Jan 132015

Here is the last part of the LinuxCon gleaning with my final impressions of the show. Ok, where were the main points? The answer to a big question: How the Linux Foundation defines their favorite product, has been shown, on the third day of the LinuxCon in Hall 1.

“Linux is sharing”

Maybe I did not understand until this LinuxCon. Now the meaning of linux is clear and which has many benefits for the world community. This results in a benefit to all who participate in joint projects and ultimately for all those who use the software. Behind this are very clear commercial interests. So beautiful and easily accessible Free Open Source software for users like me is knitted. Ultimately time and money is needed to offer good solutions. “Sharing the best getting the most”.

Live long and prosper with linux

A good example of sharing, which gives each one clearly apparent advantage, is the world’s current medical project OpenMRS. So free open source software even saves human lives. This had a bit of an exaggeration, but was fact. If someone thinks, however, continued to think about the topic really results from the sharing thoughts a saving of work and life, so that progress of projects can be greatly accelerated. It’s almost a challenge not to be more euphoric at conferences like these.

Linux Foundation brings all together

This collaboration, which connects even competitors, is possible only through the free and open architecture of Linux.

And here is particularly the work of the Linux Foundation mentioned, which is responsible for one of the latest additions to the Linux kernel and love the community support through training and projects. Congress Similar events like the LinuxCon / CloudCon / Embedded Con contribute to the good image of the Linux Foundation in on. People who beat me, but I like the Linux Foundation and the work of the people who stand behind it. From marketing area over the Organizer to the officially employed kernel developers.


Clash of the distros

The cloud system you can trust

The present and future is in the cloud.Ensure, as in the company’s WAN cloud technologies for an efficient workflow while safety aspects are not ignored, showed impressive Karlitschek, founder of OwnCloud. Prior to the LinuxCon he answered already been a few interesting questions in an interview, which you can read on my blog.

Frank Karlitschek from OwnCloud


Howgh! Am Stand von Apache: Cloud Theorien und T-Shirts

Auch HP im Zeichen der CloudOpen

HP Helion is based on the OpenStack technology. This should lead to significant increases in productivity within a company. Cloud makes it possible.


Billions of dollar for Free Software?

Why should companies invest billions to develop software whose open source?

Is not that a contradiction? How can companies invest with strong commercial claim only so much money in free software? It’s simple. Even free software needs to be developed, adapted and used strategically correct. Open source is for many companies become an important economic factor, especially for the big players.


Large open source Pusher Huawei: Here with Anthony Soong (left)

Linus Torvalds: Only authentic with this symbol

The Linux Foundation was aware of the popularity of their signboard and Linux creator Linus Torvalds and so they used a gimmick to provide the expected masses with a souvenir. A magic box with flash mixed own photo digitally to a stored Linus Torvalds photo. Well, if you like it.


Linus fake for the touristas



“Is it a Nexus 4?”

A true Linux enthusiasts is of course not satisfied with a copy, but only with the original. On the 3rd day there was Linus’ interview and i could change a few words with him and … shoot a souvenir photo. Quote Linus: “. Oh its white Is it a Nexus 4?”. No, my Nexus 5 was responsible for the more or less considerable Blog Photos of LinuxCon.


Linus Torvalds (right one 😉   )

Here, as promised, the third part of the interview with Linus Torvalds.

Here is the first part of the article series (link)

Here is the second part of the article series (link)

Interview with Linus Torvalds on Linuxcon 2014 part 3


 Open Source Blockbuster

ıllıllı  These were the three days as a guest of the Linux Foundation in Dusseldorf. Three days of input, getting to know the absolute open source specialists and with known industry giants up close. If again a similarly good opportunity arise to visit my favorite show, I’ll be back. ıllıllı

Jan 052015

Hi folks, here is the second part of the LinuxCon gleaning. This time it is about small and larger exhibitors, Linux Embedded Systems and as previously announced, the 2nd part of the interview with Linus Torvalds.

