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Switching from mp3 to ogg

When it comes to multimedia software most Linux distributions have one thing in common: no proprietary codecs – and this might include MP3 playback. I have no deeper insights in the license terms of the MP3 codec, but there is a whole website about it by THOMPSON, the company claiming to control MP3 licensing: mp3licensing.com. …

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My Vista Experience, Pt. 3

Lately, I had some trouble installing a new Nvidia display driver:During installation of this driver Vista told me that “Age of Empires II Update 2” was not compatible with Vista… Er…? OK…..? The Nvidia installer ended without actually installing the driver and Vista then asked if it should try installing the program with recommended settings? …

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My Vista Experience, Pt. 2

Vista and current hardware should be no problem. But what about some more ancient piece of hardware? OK, step by step… Before installing Vista I upgraded my motherboard’s BIOS to the latest version (which by the time of writing was “F5” for my Gigabyte “GA-M55S-S3”). I think that wouldn’t have been absolutely necessary but I …

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My Vista Experience, Pt. 1 ½

Today only two screenshots made with Vista’s “Snipping Tool” (by the way, very cool)…This is the new Windows Control Panel with all new icons and the new “Windows Update”: Just to give you some impressions.Again, to be continued…