SuSE 11.1 with Amarok, that actually plays mp3’s out of the box…

SuSE finally provides the plugin for mp3’s, via a package that automatically pulls in the mp3 decoder.  Amarok beats itunes too, IMHO:

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And notice how Amarok works with wikipedia.  I’ve selected as my wikipedia language Bahasa Indonesia, just to prove a point:

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SuSE 11.1 with Amarok, that actually plays mp3’s out of the box…

Can’t play your DVD on SuSE 11.1? (updated)

Probably you’ve installed opensuse 11.1, but don’t have some of your multimedia codecs working? Not to worry, you can get your codecs at the following link:

http://opensuse-community.org/Multimedia#Restricted_Multimedia_Formats_.28MP3.2C_MPEG-4.2C_etc..29

And if they are ever taken down there, just email me and I’ll post the rpms here…

Oh, and if you actually care about your rights to play mp3’s or watch DVD’s on linux oppose the ACTA...(see this post too: Obama, forgetting everything that matters)

Someone from the DCCC called me yesterday–I just said no and cited my reason is Obama’s support of the conitnued secrecy of the ACTA negoitiations.

Can’t play your DVD on SuSE 11.1? (updated)

SuSE Live Cd’s – now they are official, and issued

Hat Tip: Distrowatch

Well SuSE has joined the band wagon, and has issued Live CD’s with a click to install option. This is great because you can test out if SuSE works with your hardware, and if you are happy, just install. There is a Gnome and a KDE version available here:

ftp://suse.mirrors.tds.net/pub/opensuse/distribution/10.3/iso/cd

SuSE Live Cd’s – now they are official, and issued

SuSE Live CD’s – Yes they do exist

A little nosing around on a couple of the SuSE ftp sites, and I found a couple of un-documented live cd’s, one for gnome and one for KDE. The gnome worked great on my laptop but refused to boot on a friends. There was a directory that appearred–indicating that this was RC2 for 10.3–but there was only one RC for 10.3, so naturally I had to take a peek! They can be found here, for example:

LINK UPDATED 08 JANUARY 2008, AS THE OLD LOCATION NO LONGER HAS LIVE CD’S:

ftp://suse.mirrors.tds.net/pub/opensuse/distribution/10.3/iso/cd

And here is the obligatory screenshot:

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SuSE Live CD’s – Yes they do exist

Everyone has seen through this

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Yahoo stock chart for SCO shows a big drop after the ruling in Novell case on Friday, 10 August 2007. It’s trading at about 30-something cents a share, whereas a Deutsch Bank analyst had predicted a value of about $50.00 a share at the start of the litigation. Dan Lyons of Forbes, Rob Enderle and Lara Didio, so called ‘analysts’, all ridiculed Pamela Jones and her blog Groklaw throughout the litigation for her repeated assertions that SCO didn’t have a very strong case. PJ maintained that she was neutral, and was just calling it as she saw it.

So how did the respected and widely quoted analysts and professional journalists from Forbes stack up against an amateur journalist (who also happens to be a paralegal) running her own blog?

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Everyone has seen through this

The End of the Beginning

Microsoft probably thinks themselves very clever, having figured out a way to get revenue from GNU/Linux®. Their thinly veiled threats to sue, and to extract a fee for the right to use GNU/Linux®, seems to have borne fruit in that Dell is now buying SLES (SuSE Linux® Enterprise Server) licenses from Microsoft. However there are at least three silver linings to this development.

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The End of the Beginning