No 2k problem

It was, can already be said not fair for the masses. This was on the one hand by the specific topics and of course realized by high entry rates. Despite everything, we were told that this was in accordance with attendance of over 2000 attendees probably the biggest LinuxCon. After all, it was not crowded.

All, even the many servants who provided the visitors with drinks, made a relaxed impression. As a guest of the Linux Foundation made it easy to look in them having fun in an area that remains rather closed to me in real life. As I said, this is the 2nd article of LinuxCon 2014. At the end of the article there are links to the first one.

Here we are and cracking.. jokes

Win Win situations

On the HP stand could be won a few pads, and many consolation prizes. These were mini Blutooth Boom Box Speaker.

Will ich H(a)P(en)

Everywhere there were pencils and other souvenirs and the Linux Foundation gave away diligently T-shirts.


Good mood on Fedora stand

Ohne roten Hut und ganz Open Linux

The Guys from Fedora stand didn’t sell something. They distributed diligently Fedora Linux Sticker to  overbump Windows stickers on laptops for example.

And they showed the newest version of fedora.


Embedded linux: News from the Yocto Project

Ob in Zukunft der erste Replikator mit Yocto Embedded läuft?

At the level of the Yocto project was diligently printed 3D and talked shop about current open source technologies. The Yocto Project is well known, an open-source project that provides a framework to create independent of hardware architecture custom Linux-based distributions for embedded products.

As a result, many different possibilities arise if, for example, existing open source hardware or new projects quickly to provide them with the appropriate software.

Geia sas,Costantinos!

About the latest updates in October:

  • The latest Yocto Project Release 1.7 will be available at the end October, 2014 providing an overall stabilization and maturation of the project.
  • Yocto Project 1.7 improves project development by extending automated test capabilities, and optimizes general performance and usability.
  • Yocto Project 1.7 updates packages to the latest developments in open source software including gcc 4.9. It migrates to glibc from eglibc, being updated to current LTSI kernel changes, and also increments other standard software components.


Fuel: No unleaded diesel , but embedded Yocto Linux

 Zero harmony with zero downtime

Suse and Red has quarreled over who would really realize no downtime when kernel updates. Time will tell, what flavor is successful.

Open source with loopholes Rights and Duties

Where companies spend a lot of money on research and development of open source, you will of course first of all the benefits for themselves and leave the least possible competitors that investment. Explore the rights and obligations of the GPL is a challenge which individual lawyers no longer have to ask yourself alone.

In fact, there is a large network of specialized lawyers specifically for the Open Source and Linux region that support each other in difficult questions. The fact that there is such an organization, I did not realize until now.

Linux vs Linux

I never saw such relaxed lawyers until on LinuxCon. Yes, here is, a real linux geek lawyer with technical understanding. Priceless!

Open Source lawyers choice



Smarter than Sherlock

At IBM friendly table was always something going on. Besides talks about open source strategies we talked about the latest achievements of AI and the latest Watson systems, which are used for example in the logistics sector.

Interesting, how smart computer systems and machines perform processes, over long distances learn from each other and sometimes a bit scary how few people even be integrated into these operations or must be.

IBM Hatschi and K.B. Nemsi ;-)


The answer of which question is 42?

At the IBM stand I was assured: Yes, computers can think. But not like humans, they said.

Yes, its really like to be so. I hope to finish in the near future an article about the current performance of neural systems.

IBM Watson sytems have already been used successfully for years. Just because a Jepardy game, in which a computer system had won against living people, these systems have become very famous.


Learning by Workshops and Communication

Felt like 300 workshops and lectures on special topics. These were each previously announced and established online. All locations were marked and numbered. The quickest way to the meeting series was self-explanatory and easy to reach.



Workshops and talks about Linux and Open Source: A mecca for serious users, geeks and enthusiasts


Popular Topics series and major announcements took place at the LinuxCon in Hall 1.

