Sunday, October 19, 2014

Update Manager in Linux Mint 17.1

On October 15, 2014 Clem wrote a post on improvements to the update manager in Linux Mint 17.1. I found the changes interesting and the commnets even more so. It gave me a good excuse to do another screencast.

In addition to the blog post it also gave me an opportunity to highlight the Chrome App Mini Mirror. You are probally thinking hey this post is about Linux why bring up a Chrome App. If you are using a cloud based or native Linux screencasting app it might not offer the ability to embed the webcam in the screencast. I know Kazam lack this ability as well as SnagIt for Chrome which I am using.

Very simply Mini Mirror gives you the ability to embed a webcam anywhere on the screen and like a good app it stays put. If you move to another tab or screen the webcam will remain on top.