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Even if you aren't cooking up enterprise firewall configurations or implementing your own intrusion detection system, the concepts discussed in these advanced articles will still provide some insights on how to build a safer network.
As your article on the Jokosher audio editor in the April 2009 issue states, Jokosher is a work in progress. However I think you did a really good job of covering the things it does well currently. There were few criticisms in the article. I guess this means we are doing pretty well. I'm sure there are many things that could be a lot better. You can always let us know.
The article states:
"It is impractical and downright annoying that you cannot select multiple track takes to move them at the same time."
I found there is already a bug for this one, but I will make sure it is top priority for the next release.
Thanks for the good review.
Laszlo Pandy (Jokosher maintainer)
We were happy to provide our readers with this introduction to Jokosher. Certainly the open source world has a need for a free audio editor that is easy enough for amateurs, and Jokosher has lots of potential.
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