Hardware and software fixed with gstreamer

Here is just one example of an informative and very entertaining lecture: The solution of an embedded problem, which was about a camera speed problem. This was fixed with using GStreamer. The speaker talked about some of his job challenges. From deadlines to missing inspiration, team changes, as well as technical challenges, as well as inflexible requirements of the customers, everything was there.

“Gstreamer saved my job!”

The last hope is often an open source tool, in our case the GStreamer framework, which has saved the project literally. A really exciting lecture, super prepared and the audience was involved with questions too.

Extraterrestical Geeks from the netherlandish Data Center

By the way (again) mentioned, the lunch was not only very tasty. For visitors with allergies or intolerances, it was as tasty as well for vegetarians, as the fair management planned in advance and was very well prepared for the over 2000 visitors.

Offen für(mit) Linux: Mitarbeiter eines Niederländischen Providers

Backup of a petabyte per week

Where are backed up a petabyte of data per week?

No serious question. Because who does not like it, CERN. For data backup responsible and strong interest in the scientific backgrounds, Jakub Moscicki recorded.

Open Source und Linux live

Tux Bosom and or butter cookie

I met him later at dinner. As a scientifically highly interested visitor me inspired his remarks, which challenges his scientific colleagues meet in evaluating the data.

From the external influences compensate (eg even the material from which made the sensors that could affect the measurement results very strong), to select the data to back up the same bears Open Source to the fact that the structure of the universe can be seen in a different light ,

Need something to bite ;-)

VIP dinner in the city center

A special highlight was the LinuxCon VIP Dinner in downtown Dusseldorf. Here partly Manager of the company’s Linux community, and your humble bloggers were invited. Here, like on linuxCon, interesting conversations about business objectives, the development of new markets or just chitchat revealed about the solve technical challenges took place.

And now, at the end of the promised interview part 2.

Here is the first part of the article series (link)


Interview with Linus Torvalds on Linuxcon 2014 part 2

Jan 012015

So, as promised for some time, I would like to start a small Exhibition news LinuxCon in Düsseldorf.

How was the Linux 2014? My year has been very busy and i did not so much time for the blog. The three days at LinuxCon 2014 / Cloudcon / Embeddedcon were simply overwhelming. I write about the exhibition feeling and a little experiment.

After i had the whole weekend on a completely different, but special event, i obviously did not have the opportunity, to early appear monday relaxed on LinuxCon / EmbeddedCon / CloudCon. Fact, it was not just my very first LinuxCon. And now here is my Outing: It was my very first public Linux / Open Source event, which I had ever visited. Hey people, i am not kidding, but so it is.

Convention Centre in Dusseldorf

Now just after 5:00 am i startet from Wilhelmshaven to south Germany Dusseldorf. On the way I made myself thoughts about the LinuxCon. Beforehand i knew i would meet exhibitors, some of whom were also sponsors, with representatives of the venerable Linux Foundation and with the guests and linux people.

Anyway, i felt as written, ist was not clear what to expect. Shortly, i was quickly blown away from the LinuxCon. But more on that later.

And especially i expected, as a small Linux Ensign, maybe just Citizen, of course, the visit of Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, who was announced as a speaker. Let’s see if i would get the Linux founder and inventor to face.

No airs and graces and everywhere helpfulness

My first impression did not coincide with my fears, that would be least, my English is not sufficient. As the show took place in Germany, there were many German speaking visitors, but just the exhibitors were purely English-speaking. The communication worked great and was a lot of fun. Partly i could use my current good knowledge of Russian, as many visitors and some exhibitors came from the eastern states. Here, the joy was present on both sides over more understanding and interviews were facilitated.

Here you will meet people who work on the kernel or distributions like Debian or people from the KDE project like this happened to me in 2014.

Just what the audience was concerned, I was overwhelmed about the (in terms of departments) and cultural diversity. There was not only typical network admin or the Entwicker freak, but also Headhunter, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and and and ..

