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    10 Free Open Source Video Editors for Linux

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Yesterday - 08:01

Those covered are:

  • Natron compositing software for VFX and motion graphics
  • Cinelerra video editing and composition program
  • Blender open source 3D creation suite
  • Pitivi open-source non-linear video editor
  • Avidemux free video editor designed for simple cutting
  • Flowblade multitrack non-linear video editor
  • Shotcut open-source cross-platform video editing application
  • Kdenlive video editing software based on the MLT Framework
  • LiVES video editing software and VJ tool
  • OpenShot open-source video editor

We often just get stuck on what we first use but there are other video editors to consider and some like Kdenlive will also work on other OSs.


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  • Yesterday - 08:36 ericbuijs

    Nice overview. I'm currently using Shotcut which is pretty good. I tried OpenShot but it kept crashing on my PC. Avidemux is a little gem for simple editing tasks on a light weight PC. Lastly I hear a lot of good things about Olive which isn't on this list.

  • Yesterday - 20:53 Danie van der Merwe

    Yes I think I did try Olive once, but I'm pretty well much defaulting with Kdenlive.

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    Learn Different Networking Options in VirtualBox - It's Useful To Know What You Can Do With Each Option

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · 2 days ago - 20:23

Setting up networking is quite a difficult task in VirtualBox compared to other operations. Configuring networking can be done in a few clicks but understanding what are different network modes available and you have to choose a model that satisfies your needs.

In VirtualBox, each virtual machine can have up to 8 virtual network adapters. From VirtualBox GUI manager you can configure four network adapters and using VboxManage you can configure eight network adapters in total. VirtualBox has a built-in DHCP server that assigns an IP address to Guest VM based upon the mode you choose.

See more on the modes at

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    Meet Enve: Cross-Platform Open Source 2D Animation Software

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · 4 days ago - 15:12

Enve is a cross-platform application that allows you to create vector animations and raster animations. You can even use audio and video files for creating your animation.

Enve is open-source software using GPL 3 license. It is available for Linux, macOS and Windows.


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    Bottles for Linux can easily run Windows software and help you manage multiple Wine prefixes quickly and easily with support for Proton GE, Lutris, and DXVK

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · 5 days ago - 16:47

Yes there is Winetricks and PlayOnLinux, but Bottles is a bit closer to Lutris, and is focussed on gaming as well as general purpose Windows apps. It is not the scripted games installation that Lutris has, so you'd configure a bottle and then install the Windows game as if you are on Windows. You can enable Proton GE, Lutris as well as DXVK (multimedia and 3D support by translating Windows Direct3D 9/10/11 calls to Linux) for gaming, and it has its own drivers (termed a runner) too called Chardonnay.

You can import wineprefixes from other third party managers such as Lutris and PlayOnLinux.

So this will be of interest to those not wanting to use Steam Games, and who intend to buy and install the game themselves.


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    Ultimate guide to backup Ubuntu (or any other Linux) systems using Timeshift for system snapshots

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · 6 days ago - 08:32

Timeshift is a fabulous tool that is used for the backup & restoration of the Linux operating system, it takes incremental backup after the first initial complete backup. TImeshit creates filesystem snapshots using Rsync or BTRFS. It has a nice GUI as well as support for CLI.

Timeshift is one of those utilities you really should install on any Linux distro. Mostly backup apps are backing up your home directory data but not system data. Timeshift is intended specifically for system snapshots. Mine is set to do snaphots to a second hard drive on my system.

See how to install and use it at

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    CentOS replacement distro AlmaLinux gets commercial support options / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 27 April - 17:18

Today, CloudLinux Inc announced that it will offer commercial support for the AlmaLinux community distribution. The new support plans will be available next week and will include regular patches and updates for AlmaLinux's kernel and core packages, patch delivery SLAs, and 24/7 incident support.

What’s AlmaLinux?

AlmaLinux is one of several Linux distributions jostling for position as "the new CentOS" in the wake of Red Hat's December 2020 deprecation of its own free-as-in-beer Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone distribution.

AlmaLinux was initially sponsored by CloudLinux Inc. and is based on its own CloudLinux commercial distribution—but the company specifically set up the new distribution to be community owned and governed. Its qualifications as "the new CentOS" come from its base on the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

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