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LibreDWG drama: the end or the new beginning?

LibreDWG drama: the end or the new beginning?

There's a can of worms we opened this year: the unfortunate situation with support for DWG files in free CAD software via LibreDWG. We feel, by now it ought to be closed. We have the final answer from FSF.

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Insomnilund, an album composed with OpenOctave and Ardour 3

Insomnilund, an album composed with OpenOctave and Ardour 3

After so many years musicians still face the basic challenge: how much can you squeeze out of just free DAWs, synths and sample libraries on Linux? Insomnilund, a newly released album by Gabriel Nordeborn, is an interesting showcase here.

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Inkscape Beginner’s Guide by Bethany Hiitola

Inkscape Beginner’s Guide by Bethany Hiitola

Most recently LGW got hold of “Inkscape Beginner’s Guide”, Bethany Hiitola’s latest book on the famous free vector graphics editor. The book was kindly provided by the publishing house.

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Freeing FreeHand: the story of grief, revenge and refusal

Freeing FreeHand: the story of grief, revenge and refusal

When a software vendor abandons one of its assets, many users move on. But what do others do? In 2011 a group of passionate FreeHand users filed a lawsuite against Adobe and demanded the release of FreeHand's source code. The controversy is over now.

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Vinyl cutting on Linux: the real deal

Vinyl cutting on Linux: the real deal

Ever wondered if you could get one of those fancy vinyl cutters and not abandon Linux? Let's talk about your options here.

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The state of FireWire audio interfaces support on Linux

The state of FireWire audio interfaces support on Linux

One of the ways to define, whether Linux is ready for professionals, is how well certain hardware works. Let's talk about FireWire audio interfaces.

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Open Goldberg Variations: mission accomplished

Open Goldberg Variations: mission accomplished

The Open Goldberg Variations project has reached the last milestone: recordings and scores are available as public domain for admirers of classical music.

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GIMP 2.8: understanding UI changes

GIMP 2.8: understanding UI changes

There's quite a lot to tell about GIMP 2.8: better interface, new features, improved tools and so on. Would you like to use it to its full potential?

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Tube open movie founders on art, war and Blender

Tube open movie founders on art, war and Blender

Have you noticed the recent fundraising craze? Games and gadgets are incredibly successful objectives, but does it work for art? Apparently it does.

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LV2 from developers’ standpoint

LV2 from developers’ standpoint

When it comes to designing and implementing APIs, hell is often on the verge of breaking loose. LV2, the free API for virtual instruments and audio effects, is no different.

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