This is a video of Mark Shuttleworth’s message to UbuCon Atlanta. Shuttleworth outlines future Ubuntu releases. Ubuntu 10.04 will be called Lucid Lynx based on Gnome 2.0. Ubuntu 10.04 will be LTS or long term support. In addition, Shuttleworth also addresses the upcoming 9.10 Karmic Koala release next month.
Are you looking for ways on how to record an audio of a streaming site, an online radio, a Youtube video or any music that is coming from an iPod attached to your computer whether it’s actually yours or your friend’s iPod? Well, you’ll need two things to record the audio: Audacity software and a 1/8 stereo jack.
First, the software. Audacity is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Audacity is available from your standard Ubuntu repository. You can download it using the command-line: “sudo apt-get install audacity.”
Second, chances are you already have a 1/8 stereo jack. If not, you can pick up one at Radio Shack for a few measly dollars. Here’s the trick. Create a loopback connector by plugging in the output of your computer speaker to the microphone input of your computer.
Audacity will record anything that is coming from the microphone input. Play your source: whether it’s a Youtube video, online streaming, online radio, etc. Next, just click the record button and off you go. When you are done, you can save the audio in several formats: mp3, wav, ogg vorbis, aiff, au, or aup – the audacity project format. Once you have the recording, you can do anything with it.
SVN writes about the best 5 features of Linux 2.6.31. The latest kernel has support for USB 3.0. It has improved desktop speed by a whopping 50%. I can’t wait to see this. There are also file system improvements with ext4 file system. I’m already running ext4. It also has graphics support for the Intel i915 and ATI Radeon graphics family. I have an old nVidia 5200. Finally, the last but not least, it supports Wireless-n or 802.11n. I can’t wait to see this on the latest Linux Ubuntu distribution. Karmic, are you close?
Here’s a nice article about gPhoto, a command line program in Linux capable of intereacting with your digital camera. It can read your camera settings or download images to your desktop. Nikon and Canon have their own proprietary programs, but they run on Windows. gPhoto will work with a good number of cameras. The writer on this article tested on his Nikon D80. I have a Nikon D90. Interesting. I might as well check this program and see what it can do. Since the gPhoto runs on the command line, the possibilities are endless from scheduling backups, resizing images to creating thumbnails.
Answer: Google. Conservatives estimates point that Google has released over 14 million lines of code. Compared to other projects, Google comes out on top. The Linux kernel contains 11.5 millions of code. Java has 6.5 million. IBM Eclipse has over 12.5 million. Google also makes contribution of its open-source code online as well as involving students in the Google Summer of Code.