Again, more speed with Linux

Aussteller und Sponsoren

Just exhibitors felt free to to provide information about the current projects. Whether it’s patented search engine or used on the distro of Rasperri Pi clones. Thumbs up, so was the impression.

Yes we can Embedded Linux-Platine too!

Running linux needs power

One of the best ways for the technically minded to exchange things was  certainly the time of eating. Morning, noon, in the time between all visitors got coffee, fruits and all they need to have enough power to enjoy the con.

Top organisation ..

.. nice service

.. much space to innovate

Open Source makes happy

Long before political forces to vote in large cities such as Munich whether the switch to Linux was a good idea, there are companies that successfully restructure the IT companies new to enjoy the many benefits of open source and linux.

First I present here, filmed from my Nexus 5, an interview from the front row of room 1 in Dusseldor.

The three parts of the videos that answered Linus Torvalds, linux founder and core designers, questions about politics and mobile future of the Linux kernel are spread over this and the next two articles. Of coursethe full interview you can see on my Youtube channel. Have fun watching!


The interview leads Dirk Hohndel.

Interview with Linus Torvalds on Linuxcon 2014 part 1


And: Click here for the 2nd part of the article series (link)

ıllıllı The performance of Linux Torvalds was certainly the highlight of the CloudCon. An insider said that Linus did not appear on every LinuxCon. This can also be thought of, because like all of us, there is in addition to the marketing and presentation also another life, where  commitments are waiting. 😉 ıllıllı


Sep 292014

In advance of CloudOpen Europe 2014 (13.-15. October in Düsseldorf), it is an honor for me, to interview a well-known personality from the ranks of successful open source software companies. This is Frank Karlitschek, the founder of the much used and known cloud software ownCloud.

As an expert, he gives a helpful tips for data security in the cloud. Data security is still in the focus of public attention through the recently held minor and major scandals and leaks. We appreciate information about the roadmap of ownCloud and about goals the company has for the near future. Thus, the interview is not just interesting for techies, but for anyone who uses external data storage systems.

Frank Karlitschek ownCloud Gründer

Frank Karlitschek ownCloud founder

And. Yes, I did it, I restrained myself and didn’t told: The “why are you so great” question. Now I digress. Let’s get to the questions.

Interview with Frank Karlitschek

(Sorry the interview is in German. Please use the Translate button on the right. )

MLB: Herr Karlitschek, wie kann ich meine Daten sicher in der Cloud abspeichern?

Frank Karlitschek: Das ist ist keine einfach zu beantwortende Frage. Der Begriff “Cloud” wird in unterschiedlichen Zusammenhängen verwendet. Teilweise im Bereich Infrastruktur wie z.B. Amazon AWS oder für File Syncing wie Dropbox, Applikationen wie Facebook oder andere Webservices.

Tatsache ist, dass, falls Regierungen, Geheimdienste, White-Hat oder Black-Hat Hacker oder andere Personen die eigenen Daten finden wollen, dann werden sie vermutlich Mittel und Wege finden, dies zu tun. Das bedeutet aber nicht, dass man die Daten nicht so gut wie möglich schützen sollte. Schlieβlich schlieβen wir alle unser Auto und unsere Wohnung ab.

Wir müssen uns allerdings entscheiden, wie sicher wir unsere Daten schützen wollen. Ich habe ownCloud ursprünglich gegründet, da nicht jeder der File Sync und Sharing Dienste nutzen möchte, gleichzeitig mit den Terms of Services und Nutzungsbedingungen der Public Cloud Services einverstanden ist. Es muss eine Möglichkeit geben, die modernen Cloud Funktionen zu nutzen, ohne gleichzeitig die Kontrolle über die eigenen Daten sowie Privacy und Security abzugeben.

