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Comment: Cable Free for nearly 2 years now (Score 1) 697

by jmertic (#35902488) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are You Streaming-Only For Home Entertainment?
When my DirecTV bill was starting to approach $80 a month, and realized we didn't watch much of anything other than the broadcast networks, we ditched it. Now our setup is OTA Antenna, fed into a Tivo HD, and we use Netflix streaming to supliment everything we can't get OTA. OTA HD is noticeably better quality than cable or satellite, and not hard to pick up provided you don't live in a valley. Built a home antenna out of wire coat hangers, and can pull in 30+ channels ranging from 10 to 60 miles away. Total monthly cost: around $20 a month between Netflix and Tivo ( we pay for the Tivo service once a year for $129 ).

Comment: Re:License conflict? (Score 1) 357

by jmertic (#32924998) Attached to: SugarCRM 6 Released, But Is It Open Source?

The documentation for SugarCRM Community Edition is located here: Sugar Community Edition 6.0 Documentation.

License This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License (“License”). To view a copy of this license, visit http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

This license forbids both commercial use and creation of derivative works. Now, download a copy of the community edition here. Unzip it and look at the "license.txt" file.

GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3, 19 November 2007

So, which is the mistake?

This first license is for the documentation only; the Sugar CE codebase is licensed under the AGPL.

Real Time Strategy (Games)

+ - How to get (a board game) published?

Submitted by
cyclomedia
cyclomedia writes "I've been dedicating a little of my Nerd Time to devising a strategy board game, pitched somewhere between Checkers and Chess but probably not as deceptively complex as Go. The next step in my plan is to see if I can actually create a prototype made of coins, stickers and cardboard and to attempt to teach the rules to my wife (Trek fan, hence the marriage). If I get past that stage ok then what do i do? Presumably I can't just show up at Hasbro with my jerry rigged setup and expect an enthusiastic response. Without giving too much away I can tell you that there's a nerd factor within the game itself, possibly leaning the possibility of marketing towards the Games Workshop end of the spectrum, but without the 80-sided dice and Orcs."
X

+ - XFCE 4.4 released

Submitted by
b100dian
b100dian writes "If you have already followed the release candidates, you know that XFCE is really evolving.
Besides adding desktop icons, introducing Thunar (en lieu of xffm) and MousePad, applications that are as simple as effective, Terminal that has built-in support for desktop composition (which is supported by the window manager out-of-the-box), it also introduced (finally!!) shortcut for the pop-up menu (you can see in the tour that Ctrl-Esc is binded to this menu)!!.
Congratulations for the lightest and slickest window manager ever:)"
Linux Business

+ - Linus on why the kernel is "special"

Submitted by daria42
daria42 (866794) writes "In this one minute video, Linus explains why the Linux kernel is "special". "I have always felt that the thing that makes the kernel special is it never does anything on its own ... It has no agenda. It is at the mercy of all the "real" programs that actually do something for the user," he says. "I try to see what are the issues that users have with programs and what are things that we in the kernel can help them do better," he said."

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]

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