs on Linux.

What was that about having to get into the guts of the OS and using Apple APIs??

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RE[2]: Why no video editing
by Darkmage on Sat 1st Oct 2011 04:49 in reply to "RE: Why no video editing"
Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

...and you've just shot your own argument in the head, Pirhanna is a Commercial non open-source product. The entire API/Framework is made by one company. Ant is also another proprietary non opensource product.. how does this help Linux again? Call me when a normal linux user has access to these tools without forking out thousands of dollars? remember every mac user has FREE access to quartz composer built into their license for Mac OSX. There is nothing close to that on linux that will allow you to mix HD feeds in realtime, or allow layered effects. OSX is only $39.95 for a legit license you can run on most intel based PC hardware, and a mac will set you back less than $1000 for an i7 mac mini which will let you do the editing.

Edited 2011-10-01 04:53 UTC

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RE[3]: Why no video editing
by tupp on Sat 1st Oct 2011 05:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Why no video editing"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Pirhanna is a Commercial non open-source product.

Nevertheless, it far out-classes any OSX/Windows NLE, and it only runs on Linux.

By the way, Piranha runs on RedHat, but I've heard of Ubuntu Piranha installations.

Ant can run on RedHat and Ubuntu, too. From the Ant page: "The Ant is a Linux Solution supporting most versions of RedHat and Fedora as well as Ubuntu, Debian and others."


Ant is also another proprietary non opensource product..

Nevertheless...


... how does this help Linux again?

It helps in showing that fanboys make a lot of baseless claims about the superiority of their proprietary OS (OS means "Operating System" -- not "application").


Call me when a normal linux user has access to these tools without forking out thousands of dollars? remember every mac user has FREE access to quartz composer built into their license for Mac OSX. There is nothing close to that on linux that will allow you to mix HD feeds in realtime

As I recall, Piranha in 2005 was capable of 100 simultaneous HD feeds on Linux. Call me when OSX has an NLE with that capability.

The cost is irrelevant -- the important thing is that Linux has already demonstrated superior capability in all aspects of production software. If a developer wanted to create an open source version of Piranha, there is nothing in Linux that is limiting him/her.

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RE[3]: Why no video editing
by Soulbender on Sat 1st Oct 2011 09:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Why no video editing"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and you've just shot your own argument in the head, Pirhanna is a Commercial non open-source product.


Being closed-source does not disqualify an application from being a great application.

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