[News] Audiobooks for GNU/Linux, New Audiocast froom FLOSS

[News] Audiobooks for GNU/Linux, New Audiocast froom FLOSS

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:45:15

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Linux Friendly Audiobooks

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| When people first think of getting
| audiobooks online, they probably think of
| Audible. But, Audible has one really big
| problem: DRM (Digital Rights Management).
| I.e. every book you buy from Audible is
| encrypted so that you can only listen to it
| using a very limited number of applications
| and media devices. There is no application
| for Linux to play Audible audiobooks, and
| Android devices don support playing
| Audible files (yet anyway) either. Quite
| frankly, when you purchase a book from
| Audible, you are not buying it, you are only
| renting it. Even if you have a player that
| is compatible now, in 5 years when you get
| the urge to listen again, it is likely that
| your new device or computer will no longer
| be able decrypt the file. If you are lucky,
| Audible may pull an Apple and offer to
| remove the DRM from the file for additional
| cash out of your pocket; so you can finally
| own the book you thought you already bought.
| However, there is no guarantee of even that `----


FLOSS Weekly 92: MakerBot

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| MakerBot, an affordable open source 3d
| printer for home users.



the_source Episode 10 "Ohio Linuxfest 2009" Released

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| This episode includes interviews from Ohio
| Linuxfest 2009: 40 Years of Unix. Richard Weait
| talks about Ontario Linuxfest and Open Street
| Maps, Greg Boehnlein gives an overview of this
| year's conference, Shawn Powers from Linux
| Journal talks about the economy of linux, Dave
| Yates talks about South East Linuxfest and Doug
| McIlroy talks about the history of Unix.


Linux Outlaws 118 - Naughtify OSD

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| We recorded this episode in one room together
| and are releasing to as soon as possible with
| minimal editing for a change. Since both of us
| are away for LugRadio Live and OggCamp at the
| moment, this was the only way to get the
| content out there without having a massive
| delay. Therefore, show notes will be added
| later, basically as soon as we get to it (most
| likely after the LRL/OggCamp weekend has
| wrapped up).

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