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by SR
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source
Replies: 61
Views: 40970

Re: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source

Heavy Duty wrote:their so-called "copyrights" should never be respected.


While I agree with most of what you said this statement is the kind of attitude that has the MAFIAA lobbying for the reduction of civil rights in the name of stopping piracy.
by SR
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source
Replies: 61
Views: 40970

Re: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source

These subtle insults are remembered by heads of successful businesses, and the linux community looses credibility, every time these ridiculous code ownership issues are brought up. If the real world is just too scary, there is always some 'Occupy' movement looking for marchers. Those demanding hand...
by SR
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source
Replies: 61
Views: 40970

Re: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source

What are you talking about? Nvidia competes against Intel and AMD on the hardware front.

What are you going to use Nvidia software with other than Nvidia hardware?
by SR
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source
Replies: 61
Views: 40970

Re: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source

Nvidia (like many other companies) graciously provide free driver downloads whether you are running Windows, Linux or any other supported OS. We thank them with our dollars when we buy their hardware. And considering that Nvidia hardware isn't just used by freeloading Linux enthusiasts at home there...
by SR
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source
Replies: 61
Views: 40970

Re: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source

slowpick wrote:You are lucky nVidia don't charge for the drivers they give freely to linux for so many years now.


I don't think I've run across any companies yet that charge money for their drivers. Can you name some so I can know who to avoid?
by SR
Wed May 30, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source
Replies: 61
Views: 40970

Re: Nvidia why they don't release 3D driver source

That's a bizarre response. Seeing as how people have been griping for years about the driver not being open source you'd think that Nvidia wouldn't act like this is the first time somebody has mentioned it to them.
by SR
Tue May 08, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Clever use of PZM-Acoustic Guitar
Replies: 10
Views: 10794

Re: Clever use of PZM-Acoustic Guitar

It didn't come across as spam to me. As a matter of fact I was hoping I would remember this for the next time I need to record acoustic.

I, for one, appreciate the post.
by SR
Wed May 02, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: For those supporting OpenOctave...
Replies: 141
Views: 28968

Re: For those supporting OpenOctave...

wolftune wrote:In fact, the Open Octave project is about as religiously neutral a project as I could imagine!


I beg to differ...

https://twitter.com/#!/openoctave

I used to follow @openoctave on Twitter but I've stopped because it's become less about the software.
by SR
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Does changing interfaces in JACK have to be so difficult?
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Does changing interfacing in JACK have to be so difficul

Qjackctl will allow you to have different profiles you can switch to quickly. I use it when I switch from firewire to the builtin audio on my laptop. It's just a matter of saving the profile with a unique name in the settings dialog. When you want to switch you just stop jack, right click qjackctl, ...
by SR
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: For those supporting OpenOctave...
Replies: 141
Views: 28968

Re: For those supporting OpenOctave...

FWIW, I had read the criticisms of OOM in the past but I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. OOM looked like it was on its way to becoming a great piece of software and I was truly excited about it. However, after reading the comments in this thread, I could care less if they take the...
by SR
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Five hour sunday project...
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

Re: Five hour sunday project...

I would have thought this sounded like Skinny Puppy even if you hadn't mentioned it. Cool tune.
by SR
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hi — newly switching from Mac
Replies: 31
Views: 7680

Re: Hi — newly switching from Mac

Personally, I'm not entirely certain that Fox News and the Heritage Foundation are the best sources to quote when searching for unbiased reporting. Their bias doesn't necessarily mean that I disregard anything they have to say (unless it's coming from Bill O'Reilly), but I would probably look for ot...
by SR
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hi — newly switching from Mac
Replies: 31
Views: 7680

Re: Hi — newly switching from Mac

Wrt to your comments about trying out various distributions: I would suggest finding one with which you are somewhat comfortable, is decently supported, has a responsive and enthusiastic community, etc and stick with it. You'll find that it'll become easier to overcome the minor issues if you look t...
by SR
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Slicing/Sequencing
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

Re: Slicing/Sequencing

Renoise will do it, but it's not exactly free (although the demo version is very usable).
by SR
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 5745

Re: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Look in your /etc/hosts file and see if your laptop's hostname is an alias for the loopback interfaces (there might be an ipv4 and an ipv6 one). This was a problem in some versions of Fedora for awhile where network-manager would update /etc/hosts file. I don't know if any other distributions have t...

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