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oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE

  1. Tablet philosophy ponderings wrt free open source software

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 01:34 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    There is a thread here on our forum which motivated me to write this blog, where a number of us chatted about different Tablets. … and also about the philosophy of tablets wrt Free open source software (Free as in the Free Software Foundation definition of free).

    Android OS and Tablets

    After my research into the Motorolo Xoom and the Acer Tranformer Tablet I looked at the philosophy of Tablets wrt free open source software, and I was disappointed wrt restrictions ...

    Updated 26-Jun-2011 at 16:49 by oldcpu

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  2. Some interesting Tablets as of end-May-2011

    by , 04-Jun-2011 at 14:33 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I took a small look on the Internet at some tablet PCs that were released in the past few months, and the tablet market is starting to get interesting.

    Dispelled preconceptions and some assumptions

    The first thing I had to dump (for now) was the idea of running openSUSE on any of these Tablets. In truth, openSUSE (nor most other Linux distributions) are up to that task. I also noted none of these Tablets are yet at the stage where their OS (Android or Windows7) ...

    Updated 23-Jul-2011 at 16:09 by oldcpu (removed reference to my being ill ...)

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  3. Capturing video of one's desktop

    by , 25-May-2011 at 14:14 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    The idea of a blog on the forum is interersting, so I'm posting this to get a better 'handle' as to what one can put in a blog post! And I thought I would throw in a small guide at the same time (on a subject that is currently of interest to me).

    Capturing one's desktop

    I've recently switched from using xvidcap to using ffmpeg for capturing video to my desktop, and I'm quite happy with the capabilities of ffmpeg. Now why you may ask, use the command line ffmpeg instead ...
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