I've used Avidemux for a long time, tried KDEnlive before and it was hard to understand and kept crashing - but a recent version of KDEnlive is quite different - easy to use, reasonably stable, does more than I want and will use all six cores of my CPU for rendering if I ask it to. I don't know about Pitivi, but you'd have to work very hard to convince me to throw development money at that when KDEnlive is apparently so far ahead.
As mentioned above there's also Cinelerra. I found that hard work to understand but I suspect it's very powerful.
Getting Ardour and other music/video software installed and configured to work properly and with low latency isn't easy though, and you are best off with a distribution that's been designed for that purpose from the start. AV Linux is my choice, though I've heard good things said about KXStudio and Dream Studio too.
And yes, at least with FAT there are volume size implications in the choice of FAT12 vs FAT16 vs FAT32.
So the Patent discussion is applicable to all three FAT sizes, because they all use the same mechanism for long names.
Why not say all OSes got 64-bit. Do they expect us to read the article or something? Honestly..
If I remember correctly, for a long time there have been 32 bit and 64 bit flash plugins for Windows while Linux only had 32 bit versions; you needed a special software wrapper to use the 32 bit plugin on 64 bit Linux, and it didn't work too well for everybody.
So Linux getting a 64 bit plugin along with the other platforms IS newsworthy.
You just stated the definition of a differential gear. It is not new in any way, and describes exactly how a planetary gear works and is normally used. For a real world example take a look at the Hybrid Synergy Drive used in Toyota Prius.
I don't think it is the same as that. In the HSD the electric motor is contributing a large part of the output power, whereas TFA seems to be saying that the control power is significantly less that the power being transmitted, and hopefully will be less than the energy wasted in a friction based CVT.
LEDs [...] no toxic materials
Gallium arsenide is a carcinogen, and arsenic is released when the crystal is exposed to water (after the LED light is thrown out and ends up in a landfill.) Manufacturing of semiconductors is producing poisonous waste, and it requires large amounts of energy.
The new ones will use Gallium Nitride
I've seen a 4W Gallium Nitride LED lamp (on someone's kitchen ceiling, next to 11W CFL equivalents) and it's very effective. In that case it's an advantage that the LED is directional - the original incandescents for which they substitute would have been reflector bulbs. The light is yellower and more like an incandescent than the CFLs next to it.
As for energy cost of manufacturing, the original article claims to have factored that in to the total lifetime cost.
it won't look at what's on the clipboard, and use those dimensions when I go to file->new.
Particularly strange, because I'm sure it used to do that in earlier versions.