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Fixing your Fotos; More on Y2K38; KDE 4


Unshaking and refocusing your photos

Whether by wind, vibration, or shaky hand, we have all taken blurry photos. But in the digital era, there is no need to despair — you can remove shake and blur from your pictures after the fact. Several Linux-friendly utilities can help you.

Another piece on Y2K38 (which I mentioned here): “Time to Panic About Y2K38?? In a nutshell, the year 2038 problem, as it is also known, is that most Unix-like operating systems represent time as the number of seconds since January 1, 1970. On 32-bit systems, that second count is a signed 32-bit integer. What that, in turn, means — unfortunately for us all — is that the latest time that can be represented is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, January 19, 2038.” [Here]


Design Your Own Desktop with KDE 4

One of the best things about KDE 4, the newest release of the mainstream Linux desktop manager, is something it doesn’t do–force you to adapt to its way of running a computer desktop. Sure, the desktop environment boasts new 3-D effects, a polished theme, and improved functionality. But what KDE 4 does best is give users the ability to almost completely re-design their desktops, putting their programs, icons, and useful widgets wherever they see fit, on as many desktops as they want, to create their ideal workspace. I spent some time exploring the features of the less-than-week-old system, the results of which are after the jump.

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