Last week my computer died… I’m writing this using one of my old boxes. I don’t know what happened, it just left me with a small bang and died. I think there’s something wrong with power switch witch might have caused a short circuit.
I’m now looking for a new computer. Just don’t know if I buy one from Dell or Fujitsu-Siemens or something like this or if I assemble one myself again… Well, I’ll see… It’s going to be a pretty hard time not being able to play “World of Warcraft”!
As already mentioned, getting Linux to playback DVDs is a little tricky, because in some countries (including Germany) it’s illegal to use the needed library. It’s OK if you use Windows as your OS and have a commercial software like WinDVD or PowerDVD, but it’s considered to be illegal if you have open source software to playback css-encoded DVDs??? I cannot see the sense in paying for a DVD and than have to pay again for a (Windows-)software to play it.
As for all major Linux distributions SUSE comes with almost no support for multimedia. At least mp3 playback is possible via Real Player or amaroK if you install “amarok-helix” and choose it as playback engine for amaroK. If mp3 support is all you want, you’re set! But I like to go a little further here.
Recently I couldn’t resist installing Gaim2. As there are no rpm’s for SUSE 10.1 (you could take a look at Guru’s repository, but that would be the easy way!) I had to compile from source. And by the way: it worked! ;-) So, here’s a little HOWTO.
Due to the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Zune-Player they released a new theme for Windows XP. Looks nice if you like black and it kind of fits to the new Windows Media Player 11 which is also mainly colored in black.