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For the workshops that I’ve started teaching, there’s been some demand for screencasts, so that less literal minded folk can see what the heck is going on. I found an excellent resource called Ubuntu Screencasts, and there’s a screencast about screencasting called Screencasting on Ubuntu by a chap called Alan Pope.
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For the workshops that I’ve started teaching, there’s been some demand for screencasts, so that less literal minded folk can see what the heck is going on.

I found an excellent resource called Ubuntu Screencasts, and there’s a screencast about screencasting called Screencasting on Ubuntu by a chap called Alan Pope. I know, this is rather like the snake eating itself in an infinite feedback loop.

One of Alan Pope’s recommendations is to install a fresh Linux Virtual Machine, his & my preferred choice being VirtualBox. This gives me the ideal excuse to try out another Linux distro, and following on from much of what Jamie Watson has written, I have decided to give Fedora a go.

I must say that yet again Free Software has come up trumps: a Free operating system within a free operating system, using a Free virtual machine, running Free desktop recording software (gtk RecordMyDesktop), editing with the Free OpenShot Video Editor, within which you can use the Free drawing program Inkscape to create titles, and adding a voiceover using the Free audio editor Audacity. Blimey.

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