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    The only problem with that is that if you find a problem or something you want to change with the frontend you're using you can't do it right away. Sometimes I'll be using mine on the long drive home from work and get a woody to change or add something and it's a reality by the time I hit the hay.

    But then again there's only so much time in the day

    One thing I want to add is a decent spectrum analyser for aRts but aRts is so freaking complicated and the API documentation is pretty bad.

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    Requiring DRM equipped monitors for Vista,besides the fact it will take away more control of "our" computers, and we'll be paying extra for hardware to cover giant media companies risks, is going to require everyone toss their monitors if they want to view content.

    Yes, not all content may require it, but I'll be it won't be too long before the majority of it will require it if they have their way.

    There was an article on slashdot with some info in July.

    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...id=158&tid=155

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    Talking

    ...hasta la VISTA

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx
    Requiring DRM equipped monitors for Vista,besides the fact it will take away more control of "our" computers, and we'll be paying extra for hardware to cover giant media companies risks, is going to require everyone toss their monitors if they want to view content.
    No, if you read the article, it will only require you to toss out your monitor if you want to view it in superior resolution. If you don't buy the new equipment, you'll just have to settle for a lesser resolution. Which when your talking about HD-DVD content, probably means settling for DVD quality video, which really ain't that bad, particularly when your playing it on real old hardware.

    This is not a good thing, but its the lesser of two evils. I would much rather see this format created by actual developers then what the content creators would come up with, I'm sure they wouldn't even blink an eye requiring the content to not even be playable on a typical computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
    No, if you read the article, it will only require you to toss out your monitor if you want to view it in superior resolution. If you don't buy the new equipment, you'll just have to settle for a lesser resolution. Which when your talking about HD-DVD content, probably means settling for DVD quality video, which really ain't that bad, particularly when your playing it on real old hardware.

    This is not a good thing, but its the lesser of two evils. I would much rather see this format created by actual developers then what the content creators would come up with, I'm sure they wouldn't even blink an eye requiring the content to not even be playable on a typical computer.
    Hence the "Yes, not all content may require it". As I understand it, you may or may not be able to view it downsampled depending on the descretion of the provider. Wether it will be dvd quality or not, who knows. Probably will be at first. As I understand it, most early adopters of HDTV will be screwed for similar reasons.

    Either way it's a loss for us. There's no reason why I should have to pay for extra hardware (and not just pc hardware but tv, etc) to cover the potential risk of their business model. And it's not like I'll have a choice either.

    It's not realistic to say someone could ditch all forms of media without it being problematic. Especially when they're debating getting rid of regular broadcast all together.

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    Hey fellow *nix users. Im currently running freeBSD on my laptop but ive used linux for 5 years. Im getting a 7" touchscreen. What drivers/systems are you guys using with this screen?

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    Which screen is it?

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    I imagine most people use the drivers from the manufacture's website. Have you tried that?
    http://www.xenarc.com/driver-touch1.html

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    Vista is useless, cpu eater, graphics eater and as usual in every little thing which starts with WIN.. a lot of bugs, sorry...features
    This is unsecure for even a pedestrian, now in car scary...

    "Winblows just crashed, would you like to send a report to his mom and that you just hit the first tree on your way ? Chose Yes or Yes"

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