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+Blaine Packer Hi IG! I love your video's and I am particularly impressed with the quality of the production value. I'm looking to start a series on how to find your way around in elementary OS for someone close to me who has switched recently. I was wondering if you could share your work flow on how you produce your video's, especially screencasting, because I'm not looking to do any speaking in front of a camera. Maybe this could be a nice video to add to your catalogue so you can share what you've learned so far with everyone. Any help or tips would be very much appreciated.
A few specific questions I have are:
- Would you recommend recording audio and video in separate programmes?
- Which (graphical) programmes would you recommend recording audio and video with? Or is it not that hard to create a script with ffmpeg to record audio and video?
- Where can you find nice (and free) title graphics?
- What programme do you use to edit video and what would you consider the most important gotcha's in editing?

These are the first things that spring to mind, maybe I'll add some other questions later.
Thanks a lot for all your content and I'm looking forward to learning from you.
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Hi everyone, long time no see. There was a long discussion on Linux Mint on the last episode Linux Unplugged. Whilst I was listening to it, I was thinking "What would +Rob Hawkins and +Scott Newlon say if they were in the Mumble room right now?". I'm looking forward to hearing your opinions, here are my two cents:

Chris Fisher said that Linux Mint is tired and boring, but I think that to him (an Arch user who admits to being addicted to updates) Linux Mint might be boring, but the target audience of Linux Mint is the "average user", whatever that may be. I think that there are a lot of "average" people that don't really care how their desktop looks like or if the menu bar is 40 or 45 pixels wide or that the volume mixer is left to the network applet in stead of to the right of it. I would actually contend that most people don't care if they're running Windows, OS X or Linux, most people use their computers to complete a certain task, they want (or need) to get work done. They don't care that if their desktop doesn't change for 5, 10 or even 20 years, they only want to keep being able to open or create a document, spreadsheet or presentation or surf the web, that's why there are still so many people on Windows XP. They would care less if the display server is X.org, Mir or Wayland, or if the init system is SysV init, systemD or upstart or if they're running GNOME, KDE or Pantheon. The only people who care about those silly things are technology enthusiasts. So being "tired and boring" or rather only iterating on and stabilizing what you have is a perfect system for a lot of people, including myself.
He also said that being on a cycle of two years instead of six months is not sustainable for being competitive with other distributions like Canonical's Ubuntu. But I don't think, and I think Clem would probably agree that's why they switched to this new release cycle, that it is not feasible to work on two distributions (LMDE and Linux Mint) and several flavours for each distribution (MATE and Cinnamon for LMDE and Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE and KDE for Linux Mint) and refresh them every six months.

I haven't used Linux Mint in a while (I switched to elementary OS, which is still my primary distribution), but I installed LMDE Betsy recently and I was surprised how far Cinnamon has come and how flexible and customizable it is and I'm now dual booting it. Cinnamon hasn't changed much on the surface, but when you start looking in the settings menu it has become almost as customizable as KDE, only far less confusing and more clear and straight forward. So I wouldn't agree that Linux Mint is at a stand still, rather it has matured and when the DE is 90% of the way to becoming a perfect DE, the little changes are far less noticeable and have far less of a wow-factor than when you're working on the first 50% which the Mint team was doing a few years ago.

Or whatever, you know...
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There's nothing wrong with stability and consistency. Linux Mint is distro that aims to offer a polished but traditional desktop computing experience. I think it achieves that well. I also agree about the last 10% being much less noticeable. 
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Nederlandse +openSUSE gebruikers
(Dutch +openSUSE users)

Dankzij +Richard Bos zijn er weer +openSUSE pakketten voor de belastingaangifte. De forumpost bevat een link naar de one-click install.
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Hi everyone! I'm trying to migrate away from Gmail and was considering Fastmail. I'm currently using their free trial and everything is fine. What are your experiences with Fastmail concerning their webmail-client, their Android app and how well their IMAP support is? Do you know anything about their stance and history on privacy?
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+Joel Tomfohr
Thanks a lot for you insights!
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Hi everyone! I'm trying to migrate away from Gmail and was considering Fastmail. I'm currently using their free trial and everything is fine. What are your experiences with Fastmail concerning their webmail-client, their Android app and how well their IMAP support is for using it in Geary? Do you know anything about their stance and history on privacy?
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FastMail has a great rep long-term, they support open standards well, e.g. their address book system works well with CardDAV tools to sync with Android's Contacts.

