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To: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@...>
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Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11:26 pm

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You know what strikes me about some (I underline - some!) segments of the
free software community? Is that so much talk is about licenses,
environmentalism, globalism and such. What's the use of debating licenses,
when the software isn't working? =)

Linux is great, in fact - super great. I love the philosophy of tinkering -
I understand that. But when it comes down to non-tinkering usage (which is
what mainstream use of computers is all about) - Linux on desktop so far
fails.

Forget about autologin. Let's take another example.

Look at YouTube. Thousands of videos uploaded everyday are screencasts. Now
try doing one on Linux. You know, like a voice over on a microphone and
sound from the computer itself, like if you are doing a software tutorial
and that software needs to have its sound recorded for the screencast as
well.
Is it possible? It is, sure.
Is it easy to do? No, it is not. And there is another thread there that
speaks about just that.

This example is not meant to put down Linux. Linux is what it is. But if
one wants to be truthful, one has to admit that a number of functions that
are considered "normal" by a modern multimedia computer user, and of which
screencasting is an example, are not available for a Linux user. Or are
barely available.

I would love to do screencasts and tutorials on Linux Audio. But I have no
idea how. GTKRecordMyDesktop does not work with JACK and hasn't worked for
months - *for months*! Other apps which I tried don't even have an option
or else require some voodoo rituals.

I've seen Jeremy's method, it is great tinkering, superb work-around. This
is the Linux way, sure. But this is not relevant to a user who wants his
computer to provide a function, rather than a lab for tinkering.

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When discussing Linux going mainstream, we have to be clear on this: the
concept of Linux is at its core alien to mainstream usage.
Mainstream usage is people using computers as a function. Mainstream usage
focuses more on what computer does than on what the computer is.
Linux usage is more about the computer. It is a hobby of diving into
technology. Over the years all this tinkering has produced a working
environment, sure, but its inners workings are still married to the initial
concept.

So if there is a main "reason", it is this.

L.V.

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You know what strikes me about some (I underline - some!) segments of the f=
ree software community? Is that so much talk is about licenses, environment=
alism, globalism and such. What's the use of debating licenses, when th=
e software isn't working? =3D)
Linux is great, in fact - super great. I love the philosophy of tinkeri=
ng - I understand that. But when it comes down to non-tinkering usage (whic=
h is what mainstream use of computers is all about) - Linux on desktop so f=
ar fails.
Forget about autologin. Let's take another example.Look at =
YouTube. Thousands of videos uploaded everyday are screencasts. Now try doi=
ng one on Linux. You know, like a voice over on a microphone and sound from=
the computer itself, like if you are doing a software tutorial and that so=
ftware needs to have its sound recorded for the screencast as well.
Is it possible? It is, sure.Is it easy to do? No, it is not. And there =
is another thread there that speaks about just that.This example is=
not meant to put down Linux. Linux is what it is. But if one wants to be t=
ruthful, one has to admit that a number of functions that are considered &q=
uot;normal" by a modern multimedia computer user, and of which screenc=
asting is an example, are not available for a Linux user. Or are barely ava=
ilable.
I would love to do screencasts and tutorials on Linux Audio. But I have=
no idea how. GTKRecordMyDesktop does not work with JACK and hasn't wor=
ked for months - for months! Other apps which I tried don't even=
have an option or else require some voodoo rituals.
I've seen Jeremy's method, it is great tinkering, superb work-a=
round. This is the Linux way, sure. But this is not relevant to a user who =
wants his computer to provide a function, rather than a lab for tinkering.<=
br>
---When discussing Linux going mainstream, we have to be clear =
on this: the concept of Linux is at its core alien to mainstream usage.=
Mainstream usage is people using computers as a function. Mainstream usage =
focuses more on what computer does than on what the computer is.
Linux usage is more about the computer. It is a hobby of diving into techno=
logy. Over the years all this tinkering has produced a working environment,=
sure, but its inners workings are still married to the initial concept.
So if there is a main "reason", it is this.L.=
V.