Es gibt heutzutage unterschiedlichste Möglichkeiten, Daten im Unternehmen oder auβerhalb des Unternehmen zu hosten. ownCloud unterstützt unterschiedliche Szenerien, sodass der IT Manager die optimale Architektur wählen kann.

Einige Empfehlungen für eine sichere Datenhaltung sind:

– Es müssen zwingend sichere Passwörter verwendet werden. Viele Data-Leaks der jüngsten Vergangenheit wurden durch unsichere Passwörter erst möglich.

– Dezentralisierung. Nicht alle wichtige Daten sollten an einer Stelle gehostet werden. Dezentralisierung insbesondere unter Berücksichtigung der verschiedenen Sicherheits- und Kostenaspekte ist wichtig.

– Moderne Cloud Technologien sollten verwendet werden, was nicht zwingend hosting “in the cloud” bedeuten muss. ownCloud unterstützt beispielsweise on-premise Technologien wie OpenStack oder off-premise Lösungen wie Amazon S3.

MLB: Was sind die nächsten Software Sprints von ownCloud?

Frank Karlitschek: Wir veranstalten 1-2 Entwicklertreffen pro Jahr. Der nächste Event ist für Anfang nächsten Jahres geplant.

MLB: Zur Roadmap von ownCloud: Was bringt der nächste große Entwicklungsschritt?

Frank Karlitschek: Unser Ziel ist ein 10X Wachstum in der nahen Zukunft. In Anbetracht unseren sehr schnellen Wachstums in den letzten 3 Jahren ist das kein unrealistisches Ziel. (https://owncloud.com/awesome-community)

Tux likes data security

Wir werden daran arbeiten, ownCloud noch einfacher für User benutzbar zu machen. Auf Enterprise Seite ist der nächste grosse Schritt “Universal File Access”.

In Organisationen liegen die Daten momentan hauptsächlich in Daten-Silos. Die Situation wird durch Consumer Public Cloud Services wie Dropbox und Google Drive noch verschlimmert. Es gibt hier groβe Security und Privacy Probleme.

OwnCloud wird die Möglichkeit bieten, auf alle Data zuzugreifen, unabhängig wo sie gespeichert sind. Gleichzeitig bleibt die volle Kontrolle über die Daten erhalten.

Die Daten müssen nicht verschoben werden und können in dem entsprechenden System gespeichert bleiben und müssen nicht dupliziert werden.

MLB: Bezüglich Embedded Systems: OwnCloud auf dem Rasperry Pi ist mit ein bisschen Gefrickel schon möglich. Planen Sie in Zukunft Hardware Produkte für Unternehmen oder Endkunden?

Frank Karlitschek: Das ist eine spannende Idee. Wir als ownCloud Inc. werden uns auf unsere Enterprise Produkte konzentrieren und wir beabsichtigen nicht, Hardware Produkte anzubieten.

Allerdings ist das ein spannendes Thema für die ownCloud Community. Auf der letzten ownCloud Contributor Conference in Berlin wurden verschiedene Möglichkeiten diskutiert, ownCloud in Router und andere Devices zu integrieren (http://owncloud.org/blog/owncloud-contributor-conference-was-awesome/). Je einfacher ownCloud zu installieren und zu betreiben ist, desto mehr User werden ownCloud verwenden.

MLB: Herr Karlitschek, vielen Dank für die ausführliche Beantwortung der Fragen und die wertvollen Tipps. Meine gewogenen Leser und ich wünschen Ihnen, auch im Interesse aller, weiterhin viel Erfolg mit ownCloud!


ownCloud – manage your atmosphere

ıllıllı  OwnCloud not only ensures the tightrope walk between ease of installation, rapid availability and the highest possible self-administration over the data streams. No one else decides about the size and performance of the data memory. Well, as long as nobody uses my .bvh Blender – Anim files against me, I still like cloudy storage. So: Private Server? Check! Linux client? Check! Android App? Great! Runs! Oh, Mr Karlitschek and ownCloud, why are you so great? ıllıllı

Sep 152014
Cinelerra Linux Video Editor

The professional Linux Video Editor Cinelerra is now available in version 4.6. The annual update brings in the latest version 4.6 improvements in speed and stability. On the newly laid-out page of cinelerra.org the developers of Heroine are quite optimistic about the next steps of the famous video editing program Cinelerra and their plans for the nearer future.

