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Issue 14: Photo Finish

Say “Cheese!” In this issue, we focus on photography. GIMP 2.8 was unveiled in May and boasts impressive updates. We give you a tour of GIMP’s new features. We also offer tricks for touching up images and present five programs for editing RAW photo files.

Table of Contents

  • Comment: If you aren't content with Unity or HUD, you have other *buntu options.
  • Letters: Readers have a lot to say about Unity and HUD.
  • Who We All Are: Ubuntu gains popularity as an emerging gaming platform.
  • Elizabeth Krumbach Interview: Liz wears many hats in the open source community, so it’s no wonder she recently won an O’Reilly Open Source Award.

Features:

  • GIMP 2.8: Years in the making, the latest GIMP was worth the wait.
  • GIMP Tricks: Perfect your photos with a few GIMP tricks.
  • RAW Converter: Five converters can help you get the most out of RAW data files.
  • Raspberry Pi: Learn about a delicious ARM/Linux box at a drive-through price.

Know-How:

  • Data Recovery with PhotoRec: Didn’t mean to delete? Rescue discarded files with PhotoRec.
  • Bash Workshop: Find out how to perform computational exercises with Bash.
  • OpenStack in Ubuntu: Does OpenStack deliver what Ubuntu marketing promises?
  • 5 Customizing Programs: Roll your own distro with help from a handy customizing solution.
  • App Showdown: We try out six new productivity apps for Ubuntu.
  • Answerbuntu: Q&A with the Ubuntu Forums admin, Mike Basinger.

Desktop:

  • Clip Art with LibreOffice: See how to create 3D Clip Art with LibreOffice Draw.
  • 3 Desktop Publishing Programs: We test Scribus, PageStream and VivaDesigner.
  • Friendica Project: Will the privacy-respecting Friendica replace Facebook for you and your online BFFs?
  • Accessibility in Ubuntu 12.04: How helpful is Ubuntu 12.04 for the visually impaired?
  • Airtime: Airtime helps beginners and pros create Internet radio shows.

Discovery Guide:

  • Installing Ubuntu 12.04
  • Shortcuts
  • Network and Updates
  • Packet Management
  • Ubuntu Tips
  • Multimedia

Sample Articles

Comment: Photo, Fun, and Games

In issue 13, I asked for your thoughts about Unity and your first impressions of HUD, and many readers responded. A few readers have warmed up to the Unity desktop – despite being frustrated about lost productivity during the climb up the learning curve – but no one sounded particularly thrilled with it yet. If you aren’t enjoying the Unity desktop, you have other options.

UU14_editorial.pdf 109.30 kB

Accessibility in 12.04

We look at how Ubuntu 12.04 works for users with visual impairments.

UU14_access1204.pdf 325.23 kB

Answerbuntu

Q&A with Ubuntu Forums admin Mike Basinger.

UU14_answerbuntu.pdf 1.57 MB

Lubuntu 12.04 CD

If you are looking for a lightweight Linux that needs less CPU and will run fast even on older computers, look no further than Lubuntu.

UU14_cd.pdf 284.43 kB

Who We All Are

What does it mean for Ubuntu when big-name game publishers start porting their products?

UU14_community.pdf 644.81 kB

Interview with Elizabeth Krumbach

O’Reilly Open Source Award recipient Elizabeth “pleia2” Krumbach shares how she got her start in open source.

UU14_interview.pdf 103.19 kB

Letters to the Editor

Recently we asked readers to give us their first impressions on Unity and HUD, and we received quite a few detailed responses. We didn’t have the space in this issue to run every letter, so we rounded up excerpts to show how readers around the globe are handling recent Ubuntu changes.

UU14_letters.pdf 176.66 kB

Table of Contents

Say “Cheese!” GIMP 2.8 was unveiled in May and boasts impressive updates. In this issue, we give you a tour of GIMP’s new features. We also offer tricks for touching up images and present five programs for editing RAW photo files.

UU14_TOC.pdf 769.82 kB

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