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Larry Bushey
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+System76 Thank you for exceeding my expectations. Sure my Galago UltraPro is still under warranty. But when the plastic, spring loaded door covering my network cable port broke for the second time, I expected them to send me a no charge replacement. They sent me TWO no charge replacements and... wait for it... STICKERS!
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OK. I'm tired of battling with LightWorks and I need your help!

I'm trying to create a screencast about VeraCrypt, as I have promised in the podcast. I have the video and the audio recorded. I can import the media into LightWorks (free version), complete the edits and begin the export. Then it happens! I get a message "The system cannot find the file specified." One strange part is that the media files play just fine in the LightWorks editor. They also play just fine when double-clicked in the file manager. But the REALLY strange part is that I was able to export THE SAME FILES earlier in the day!

I have checked that the video is 1280x720, 25fps, constant frame rate, no audio. The audio files are mp3 at 96kbps 4100K. (LightWorks has no problem with the audio files.) I am exporting using the YouTube pre-set on LightWorks. The LightWorks forums have yielded nothing. I'm hoping that someone in our G+ community has the magic answer.
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Can you take a screenshot of your export settings?
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I have included a link to +Gary Newell's  opinion post today on his Everyday Linux User blog. In it, he comments on twitter's @rmsthebot's relentless hashtag-bashing that #linux  should be #GNU /Linux.

If Linux is such a small part of GNU/Linux, then perhaps we should just call it "GNU" instead. We could change all the names. For example, "the Linux Action Show" would become "the GNU Action Show." Similarly we would have GNU Format, GNU Journal, Everyday GNU User, and GNU User and Developer. And there would be Debian GNU, Red Hat GNU, GNU Mint, and GNUbuntu. Of course, my screen name, and my podcast would have to change to be Going GNU instead of Going Linux.

Sarcasm aside, we don't say "Computer/Chrome/Laptop" "Computer/Windows/Workstation" "Computer/Debian/Server" "Computer/IOS/Tablet" or "Computer/Android/Telephone" do we? Even though without the operating system, the device would be a non-functional collection of electronic parts, we say "Laptop" or "Workstation" or "Tablet" or "In-flight Entertainment System" if we want to be generic. At best, we say "Linux PC" or "Windows PC" or "Chromebook" or "iPad" or "Macbook" instead.

The word "Linux" has become a recognizable brand name of sorts and we should stick with it, despite what @rmsthebot has to say. 
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Computer Penguin thingy werks fer me...
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Windows XP is no longer supported and quite a few of the computers that came with XP installed just do not have the specs to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. It's not safe to run an operating system that is no longer supported, so what do you do? Buy a new machine? Or you could try installing a lightweight Linux distribution.

In episode 275, we take a fresh look at the array of lightweight distros available today that might make good alternatives for lower-spec machines.
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Vanilla Debian with LXDE will run on quite a lot of under-powered machines.
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Watch the video. Great info about accessibility.
Why Web Accessibility Matters. Ever been on a website and wondered why it hasn't loaded on your browser? Or wondered why half of the site has loaded whilst the other hasn't or worse yet why the entire site just looks quite odd? There is no doubt that at one point or another something like this ...
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HowtoForge recently posted a four-part script tutorial on shell scripting. It reminded us of the tutorials Tom and I did in 2008. Shell scripting hasn't changed much over the years, so we simply updated our article to include the link to the HowtoForge tutorial.

Here is the link to our original script and cron tutorials. They even come with examples and downloadable samples!
http://goinglinux.com/articles/Scripts_en.htm
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Shell scripting still makes the world turn. I can't think of any company I've worked for that didn't have a large collection of she'll scripts running menial tasks.
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Linux for that looks and works like ChromeOS. 
 
NEW #HYBRID #CHROMIXIUM ISO READY FOR DOWNLOAD.
Morning everyone, after many requests and feedback, I have now released a Chromixium 1.0 ISO file that supports writing direct to USB using the DD command:

sudo dd if=Chromixium-1.0-i386-Hybrid.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M

I had to go back and review the build process using xorriso rather than mkisofs, adding in the hybrid support. The new ISO is available for download at Sourceforge and I will upload a torrent in due course. This ISO is also compatible with burning to DVD and Unetbootin/LiLi as per normal. From now on all Chromixium ISOs will be hybrid. If you were having problems transferring the previous image to a USB device, then please try the new hybrid image.

Please note, due to an upstream bug in Plymouth/Upstart, the live system fails to display "Please remove the live CD from the tray and press enter" at shutdown. The system may appear to hang on shutdown from live USB or DVD - just press the Enter key at this point and shutdown will complete.
The best of Chrome OS and Ubuntu. Free to download and use forever.
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+Klaatu von Schlacker  Here are my Lightworks Export settings.
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ffmpeg gives reliable results when converting. I believe that is what openshot uses (by way of MLT). Glad you got it sorted!
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So this just happened. Got a Chrome update to Version 43.0.2357.124 (64-bit) on Linux Mint and scaling went to 2x with apparently no way to change it.

Adding "--force-device-scale-factor=1" to the launch command for Chrome forces a 1x scaling. 

+Dan Scott Reported this on April 16, but I haven't seen it until today. Thanks Dan, for the work-around.
Chrome 43 scaling on high-density displays on Linux Well, this is a problem. On the left is Chrome 43, running on the left half of a 1080p display. On… - Dan Scott - Google+
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I think that unless you have a high dpi screen or 1080 it's not a problem. I have the latter.
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This promises to be an extremely valuable online resource. "Linux Basics - Mitesh Shah." Great job, +Mitesh Shah
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It'll be a some time before we get to that for the average Joe. 
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Sonar 2015.2 has been released in two editions:
Sonar Gnome (Gnome 3 desktop)
Sonar Net (command line interface)

Sonar MATE is in beta!
Sonar 2015.2 is out! just as promised it came out just a few weeks after sonar 2015.1. Now that we have our build system in place we are ready for building other images of Sonar. But let's take a look at the Gnome version of 2015.2. Sonar is focused on assistive technology trying to give the ...
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Going Linux Episode 273: Onine meetings have been popular in business for years. Most applications and services that enable online meetings work well on OSX and Windows, but not all work or work well on Linux. We review and compare important features of some of the most popular solutions and which features of each work on Linux.
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I am the creator and host of the Going Linux Podcast. As a technology advocate, I use my communication and facilitation skills to help computer users build their confidence and competence with alternative technologies, such as open source software, and with mainstream commercial applications as well.

My broad background in professional training, technology management, management and sales gives me a unique perspective on using today's technology to get things done. Creator, producer and host of a top-rated Internet audio program, I have been helping computer users on-line since 2005, with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use their personal technology.

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