Cinelerra with more Community

With the current campaign the developers announce a realignment of the Cinelerra project. The community should be increased and more involved.

Furthermore, they want to ensure a streamlined production process for professional video editing and keep the video editor run on different distributions. Especially with Ubuntu and CentOS versions cinelerra should run well.

Cinelerra is to remain for free. Nevertheless, they want to increase functionality and video effects.

Install and download Cinelerra 4.6

The current downloadable version is the source code of Cinelerra 4.6. This can be downloaded on the sourceforge page and can be compiled to all versions of Linux. A .DEB file for Ubuntu / Debian / Mint for easy installing Cinelerra 4.6 you can find here.

Cinelerra Features

Cinelerra 4.5 Linux Video Editor

Cinelerra 4.5 with Ubuntu

A few features and parameters of Cinelerra are listed here:


Many effects are already visible, without having to render the video before


Cinelerra supports OpenGL on some NVidia graphics cards, which accelerate the playback and real-time rendering.


Cinelerra supports codecs to import a large amount of video and audio. Most formats can be edited directly from the DVD, Blu-ray or original file, without transcoding. H.264 MPEG4 video + audio with Quicktime Container is the default export format.


For most applications, a modern computers is ok. To realize large projects faster, more computer systems come in a render farm quickly to the desired result.

Linux Video Editor mit neuer Basis

ıllıllı Cinelerra seems to be going to the right direction. The well-known video editor really requires a large base, not to lose the competing with products such as Lightworks. From easy-to-learn programs like OpenShot and Kdenlive to its far away. Currently still my favorite video editor.ıllıllı

Aug 182014

Again and again we hear good things about the in-house game engine of our estimated 3D raytracing and animation program Blender. Games like Yo Frankie!  are buildable with advanced knowledge.

Blender Linux Game Engine

Blender Game Engine mit Wasser Shader

Here is a short reference to the new  Blender 3D Video learning – series.


New Blender 3D video tutorial – series

If you want to know more about the Blender Game Engine, you are allowed to have a look at new video series about our 3D program. Using an example the Blender Game Engine and its possibilities were explained clearly. In the introductory game engine tutorial the multimedia specialist Gary Myers shows how to create with modeling, texturing and lighting a level of a building . Also, the game is made playable by adding game logic.

Have fun looking the tutorial videos!

The Blender Game Engine has not only the advantage of license freedom. Likewise, it is cross platform capabl, has sufficient real-time effects and performance for a variety of projects.

In the beginning, there is interest

Otherwise its definitely worth working with Blender 3D  . Short clips as the lower are created quickly, with a bit training and creativity. Blender is a Swiss Army knife for designers and with the many compositing options also become a useful tool for film makers now. For this, there are tons of tutorials and instructional videos. As a basis for working with the game engine, it definitely makes sense to deal with the basics of the main program.

Blender Game Engine project makes you want more

ıllıllı Even on older computer the engine is running very fast. Working with the Editor’s fun. I have a test basis added at the stage of two years ago, a couple of additional objects in a test demo, which were also displayed and reflected realistically in the digital water. Although just seems a bit static water without waves, it really looks for a real-time system very well. I’m excited to see what projects are still being developed with the Blender Game Engine in the future.ıllıllı


Aug 172014

A few days ago the invitation to LinuxCon Europe 2014 and the Cloud Open Europe 2014 is purely fluttered to me. Well, purely fluttered, is well said. I was particularly pleased by a Tux muffin and for me insignificant Linux blogger the first invitation directly from the Linux Foundation to the major Linux event LinuxCon  and Cloud Open 2014.

