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linuxfanboy

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Hell Yeah, Liquid Nitrogen! Eco-Friendly Swedes Will Shatter Your Frozen Corpse 'Terminator'-Style (Switched)

Mar 9th 2011 2:06PM Ummm, maybe a recheck here.. where I'm at it's currently about -18 Celsius and there's people walking around without issue. Maybe -180 Celsius instead?

Cornify: ruin any website, unicorn-and-rainbow style (Download Squad)

Feb 6th 2009 5:53PM This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. All it'd take would be for someone to Cornify their MySpace page, and then things go into meltdown.

Pandora adds brief, infrequent audio ads (Download Squad)

Jan 21st 2009 6:11PM Don't see what the big deal is - many services, including Pandora, aren't available outside the US.

Pandora can run 60 minutes of ads an hour, I can't listen to them anyways (despite their promises years back of working to try and fix that).

Anyone outside the US gets this:
"Dear Pandora Visitor,

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative. "

So, Pandora.. fill your slots with ads, the rest of the world is listening to Last.Fm.

Day One On Linux: What Would You Miss? (Download Squad)

Sep 18th 2008 2:29PM I found a really nice solution for some of the Windows issues I was having in Linux, it's called Winedoors.
http://www.wine-doors.org/wordpress/

Out of the box on my TinyMe install, I installed it and was running some of my favourite old games (that needed DirectX support). Have a starship simulator game I like to play (SFC) and both 1 and 2 run well under it. And anything that sets things up to run World of Warcraft and Microsoft Internet Explorer under Linux has to pretty well shoot down most of the issues running Windows apps under Linux.

Check it out before you dismiss Linux as not being able to play modern games. The only thing keeping me from wiping my Windows laptop and going entirely over to Linux is that there'd be one less licenced Windows 2000 user still around then. ;)