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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: 2007 :: March

Archive for March, 2007

Curious Multimedia Dependancies

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The jokes made about confusing Linux dependancies may at times seem funny, but they reflect a sad truth. After my previous complaint about gui nuisances in Rythmbox, I installed of copy of FC6 - 64bit to a spare partition. Following my own FC6 Guide, I came upon the MP3 section.
Adding MP3 support to Rythmbox (GTK […]

From XMMS to Rhythmbox

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Back in 2000, xmms was the hot MP3 player for Linux that everybody loved. Most likely due to it’s near perfect match in design and functionality to Winamp. Well time makes you bolder and MP3 players get older. And with no major updates (not even a port to GTK2), xmms just sits around. Recently some […]

Dell Linux Survey

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Dell’s IdeaStorm provided a method for Dell customers to provide feedback to the company on what consumers really wanted. Not surprisingly, the biggest request was for Dell to pre-installed Linux on their Desktops and Laptops.
Currently there are vendors who support Linux on their computers, however most of this focus has been on enterprise […]

Daylight Savings Time Change RedHat 8.0

Monday, March 12th, 2007

In the past I’ve never actually changed my time settings on my computer, usually when booting into Linux the NTP (Network Time Protocol) server does the trick. However the local operating system (whether Linux or Windows) usually retains timezone settings in some way. I do not know if the RedHat/Fedora method is consistent with other […]