Free Image Editing with GIMP 2.8

  • Episode 242
  • May 8, 2012

Robbie and Eric show you how to install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04, and introduce you to an assortment of the new features.

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Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Happy bithday to Eric!
  • Send in your postcard.
  • The coffee maker woes of this week.
  • Viewer Comment: Eric looks like he's about to fall asleep.
  • Speaking 1337 with Eric.
  • {play 10:49}Viewer Questions.
  • Viewer Question: Intel is in its 3rd generation of its current line of processors. When will the Linux community catch up and be able to take advantage of this technology?
  • Viewer Question: I'm not too pleased with Ubuntu 12.04 because I'm not getting any sound. I've tried tricks from various forums, but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?
  • Viewer Question: My computer is fairly old. Should I be scared to upgrade to 12.04?
  • Testing Linux to make sure it works on your hardware before you commit to installing it.
  • Viewer Comment: I took the plunge and upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04. I still don't think Unity is a logical front-end for a desktop computer, so I downloaded Gnome Shell to give me the traditional interface.
  • Viewer Comment: I don't like that you have to maximize a window in Ubuntu 12.04 in order to access the File/Edit/View menus.
  • How to find the File/Edit/View menus on Ubuntu 12.04 without having to maximize your window.
  • Why the change to Unity on Ubuntu is uncomfortable for Robbie.
  • Viewer Comment: gnome-shell performs better than Unity.
  • How to determine who the co-host of the week is by using the Category5 on-air calendar.
  • Viewer Question: I installed a second hard drive on my ZorinOS system.
  • {play 30:47}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • {play 36:55}Viewer Question: I'm mounting a second hard drive on my ZorinOS Linux computer and would like to have some of my home folders (such as Videos or Virtual Machines) automatically point to that hard drive. Is that possible?
  • Reviewing what the viewer has done to connect their hard drive, and why Robbie might opt to place the drive's mountpoint in /mnt/
  • chown vs chmod 777 for your mountpoint.
  • What the last number in your fstab entry represents, and why you'd want to have a number other than 0 for a hard drive.
  • Determining your username and group for your user.
  • Creating a mountpoint in /mnt on your Linux system.
  • Mounting all drives from your fstab without having to reboot.
  • Setting permissions using your user and group to use as a mountpoint.
  • Moving your "real" ~/Videos folder to allow the creation of a new symlink.
  • Creating a symlink for Videos which actually pipes the files to a different hard drive.
  • Using a UUID instead of /dev partition assignment in your fstab - it's just smarter.
  • Getting the UUID for your hard drive.
  • {play 47:26}Feature: GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) 2.8. Free commercial-grade graphic editing software for Linux, Windows and [soon] Mac OS X.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd


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