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Setting up a streaming audio server on a LAN with litestream

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FreeBSDBy Torfinn Ingolfsen

What if you have a nice collection of your MP3 files on one of your file servers, and are tired of ftp'ing them over to whatever workstation you are using at the moment?

Is there a better way? The answer is, of course, yes.

 
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Microsoft shuts out non-IE browsers from MSN

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NewsIf you attempt to access msn.com with anything but Internet Explorer or some versions of Netscape Navigator, you are told in unambigious terms that you own a lesser browser. Even Opera, acclaimed for being standards compliant - aren't let past the browser check. The reason, according to the Redmond Circus, is "Opera does not support the latest standards, such as XHTML". What all this is good for, I leave for you to figure out. The Bald Arm-Flailer now not only have us by the balls, he have begun squeezing too.

There are articles about this on zdnet.com and (the same article) on cnet.com.

Update 27.10.2001 20:07: An article on newsforge.com says Opera users are back in! -twa
 
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Five reasons to avoid Windows XP

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WindowsWindows XP hits all of us today. Brian Livingston of the "Windows Secrets" books fame, explains why he will neither write a "Windows XP Secrets" book, nor change to XP on his office network.
 
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bin Laden and the toilet of doom

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SecurityApparently, there's a new Outlook-only mass mailer virus out there, named after the infamous Saudi badboy/playboy. It comes to your inbox sporting subjects like "Bin Laden toilette paper!!", "Sadam Hussein & BinLaden IN LOVE" or "Is Osama Bin Laden BAD-LOVED?".
 
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Linux 2.4.13 is out

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GNU/LinuxLinux kernel 2.4.13 is out and declared stable. Get a copy of it here, and be sure to read the changelog. Also, you might want to read The Linux Installation HOWTO if your first compiler run with the Linux kernel is going to be one of these days. Mine is coming up soon :-)
 
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Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S.

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GNU/LinuxSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc will launch a Linux-enabled version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market, an executive from the company said Monday.

In the opening keynote at the Rambus Developer Forum here, Shin'ichi Okamoto, senior vice president and chief technical officer said that although he couldn't provide a U.S. release date yet, "we'll be able to announce it soon."

A kit allowing the PlayStation 2 to run Linux was announced for the Japanese market in May, with a launch scheduled for June. At that time, company executives had not solidified plans for a U.S. launch of the kit.

IDG.net has the full story.
 
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Fujitsu to bring Transmeta laptop to U.S.

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NewsTransmeta got some welcome news Monday as Fujitsu announced it is bringing to the United States a notebook PC using the latest low-power Crusoe processor from the struggling chipmaker.
Full story at news.com
 
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Answer to Microsoft's "Information Anarchy"

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SecurityElias Levy, former moderator of BUGTRAQ, answers Microsofts Scott Culp over his recent essay on www.microsoft.com. Where? On securityfocus.com.
 
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Anti-Spammers Threaten: You Think MAPS Is Bad?

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E-mail marketers may soon yearn for the days when Mail Abuse Prevention System LLC was their biggest pain in the neck, according to sources from the anti-spam camp.

In the wake of the recent settlement between Experian eMarketing and MAPS, some Internet service providers have begun subscribing to other so-called block lists, or lists of suspected spammers that ISPs use to filter unwanted e-mail. And these other lists' maintainers are not nearly as friendly as the folks at MAPS, sources say.

Read the full story over at DMNews.
 
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Red Hat Linux 7.2 available

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GNU/LinuxRed Hat 7.2 uses the 2.4.7 kernel, so the stability freaks out there should be catered for. There is a press release about this release at Red Hat's site.

To download, check out Red Hat's mirror sites. The whole thing takes about 900Mb.
ZDnet called 7.2 "pain-free Linux" in their review.
 
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