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[LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Tue Mar 12, 2:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Tue Mar 12, 9:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Dave Phillips, (Tue Mar 12, 9:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Tue Mar 12, 9:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Wed Mar 13, 10:29 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Wed Mar 13, 11:45 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ivan Tarozzi, (Wed Mar 13, 12:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 10:36 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Tue Mar 12, 10:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Tue Mar 12, 10:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Bearcat M. Şándor, (Tue Mar 12, 9:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Mar 12, 11:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Wed Mar 13, 1:45 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Mar 13, 12:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 13, 12:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Mar 13, 12:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 1:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 13, 1:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 13, 12:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Mar 13, 7:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 9:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 13, 8:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Hartmut Noack, (Thu Mar 14, 4:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Thu Mar 14, 5:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Sat Mar 16, 1:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Sat Mar 16, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Mar 16, 1:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, david, (Sun Mar 17, 2:23 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Sun Mar 17, 9:54 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Mar 16, 1:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Sun Mar 17, 8:45 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 11:11 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, david, (Sun Mar 17, 2:27 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 9:52 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Sun Mar 17, 4:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, , (Sun Mar 17, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Sun Mar 17, 11:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Mon Mar 18, 7:12 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Mar 19, 10:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Tue Mar 19, 11:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Neil C Smith, (Wed Mar 20, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] Kazam screencast [WAS: LightWorks for Linux Demo], Chris Bannister, (Fri Mar 22, 5:20 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 20, 11:10 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 20, 11:07 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, david, (Wed Mar 20, 7:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Mar 22, 12:11 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Fri Mar 22, 12:43 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Len Ovens, (Wed Mar 20, 1:04 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 20, 1:36 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 20, 12:24 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Len Ovens, (Mon Mar 18, 1:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, John Murphy, (Mon Mar 18, 11:17 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Mon Mar 18, 10:22 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Mon Mar 18, 2:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] enabling autologin, Len Ovens, (Tue Mar 19, 1:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Len Ovens, (Mon Mar 18, 4:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Mon Mar 18, 5:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Dan MacDonald, (Thu Mar 21, 8:08 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Thu Mar 21, 2:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Dan MacDonald, (Thu Mar 21, 7:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Thu Mar 21, 8:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Len Ovens, (Mon Mar 18, 5:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Mon Mar 18, 5:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 10:50 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Mon Mar 18, 10:27 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Gene Heskett, (Mon Mar 18, 2:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, John Murphy, (Mon Mar 18, 5:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 3:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Mon Mar 18, 4:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Federico Bruni, (Mon Mar 18, 5:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Gene Heskett, (Mon Mar 18, 4:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Mon Mar 18, 4:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Len Ovens, (Mon Mar 18, 5:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, drew Roberts, (Mon Mar 18, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 5:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 6:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Mon Mar 18, 2:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 11:05 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, david, (Mon Mar 18, 8:42 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, michael noble, (Mon Mar 18, 7:56 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 8:42 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Mon Mar 18, 8:01 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 8:58 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Federico Bruni, (Mon Mar 18, 7:46 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 10:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Sat Mar 16, 1:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Sun Mar 17, 9:36 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Simon Wise, (Sat Mar 16, 2:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Hartmut Noack, (Sat Mar 16, 2:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, , (Sun Mar 17, 11:55 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 12:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Dragan Noveski, (Sun Mar 17, 1:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 1:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Dragan Noveski, (Sun Mar 17, 2:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, , (Sun Mar 17, 9:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 2:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Dragan Noveski, (Sun Mar 17, 3:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 3:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Chris Bannister, (Sun Mar 17, 8:31 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, david, (Sun Mar 17, 1:43 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Hartmut Noack, (Sun Mar 17, 11:19 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Sun Mar 17, 8:38 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, , (Sun Mar 17, 11:46 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ivan Tarozzi, (Thu Mar 14, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Daniel Worth, (Thu Mar 14, 12:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Mar 14, 12:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Mar 14, 12:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Thu Mar 14, 11:43 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ivan Tarozzi, (Thu Mar 14, 1:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Thu Mar 14, 2:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ivan Tarozzi, (Thu Mar 14, 2:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Thu Mar 14, 3:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 2:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Wed Mar 13, 1:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 12:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 8:04 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Mar 13, 4:38 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Thomas Vecchione, (Wed Mar 13, 11:48 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Mar 13, 12:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Thomas Vecchione, (Wed Mar 13, 8:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Robert Vogel, (Wed Mar 20, 1:21 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 20, 2:48 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 20, 7:57 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Wed Mar 20, 10:58 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 20, 11:01 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 20, 8:11 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 20, 8:15 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Thomas Vecchione, (Wed Mar 13, 9:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, michael noble, (Wed Mar 13, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Wed Mar 13, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Thomas Vecchione, (Wed Mar 13, 8:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Paul Davis, (Wed Mar 13, 11:36 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Mar 13, 12:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 8:13 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Louigi Verona, (Wed Mar 13, 5:47 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Mar 13, 8:17 am)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Daniel Roviriego, (Tue Mar 12, 9:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Bearcat M. Şándor, (Tue Mar 12, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] LightWorks for Linux Demo, Brett McCoy, (Tue Mar 12, 10:13 pm)