Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Thought's "Ubuntu Studio ~or~ KX Studio"

By Avatar JayR Cela

   These past few weeks I have been experimenting with Ubuntu Studio and KX Studio, both of which are excellent examples of how Linux can actually hold it's own as an Audio Video content creation suite, the former is based on the XFCE Desktop Environment and lightening fast on a wide range of hardware configurations, the later KX Studio uses KDE, a somewhat non-intuitive DE, however extremely flexible once you get a grip on things.

    I'll sum this up briefly until I have more time available for further testing. Ubuntu Studio is a total no-extra brain power required installation and operation, you should be up and running within an hour, as a mater of fact I would feel comfortable  installing this on a friends computer, wither or not they are interested in A/V content creation. KX Studio, will require some reading on your part. Myself being new to the current KDE Plasma DE, a lot of reading was required, but once I finally figured out the concept of Widgets and  and Capsules ( similar to the old Next Step OS, it is a truly Object Oriented DE ) the amount of flexibility is unsurpassed in the Linux world. You can do virtually anything your heart desires.

    KX Studio also ditches QJackCTL in favor of the in-house developed Cadence, and several other modules vastly superior to the aged and somewhat cantankerous  QJack. No you wont have to relearn any of the old QJack trick's you have acquired of the years, just put them to use in a much more intuitive and easy to set up environment.

    The KX Team has also done a major rework of the current KDE desktop, stripping it of most of the annoying and totally  unnecessary eye-candy, gimmicky stuff no one really needs in order to be productive. As a mater of fact during the installation one of the final steps is to chose the KX desktop tweaks or continue with a standard KDE install, by all means choose the former, you wont see much difference ( performance wise ) between Ubuntu Studio with XFCE and  KX Studio with the vastly improved ( KX Tweaked ) KDE environment. As a matter of fact I like it so much, I have decided to install it on all 3 of my workstations, and push my CinnaMateStudio project into the background as I wait for the Cinnamon DE to fully mature.

   I can not say enough good things about either of these Ubuntu 14.04 based distributions. If you want fast and now total ease of use, go with Ubuntu Studio. If you don't mind doing some research, quite a bit of reading, and unlimited flexibility, then defiantly go for the gold and take KXStudio for a spin.



JayR :_)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Phoenix FireStorm Viewer for OpenSim and SecondLife : Coexistence on Linux

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I really like the newest version of FS, however I have run into a rather minor problem with the Linux installer. When I install the version for SL only, and then install the one for OS, I can not access the OS grids. It's a pretty easy workaround, just by installing the Open Sim version before you do the SL version, log in to an OS grid, then go for the SL version.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ComputerLife : Windows 8 : Restoring some Sanity to Your DeskTop : Classic Shell for Win8 Download

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I don't know about you, but myself I just either don't get Win8, or I think it's just garbage, at least as far as the UI is concerned. To make matters worse many new computers regardless of the manufacturer will not allow a dual boot set-up to either Linux or Win7, unless you know the trick.

     Take for instance 2 identical computers for sale via, by whomever, One of them .Win8 pre-installed for $229.00, the other is $400.00 with Win7, other than that they are identical. So ya figure hey what the heck I'll just buy the cheaper one and put Win7 on it.

     It's more than likely not going to work !

    I am really sad to say I have not been able to figure that out yet besides completely replacing the HD with a pristine new one. If it happens to be a laptop, oh well, good luck.

    So what are you going to do, personally I can not stand the Modern UI, so just install Classic Shell, a free add on that will return the familiar START Button and menu's. Then run all your updates, and then run Win8.1 update, go take a shower, make some coffee, go for a walk in the park, pet your dog, order a pizza, cross your fingers and wha---laaa !!

     You will now be so happily greeted with a traditional Win7 desktop.

      Try this at your own risk !!!!


JayR Cela :_)


Monday, May 5, 2014

RealLife : Wages : Congress : Senate : Vote Themselves an Increase While Denying The Average Guy A Minimum Wage Increase

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Just more reasons to fire everyone from the US Congress, these jokers just voted themselves a almost $3000 a year salary increase ( currently about $170,000 per year ) yet denied the average working person an increase in the minimum wage.

    These people live in a fantasy world, perhaps we should abduct them all and banish them to a Gorean Sim in SL.

    LOL :_)

I Just Had To Say That

JayR Cela

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SecondLife : Mesh Clothing : The Huge Disaster

By Avatar JayR Cela

     This fiasco, is almost comical, Mesh in SL is so screwed up it is beyond belief.

All I am doing here is making a statement and expressing my opinion.

JayR Cela