Saturday, October 30, 2010

Zimbra Desktop for Yahoo, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, IMAP, and POP

Since you can't backup your free, web-based Yahoo Mail on your local drive, you can do this using Zimbra Desktop for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This is an email client like Outlook where you can have several email accounts like Gmail, Microsoft Exchange and others.

To install:

Download from website
Then, run the command given for standard user.
Create another user zimbra folder.
Drag Zimbra icon from desktop to Gnome Menu.

That's it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fruity Loops 9 in Ubuntu 10.04 Using Wine and PlayOnLinux

Fruity Loops 9 works in Ubuntu using PlayOnLinux. Just install it in PlayOnLinux, but errors will occur during installation, just press Ok and it will continue the installation process. If you purchased it, you can import the registry keys in PlayOnLinux: Configure->Registry Editor->File->Import registry.

What I've tried: Using Presets, Generators, Effects, MIDI recording (although there is some lag). What I do is record MIDI using Muse, edit it, and export it to a MIDI file, then import in Fruity Loops, export to a WAV file and import it to Ardour, edit the mixdown in Audacity for post-production. You can print musical notes in Rosegarden using the MIDI file.

You can also use LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) for soundfonts that you can download on the Internet.

That's it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sintel Created with Open Source Blender 3D Application

"Sintel" is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.