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Lightworks Video Editor For Linux Is Delayed

Free Software

Published on 23 November 2011 04:00 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Back in September it was said that the open-source Lightworks video editor would ship for Linux in November, but this has turned out to not be the case.

Lightworks, the professional-grade non-linear video editing application that decided last year it would go open-source, is unfortunately falling behind for its Linux and Mac OS X operating system support.

The delay of Lightworks for Linux (and Mac OS X) was announced on their forums. "We have been working on these updates for several months and had originally hoped to release the new version on the 29th November. However, we are not yet fully satisfied with the stability of this version with its many new features and therefore we have made the difficult decision to delay its release to our customers."

No new estimated release date for the Linux version has been said yet. At least for now there's emerging alternatives like Novacut and OpenShot.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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