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Comment: Re:Attitudes (Score 3, Insightful) 223

by TheRealMindChild (#48861603) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing
Eventually I fired up a Windows machine and did it in about five minutes with some commercial trial-ware that nagged me with ads when I installed it.

The reason being that Windows is more than an OS and a collection of predictable platforms. A video on Windows is a video, accessed through the appropriate API. You don't dynamically link to half a dozen libraries, hope they are there, and crash (or demand installation) when it isn't. You install the codec and now everything can deal with it.

This is ultimately the problem with linux. There is no defined platforms anywhere. Software that wants to use anything can't ever guarantee that it will be there. They aren't part of the OS, but rather, part of the users defined installation.

Comment: Re:No composite output means no output at all (Score 1) 107

by TheRealMindChild (#48351033) Attached to: Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign
HDMI alone is not very useful since most displays don't actually support this, you get a much better range of supported devices by having a composite out. This would fare better by dropping the HDMI and keeping the composite instead.

What? You need to switch drugs, man

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923