TUX Issue #15 Now Available

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Issue #15, July 2006: Table of Contents

P2P

  • Ubuntu and Dapper Drake Illustrate the Social Power of Inclusion by Phil Hughes
  • Filling the Void between Free Software and New Linux Users by Kevin Shockey
  • Letters by Various
  • Q&A with Mango Parfait by Mango Parfait

Home Plate

  • Building a Database with Kexi by Dmitri Popov

Suited Up

  • Connecting Evolution to MS Exchange by Daniel McCarthy
  • Using VMware to Introduce Linux into the Enterprise by Kevin Shockey

Tux Explains

  • OOoHGby Dmitri Popo v
  • KDE Kontactby Colin McGregor 
  • IRC: What It Is and Why We Use It by Matija Suklje
  • by

Reviews

  • Linux Loft: Family Box with Edubuntu by Kevin Shockey
  • by

NEXT MONTH

  • Turn Linux into an audio and video entertainment center with AmaroK and KPlayer.
  • We review Slackware, and both Google Earth and Picasa for Linux.
  • Using Kino to put together your video masterpiece for Google Video or YouTube.
Web Editor - Fri, 2006-06-30 11:41.

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Bringing Developers to talk about their life

I was reading the latest issue of TuxMagazine and the column done by Kevin Shockey where he talks about classifiying the different type of Linux users and the motives to use Linux.

Also he goes ons about the semantics of free software and freedom (libre) vs gratis. And how spanish make more sense to speak than the broken english language :D

However he brings some important topics such as the barrier of entrance for non developers. We all know that free software is all about the source being open, but really if you can´t understand code, there is really not much you can do. Actually there is but is not practical to an extend.

For example, if users need to learn C++ to modify a KDE app, it becomes way to difficult to make a difference on the behavior of the application for himself.

Somehow even on volunteers that collaborate with documentation or support for users are separated and missconected with the actual develoopers. This brings a good void between non-devleopers but volunteers, end-users, and finally developers.

Yes bugzilla has breach this a bit, but it there is nothing wrong to wonder what else there is to do. maybe talk about social networking could improve the communication, mentoring, and google summer of code might be some efforts in this direction. The interesting thing is if other smaller organizations or even better... individuals take the lead and make efforts to either let users know the people behind the code and bring a more humane way of looking at software.

Wonder what you guys think about bringing this developers to speak out on your magazine. With the risk of becoming more technical is always interesting to find what this developers are currently working on what what are their priority list.

Jza (not verified) - Wed, 2006-07-19 11:45.

David Vikstrom question about making flash anim in linux

xvidcap spring to mind, but here 2 good reviews on the topic.
It seems flash creation is limited to demorecorder.
Anybody with experience on the topic?

What to use to capture screen/ make flash animation:
http://osvids.com/blog/2006/07/09/the-not-so-terrible-state-of-linux-screen-capture/

Creating appealing video software demos in Linux
http://applications.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/11/23/2121233&tid=39

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2006-07-17 02:45.

Looking forward to next issue!

Amarok & Kplayer! Yay!

I hope that there's also something about streaming music to other computers (in a home network setup) from a dedicated box. Kind of like Squeezebox does. But easier to set up...

Video editing... hooray! :)

Looking forward to it.

Darkelve (not verified) - Tue, 2006-07-04 03:12.

mp3 on Kubuntu 6.06 with no internet

I have recently installed Kubuntu 6.06..... I am not connected to internet... looking for some solution for plaing mp3's in amarok for those not connected to internet.

dipu (not verified) - M - , 2006-07-31 05:18.

next time you're at an

next time you're at an internet cafe or whatever, download the needed package (easier said than done, hope you find it) onto a flash drive, bring it home and install it. for anyone using a .deb based system who isn't connected to the net (like me), the best thing is to buy a set of the latest debian archive on cd/dvd at your nearest linux shop, and if you don't have a shop anywhere near you, you can order online. i realise you're not online, but i'm sure you'll work something out.

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2006-07-31 23:47.

Streaming audio with gnump3d

There are many ways to do that, for example you can publsih your music over the LAN (or even the interent). Gnump3d. This will grab your Music folder and catch all your mp3, ogg and other audio file formats and make a page displaying your music.

You point with your browser to that IP and will be able to stream it through the browser.

Another way to stream this is using icecast which is basically an actual stream that will be broadcasting on a similar way like IRC server or a Web server. You just tune in the channel (being the IP) and will start getting the stream.

Jza (not verified) - Wed, 2006-07-19 11:50.

File Broken

I try twice already, seems like the file is broken on the server.

Nitrate (not verified) - Sat, 2006-07-01 10:13.

Problems with dowmload

Hi!

I have tried to download the July edition of Tux five times (four times using Firefox and once with IE) and each time the download stops after approx 500 Kb.

Is this a problem at your end?

Regards,
Peter

Peter Anders - (not verified) - Sat, 2006-07-01 01:01.

I encountered the same

I encountered the same problem too! Tried 8 times already! Four using Firefox and four using Opera. Any fix for this?

Regards,
Joshua

Joshua (not verified) - M - , 2006-07-03 23:57.

Use a download manager

I download every issue with the DownThemAll Firefox extension, and without any problems. I recommend this download manager.

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2006-07-13 04:17.

download issues

even DTA does not work this time, neither does flashgot
this it what I get if I click the link:

"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at secure.ssc.com."

been trying but I get the same error over and over.

Hope you can solve this quickly because I'm really looking forward to reading the article on amarok and edubuntu.

Thanx

Patred

patred (not verified) - M - , 2006-07-31 22:44.

Still no luck in downloading

Still no luck in downloading newest issue - one day later.

Not a good sign considering that we are about to pay for this service (not that i don't want to pay for the magazine though :-)
... i just find it strange that there's no comment about this in the news section on this site.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2006-08-01 01:09.

link is working again

downloaded the magazine.
things are working again

Thanx!!

Patred

patred (not verified) - Tue, 2006-08-01 05:16.

Download

The download link is still not functional! 1/8/06

Rick (not verified) - Tue, 2006-08-01 07:03.

The site is splendid. Thanks

The site is splendid. Thanks to its creator!

Villy (not verified) - Fri, 2006-11-10 04:47.

Thumbs up!

I have come across the website occasionally and got very interested. Found many useful materials.Looked through the archive with pleasure. Thumbs up!

Bart (not verified) - Thu, 2006-11-30 10:17.