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    Re: The history of Linux/BSD

    Some info on BSD history: Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix From AT&T-Owned to Freely Redistributable by Marshall Kirk McKusick
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    Re: Wireless cards that actually work

    Intel pro 2200 bg works perfectly

    WUSB54G Linksys (uses a Ralink chipset which dosn't work with WPA anymore after network-manager was integrated. Waiting for some new drivers that are in...
  3. Re: Dell and the Windows refund policy [Canada] a step forwards!

    I would complain to the Competition Bureau of Canada. Include all documents, communications, etc where Dell has said MS does not let them, and therefore, you get a rightful refund on goods you don't...
  4. Poll: Re: How excited are you about the new CNR supporting Ubuntu?

    Here's the thing though -- those all have reasonings behind them. It would be FUD otherwise, but RMS has proven extremely precient. Eben Moglen's arguments are very persuasive and thought through,...
  5. Poll: Re: How excited are you about the new CNR supporting Ubuntu?

    Yes, you've just told us that MS killed superior products by listing those. Why don't you read what happened to Groupwise and Wordperfect (here's an antitrust complaint that details how MS sabotaged...
  6. Poll: Re: How excited are you about the new CNR supporting Ubuntu?

    No, they haven't. They actually destroyed all the innovators. Computers suck these days compared to the potential of BeOS. BTW, you're all for capitalism, yet you are ok with monopolies? ...
  7. Re: Fun "Trusted Computing" Quote of the Day

    I think Vista already has this. "Network Application Protection"...or something similarly-named.
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    Poll: Re: Most critical feature in The GIMP

    I think a redesign to GNOME HIG is really important. Can't you detach GNOME toolbars from the main window? So then you would have the same functionality but with greater effect since then...
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    Re: Illegal Codecs Put Me Off Linux

    Don't most people use (reverse engineered) things like ffmpeg nowadays? Gstreamer has a plugin for that.

    w32codecs aren't used very much anymore AFAICS. And thanks aysiu for that interesting...
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    Re: Illegal Codecs Put Me Off Linux

    I'm pretty sure Fluendo purchased several codecs under a BSD license and it was big news a while back. Like gstreamermp3 . And of course it's good business for them to make some money so an option...
  11. Re: Nouveau driver beats nVidia driver in 2D performances

    Yes it's nv compared to Nouveau that they're talking about.

    nv is the nVidia open source (but obfuscated) 2d driver
    nvidia is the nVidia closed source 3d driver

    Still, the fact that open...
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    Re: Stock Market

    I enjoy reading about SCOX and MSFT. The former is just for laughs, and the latter is pure interest.
  13. Re: Linux Creator Calls GPLv3 Authors 'Hypocrites' As Open Source Debate Turns Nasty

    The LKML post context is the midst of a debate. If you want to see the other side, this is Linus debating with a _RED HAT_ employee/engineer who's also a member of the FSF, I think in South America....
  14. Re: Linux Creator Calls GPLv3 Authors 'Hypocrites' As Open Source Debate Turns Nasty

    This is a 'weird' article...it's dated July 10, yet the LKML post is from June 20.

    Anyways, some nice things about GPLv3, link to the blog has the full list, this is just condensed:
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  15. FCC says free/open source software wireless drivers are OK

    Great news from Groklaw's New Picks Now the binary wireless drivers have no excuses other than 'we don't WANT to open the code'. I know that Ubuntu's policy is to allow binary wireless drivers in...
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    Re: Carmony's thoughts on Ubuntu

    Oh there's a whole background to that story. They made Quicktime incompatible as well because it threatend DirectX, ended up pirating Quicktime with Intel around 1994, etc. The 1997 Apple deal was...
  17. Re: New! New issues of online magazines available.

    Wow! Thank you, I'll have to bookmark this page as I read them. I hope you get on Digg, too.
  18. Re: i hate to start with a serious question about gpl3 but...

    Peer to Peer like Bittorrent also gains an exception in GPLv3, all you need to do is point to the source.
  19. Re: How bad is the stigma about us all being cheapskates?

    That's a very sweeping statement. How about businesses or self-employed people using Linux and the hypothetical Adobe Photoshop? The BSA wouldn't be happy with that (although of course the BSA...
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    Re: Guess the Army doesn't want me

    Here's the letter I sent them in case anyone wants to use it:

    I am very disappointed with your web site. I cannot access your "apply online" (...
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    Re: Carmony's thoughts on Ubuntu

    Free software -- "Free as in speech, not beer" :P
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    Re: Guess the Army doesn't want me

    What an awful website. It doesn't even work with FIREFOX or Opera or my Internet Explorer 6 on Windows for some reason, it stops after passing everything, (with Opera, it freezes at...
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    Re: Nero Linux 3

    Anyone else think they'll probably score some deals with Dell/other OEMs selling GNU/Linux with this? I also love,



    in a big yellow box. Cute :)
  24. Re: I have a concern related to the economics of Ubuntu and the GPL

    Well, maybe, but then anything they do has to be GPL'd (I'm thinking of QT, MySQL dual-licensing here), and so the product benefits but so does the company (who is the copyright holder)!
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    Re: Debian, the final frontier for FOSS?

    Sometimes I really, really enjoy SVJN, and I sometimes I don't. It's truly odd.
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