March 27, 2007
Posted by: GreyDuck at March 27, 2007 07:38 AM (GRUEw)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2007 10:52 AM (kdEVa)
2) Considering the intrusive nature of Apple products, I'd rather drop an enraged wombat down the front of my pants.
3) Free is the operative word.
I d/l'd CDex... and left the file sitting in my 'takehome' folder at the Duck U. Bookstore. Feh. I'll give it a look, though!
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 27, 2007 11:00 AM (B4jiS)
I've had it for several years now, and I love it (when I'm not using Windows Media Player, anyway).
Posted by: JP Gibb at March 27, 2007 11:54 AM (XZKK5)
It does work pretty well as a CD ripper, though.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 27, 2007 02:02 PM (kdEVa)
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 27, 2007 02:19 PM (h/YdH)
Posted by: Andrew F. at March 28, 2007 01:20 PM (Z4Cb+)
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 28, 2007 04:00 PM (2KMjO)
Posted by: JP Gibb at March 29, 2007 12:23 AM (XZKK5)
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 29, 2007 12:24 PM (2nDll)
In hacker slang, gratis is typically referred to as free as in beer while libre is referred to as free as in speech.
Free as in beer refers to things which are available at no monetary cost (like free beer at a party). While one is permitted to utilize the object, one is not permitted to possess, modify, or reproduce the object. In the "free beer" scenario, this equates to being permitted to drink the beer, but neither to leave the party with the beer, nor to tamper with someone else's beer, nor to brew one's own beer; in the computer software scenario, gratis allows the user to install and operate the software, but neither to rebrand the software, nor to alter its method of operation, nor to create copies of the software for distribution.
By contrast, the expressions free as in speech, free as in freedom, and free as in rights, refer to something which is free of any and all restrictions, as in the freedom of speech. One is permitted to use the object, reproduce it, repurpose it, and generally do what one will with it; usually the only restrictions applied are that credit be given to any entity that contributed to any resulting object and that such object be free as in speech as well. An example of a license with such grants and conditions is the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.
Posted by: JP Gibb at March 30, 2007 12:27 AM (XZKK5)
Very cool, thank you, JP!
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 30, 2007 01:06 AM (h/YdH)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 30, 2007 03:54 AM (kdEVa)
Posted by: JP Gibb at March 30, 2007 11:56 AM (XZKK5)
Not everything on the Web is true or correct, unfortunately.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at March 31, 2007 09:40 AM (9imyF)
Posted by: madmike at April 01, 2007 04:11 AM (XvoHV)
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