Synergies and networking

This year’s LinuxCon will be combined with CloudOpen ELC Europe and various other technical events.  This results in more opportunities for training and cooperation.  That  is clear. Many different technologies and companies and finally the private benefit from the resulting synergies.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen in Düsseldorf

Here is the data of LinuxCon and OpenCloud.

LinuxCon 2014 invitation

LinuxCon 2014 invitation

LinuxCon 2014 / CloudOpen 2014

13. – 15. October

Kongress Zentrum / Convention Centre Düsseldorf

Why we can look forward to the LinuxCon 2014 and 2014 Open Cloud?

Why it is worth visiting LinuxCon and CloudOpen?

– Representatives of large well-known companies such as OwnCloud expressed in presentations to their current topics. Likewise, developers and project managers from the Linux community. Also, Linux creator and visionary Linus Torvalds  is represented. 

– Es gibt keine vergleichbare Veranstaltung in Europa, bei der sich Entwickler, Systemadministratoren, Systemarchitekten und technisches Fachpersonal mit unterschiedlichen Qualifikationen zwecks Bildung, Zusammenarbeit und Problemlösung unter einem Dach zusammenkommen

– There is no other event in Europe, which brings together developers, system administrators, system architects and technical staff with different qualifications for the purpose of education, collaboration and problem solving under one roof.

– Many products in the field of Embedded Linux development are shown.

– Cloud Open Europe offers technical content in terms of open cloud platforms only event at which join together various open cloud technologies under one roof AWS, Chef, CloudStack, Docker, Gluster, Hadoop, Juju, KVM, Linux, MariaDB, MySQL, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, oVirt, Puppet, SaltStack, Xen Project et al

So a mecca for Open Source and Linux enthusiasts.

More about the Linux Foundation

Who always wanted to know who or what is behind the Linux Foundation, must read the following:

“The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit association that is dedicated to the use of Linux and the collaborative software development. The organization, founded in 2000, supports the work of the Linux developer Linus Torvalds. It promotes, protects and improves the Linux operating system and collaborative software development, bringing together the resources of its members with those of the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education. It organizes collaborative projects and conferences such as Linux LinuxCon and deals with research and content that lead to new knowledge about Linux and collaborative software development. For more information, please visit: www.linuxfoundation.org. Brands: Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of the Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Thank you Linux Foundation

ıllıllı Thanks for the love invitation for LinuxCon. It was very surprising to me, even to receive mail from the Linux Foundation. And then ever so creative.

LinuxCon CloudOpen 2014

LinuxCon 2014 invitation

Thanks for the work on the largest Open Source platform. It must be great to share, in this big project. Much joy and inspiration to all of you!

Your Multimedia Linux Blogger


Nov 122013
Cloud Player für Linux

Store music in the cloud is a great thing. Space there is massive, even for free. For the favorite operating system you need now only a useful software that summarizes as much as possible  accounts to access quickly and easily a big amount of music.

Cloud Musik audio player in new version

Cloud Musik audio player in new version

The Nuvolaplayer is for Linux is a good choice. What I like, for example, is the automatic download of lyrics, and compatibility with many cloud services.

Cloud Musik from audio player everywhere

Nuvolaplayer handles Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, 8tracks, Grooveshark, Hype Machine, Pandora, Rido. For example, Google Play offers the ability to manage up to 20 000 titles and the upload is free too.

Install Nuvolaplayer in Ubuntu

Although the developer of the cloud music player has stopped working, the player is still available for Ubuntu 13:10 Saucy, 13:04 Ubuntu, Ubuntu 12.04 via a PPA. Who already tried several times after an operating system update to install the Cloud Player, got a surprise. Despite correct installation steps not much happened. And in fact, its only working the “unstable” ppa Whether in the future it works with a stable thing. For me, the unstable works, installation and functions of the  Nuvolaplayer itself were correctly and without crashing.

