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+ - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional-> 5 5

tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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+ - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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+ - SourceForge (owned by Slashdot Media) installs ads with GIMP-> 5 5

careysb writes: SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
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Comment: Re:BT also does this (Score 1) 203 203

You connect second router (or access point) to one of LAN ports and switch on wifi power saving on the BT hub. You have access to free access points and you do not share yours. Which doesn't matter all that much as those BT WiFI and OpenZone hotspots are slow and suck donkey's balls. 3G is faster than most of them and with better coverage.

Comment: Media Centre (Score 1) 5 5

Since server is always on, use it for media centre. Put cheap video card - Nvidia G210 is more than enough and supports VDPAU. Then connect it to TV directly using HDMI or if not available (walls, server conveniently hidden, too far away, etc), use HDMI over CAT5/6 extender. Add wireless keyboard and you're set. For added fun, put MediaTomb on it, if you have some DLNA clients on the network.

+ - How to integrate multiple teams?

jackharrer writes: I work for a medium sized IT company that grew up mostly due to takeovers. As expected we have now range of products that are taken care of by different teams. There is not much communication between those teams, as all of them came from different companies. Although all consultants work for the same company, people simply do not know each other. There is additional problem of consultants being home-workers, who spend most of their time at home or on-site.
I'm interested in what Slashdot community can suggest to help them integrate more. I know company can allocate some budget to it, although reasonable. Do you have experience of working in similar environment? Or maybe you have some ideas that you’d like to see if you were in such situation? Maybe you know some incentives that can bring people together?

+ - Linux/Skype supported webcam with remote control

jackharrer writes: I was looking for quite a while for a webcam with physical remote. I would like to put a webcam over TV, connect it to my HTPC and be able to make a video calls using Skype. This way, webcam could stay in the same place and I could adjust it accordingly, e.g. pan and tilt into appropriate direction.
I've found many IP cameras that fulfill the requirements, but although supported in Linux, don't work with Skype. From USB webcams there is Logitech Orbit, although it uses software for pan/tilt.
Does anybody have working setup like that? What camera do you use? I need to stress that Skype is the only option, as much as I would like to go for some FOSS solution, it will not happen.

Comment: Re:30 inch HP LP3605 here @ 2560x1600 (Score 1) 952 952

I also find it annoying. If you add that thick bar in Win 7, and then Ribbon from Office and some assorted stuff like window borders and status bar, there is suddenly no space to do any work. That is so ridiculously silly. I cannot call it progress, rather walking backwards.

Then there is netbooks' 1024x600. Thanks to MSFT for mandating max specifications for netbooks.

Comment: Re:Answer: Yes (Score 2, Informative) 631 631

>>What we need is a "you don't want to use C: right now, trust me" signal. Ever tried to use Firefox while copying something big? Why does it take ages to display a webpage when it does not need to use the disk?

It only works like that on Windows. I think it's mostly about bad system design. I have no such issues on my Linux machine, but lots on my wife's Windows one. Both are the same Thinkpad laptops, so fault can only be on OS side.

When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.

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