Okay folks, my life with Linux is still plugging along. In fact, I haven’t turned on my Windows computer in several days. My old mini-tower (HP Pavilion Slimeline s3307) has become my goto computer to such a degree that I have decided to find it a good work spot. I’ve decided to empty several bookshelves by my daybed and situate the computer in a comfortable spot to work with. Since it is a mini-tower it fits in a bookshelf nicely.
Lubuntu is working very well though I had a little hiccup trying to use the Simple Screen Recorder to capture video of a game. The Extreme Tux Racer game ran correctly in this older computer and I couldn’t help but wonder if the odd video capture was due to running both the game and recorder?
Tux Racer is a simple game of racing downhill while collecting fish along the way. It’s lots of fun, I recommend the game. In my case, I downloaded the game from the Lubuntu Software Center — of course — free. I think the next game that I will look at will be “Don’t Starve”. I know “Don’t Starve” will run on Linux, but will it run on an old computer?
Another thing that I must work out is my screen recorder. I really thought that I could use the webcam and screen recorder to talk about books, booktube, and my usual inane babble but, if I can’t get this recorder software to do the trick, I may have to look for something else or develop a plan B.
I really want this to be a spot that I can go to to grab a shot of what landed in my mailbox and video my reviews of books ( and whatever). I guess tinkering with the software will let me know if I can do voice-overs, include websites, software/game reviews, etc..
Well, I’ll let you know how my everyday use of Linux turns out …..