Today we do some catching up on the events of the past two months. Paige talks about her new laptop donated by wonderful listener Ira. Topics include Sabyon, OpenSUSE, KDE, XFCE4 and Krita. We then discuss our adventures down south to attend the South East Linux Fest. The shows rounds up with Paige talking about the Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden concert and fishing.
Homework for next show is to create some art in Krita.
Hooray, the 9th episode has finally been release? Where have we been and what has been going on? Well listen to the first five minutes and that should cover it.
Tonight, we talk about working with Inkscape and synfig and discuss the differences between programs like these and the Gimp. That is a brief discussion about raster vs vector based applications. Paige showcases here homework:
She talks about how she made it in Inkscape and the hurdles she experienced.
We discuss Paige’s dissatisfaction with Mint’s Mate interface and dish out the next homework: That is to try out Xfce4 to see if that suite her better and if not to give KDE4 a whirl if not (although she might do that anyway).
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Paige talks about the Wacom Bamboo tablet she got for Christmas. Her work in the Gimp is coming along very well:
Mya - Paige's manga character
She also colored this drawing:
Paige also talks about her experience using Audacity to create a ring tone.
Her homework for the next show is:
- Create a drawing using either Inkscape or Synfig Studio
Paige reviews Linux Mint 12 RC, which we replace Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot with on her Pangolin. Keyboard troubles plague her along with the changes in desktop environments like Gnome and Unity from her beloved Gnome 2.
No homework was completed due to some outstanding issues so the Battle for Wesnoth will continue at a later date.
For next show’s homework Paige will:
- Create a ringtone with Audacity
- Try a different Desktop Environment – KDE 4 or XFCE, or something else
We cover some listener feed back! The we delve into last show’s homework and come across the bugbear that was the Natty to Oneric upgrade and how poorly that went off on Paige’s Pangolin. Paige rages against the user interface decisions of Ubuntu, Unity, and Gnome 3.
Beneath a Steel sky is discussed along with Trauma from the latest Humble Indie bundle.
We then talk about the reactions Paige receives from her friends for using Linux. Whoa, it’s a dooozy!
Paige describes how she altered the original left image to look like the image on the right:
There is a lot discussed here so listen for yourself.
She also did some interesting eyes:
Finally we come to the Accident Swan:
Paige’s homework for next show is to actually play Battle for Wesnoth. Create some ringtones for her phone using Audacity.
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After months of waiting we are finally back and Paige is raring to go! Paige has completed her homework and gives us three great reviews:
- Linux Action Show
- GNU World Order
- Linux News Log
Paige talks Gimp projects and gives her thoughts on the new Alice Cooper album: Welcome 2 my Nightmare.
Paige’s homework for next show is to play and review to games she has never played before under Linux.
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Paige gets down and dirty with Gimpe and Inkscape, check out her work:
Original scanned drawing to the left (obviously) and the colorized version – done with Inkscape and Gimp.
Paige gives her opinion of RevolutionOS. Do not expect us to post it here, you have to listen for yourself! Also includes a brief discussion of BSD.
We talk about Stallman, Torvalds, and Raymond, and Paige gives her impressions.
Paige gets down and dirty with the Gimp and Inkscape as you can see from the images above. While we both had homework, we are not ready to show what we had accomplished on our first attempts, it was very hard.
Paige’s homework for the week: Listen to three different podcasts:
We hope that the next show will be a bit more earlier than the gap between the 3rd and 4th episdoes.
Tonight Paige reports on the four freedoms posited by the GNU manifesto. She then gives an overview of OpenOffice and how it compares to the Office suites she uses in school. We discuss the software used at school and what her friends use and the trials therein. A challenge is levied by Peter64 to produce a wallpaper comparable to his by following tutorial #9 on the wonderful repository of 30 Gimp Tutorials he pointed us to.
Additionally, Paige is tasked with exploring OpenOffice Draw and watching RevolutionOS.
So this week Paige talks about how she made me Dann a sweet little Valentine’s Day Background image for his desktop. There is much discussion about how the new external hard drive was shared via Samba and ssh technologies. Paige’s homework for this week is to list the four freedoms provided by the GNU General Public License.