Red Hat Magazine

Who better to have a great Linux/open source software oriented web magazine than Red Hat: it’s called Red Hat Magazine and it’s got some pretty good articles and news items. Not a super-high volume site, the better to keep up with things.

Here are some of the recent articles I found particularly interesting:

  • How to touch-up portraits with GIMP should be useful if you’re trying to do typical photography stuff but don’t have Photoshop.
  • Sharing a keyboard and mouse with Synergy is one I’m going to have to study; Synergy is a software-only solution for sharing keyboard/mouse across two or more computers (each with its own monitor, though). That’s something I’d like to be able to do, in fact, inasmuch as I’ve got two systems that I’d like to be able to work with at the same time, but don’t like to mess with any more input devices than necessary.
  • Here’s another GIMP article: GIMP 2.4 preview gives a preview of the latest update to GIMP.
  • A guide to GNU Screen introduces GNU Screen. software that lets you run one or more command line interfaces in tabbed windows on your X desktop. This one’s nice because while GNU software can be excellent, the documentation can sometimes be less than excellent–and it’s a nice introduction to Screen with explanation of just why it’s so handy and how you can use it.
  • This one’s nice for the hobbyist/educator demographic. Arduino is "…an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments." So, if you’re interested in that kind of thing, check out this article: Arduino: One board, many projects. It’s not so much an article as a collection of links to projects that you can do with an Arduino board.
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