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Old 02-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #166
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That is actually a pretty good idea Lordandmaker. I've been spending so much time playing games lately which is not even fun. Perhaps if I had to reboot my PC to play them, I would play a lot less. I wanna quit games, seriously. They take a lot of time, they cost a lot of money (not only games, but also hardware upgrades) and I am much less productive (and even dare to say... social) lately. Have not worked in my free time projects for quite a bit now....

hmmmm... Linux == less games == more productive? Possibly
 
Old 02-25-2007, 03:46 PM   #167
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hmm it seems that the licence for that windows theame is a lot more restrictive then the GPL.
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Files available on CrystalXP.net are property of their creator.
All downloads are free for personal use on your computer only.
Any use for commercial or lucrative purpose is strictly forbidden.
All downloads must not be redistributed in any way (i.e. magazine that includes a CD or on another Internet website) without permission!
For further information please contact the author and the team of CrystalXP.net
its a very nice theam but a shame about the licence, somone shoudl look into how much GPLed stuf tehy use and write them a little reminder...
 
Old 02-25-2007, 11:08 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by coolb
3. Yip, it is personal opinion or preference. Though I dont understand why you would get upset.
But I seem to remember you getting upset in a very similar fashion when other people said something even remotely critical about you/your screenshots.

Remember that time you had several distros listed in your "distro" blurb that shows at the side of each post? I pointed out that you're only meant to list the distro you actually use, and then you went off the hook and said "HEY NEXT TIME I WANT YOUR OPINION I'LL ASK". Heh heh heh heh.

As for why MegarmanX got upset, just look at the post you wrote that he was responding to.
Your wording makes you look angry, and you practically command him to take the tux off his start menu. Now, how would you feel if you posted one of you usual screenshots and I said this:

"if there's one thing I hate it's people posting windows screenshots on a linux forum. and take those slags off your desktop"

You would get angry about it, wouldn't you.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 03:30 AM   #169
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Yeah, and looking at this screenshot you can see just how many KDE icons are in CrystalXP:

http://www.crystalxp.net/galerie/img/th2_117.jpg

Before sending them a heads-up I'de just like to get a few things straight:

- KDE artwork is under the GNU Lesser GPL isn't it?
- if so, that doesn't still mean they can take it and rebrand it completely!
 
Old 02-26-2007, 03:46 AM   #170
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@PatrickMay16: I appreciated your reply to coolb. It has been a while since peoples actually stood by my side here, lol.

@dasy2k1 & @easuter:

I think it is a good idea to write them a reminder if they are in fact repacking GPL art. But remember that a lot of peoples do that as well.

Cedega for example, uses basically a modified version of wine and worse: They actually make a quick buck out of it. They also try to make as difficult as possible to compile their CVS files and they literally fight to stop distributions like gentoo and debian to do not add Cedega to their repositories (by that I meant someone compiles the CVS-Cedega and add to the repository. Not a binary made by Cedega).

I think things like this are far more concerning than CrystalXP, IMHO. Projects like Cedega (which I liked on the past) can really hurt Open source projects and in the long run, Linux is also affected. For example, with more peoples using cedega, less companies are going to care about making a linux port of their games and the only way to play games (more often than not, not 100% as it should) will be by using the non-free Cedega.

Again, I am all for fighting for what is right, but if we have to take on things hurting our community, we have to start with the real "evil" ones...

Last edited by Mega Man X; 02-26-2007 at 03:49 AM.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 06:25 AM   #171
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Cedega can't really be classified in the same way, since its core components are based on Wine when it was still licensed under the X11 license (so using the code in proprietary software was legal).
Cedega does of course still need improvements that the Wine team come up with (and are now under GPL), so there is a CVS repository where you can get and build a branch of Cedega that is open.

Back to the CrystalXP thing, I'm simply going to send them a heads-up and not a threatening message so they have a chance to "make good" and either correct their EULA or release the GPL'd parts.
If they don't, then the GPL Compliance Lab probably won't be so kind...

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Old 02-26-2007, 10:46 AM   #172
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickMay16
But I seem to remember you getting upset in a very similar fashion when other people said something even remotely critical about you/your screenshots.

Remember that time you had several distros listed in your "distro" blurb that shows at the side of each post? I pointed out that you're only meant to list the distro you actually use, and then you went off the hook and said "HEY NEXT TIME I WANT YOUR OPINION I'LL ASK". Heh heh heh heh.

As for why MegarmanX got upset, just look at the post you wrote that he was responding to.
Your wording makes you look angry, and you practically command him to take the tux off his start menu. Now, how would you feel if you posted one of you usual screenshots and I said this:

"if there's one thing I hate it's people posting windows screenshots on a linux forum. and take those slags off your desktop"

You would get angry about it, wouldn't you.
ummm... I dont feel like reading all that what ever though.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 10:48 AM   #173
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Hey look it's me. I killed some monster dude doom3 on my 7300GS(pretty nice!)

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/7879/doom3jq8.jpg
 
Old 02-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #174
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heh, Quake 4 this time
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4996/quake4gf8.jpg
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:42 PM   #175
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Isn't this thread supposed to post pictures of how our Desktops looks like? Why are you posting what games you are playing :S
 
Old 02-26-2007, 05:45 PM   #176
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega Man X
Isn't this thread supposed to post pictures of how our Desktops looks like? Why are you posting what games you are playing :S
Ahem,.er., Mega a little correction, doesn't it say 'Post a link to your screenshot' and i'm sure you know 'the screenshot', whatever it may be, if it said 'a desktop screenshot', well then your opinion would weigh in court

The intent was of the desktop though!
 
Old 02-26-2007, 06:47 PM   #177
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Originally Posted by phsythax
i'd post my desktop if i could figure out how to use transparency with tinting/shading again.. either aterm,fbpager or xchat or anyother application can use it and im going MAD becourse there is no help to find anywhere :S

screenie: http://stubman.frac.dk/screen002.jpg
my wallpaper should look like this but actually looks like what you can see on the screenie. :/

aterm -tr -trsb -sh 50
-tr is transparent
-trsb transparent scrollbar
-sh 50 adds shading
 
Old 02-27-2007, 12:17 AM   #178
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Just finished installing FC6 on my laptop. I was wondering is there a tutorial i could look at for changing my login theme? I went to http://www.kde-look.org for the theme change under KDM menu. Right when I download

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=53089

I rebooted and received an error message... Am I downloading the correct theme for the log on. I'm using KDE as my log on.

--Malachai--
 
Old 02-27-2007, 12:53 AM   #179
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How to post screenshot? Tried ImageShack, but took 15 minutes trying to upload a 140 kb jpeg and never finished.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 03:08 AM   #180
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How to post screenshot? Tried ImageShack, but took 15 minutes trying to upload a 140 kb jpeg and never finished.
try photobucket (www.photobucket.com)
they are usially quite reliable.....

ive had another look at the default Crystal XP theame which i am using at teh moment.

i cannot see any icons that i know to be gpled as i belive the one they use for internet is public domain

i woudl post a screenie but apparently photobucket is down for maintanance ATM and wont allow you to add photos (they are still hosting tho)
 
  


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