10 Reasons Why I Use Linux

10 Reasons Why I Use Linux

10 Reasons Why I Use Linux. While my choice of Linux distros may vary, my decision to remain with popular Linux distros as a platform is stronger than ever. Today I talk about my top 10 reasons why I use Linux exclusively.

  1. Linux only updates when I choose.
  2. I can choose the Linux distro layout, feel and features.
  3. Linux supports more hardware.
  4. Linux is fixable.
  5. Linux is free as in free beer.
  6. Linux is secure and safe to use.
  7. Linux is stable.
  8. Linux is simple to maintain.
  9. Linux support is excellent.
  10. Linux is perfect for sharing and collaboration.

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elementary os 5 Juno – For The Record

elementary os 5 Juno - For The Record

elementary os 5 Juno first look. What’s working, what’s not and what happens to be brand new with elementary os. This first look at elementary os 5 Juno includes some things to make upgrading a little easier, suggestions for the next release and list of features I think are simply fantastic.Get

elementary OS – https://elementary.io/

elementary os 5 Juno release notes – https://medium.com/elementaryos/elementary-os-5-juno-is-here-471dfdedc7b3

Aptik – https://github.com/teejee2008/aptik

Bring Back Indicators – https://github.com/mdh34/elementary-indicators/blob/master/README.md

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How I Manage Music with Ubuntu Linux

Can't Burn CDs in Ubuntu 18.04 Fix

A fun romp through my digital music library and the tools I use to maintain it.

Get mp3gain for Ubuntu from MartIn Wimpress:

https://launchpad.net/~flexiondotorg/+archive/ubuntu/audio

Ubuntu users should remove this package for best quality mp3 audio playback:

sudo apt purge gstreamer1.0-fluendo-mp3

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Linux NVENC OBS Screen Capture – For The Record

Linux NVENC OBS Screen Capture - For The Record

Linux NVENC OBS Screen Capture. How does it compare to a USB hardware capture device? With select NVIDIA cards and a NVIDIA modern driver for Linux, my OBS installation is able to take advantage of GPU video capturing.

OBS – https://obsproject.com/

NVIDIA SDK – https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk#Download

Getting OBS to recognize NVENC/hardware encoding –
https://gist.github.com/wizd3m/115df8a24eb80271a065196e914d1f75

Problematic HDMI splitter – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MT12OQA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LinuxGameCast Hardware capture device review – https://linuxgamecast.com/2018/07/review-70-1080p60-hdmi-capture-card/

HDMI Video Capture Device – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4SM7H6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Linux Accessibility For The Visually Impaired – For The Record

Linux Accessibility For The Visually Impaired - For The Record

Linux Accessibility For The Visually Impaired. I received a comment from Milton asking me about text to speech options in Linux. He also wanted to know what I recommended for audio dictation under Linux. The first option is indeed, using FoSS awesomeness. However the later relies on Google’s Web Speech API. Also, here is that article on controlling your mouse cursor with your webcam and no hands.

sudo apt install festlex-cmu festival xsel
cd /usr/share/festival/voices/english/
sudo wget -c http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cmu_arctic/packed/cmu_us_clb_arctic-0.95-release.tar.bz2
sudo tar jxf cmu_us_clb_arctic-0.95-release.tar.bz2
sudo ln -s cmu_us_clb_arctic cmu_us_clb_arctic_clunits
sudo cp /etc/festival.scm /etc/festival.scm.backup
sudo echo "(set! voice_default 'voice_cmu_us_clb_arctic_clunits)" >> /etc/festival.scm
echo "This is a test." | festival --tts

To create the script that you will map in your keyboard settings (see video):

#/bin/bash
xsel | festival –tts –pipe

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