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Exaile — versantile audio player for GNOME

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| Exaile is a wonderful application for listening to music in a GNOME
| environment. Although it could be considered a newcomer to the music player
| world and we are not hearing much about it, I have been using Exaile for
| quite a while now and I think it is the best application of its kind. For
| this reason, I would like to present it in this vortal.
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http://polishlinux.org/apps/multimed...yer-for-gnome/

Banshee by default in Intrepid

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| Since F-Spot is installed by default Mono is now part of the base
| install. So outside of all the debate around Mono, have we considered
| installing Banshee as the default media player in Intrepid now that
| Banshee 1.0 is released?
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https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ne/004497.html

It wasn't long ago that de Icaza was "hanging out at Microsoft" (that was his
blog post's title).

But sure, Microsoft just wants to help Linux. Like a doctor helps a patient
with euthanasia.


Related:

Embracing the .Beast

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| Mono allows programmers to program in Visual Basic on Linux and run their
| applications on Windows, or develop in C# on Windows and run their
| applications on Linux, but remains a controversial addition to the Linux
| developers' arsenal. *
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http://www.itpro.co.uk/servers/featu...the-beast.html


OpenSolaris, Gobuntu, and be careful who you kiss

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| I read the agreement between Xandros and Microsoft, and one of the excluded
| products was Mono, so Microsoft promises to not sue Xandros over their
| distribution but excluding Mono and a few other products, i.e. they reserve
| the right to sue over Mono. I wonder if this is an interesting preview of on
| what basis they want to fight the free world. * *
|
| Interestingly, the Novell deal seems to be different, Mono is not excluded
| from the Novell deal. So Microsoft seems to be promising not to sue Novell
| over Mono, but keeps the option open for Xandros. Weird but true. *
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http://commandline.org.uk/2007/be-careful-who-you-kiss/


Miguel, Mono and Microsoft

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| is Mono's role in the deal that of a hook to make customers write
| .NET applications because they can be run on Linux - only to find
| later on that they are armless or legless because of a change in
| the .NETspecifications, a change which Microsoft decides not to
| make public?
|
| [...]
|
| And here we have an individual who decides to replicate one of
| the proprietary company's development environments - for reasons
| best known to him alone - and keeps telling people that the reason
| he's doing it is so that he can pull people over from the
| proprietary company's side to his side!!!
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http://www.itwire.com.au/index.php?o...81&Itemid=1091


Red Hat Doesn't Want Mono *

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| There are a lot of great new programs and innovations expected
| in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Novell-led Mono project isn't
| one of them.
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http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3644981


Who would use Mono now?

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| With Java available as default in every Linux distribution (made
| possible by the move to GPL) I think Java has a great future on
| Linux. Better integration into the Gnome and KDE desktops would be
| nice, but I guess that is just a matter of time now that it's
| Open Source.
|
| [...]
|
| You can call it FUD, but for me it's a question of investing my time
| and energy in technology that are and will be available on the
| platforms I use (Mac OS X and Linux). I don't trust Microsoft and I
| don't trust Novell anymore either. Who knows when Microsot will bring
| out it's patents and kill Mono use outside of Novell? I think .NET is
| good if you want to develop for Windows only. For cross platform
| development I would not use it - I would go for Java.
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http://labora.harnvi.net/?p=37
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