Archive for the ‘Freeware’ Category

Why does Linux suck?

July 14, 2007

Don’t shoot me, I’m only the messenger here.  I do however agree with many of the points of the article.  It’s not a Linux bashing article at all.  It simply states things are clearly in the way of Linux gaining mass adoption.

“Given that 93% of the desktops in the world run an Operating System that costs an arm-and-a-leg, there must be something seriously wrong when you cannot give your Operating System away. So, why does Linux suck?

Consistency

Linux is a modular Operating System, unlike Windows, it can combine any number of software packages to create a distribution. The end result is that there is no single Linux Operating System, but rather, a diverse number of variations. These variations can have different commands, desktops, directory structures, hardware detection systems, installation managers and software applications.”

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HowTo: Take Great Group Shots

June 21, 2007

As most anyone with kids will tell you, it’s tough getting that “good” group photo where everyone is looking at the camera, no one is blinking, etc.  Below is a link to an article with some suggestions on improving your chances of landing that “great shot”.

I’ve had good luck in the past using Microsoft Group Shot (freeware – also available on www.MissingBytes.net) to merge multiple photos into a single good one.

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VideoLAN Security Advisory

June 18, 2007

If you use VideoLAN’s VLC Media Player (and who doesn’t?) you should probably upgrade to the latest version.  Here’s the info from their site:

“2007-06-17

VLC media player versions 0.8.6b and lower suffer from a security vulnerability in the CDDA, Vorbis, Theora and SAP plugins. More technical details are available in our advisory.
An updated release of VLC is available which includes a few other fixes as well. The full list of changes can be found here.
We strongly recommend all users to update to this new version.”

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