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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Chapter 14. Messing with Video and Graphics

In This Chapter

  • Watching online and downloaded videos

  • Watching DVDs

  • Creating and modifying high-powered graphics with The GIMP

  • Playing 3-D games

Video killed the radio star.

The Buggles

There’s no question that video is one area where Linux has been playing catch-up. The original Linux systems didn’t even support a Windows-style desktop! In the early days of Linux, it was close to impossible to display any type of videos, let alone use them for playing movies or high-end computer graphics games.

Fortunately, nowadays, things are much different. There aren’t many things your Linux computer can’t do in the video world (unless of course it’s illegal, but more on that later). In this chapter, I walk you through your Linux computer’s video and graphics capabilities.

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