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Take video screengrabs of your desktop in GIF format with Peek

Review of Peek 0.72 omg Ubuntu and Jason and Noah from the Linux Action show recently reported on a new tool that lets you record a section of your screen and easily export it as a GIF. Peek was built “for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g., for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports,” explains the developer. “It is not a general purpose…


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What is X, XFree, XOrg or X Windows?

What X is Not: X is not a product by Microsoft with the letter X before it. X does not affect the way graphical windows on your screen look X won’t let you browse through files in a graphical manager X is NOT a GUI (Graphical User Interface) X doesen’t sound like it does a lot, does it? Well read on to find out why it’s an essential part of Linux! What X does: X11 (and it’s variants, XOrg,…