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[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 18:09:47 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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I tried to migrate the missus to Ubuntu but it didn't go so well. Is there an alternative to Skype?
I guess it doesn't even matter if there is, the sound was too low and the mic wouldn't pick up. I've read all the posts I could find on google about Dell 1535, but none helped. It had other issues too. But Skype not working was a deal-breaker. Taking her back to XPPSP3 I guess - she's non-technical as far as PCs go, but she hates vista.
Maybe I'll install Windows Mojave and see what she thinks of that.

[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 18:37:19 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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theres ekiga and theres also a kde application for phoning.



[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 21:48:43 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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She needs the video too. The kids need to see her mom occasionally.

[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 22:06:45 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Does Skype do video?

[#] Sat Feb 28 2009 22:33:14 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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Indeed. High quality too if you have the camera for it. I got the logitec 9000 pro (or something) it does hidef believe it or not.

[#] Sun Mar 01 2009 04:28:08 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ekiga can do vido.



[#] Sun Mar 01 2009 06:10:57 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Skype does video, but not video conferencing.  It does do audio conferencing, though.



[#] Sun Mar 01 2009 14:00:59 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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I think they are working on video conferencing with the version 4 that just came out. I think I saw a button for it. Could be sweet, just wished it had better linux support.

[#] Thu Mar 05 2009 14:46:24 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Sat Feb 21 2009 03:20:42 AM EST from Nite*Star <>
Can someone recommend a distro that will run off a 8GB flash drive on a laptop? :D

I just stumbled on this:  http://fosswire.com/post/tips-tutorials/?page=2

 

I hope that helps.



[#] Mon Mar 09 2009 11:32:48 EDT from oneeyedfreak @ Uncensored

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Advice: Never pick a Monday to create a custom RPM package of QT-4.



[#] Mon Mar 09 2009 17:53:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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(Or perhaps you could just find a way to make use of the stock packages)

[#] Tue Mar 10 2009 12:31:38 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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openoffice has a plugin registry like firefox... here are some plugins I found usefull:

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/230

(storing ooofice documents in SVN)

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/398

(save as latex file? )

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/1087

(need to test that...)

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/1578

(that one too..)

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/node/1753

(Gnucash im/export)

 



[#] Thu Mar 12 2009 14:39:34 EDT from rod @ Uncensored

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What's this SCO/linux thing that was/is going on? I can't seem to make heads or tails out of it at groklaw. Is/was SCO trying to sue everyone in the world at once? Why did they sue autozone?

[#] Thu Mar 12 2009 14:55:13 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, man...

SCO did try to sue an awful lot of people over, essentially, nothing. They claimed ownership of Unix or somesuch nonsense, and sued (in particular) Novell over copyright infringements or somesuch nonsense. In the end, it blew up in their face. It was shown that IBM actually owned the property in question, so IBM decided to sue them (ostensibly because SCO was being an asshole).

Since then, it's just been a bunch of bullshit with them.

I forgot why they went after Autozone. Probably because they were using some Unix-related technology they felt they owned, or because they were using Linux systems for something and decided to turn them into an object lesson (one that blew up in their face).

SCO cannot die soon enough.

[#] Thu Mar 12 2009 15:29:29 EDT from rod @ Uncensored

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My god, man! I must delete linux at once!!

[#] Thu Mar 12 2009 17:46:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Their somewhat vacuous claim was, "we own unix copyrights, and linux copied a bunch of stuff verbatim from unix, so if you use Linux you owe us money."
They became quite a pariah in the industry. Not surprisingly, most observers came to the conclusion (based on investments and collaborations etc) that Microsoft funded and arranged the whole thing, using SCO as a proxy to attack Linux.

Basically if you can raise the license cost above $0, it's game over for open source. They haven't been able to do it yet.

[#] Fri Mar 13 2009 10:25:55 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Although, while not necessairly important, it's interesting to note that the SCO that sued everyone is not the SCO (the Santa Cruz Operation) that crated OpenSystem and UnixWare. They were bought out by Caldera who was earlier (?) bought out by a firm that specializes in IP lawsuits.

[#] Fri Mar 13 2009 10:29:54 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, realy? i've missed caldera being bought...

from the core sco there is (was) tarantella left, who did some sort of export desktops via web-browsers...



[#] Fri Mar 13 2009 10:31:59 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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I thought they were bought before they grabbed SCO - but I could be wrong. I wanted to try Tarantella - seemed interesting, but a bit rough around the edges.

[#] Fri Mar 13 2009 10:37:03 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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if you've ever seen a sco box, you know why ;-)



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