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so many photos

The Help/About images for our favorite file manager and image viewer are quite beautiful. Caja is the file manager. Eye of MATE is the image viewer. We have so many gigs of photos that it’s important that these work well.

There are many other good ones out there.
#caja #eyeofmate #ubuntu #ubuntumate #linux

cheap streaming camera for zoom, etc. works on linux

A nice ‘n cheap webcam for videoconferencing is a Wyze Cam, and it works with Linux, too.

With so much videoconferencing going on, I was looking for a way to use the big desktop computer rather then having to huddle up with a Chromebook.

Wyze has these little WiFi surveillance cameras that are about $20. The firmware can be flashed to make them into a USB webcam for videoconferencing, or you know. If you don’t like the results, you can flash them back to factory state. I’ve done both just to test.

$20 is pretty good for a webcam, and the good thing is that the Wyze is available, in stock at several places. Many other brands of true streaming cameras are sold out, or the price has galloped.

You might need some parts if you don’t have them already:

— USB cable A-male to A-male
— microSD card
— headset for good audio

I tested mine with Zoom and Jitsi Meet. Great performance on both. The instructions say that these also work: GoToMeeting, Blue Jeans, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Cisco.

I like it. Totally plug and play on a Linux box.

I did the color effects on two of the attached still pics. There is less distortion on streaming than you see in these stills.

The flashing instructions: https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041605111-Webcam-Firmware-Instructions


ubuntu upgrade 20.04

System upgrade time is happy time around here. Love ’em. One rolled in today.
I’ve been at this Linux thing a long time. It brings me extreme pleasure and dovetails with many things that I like to learn.
A few months ago, I changed to the MATE (mah-TAY) desktop from Xfce. Both are great and recommendable.

ubuntu_focal

screenshot of ubuntu focal fossa upgrade notification

xubuntu disco dingo

We love the Xubuntu Linux, a fave for years. The upgrade came in last night. I like the name of the latest release: Disco Dingo.

Da dingo et mah discoteca baby.

#xubuntu #ubuntu #linux #xfce

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still lovin the GNU

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old window maker linux desktop – jan 2000

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nikon coolpix s6300 on xubuntu – slight issue – tutorial

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ye olde free software CD’s

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a little free time and going over a mental cliff with linux

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fooling around on linux

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