WattOS — a lightweight, low-power Linux

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A lightweight Linux distribution often seems to require making sacrifices — using a UI which many users would find unfamiliar and using software which is heavily cut down in functionality.

WattOS is a really interesting lightweight Linux distribution that is based on Ubuntu 10.04 (as of WattOS R2). As the name might suggest, it is also focused on low power usage and is said to work well with older and ...

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OpenShot — Video Editing Made Simple

Desktop Linux isn’t necessarily the first platform you’d think of going to for video editing. Despite that, there are several great projects that offer video editing functionality; things like PiTiVi, Cinelerra and Kino to name just a few.

Jonathan Thomas wasn’t satisfied with the existing video editing solutions on Linux, however. They weren’t easy enough to use, powerful or stable enough. Enter OpenShot, Jonathan’s solution ...

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Find the package a file is from

A quick tip today for all Debian (and derivative) users:

Have a file on in your system that you just can’t figure out where it came from? Searching for the name in Synaptic doesn’t help? About ready to heave your weary keyboard out the window in an administrative rage? Fear not, dpkg to the rescue!

Let’s say you are trying to find out where in the world ...

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