The audio player supports multiple providers

The audio player supports multiple providers

Who wants to use the popular cloud player and is not afraid of the unstable ppa can simply enter the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nuvola-player-builders/unstable

Then update the database with the command:

sudo apt-get update

Then simply install the player along with optional flash plugin with the following command.

sudo apt-get install nuvolaplayer nuvolaplayer-flashplugin

ıllıllı Of course there are web things for cloud music providers. However, rarely is the ability to access multiple providers in a short time and so on as much music as possible. Maybe a reader of the blog knows a good alternative for a player that supports multiple cloud providers? I’m Very open to suggestions. ıllıllı

Nov 052013
Gimp 2.9

The Gimp people like to skip a version number of the known linux photo editor. Who wants to test the development version 2.9, can now have a look at the features of the 2.10 version.

GEGL / high bit depth 16 bit and Warp Transformtool

foto editor in version 2.9.1

Gimp foto editor in build 2.9.1

The major new feature in version 2.10 of the photo software is the complete support of GEGL / high bit depths. This means that finally 16bit and 32bit per color channel, both integer and floating support. This feature in the 2.9 is already active and can be tested. The new Warp Transform Tool also makes a very passable impression to me. The icon in the toolbar is like a spiral. It’s fun, so to correct images or just to beautify faces beyond recognition ;).

Install GIMP 2.9 (development build) in Ubuntu

Thorsten Stettin has created a new PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint users who want to use the latest GIMP 2.9 development builds. Version 2.9 is not officially stable version (for me it currently runs without limitations), to be published but can be fully utilized. Recommended such a limited version for production use. In the worst case, this installation could endanger the system. So here’s just a little warning to completion.

To install GIMP 2.9 in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 or 13.04, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

Back to the roots

If you want to go back to the stable GIMP version (purge the GIMP 2.9 development builds PPA and downgrade GIMP), use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge
Nov 022013
Blender 2.9

After three release candidates, the stable version of Blender 2.69 is now available for download. Blender 3D still relies more on GPU-assisted rendering, and has expanded its Cycles renderer optimized for it.

In addition to many new features over 270 bugs have been fixed in accordance with the previous developers. Similarly, the Sky-rendering has been improved so that users can simulate a creative yet enjoyable atmosphere.

Never run a changing 3D software?

3D software in newer version

3D software in newer version

Or was it the other way around ;). Well anyway, the Blender Guys think about users who will not want to install every few months a new version of Blender, but still want to benefit from bug fixes. So blender updates are now comparable to the Ubuntu updates a little bit. We will get Blender versions with the latest features and others with a kind of Longtime support for users who deal more with 3D rendering, then with updates and relearning new operations and possibilities .

With version 2.9 of the 3D program an improved import of FBX file format is now possible. Although is for animation for import not possible. In addition, the export in FBX format was expanded.

Blender realistic below the surface

3D Software

Subsurface scattering brings a more realistic design

Realistic surfaces were never a weak point in the 3D renderer. But you know, it’s always better. The so-called subsurface scattering calculated the light scattering. Within a surface of an object and generates the current issue of the 3D renderer using newer algorithms improved results.

With a little style from my blender

The rendering of hair has been simplified to use and fitted with improved effects. E.G. you can develop a realistic impression through reflective and translucent elements, which are realized through its own shader.

Cuts through everything!

Another interesting feature is the mesh bisection. Here, the body can be easily divided. The gaps that arise Blender simply filled with the surrounding data. Just around the properties of a workpiece to explain, maybe for industrial applications, this feature might be interesting.

Blender 2.9_2.jpg

The 3D software can more easily deal with hairs – Ok Tux, of course, has feathers;)

Here you can read the details of the new features. Or even better. You install it and start today with creative 3D design!

Blender continues to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and is available in version 2.69 for download.

ıllıllı For many applications, the 3D software Blender is now at eye level with commercial software. Also, the operation and performance are on the right track.ıllıllı