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Buying open source?

Posted 04-18-2011 at 12:47 PM by williamfromtexas

Tell me, what's the difference between open source and commercial software?

If you'd have asked me not long ago, I'd say that there's a world of difference between the two, and that they both sat at opposite ends of the software spectrum. "Isn't it BAD," I thought, "to pay for software?"

No!, it seems. The correct answer is that it's perfectly OK to pay for software. (gnu.org) Open source software at it's heart is a philosophy: it is software which...
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Sound on flash and everywhere else at the same time, in Arch

Posted 08-13-2010 at 01:57 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags alsa, arch, flash, oss, sound

There had been a weird problem with sound on Arch. Whenever there was a flash item being displayed (or perhaps flash using sound, I suppose), there would be no sound elsewhere. And if there were sound elsewhere, whenever you play something on flash, it would conversely be mute.

The fix is quite simple:

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Originally Posted by Wilco
After having some troubles with alsa I managed to fix this once and for all. The problem was I could not run flash+firefox and some other application that uses sound,
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