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Archive for December, 2013

A journey into recording sound & video in Slackware

When it comes to audio and sounds in Slackware, we’re happy to have ALSA as the sound subsystem. It works reliably, and has done so ever since it replaced OSS in Slackware all those years ago. In due course ALSA got capable of dynamically mixing multiple sound sources – which is basically what a sound […]

LibreOffice 4.1.4 for Slackware 14.0 and newer

Quite by accident I noticed that LibreOffice 4.1.4 was released yesterday, even before the DocumentFoundation’s blog post was up. The official stance for 4.1.4 is that it is “the first also suggested for corporate deployments“. Well that is good news! So I quickly cleaned up the KDE 4.12 virtual machines and started with compiling some […]

Freedom of Choice 2013

LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards Fellow Slackers and other friends! It’s that time of the year again where Jeremy calls upon the masses to enter the poll for the 2013 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Remember last year, when Slackware made it to Desktop Distro of 2012 and was beaten to a hair-width by Debian for Server […]

KDE 4.12 is available

The new release cycle of KDE has commenced today with the revealing of KDE SC 4.12.0! KDE Software Compilation 4.12.0¬†will be mainly about improving and polishing¬†KDE Applications. The Plasma Workspace has been feature-frozen at the end of the 4.11 cycle. There is no new source tarball labeled “4.12″ for kde-worlspace anymore, the KDE folk have […]

Recipe: braided cinnamon wreath

I am currently enjoying three weeks of Christmas holidays. Today was my first day, and after a successful bake of Waldkorn bread last week, I decided to have a go at a bigger version of the bread. My first attempt, creating a small bread,was met with so much approval that I did not get to […]