But no one can really guarantee "privacy" these days, obviously depends what you mean, using the tools necessary for true privacy in electronic comms (read: strong open-source crypto) will IMO immediately flag you as a person of interest to the TLA's and increase their scrutiny. Do you remove your battery from your cellphone to keep 'them' from tracking you?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/07/australias-fastmail-secure-email-nsa
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=66953
https://brooksreview.net/2014/03/fast-mail-and-loose-privacy/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7794529
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There has been a lot of discussion around this topic in the elementary OS community. What does the MintCast team think about their new method of getting funds to continue development for a FLOSS project?
How does the Linux Mint team receive it's donations and keep financially afloat and stimulate development?
 
Payments. Or, "Why we make you type $0"

It’s about asking a fair price to offset the costs of development. It’s about securing the future of elementary OS to ensure we can keep making software that millions of people love and use every day.

If we want to see the world of open source software grow, we should encourage users to pay for its development; otherwise it’ll be underfunded or developers will have to resort to backdoor deals and advertising. And nobody wants that future.

Read more: http://blog.elementaryos.org/post/110645528530/payments
Or, Why we make you type “$0” While our desktop developers are hard at work making Freya happen (we just released beta 2!), our web developers and many new contributors are collaborating over at...
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My favorites are Mint (of course), Peppermint (on old machines), and Bodhi...in that order. ... I haven't really heard of "Elementary".  Right now, I wouldn't consider paying for an operating system that I could not try first for 30 days.
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Hi everyone! I'm currently using pidgin as my chat client on Freya, but it could integrate better with the elementary theme. Does anyone know a nice theme for pidgin that makes it look better in Freya? Thanks for any and all suggestions.
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If you only need an IRC client (so no XMPP/Jabber, AIM, ICQ and whatnot) you can try the in-development Relay, which is made with elementary in mind https://github.com/agronick/Relay
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I've installed the final release version of Freya and I wanted to install eidete, but when I enter the command I found on the launchpad page to install eidete, namely
sudo apt-get install eidete
I get the error message that the package can't be found. Is there a way to get the stable version of eidete, or do have to add the daily ppa of schnatsel?
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The new builds are in the elementary daily PPA. Schnatsel's are 3 years old and not built for Trusty/Freya. Here is the 64bit deb file https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/ubuntu/daily/+build/7040654/+files/eidete_0.1~r195-0%2Bpkg16~ubuntu0.3.1_amd64.deb
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Congratulations to the Bodhi team for their release
 
Today I am very happy to share with you the first stable release for the third major update to the Bodhi Linux operating system. For those would rather play first and read later have some download links: 32bit – Md5sum 64bit – Md5sum Legacy – Md5sum…
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Hi everyone! I'm trying to migrate away from Gmail and was considering Fastmail. I'm currently using their free trial and everything is fine. What are your experiences with Fastmail concerning their webmail-client, their Android app and how well their IMAP support is? Do you know anything about their stance and history on privacy?
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Hi everyone! I'm trying to migrate away from Gmail and was considering Fastmail. I'm currently using their free trial and everything is fine. What are your experiences with Fastmail concerning their webmail-client, their Android app and how well their IMAP support is? Do you know anything about their stance and history on privacy?
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Interested to hear your experiences. The interface definitely looks appealing, and they seem to take the standards seriously.
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It's great that they do this.
 
Linux Voice issue three is now free under CC-BY-SA. Get the PDFs and ePub for the issue here.

Learn to unleash the power of the commandline, find out what the fuss is about BTRFS, build a wearable computer in a cycling jacket, travel back in time and meet Alan Turing, and much more.
Yes, issue 3 of Linux Voice is now nine months old, so we're releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content from the magazine (apart from adverts), even for commercial purposes, providing you credit Linux Voice as the original source and retain the ...
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  • Vrije Universiteit
    Premaster Toegepaste Taalwetenschappen, 2011 - present
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
    Islam en Arabisch, 2007 - 2011
  • Universiteit van Tilburg
    Psychologie, 2005 - 2007
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  • DirechtDutch Institute
    Docent NT2, 2012 - present
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    Administratief Medewerker, 2010 - 2011
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    Docent Arabisch, 2010 - 2011
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